Organic Alternatives - Movie Candy - justin's peanut butter cups and surf sweets jelly beans

We've been working our way through the series all summer, and on Friday my husband and I planned to watch the 3-part finale* of Battlestar Galactica (don't knock it 'til you've tried it. it rocks.) Earlier in the week we had been grocery shopping and came across some fair trade and organic versions of some of our favorite candy, so we snagged them to enjoy during our triple feature.
I'm a chocoholic so I chose Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Cups. The note on the packaging was cute, so I'll just let them speak for me here.
Think of your favorite peanut butter cup. Next, magnify that feeling by a gazillion - that's ours. Nuts? Yes. Crazy? No. Just imagine what happens when I take the best tasting organic peanut butter in the world and delicately place it into the highest quality organic fair trade chocolate available. Yup. Peanut butter cup perfection.
Ok, so that may be a tad hyperbolic, but they certainly were tasty and had a depth of flavor that you don't often (read: ever) get with candy filled with tons of fake ingredients.
Josh can't get enough of chewy fruity candy, so he chose Surf Sweets Jelly Beans. He's tried a few different kinds of organic fruity candy in the past and we always say the same thing... "it actually tastes like fruit!!" He was kind enough to share some with me and they were delicious. I liked the grapefruit flavor the best.

I'm not sure I could ever be one of those natural eaters who gives up candy and treats and only eats raw veggies and grains. But I do think I can be someone who tries to eat only natural/organic/fair trade foods. These candies obviously cost more, but the end result is worth it, for all parties involved. (plus, the fact that it costs more means i'll eat it less often.) And I really can't say enough about how important I think fair trade is. If I can find a fair trade version of a food I like to eat, I can't think of an excuse not to choose it.

* We absolutely loved the series and would recommend it to anyone; however, the finale did disappoint in just a couple ways... as finales often do (see: LOST). No worries though; it will still go down in history as one of my favorite shows ever.


  1. Sara,

    Your blog is lovely, and I love the local/less harmful perspective. I also love BSG and candy, so this post was particularly awesome. I just watched BSG again this summer... Sigh. Memories. Totally with you re the finale.

    Best luck with your shopping and blog!
    (from over on the east side of the mitten)

  2. thank you elizabeth! we already miss bsg and wish we could watch it again for the first time. i'll have some more candy posts in the future, too. ;) cheers!