Have You Read Your Candy Label Lately?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Know what's in your candy so you treat your body nicely when you treat your sweet tooth.
Air Date: 3/2/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Bert Cohen
Bert Cohen Founded Tru Sweets in 2008. He is the COO/Director of Sales & Marketing for Glee Gum. Bert also co-founded Enjoy Life Foods. He has an MBA from Kellogg. Bert has two children (aged eight and six) who both have food allergies.
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  • Guest Twitter Account: @SurfSweets @TruJoySweets
Have You Read Your Candy Label Lately?
The brightly colored wrappers and joyful associations with candy can blind you to what's in those appealing bundles. The basic chocolate bar contains far more than cocoa, milk, and sugar.

Here are some things to consider when you're shopping to handle your sweet tooth:
  • Avoid artificial coloring.
  • Consider candy that uses organic ingredients.
  • Pay attention to allergens.
There are candy options available that conform to your lifestyle, ethics and restrictions. You just have to read the wrapper and do a little research.

Burt Cohen of Tru Sweets joins Naturally Savvy host, Andrea Donsky, to share what you should watch for in your candy choices.