Cool Treats Minus the Artificial Stuff
Try these foods without food colorings and high fructose corn syrup!
Kozy Shack SmartGels: These tasty gelatin snacks are free from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and food colorings! I’ve been searching for a long time for something like this and finally happened upon them at Wal-mart on Hwy. 20 in Madison,AL. I had previously seen something similar at another specialty store, but they were outrageously expensive. These are actually cheaper than the jello brands. While these aren’t the most eco-friendly since they are individually packaged, sometimes it’s nice to have a jello or pudding cup! It reminds me of being a kid! They also have pudding cups, CowRageous Pudding as they call it!
Edy’s Strawberry Fruit Bars: These have real strawberries in them, not the artificial flavors! As a preggo lady, they are a great alternative to a strawberry daiquiri (okay, sort of!). But really, they are quite yummy with no red food coloring! These are easy to find at various grocery stores in the Huntsville and Madison areas.
Good Sport Natural Sports Drink: I’m days away from having our second child and my OB is allowing me to have sips of gatorade and/or juice while I’m in labor. Of course I don’t really want the standard Gatorade with food colorings and HFCS since it’s not something I typically consume. In my search to find a more natural alternative, I found Good Sport at Kroger on Hughes Rd. in Madison, AL. It’s made by company called OWater and is free from artificial flavors, preservatives and colors. Score! The orange flavor is my favorite right now!
I am a bit confused since the OWater website does not list Good Sport as a product. I kinda think that Good Sport has changed names into Sport OWater and maybe Kroger hasn’t gotten the new product in yet. That’s just my guess anyway.
While these aren’t foods we eat all the time at our house, it’s nice to have some special treats in the summer! Do you have any natural products you’ve found that are better than the artificial popular items? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!