You told yourself 2021 would be the year that you gave up chocolate. Let us be the one to tell you: That was your first mistake. Your second mistake was thinking you can’t have chocolate—let alone caramel—without subjecting yourself to a boatload of sugar and calories. Don’t believe us? Behold, GIGANTIC!, a line of better-for-you candy bars that are low on sugar and big on flavor.
We were skeptical at first—until we tried these treats. GIGANTIC! candy bars, which launched in early January, only have 7 grams of sugar a piece (that’s 69 percent less sugar than most traditional candy bars). And they don’t compensate with sugar alcohol or fake sweeteners. Instead, the bars contain a modest amount of brown sugar and are sweetened further with chicory root.
Each bar boasts a core of plant-based caramel dotted with tree nuts or peanuts and a coating of real, fair-trade dark chocolate sourced from sustainable organic growers. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and totally vegan, thanks to ingredients like coconut milk and almond butter.
GIGANTIC! isn’t available in stores just yet, but you can order variety or single-flavor packs online right this second. Before you load up your cart, here’s our honest take on every flavor.