I feel that candy is something that a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with. We love it because it’s tasty and sweet, and gives us that great rush of dopamine. We hate it because it’s probably not the healthiest thing we could be eating, and it’s very easy to overeat. I won’t go into what is and isn’t healthy here, because I think it’s something that varies from person to person. I’ve always believed in moderation, and that has worked well for me.
Chews Better is a candy that hopes to solve this conflict. It’s a candy that’s better for you. It’s all natural and each bag contains 250mg of Omega-3’s in there, along with 3 grams of fiber for only 100 calories. The ingredients are very straightforward, nothing fishy in here. Or, er, wait, I’m wrong. They do use Anchovy and Sardine oil in here, so if you’re vegan you need to be aware of this.
Strawberry Lemonade: I open the package to discover five individually wrapped pieces. They’re all uniform in shape and covered in a nice folded silver wrapper. smells very fruity of berries and a hint of tartness. Almost metallic in a way because of the lemon I believe. The chews are dark pink in color, and they look like a naturally colored hunk of BubbleYum.
The texture reminds me of Starburst. It’s thick, chewy with a light grain to it.
The flavor is sweet, with strong authentic flavors of strawberries complimented with a tartness from the lemon. It’s very flavorful and completely awesome. I polished my bag off pretty quickly.
Pomegranate Blueberry Acai: These three berries are a buzz word of health as of late. This package also had five individually wrapped chews. They look similar to the strawberry one, as it’s dark pink with tiny darker pinks spots.
The flavor of this one is…well, it tastes like a Flintstone vitamin tablet to me. It’s fruity, but none of the flavors says specifically “blueberry” or “pomegranate” to me. It’s just…fruity with an interesting metallic sort of tartness to it. It’s good, but I liked the Strawberry Lemonade flavor better.
Out of all the “better for you” candies I’ve had, this is one of the best. I’d recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an alternative but still wants to feel like a kid eating candy again.
Rating: Will Eat Again
Links Chews Better Website