Review: Amanda’s Own REAL chocolate (dairy free, nut free, egg free, gluten free, sesame free, fish/shellfish free)


Amanda’s Own Confections makes dairy-free, nut-free, sesame-free, egg-free, fish/shellfish free, and gluten-free chocolate.  This candy is made by someone who knows what it’s like to have a child with a food allergy.  Their daughter, Amanda, has a life-threatening food allergy to milk, so they developed this natural chocolate especially for her!  At first sight, their packaging is pretty and decorative.  I was sent a chocolate bar and a Fancy Squares Box.  The Fancy Squares Box was so pretty I didn’t want to open it, however I gave in to my overwhelming love of chocolate.

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The next thing I noticed is the ingredients list.  The chocolate is made with real, pronounceable, natural ingredients!  You cannot get more simple than that!  This is REAL chocolate!  No artificial preservatives, additives, or ingredients!

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I have never had real chocolate before, so when I bit into a piece of the candy bar, it tasted like dark chocolate, and I actually looked at the packaging to make sure it wasn’t dark chocolate.  If you are expecting a milk chocolate taste, REAL chocolate does not taste like that.  I love dark chocolate though, and really liked the taste of this chocolate.  I remember thinking, this is the first time I have tried REAL chocolate!  My daughter’s both tried some of the candy bar and they both really loved the taste too!

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The Fancy Squares were also super yummy.  As you can see the chocolate has a much darker color, and also the consistency is harder than milk chocolate.  These are very yummy, but I would not recommend them for small children.  My five-year old had a hard time eating this.  Her little jaw was not strong enough to bite through it.  I cut it up for her, and she ate it just fine, and loved it, but I do not recommend giving this to a child whole.  A decadent chocolate treat, exclusively just for Mom or Dad?  Sign me up!

Also the prices on the site are extremely reasonable!  The Fancy Squares Box is on sale for only $5!  The bars are only $2.35 every day!  Not much more than the price of a chocolate bar at the grocery store, and MUCH cheaper than a bar at other specialty sites or stores!  They also make chocolate chips, bark, jellybeans, gummies, lolly pops, and special occasion candy!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so why not give Mom a special decadent Mother’s Day Lolly?  Only $2.20!  Let mom know how sweet she is!

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You can also like their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amandas-Own-Confections-Dairy-Free-Chocolates-Candies/173118496057846

Disclaimer: I was sent a candy bar, and a Fancy Squares Box of chocolate to sample in exchange for my honest opinions of their products.  I was not financially compensated in any way.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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About Annie

I have a daughter with a severe peanut allergy. She was diagnosed when she was 2. She is 11 now. I have lived the battles of having a child with food allergies, and feel education and awareness makes all the difference.

Posted on April 23, 2013, in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Food Allergies, Gluten free, Peanut Free, Reviews and Giveaways, Tree Nut Free and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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