I was recently diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant and it has been quite the journey to find good tasting, healthy food that I wanted to eat. It really has not been difficult to cut out the gluten except when it comes to sweets. I have such a sweet tooth at night that I have had difficulty keeping away from those gluten filled treats. Living in such a small town, it has been hard to find GF products that are truly GF. I finally decided that I need to do a search to find some truly Gluten Free products.
After a quick search, I stumbled upon The Lovely Candy Company, and my excitement grew the more I read about them. The Lovely Candy Company came to fruition after husband and wife Mike, And Jackie, were searching for Licorice. Not just any licorice, it had to be GF and Non GMO. Without any luck they decided to bring to the World The Lovely Candy Company. Their candy is Non GMO, GF, Vegan, and their caramels are made of RBST free dairy. Their candy is all consciously crafted and that is such a huge factor in searching for GF food for me.
I was given the chance to try out six of their yummy candies, and once they arrived, I could not wait to rip into them and try them all. Out of the 6 bags of candy, there are 3 different candy categories, Caramels, Fudgee Rolls, and Fruit Chews. I started with the caramels first.
There are two different types of Caramels, original caramels, and chocolate swirl. Upon unwrapping the caramels, I noticed that they did not stick to the wrapper and are super soft. The original caramel is amazingly sweet, chewy and tender. So melt in your mouth good, I ate three in a row!
After I calmed myself, I moved on to the chocolate caramel. Oh My Goodness, I didn't think it could get any better, but the chocolate caramels, are like heaven in a wrapper. The rich caramel, swirled with sweet chocolate, are two of the best tasting combinations, ever! Not overpowering, the chocolate enhances the caramel and brings out it's subtle saltiness. I actually can't wait to get another bag and some apples and make some chocolate caramel apples!
Chocolate Swirl Caramels, oh-so-good!
Next I decided to try the Fudgee Rolls. Again, there are two different kinds of Fudgee Rolls, the original Fudgee Roll and Raspberry Fudgee. The Fudgees rolls are incredibly delicious. One bite and I was reminded of some of my favorite chocolate candies, except the fudgee rolls are so much better. These rolls do not in any way stick to your teeth or mouth, so I was able to enjoy several pieces without worry. One of the things I hate most about chocolate candies, is that they can be overly sweet or the exact opposite, too bitter. The Fudgee rolls are the perfect chocolate balance. The chocolate has just the right amount of sweetness and not bitter in the least bit.
Chewy, Chocolaty, Fudgee Rolls!!
Sorry for the blurry pic, I was so excited to try it, I couldn't keep still!
The Raspberry Fudgee Rolls are to die for! The raspberry is tucked inside the roll so with every bite, you are getting a taste of the sweet, fresh raspberry filling. I tucked away several of these pieces in my bag on a recent trip. I couldn't keep my hands and mouth off of them.
Look at how good these look just on the package!
I wish there was smell-a-vision!
These smelled so good!
Now, last but certainly not least, Fruit Chews! There are three flavors of the original fruit chews, blackberry, cherry and apple and then three flavors of the super fruit chews, cranberry, blueberry and raspberry. The only similarities to other fruit chews on the market are the shape, that's where it stops. The fruit chews are one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. The chews are juicy, filled with bits of real fruit and make my mouth water. With each one I tried, I kept thinking, "This one is my favorite," but then I would try another piece and I couldn't believe they just kept getting better.
Oh, my favorite of all three!
The fruit chews melted a touch since they were on a hot delivery truck, but that made them more fun to eat. I found myself scraping and licking the bits off of the wrapper. I just could not get enough of the fruit chews. I'm actually eating them now as I write this! These are going to be a new staple in my home.
Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry Superfruit Chews!
Apple, Cherry, Blackberry Fruit Chews!
My Mother recently came to visit me and as she was leaving, I handed her a small baggie filled with these candies for her to eat on the plane. Once she got home, I asked her if she enjoyed the candy, she had no clue that they were soy free, gluten free, non gmo, kosher and had no hfcs. She told me they were the best tasting candy she has ever tried, and I couldn't agree with her more. The Lovely Candy Company is the best candy I've eaten, they candy is fresh, non waxy, and there are no chemical after tastes like most of the mass produced candy today.
These Caramels are waiting to be melted for Caramel Apples!
You can feel good about giving your family candy from The Lovely Candy Company. I actually am thinking of buying more to give out to my trick or treaters this Halloween. What could be better than giving kids a healthy alternative to the junk filled candy they normally get.
I am so excited that I got to try the yummy candy from The Lovely Candy Company. I am more excited to announce that one lucky MBP reader will get a chance to win some candy of their own!
Want it? Buy it!
Interested in trying out some of these yummy candies for yourself? You can find The Lovely Candy Company at many local grocery and retail stores including Target, Whole Foods, and the Fresh Market to name a few. You can also order them from their website, where you'll get free shipping!
While you're at it, check out their Facebook page to stay up to date on current candies.
Want it? Win it!
One lucky MBP reader will win 12 assorted, 6oz products, 2 flavors each ( a $50.00 value.)
Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.
A huge thanks to Lauren at The Lovely Candy Company for allowing me to review their wonderful candy, and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway.
Good Luck & stay sweet!