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    The Makeover Issue: Candy

    A candy taste test

    How Unreal Brands’ new line of better-for-you candy compares with the competition, according to the kids of Globe Magazine staffers.

    John Ioven/Globe Staff

    Parents might approve of the new line of treats from Boston-based Unreal Brands — they have no artificial ingredients, corn syrups, or other yucky stuff — but what about kids? Globe Magazine staff fed some to their families to find out.

    M&M’S CHOCOLATE CANDIES (1.69 OZ)

    230 calories / 9g fat / 31g sugars / 35mg sodium / 1g fiber / 2g protein

    “Tastes like it fell from heaven” — Connor, 9

    “Oh my god, best thing ever!” — Susanna, 7

    UNREAL41 CANDY COATED CHOCOLATES (1.5 OZ)

    190 calories / 10g fat / 19g sugar / 35mg sodium / 3g fiber / 4g protein

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    “Kind of tastes like medicine” — Annie, 15

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    “People who would buy it would be moms who don’t taste it . . . and they look like vitamins” — Mia, 11

    “It’s just wrong” — Kelsey, 15

     

    REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (1.5 OZ)

    210 calories / 13g fat / 21g sugars / 150mg sodium / 1g fiber / 5g protein

    “It’s chocolaty and good” — Ava, 5

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    “I think they put more peanut butter in it” — Susanna

    “Artificial” — Mia

    UNREAL77 PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (1.3 OZ)

    190 calories / 12g fat / 11g sugar / 115mg sodium / 3g fiber / 5g protein

    “Peanut-buttery” — Sami, 9

    “The peanut butter is flakier” — Nora, 10

    “I like this one better than the real one” — Sophia, 12

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    “Tastes gummy . . . but it’s better than Reese’s” — Kelsey