Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sweets That Are Smart

Fun Fact: In middle school and high school, my nickname was Gummi Bear. I had a pretty unfortunate hairdo which reminded everyone of a certain Sunny Gummi from the cartoon, The Gummi Bears.

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I never saw the resemblance, thankyouverymuch.

I was also a pretty hardcore sugar addict who was never without my favorite candy of the same name. I mean, I still am pretty much a sugar addict but I was then, too. Not much has changed since then, except I have a better handle on what to do with my hair. Also because of said sugar addiction, I've become quite a bit chubbier as well. The super fast metabolism I used to have has left the building, for sure.

I suppose I grew into my nickname after all.

In the past two years, however, I have decided that I need a change. I switched out sugary soda for diet soda and I drink more water. I limit myself on sweet snacks and only have them on my one cheat day, if at all. More veggies, less carbs. More fresh food, less processed junk.

I am serious business about it.

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I just couldn't seem to let my beloved gummy bear candies go, though. Luckily, Tara Bosch from Smart Sweets swooped in with an awesome new snack just in time! 

Smart Sweets is revolutionizing the way candy is made. Using Stevia instead of just sugar, she has made it so most of your gummy favorites only have three grams of sugar. Not only do they carry gummy bears, in fruity and sour flavors even, Sweet Fish and Sour Blast Buddies are also available. 

Did I mention there are only three grams of sugar in them? Not only that, they are sugar alcohol free, non-GMO, peanut/tree nut free, dairy and lactose free, low calorie, no artificial anything, and made right here in the USA.

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Gummi bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere...right into my belly.

You can join the Smart Sweets Kick Sugar Movement (hashtag it!) by grabbing your own at Whole Foods, Amazon, or right on their website

Have you tried to kick sugar? Let's chat about your alternatives in the comments below!


  1. This bear from the cartoon is so adorable, being called like her is cute:)

    1. Lol, thanks! I suppose I could've been called worse ;)

  2. I've never tried these treats! Looking forward to it!