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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

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“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

“Kind of tastes like medicine” — Annie, 15

“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

“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

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

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