Skip the Sugar, Keep the Sweets
The delectable indulgence we know as candy has been around since ancient Egyptians were building the pyramids! In fact, the word “candy” comes from Ancient Persia where they referred to sweet treats as “qandi.” Starting out as fruits and nuts combined with honey, candy has evolved into the sugary snacks that we know and love today.
Luckily for all the candy lovers out there, June is National Candy Month! Unluckily for all the candy lovers out there, most modern candies are loaded with artificial sweeteners and added sugars which are not good for our teeth and bodies. Before you jump into your favorite bag of sweets, consider some healthy alternatives to help you avoid the negative effects sugar can have on your body!
Why Are Healthy Alternatives Important?
There's nothing wrong with satisfying your sweet tooth, but too much of a good thing can be detrimental in the long run. Sugar crashes can make us feel distracted throughout the day, affecting our productivity and creativity. Too much sugar can be bad for your cardiovascular health.
Added sugars don’t add any positive benefits to your diet. Make sure to enjoy them in moderation! But, with healthy candy alternatives, you can be conscious of what you are putting into your body while enjoying a sweet treat.
Kick off summer and celebrate National Candy Month with SmartBox this June by trying out some of our favorite sweet treats!
These chewy candies are the perfect pick me up! Coming in both Original and Sour varieties, these fruity candies have an assortment of flavors including green apple, lemon, orange, strawberry, and grape. They are allergy-friendly and use only organic and non-GMO ingredients.
This specialty gourmet toffee is made in small batches, but with the highest standard of natural ingredients. Topsy Toffee comes in both White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate flavors. Both are free of any artificial ingredients, flavors, or dyes. The slivered almonds and crushed pecans on top make this chic candy one you won't want to go without!
Thinsters Bite Size Cookies
Who doesn’t love a good cookie? Even better, who doesn’t love a crispy, crunchy cookie made with real butter and real sugar? Thinsters will boost your mood with five different flavors including Vanilla Bean, Toasted Coconut, Chocolate Chip, Key Lime Pie, and Brownie Batter
SurfSweets Gummy Bears
These Organic Fruity Bears are nothing like you’ve had before! Made with organic fruit juice concentrate and organic cane sugar, candy lovers of all ages will want to enjoy this treat. SurfSweets Gummy Bears are a great crowd pleaser since they are made without the top eight common allergens!
Individually wrapped and always ready to be on the go, these allergy-friendly candies are perfect for a busy lifestyle that requires a sweet treat! No high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes make YumEarth Chewys a great healthy alternative to other fruit chews.
Ready to indulge?
Find our complete collection of the best healthy candy alternatives from SmartBox in our online store.