Saturday, July 2, 2016

Product placement/Little Secrets

Another product placement as my offering to Weekend Cooking.


A little mantra of my food life is that there is always an alternative. If a product is full of artificial colors and preservatives, there is a healthier choice. When I was 20 the only place to buy such alternatives was in so-called health food stores. Now, most every store offers these choices.

Recently Hazel Nina discovered the delights of M&Ms. She says "Emmam." As the natural foods eating Nana, I was so very happy to see a display rack at my local co-op of an M&M alternative. 


Here are the ones that are the M&M variety: the only one they offer in milk chocolate, which is good because that's what the kids are used to.


From the look of the rack, the dark and milk chocolate are the most popular.


This is the ingredient list for the milk chocolate variety


The website for Little Secrets which you may visit here, says this on their FAQ page:

These colors are crazy gorgeous. You’re sure you’re not using Yellow No. 5?We’re sure, and we’d never do that to you. We use turmeric to make yellow, beet juice for red, spirulina for blue, pumpkin, carrot, and radish for orange, and red cabbage juice for purple. We realize that sounds like an intense drink at a juice bar, but we promise our candy doesn’t taste like the produce section at the farmer’s market.
Both times I have checked out with some, the young men at the cash register raved about how great they were. And the best thing is that Hazel Nina loves them. She walks in and points to the shelf asking for 'little secets.' Today I put them in a jar, which I think will delight her. She might want to try the other ones, too, the ones her grandparents think are delicious.

15 comments:

  1. You're a good person to do this for her. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd give her the world if I could! And her cousins!

      Delete
  2. Nan, I've been "visiting" here for so long but have never made a comment. I just wanted to let you know how cheering it is to read your posts. Thank you for sharing such really nice things. And your header photos are always so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you SO much for leaving this note. It really means a lot to me. I'm very happy that you like my blog. And I'm very happy that my posts are 'cheering.' I love that word.

      Delete
  3. Does it say "coconut" on the green bag? Those would be mine, then :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. How cute! And very cool that there's a decent alternative. And the colors are indeed gorgeous. I'll take dark chocolate, thank you. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me, too! The dark chocolate/raspberry ones are especially delicious! Tom favors the peanut butter ones.

      Delete
  5. It's always an exercise in research to find decent foods with preservatives and artificial crap. Sometimes Trader Joe's will have treats without the extras. Good for you starting Hazel Nina off on the heathy path.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so very good to know, Nan (and you are such a good Nana). I think I've seen this - and I know I will try them.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ooh, I will look for these. We are just on the cusp of dual shopping - the regular store plus the healthy store. Fortunately they are closer together in town. We buy organic at both places, and this will expand my horizons! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Trying to switch over to healthier products has been a long, slow process for me based on quality of taste, cost and also product awareness so thanks for showing us some new healthy stuff on your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh dear, I see it says "wheat", so they are not gluten free so we can't have them in our house!
    Glad you found something for the kiddies though!

    ReplyDelete

I am really going to try and respond to your comments as soon as they come in! Please do come back if you've asked a question.
Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.