You know those moms who refuse to let their kids have sugar? The ones who swear a cookie shall never touch their precious angels’ lips? Who make their little monsters throw their Halloween candy in the trash after trick or treating is over?
I am not one of those. I believe that, like all things, goodies are perfectly fine in moderation.
That said, I’m not really a fan of Oreos, or Cheetos, or any of that other processed stuff. I’ll let her have it every once in a while, but I feel a whole lot better about myself if I can actually pronounce everything on the ingredient list. When I start seeing things like transglyceridesulfiteacid number 9, I get a little antsy.
However, as we’ve already established, I don’t have a lot of time, either. So while Tori and I will often cook up a batch of pumpkin bread (use applesauce instead of oil and it’s almost healthy) or blueberry oatmeal muffins on the weekend, for the most part, homemade treats are out.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to test a little treat called Halo Bars. They’re low in sugar, dairy-free, and best of all, completely organic. That means everything in them is real. And therefore, I can not only pronounce everything on the ingredient list, I actually know what they are.
They gave us four flavors of Halo Bars to try: Rocky Road, Honey Graham, Smores and Nutty Marshmallow. Of them all, the adult contingent preferred the Nutty Marshmallow.
But little Miss Tori? She loved them all. I took to carrying one in my purse at all times, because I knew if she got crabby while we were out, I could bribe her to be good with a “cookie” and not worry that I was sending her to obesity hell.
Best of all? I could look those disapproving Smug Mamas in the eye and say, “oh, don’t worry. These are totally organic. Vegan, even. Her pediatrician actually encourages me to give her these.”
That last bit, of course, is something of an exaggeration. I never actually asked her pediatrician about them. But I’m confident that if I did, she would approve. As long as I continue to brush her teeth twice a day (le sigh).
They’re gone now, unfortunately. But all is not lost. The maker of Halo Bars is offering my lovely readers a 40 percent discount on their “angelic” treats. I’m going to order myself another box. To claim yours, go here and use the discount code BLOGGER.
Even better, one lucky reader will win a free box of Halo Bars (there are 12 in each package). Want it to be you? Then leave me a comment telling me why you need to have a snack in the house that you can actually feel good about. I’ll pick one winner at random on October 27.
This review was made possible by MomSpark Media. As always, thoughts, opinions, greedy toddlers and passive aggressive behaviors are my own.