We’ve all been there: Fist-deep in a bag of candy that we swore we wouldn't finish in one night. If this is an unavoidable habit for you, odds are you’ve tried "healthy-ish" candy, only to be disappointed by how it tastes, uh…not so much like candy. Behave, a low-sugar line of gummy bears that launched today, aims to change that perception. And while he had our doubts that was even possible, we were pleasantly surprised.
Behave candy is gluten-free, keto, low sugar, fat-free and non-GMO. Each 90-calorie pouch of gummies contains 20 or so chef-crafted bears, which you don't have to think twice about devouring in one sitting given that they only contain 6 net carbs (thanks to a whopping 24 grams of fiber) and 3 grams of protein. The gummies, which only have 3 grams of natural sugar per pouch, are sweetened with monk fruit and chicory root fiber instead of regular sugar.
These gummies are specifically made so you don’t have to worry about “behaving” yourself around them. That was founder and CEO Mayssa Chehata’s mission: to create a candy that catered to today’s health-conscious world without sacrificing taste. That’s why she made James Beard award nominee Elizabeth Falkner Behave’s head of candy.
No surprise, the candy's stellar nutrition facts are thankfully backed by seriously delicious flavors. Every bag includes raspberry, passionfruit and lychee gummies. All you have to do is choose between the sweet or sour pack. The first thing you’ll notice about either pack is how freakin’ delicious the gummies smell, tart and sweet all at once. It seems like the breakdown of flavors you get per bag is sort of a crapshoot (our sweet bag was mostly raspberry with only two lychee bears, while our sour bag was more evenly divided). But that’s not much of an issue considering all the flavors are solid.