Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peppermint Patties anyone? Halloween Candy VS REAL Candy

I don't even know where to begin this blog post. Cut to the chase... I was horrified at the ingredients in today's "candy".  Calei did trick or treat for the fun of it, but she would never actually eat the candy...she knows better!

Like a science experiment, we dumped her bag of candy out on the kitchen table and began to read ingredients.  IF ANY parent, grandparent, child, adult, human, etc.. really KNEW what was in "candy" and understood the ingredients they would think twice before popping it into their mouth!

Without going on a tangent about the dangerous toxic ingredients I decided to post ONE comparison between REAL Peppermint Patties vs York Peppermint (science experiment) Patties.

Meanwhile, if you, like millions of people, have Halloween candy, take a peak for yourself! Malted Milk Balls had a huge list of ingredients I could not even pronounce!

Ingredients in York Peppermint Patties:

Sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate (chocolate, sugar, cocoa, milk fat, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier, vanillian, artificial flavor), invert sugar, egg whites, and oil of peppermint.

If you read my blog you KNOW to avoid ALL SOY LECHTIN  BUT
What is PGPR?

Yet another "ingredient" used to cut corners:


BTW...To be on the safe side, Stick with REAL, ORGANIC Chocolate.

REAL Peppermint Patties:
This recipe was inspired by Elana Amsterdam at:
I modified this a tad.

1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup of raw honey (or less)
1 TBSP Vanilla
1/2 tsp Peppermint Oil
1 cup dark chocolate chips 73%cacao or more (Melted)

In a small bowl combine coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and peppermint oil
Mix well
Spoon into mini muffin tins (or candy molds)
Leave room for the chocolate!

Place in freezer
Melt chocolate on lowest setting on stove
Pour over mint mixture and place back in freezer.
Takes about 15-30 minutes to harden
Pop out of tins etc..
Store in fridge.

These are REAL so they do "melt" in your hands :)

SUPER easy, very fast to make and taste WAY better then the fake mints!

P.S. Mark my words... watch how many people get "sick" post Halloween. Too much "junk"?? Probably. The body can only handle so much before it "breaks down" and gets sick.

Have a happy and healthy week!
Jeni Clark~

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