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We're featured in the Fall Issue of Vegetarian times, with lots of great suggestions for better Halloween candy.

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The Better Test Kitchen

One thing I truly enjoy about my job as chief candy curator at A Real Treat is the opportunity to talk with our customers, to get feedback, to hear what they love, but also what they are missing. Over the course of the past 10 months, I have had many customers ask me for options without any refined sugars but also that don't have sugar alcohols or other substitutes. Right now, we carry just a couple of products that fit that bill, and they are chocolate. Many of the requests come from moms of little candy fans who are craving a chewy sweet treat.

Well, I am never one to turn down a challenge. We went ahead and opened A Real Treat to bring you a better candy store experience. Now we are going to begin making our own candy and working our way toward products that are free of all "traditional" sugars (corn syrup, glucose tapioca syrup AND cane sugar).

Step 1: Remove corn syrup and glucose syrup from marshmallows and replace with alternatives. COMPLETE!

Step 2: Remove cane sugar. In Progress!

In the meantime, take a look at something we are prepping for the fall. Think a crisp chill in the air, maybe pulling out your sweaters, the smell of maple and bacon.



Just about five months ago we received a call from FedEx headquarters. On the other end of the phone was a team of folks congratulating us as winners of a FedEx Small Business Grant. We were literally jumping up and down, knowing this was going to change our business in so many ways.

A Real Treat was born to bring you a new, better candy store. While we wish we could bring the candy store to everyone, we quickly realized we needed to build you an online shop that could match the experience you would have in our Los Angeles store. 

Thanks to your support and the generous grant from FedEx, we are truly filled with pride as we bring you A Real Treat's online store. Shop for your favorite sweets, discover some new treats and share them with your family and friends. We can't wait to hear from you!

P.S. We're not done yet. We are hard at work on a new Santa Monica location, complete with a candy kitchen and birthday party packages! Stay tuned for more news on our opening date - sweet!