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What’s Easter without a little chocolate? (Or, if you don’t celebrate Easter, what’s ANY day without a little chocolate? 😛 )

In light of the holiday, I felt this review was appropriate.  A healthier way to enjoy chocolate- why? Because there is FRUIT – FIGS – in this chocolate. But- it’s really good! I gave up chocolate for Lent (NOT doing that again. I didn’t realize how much chocolatey things I consumed on a daily basis!), so it is finally welcome back with open arms into my life. HURRAY!

Enter Figamajigs Candy Coated Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Candy. They were pretty big, probably twice the size of a normal M&M, and came in yellow and orange. They were pretty sweet, with a crunchy coating on the outside, followed by a thin layer of sweet chocolate, and then a fig “ball” on the inside. When eaten as a whole, rather than taking  a bite, I really didn’t notice the fig too much. Only when I let the candy dissolve slowly in my mouth did I detect the fig flavor, which surprisingly I thought had a slight cherry flavor to it. It could be my imagination, but I also thought the yellow colored ones were sweeter than the orange colored ones 🙂

Overall, 4  stars. Really good, and great for when a chocolate craving comes along. I liked that they had fiber and fruit in them. What I didn’t like was that there were dyes in the ingredients. I do wish that they could have used something more natural to color their product with, but, regardless, I’d eat them again.

40 grams is 150 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 26 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

When eating colored candies, is there any color you won’t eat? Or any color that’s your favorite? When it’s fruity candies, I always eat the red ones, but when it’s chocolate candies, my favorite are the bright colored ones!

I was provided to try these candies for free.

Figamajigs! I think this company is great- combining healthy fruit and tasty chocolate and other treats with their products.

The company sent me some of their products to try, including the Figamajigs Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Bar with Almonds. According to the wrapper, this bar is “all natural, low fat, high in fiber, high in anti-oxidants”. Sounds like my kind of a chocolatey treat!

The bar is 40 grams, and about the size of my two fingers in both length and width. It’s actually quite dense and chewy. There is a thin layer of chocolate on the outside, which I really didn’t know it was dark chocolate until I looked at the wrapper! It really wasn’t that bitter as I am used to having when I eat dark chocolate, and I was quite happy. The overall flavor is VERY fruity- you can certainly taste the fig! It has a rather piecy consistency, and sort of stuck in my teeth as I chewed it. However, I really enjoyed it! It’s sweet, chewy and quite enjoyable. The almond pieces didn’t really add or take away from the taste, and provided a very slight crunch if anything.

Overall, I give this 4 stars. I liked that it combines fruit and chocolate, and has 4 grams of fiber and 150 calories per 40 gram bar! It is, however, a tad bit high in sugar, but very tasty! =)

1 bar (40 grams) is 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Figs, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor processed with potassium carbonate, cocoa butter, butter oil), Soy Lecithin, Pure Vanilla, Sugar, Almonds, Invert Sugar, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Cream of Tartar, Salt).

14 May 2010, Comments (7)

Figamajigs Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Candy

Author: Healthnuttxo

What’s a Figamajig!?

Figamajigs are a different way to enjoy candy, according to them, it’s “A Healthy and Delicious Way to Enjoy Chocolate”. What could be so healthy about chocolate? Well, these candies are all natural, provide fiber & antioxidants, and are relatively low in fat. They make both bite sized candies and fig bars covered with delicious chocolate. The company sent me some of their goodies to try, and I picked the Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Candy to do a review on.

Now, I’m TOTALLY a Raisinette girl. When we go to the movies, my friends get the popcorn and the nachos, and I get the Raisinette’s candy. It’s my way of eating a “healthy treat” while still indulging. Hey, raisins are FRUIT! So I was super excited to see these. First of all, each bag (40grams) provides a hefty amount of tasty chocolate covered fig pieces. Do NOT be turned off by the word “fig”. I know you’re probably thinking fig= prunes= grandma candy. Uh, NO. These are actually quite good!

Each piece is actually pretty big, if you ever ate the Peanut Butter flavor of the M&M’s, they are about that size. If not, they have the same size of I’d say a dime, but VERY thick! There is a decent amount of smooth and rich dark chocolate coating every fig piece. You can’t even really taste the fig- it tastes just like raisins to me!  The fig piece was a bit chewier and grittier than raisins, but still quite good. They were sweet, but not overpowering, and I actually really enjoyed these. Each bag that provides about 20 or so pieces is only 150 calories and  4 grams of fat. How’s THAT for kicking a chocolate craving!

Overall, as far as candy goes, 4 1/2 stars for sure. Antioxidants- check. Fruit- check. Fiber- check. CHOCOLATE-check! Can we say, perfect snack? 🙂 Yes, there is added refined sugar, but I mean it is candy, and FAR better than some other candies you can buy! I can only imagine the possibilities with these- I’m thinking mixed in with Chobani or greek yogurt, or with a trail mix, or even slightly warmed with buttery popcorn (all natural, of course!) . Yum!!

1 bag (40 grams) is 150 calories, 4 grams of fat (2 saturated), 29 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fat, and 2 grams of protein. They even provide 6% of your daily needs of calcium and 15% of your daily needs of Iron.

Figs, Dark Chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor processed with potassium carbonate, cocoa butter, butter oil), Soy Lecithin, Pure Vanilla, Cocoa, Sugar, Rice Flour, Invert Sugar, Natural Flavor, Cream of Tartar, Canola Oil, Salt.

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