Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sugar free means it's for me! (A giveaway)

I've been trying to cut back on my sugar intake recently. And considering doing the same for the rest of this household. I'm sure Mr 9 in particular would benefit from it. He tends to be a bit hyped up at times. Mine is purely to try & shift a few kilos, without having to try too hard.

It wasn't until I was pregnant with Mr 9 that I developed a sweet tooth. I've always had weight issues, but now I love lollies too. Well now, I don't have to feel guilty when dip my hand into the lolly jar. Oh who am I kidding, we don't even have a lolly jar! We don't have leftover lollies. We usually scoff the whole packet. Come on, don't try & tell me you haven't done that too. Every. single. time.

"Wonderland of Wellbeing" (WOW) have introduced a range of sugar free lollies - low GI, no artificial colours or flavours, dental friendly (budget says thanks), low fat and cholesterol free. All round a healthier, more natural, better for you, treat. And that's pretty important if you (like me) are one of the 64% of Aussies who consider themselves to be overweight. Or part of the 82% of people actively trying to lose weight by changing what they eat (that would be me again). Stats from Neilson Global Survey June 2012.

There are 9 flavours available. Yes, nine:

* Buttered Candy Drops

* Chewy Mints

* Fruit Candy

* Ice Mints

* Buttered Candy with Choc Centre

* Eucalyptus Drops

* Chewy Caramel

* Lemon & Lime Drops

* Chewy Fruits

And these "better for you" lollies from WOW "Wonderland of Wellbeing" are uniquely Australian made (yay- jobs!), Australian owned (yay - money stays here!) and are made from the finest natural colours and flavours ( yay - not artificial!), and premium ingredients (yay- quality!).

I took this photo this morning, hands up if you want the last chewy caramel.

So how do they taste?

Pretty darned good I must say. Zac & I scoffed all bar two of the Chewy Caramels on our hour long drive home from cadets last night. We saved the last two in case anyone else wanted to try them. Because we are considerate like that. Just the right amount of chewy-ness without clinging to the teeth like some confectioneries do. And none of the funny aftertaste that sometimes happens with caramel lollies. None at all. Very, very yummy. Will be added to my trolley.

We (meaning I) also got to try the Lemon & Lime Drops, which are also mega yummy ( I'm sucking on one now, just thought I'd share that info with you). I just leave one on my tongue and let it dissolve away all by itself. I am so lazy I don't even suck on them! No scrunched up face from sourness either, simply a perfect blend of two flavours that in some sweets can be overpowering. These will also be added to my shopping trolley.

You can buy these at Coles for $2.69 for a 90g packet. Which you don't have to scoff in one hour like we did. But you don't have to feel guilty if you do!

You can find out more are WOW "Wonderland of Wellbeing" on their Facebook page or at their website http://wowconfect.com.au/. There's lots of interesting info on there about sugar free eating & sugar substitutes. I know because I checked them out. And I recommend you do the same.


I have 5 packets of the super delicious Lemon & Lime Drops to share. That means FIVE of you will each win a packet. (And for any "Pro Pointers" out there, I put these through the online calculator and they were ZERO points. There's an extra Yay right there).

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me why you should win. It's that easy! Make sure you comment on my blog though, not on my Facebook page. And please make sure I can contact you (email address please) in case you are one of my winners. This competition will close on Friday 10 August at 5pm.

Entry is open to Australian residents only.

Spread the word, and good luck to you all!

Karen xx

Disclaimer: we received a couple of packets of WOW "Wonderland of Wellbeing" sugar free confectionery for sampling and review purposes. Opinions are my own.


MichVee said...

I'd love to try these because I have a really sweet tooth and I would love to feel somewhat less guilty as I'm stuffing my face!! ;) (email is kookla123@yahoo.com)

Bek Williams said...

Mmm sugar free means bub wont be getting extra sugar! And bub is already super active....

marybelle said...

You had me at ZERO and Australian and Lemon & Lime and delicious and...

Let's face it, I'm just a sucker for a sweet.


merryl said...

I love Lemon & Lime flavour, but it's hard to find good ones. I'd love to try these because they sound delicious.

NPGE said...

I am a Ryan at heart and have a very swert tooth lol. Definatley gonna try them xox

Bek Williams said...

MMM, thet arrived on Friday! Thank you! They are delish!