Healthy Candy Canes? Say It Isn't So!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the food. Unfortunately, the desserts always lure me in. But this year I'm being much better and limiting myself to just a few favorite treats. When I stumbled upon a box of candy canes made with natural flavoring and natural dyes, I was in love!

For just under $3 a box (12 canes), I picked up SweetNature candy canes at my local Fareway grocery store. Although the candy is made with sugar and corn syrup, the red coloring comes from vegetable juice and the peppermint goodness from natural flavorings. As a bonus, these candies are allergen friendly for people who cannot consume peanuts, tree nuts, milk, shellfish, eggs, fish, wheat and gluten.

The flavor of these candy canes is a bit more mild than some peppermint candies, but still delicious. The only major difference I can tell between these and other canes is the color. The insides are a natural off-white color, not the usual snow white.

So, what "healthy sweets" have you been munching on this holiday season? Please share in the comments below and have a wonderful holiday!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the healthy candy canes. I'll have to remember to look for them next year. Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!! :) ~Angela


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