Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: #IAmaSmartie Candy for Everyone {Review}

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#IAmaSmartie Candy for Everyone {Review}

I’m a person who doesn’t have any food allergies, luckily. Therefore, I’ll admit that sometimes it’s not something I am super aware of unless someone brings it to my attention. BUT…being that my day job requires me to help and see people all day long, I wanted to have some candy in my office that anyone could eat without worry. I don’t want to cause anyone an allergic reaction. No joke, that stuff can be serious!

I have friends who are Vegan, who are Gluten free, who are nut/chocolate free, so that seems like it’d leave me with few choices, right? Well, maybe. Luckily, Smarties offers candy that is Vegan-friendly, Gluten free and worry free for those people who have nut/dairy allergies. And there are lots of people who are trying to deal with those dietary restrictions (whether it be voluntary or involuntary). I remember going to a conference recently that had a Vegan section in addition to a Gluten free section. We should be more aware and sensitive to these types of things, and right now with Halloween coming up, I didn’t want to only have chocolates (though I do love chocolate).

Besides all that, I also really appreciate that Smarties are individually wrapped. In any given day, I can have anywhere from 2 people to 40+ people in my office. If I just had a dish of open candies, that’d be a lot of hands/germs on the candy. Which honestly kind of grosses me out.

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I’ll also admit I don’t like to spend much money on candy and such for my office, so I love that I can get a ton of Smarties for $1.98 a bag at Walmart (you can see Daniel & I shopping for Smarties over here). I filled up my jar with about half a bag, so that’s $2 for about a 2 work week’s worth of candy.

And being that I love crafts, you can also craft with them. Here are my top 3 favorite crafts using Smarties.

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Smarties candy airplanes via candy.com

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Smarties goodie bags (free printable) via it is what it is

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Smarties card candy holder via Dawn’s Stamping Studio

Cute stuff, huh? I have some ideas for some great Halloween crafts using Smarties thanks to some very crafty people out there. Let’s recap: Smarties are gluten free, Vegan, nut/chocolate free, affordable, individually wrapped, tamper evident, and low calorie. In other words, Smarties is great for anyone.

How do you feel about Smarties? Love them? Do you have to deal with food allergies and wish people would be more aware about them?

I’ll be back tomorrow with some foyer inspiration and a picture of my NEW sofa. She’s a beauty! Can’t wait to show ya.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias To see more Smarties goodies, follow the #IAmaSmartie hashtag on Twitter.

8 comments:

  1. Love Smarties. I usually take them from my kids' Halloween bags before they notice. They are great to keep in my purse for when I need something a little sweet. The crafts are adorable - I might do something like that for Lauryn's class this year.

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  2. I never realized that they were allergy and gluten free or even vegan really, now that I think on it.

    Those crafts are too cute.

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  3. Love the printables! What a great idea. I am definitely going to piggyback on that.

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  4. My hubby is a big smarties fan. Luckily neither of us have to deal with food allergies though I know several people who have them. Love the little planes!

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  5. We have lactose issues (major) here, so Smarties is our first (and only) choice! My Bug loves your airplanes. She said they are "AWESOME"!

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  6. I love your candy jar! And I love that you brought up all of those hands (and potentially icky germs) reaching in. Individually wrapped is awesome, plus being safe for everyone! Great post.

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  7. We love smarties around here. We even have the smarties giant suckers and giant roll of regular smarties. My son has allergies - they are our go to candy.

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  8. Thank you for this post! We love your candy jar & appreciate your kind words :)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#IAmaSmartie Candy for Everyone {Review}

I’m a person who doesn’t have any food allergies, luckily. Therefore, I’ll admit that sometimes it’s not something I am super aware of unless someone brings it to my attention. BUT…being that my day job requires me to help and see people all day long, I wanted to have some candy in my office that anyone could eat without worry. I don’t want to cause anyone an allergic reaction. No joke, that stuff can be serious!

I have friends who are Vegan, who are Gluten free, who are nut/chocolate free, so that seems like it’d leave me with few choices, right? Well, maybe. Luckily, Smarties offers candy that is Vegan-friendly, Gluten free and worry free for those people who have nut/dairy allergies. And there are lots of people who are trying to deal with those dietary restrictions (whether it be voluntary or involuntary). I remember going to a conference recently that had a Vegan section in addition to a Gluten free section. We should be more aware and sensitive to these types of things, and right now with Halloween coming up, I didn’t want to only have chocolates (though I do love chocolate).

Besides all that, I also really appreciate that Smarties are individually wrapped. In any given day, I can have anywhere from 2 people to 40+ people in my office. If I just had a dish of open candies, that’d be a lot of hands/germs on the candy. Which honestly kind of grosses me out.

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I’ll also admit I don’t like to spend much money on candy and such for my office, so I love that I can get a ton of Smarties for $1.98 a bag at Walmart (you can see Daniel & I shopping for Smarties over here). I filled up my jar with about half a bag, so that’s $2 for about a 2 work week’s worth of candy.

And being that I love crafts, you can also craft with them. Here are my top 3 favorite crafts using Smarties.

image

Smarties candy airplanes via candy.com

image

Smarties goodie bags (free printable) via it is what it is

image

Smarties card candy holder via Dawn’s Stamping Studio

Cute stuff, huh? I have some ideas for some great Halloween crafts using Smarties thanks to some very crafty people out there. Let’s recap: Smarties are gluten free, Vegan, nut/chocolate free, affordable, individually wrapped, tamper evident, and low calorie. In other words, Smarties is great for anyone.

How do you feel about Smarties? Love them? Do you have to deal with food allergies and wish people would be more aware about them?

I’ll be back tomorrow with some foyer inspiration and a picture of my NEW sofa. She’s a beauty! Can’t wait to show ya.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias To see more Smarties goodies, follow the #IAmaSmartie hashtag on Twitter.

8 comments :

  1. Love Smarties. I usually take them from my kids' Halloween bags before they notice. They are great to keep in my purse for when I need something a little sweet. The crafts are adorable - I might do something like that for Lauryn's class this year.

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  2. I never realized that they were allergy and gluten free or even vegan really, now that I think on it.

    Those crafts are too cute.

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  3. Love the printables! What a great idea. I am definitely going to piggyback on that.

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  4. My hubby is a big smarties fan. Luckily neither of us have to deal with food allergies though I know several people who have them. Love the little planes!

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  5. We have lactose issues (major) here, so Smarties is our first (and only) choice! My Bug loves your airplanes. She said they are "AWESOME"!

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  6. I love your candy jar! And I love that you brought up all of those hands (and potentially icky germs) reaching in. Individually wrapped is awesome, plus being safe for everyone! Great post.

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  7. We love smarties around here. We even have the smarties giant suckers and giant roll of regular smarties. My son has allergies - they are our go to candy.

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  8. Thank you for this post! We love your candy jar & appreciate your kind words :)

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