As I’ve mentioned before, I love being the cool auntie or godmom who gets her godkids little goodies for holidays. My momma always went out of her way to make sure that holidays were special for us, and that included even little holidays like Valentine’s Day when we’d wake up to a cute little valentine from our parents. It always made things so special, so I like making things special with a cute little reminder to the kiddos that I love them. This time, I’m doing it with adorable Easter goodie bags and I’m keeping it a sugar-free Easter as well.
One thing about the holidays is that they can be SO full of sugar. It’s crazy, and usually Easter baskets are just chock-full of it-so I wanted to steer away from candies and sweets a little bit in order to avoid adding to that unhealthy madness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a little indulgence once in a while, but I just know that the Easter Bunny is going to be leaving them some candy too so I don’t need to add to it too much. However, PEEPS® are seriously my favorite thing about Easter. I know the debate about these little sugary marshmallow treats is real, but I can’t get enough of them. They’re my biggest candy downfall… So how do you incorporate these into your goodie bags without increasing the sugar content? SUGAR-FREE PEEPS®. It’s genius.
What You’ll Need
Not only is it important that my goodie bags be low on the sugar, but I think it’s great to keep it pretty inexpensive. I’m kind of house poor at the moment and it doesn’t have to be some kind of huge gift-just something cute and fun the kids will enjoy and feel appreciated with. I just hit up the dollar bins in the Easter section at Walmart for this pack since I was already there with Kristina while we were running errands.
- Sugar-Free Easter PEEPS® – $2.50 for 3 pack
- Gift Bags (I chose these adorable carrot ones) – $0.98 for 15 of them
- A Cute Easter Plush – $0.98 each
- Other non-candy Easter goodies of your choosing
- Here’s what I chose in the picture above:
- Easter Card Games – $1.98 for 2
- Easter Notepads – $0.98 for 8
- Easter Pencils – $0.98 for 12
- Bunny Jumpers – $0.98 for 12
- Here’s what I chose in the picture above:
- Optional-Easter Cards (I want to write them each a meaningful little note) – $2.00 for 6
In total I spent about $25 on everything. Then I split the stuff up between bags, and in total each of the 3 bags I made (with a few things left over that I”m going to put together another bag for my honorary nephew back east) cost about $5.25. Not too shabby for an inexpensive little gift! Plus it’s totally open to whatever you find, you can go more expensive or less expensive depending on what you want to add or not add.
Then you just put them in the bags and you’re ready to go! In this case my bags were kind of small, so my plush and the PEEPS® won’t fit inside it, so I’m just leaving them out for cuteness sake and I think I’ll get a little bit of ribbon to tie them together.
Sugar-Free Easter PEEPS® Review
So I’ll bet you’re wondering about the Sugar-Free PEEPS® right? Are you wondering if I tasted them to see what they were like and if the sugar-free tastes awful or not? Well I totally tried them, of course I tried them!
As I mentioned before, I’m a totally sucker for PEEPS® and they’re like my favorite candy treat, so as soon as I received the box I had to try them to find out how they taste. I think the idea is genius too, not only for moms who want to lower their kids’ sugar intakes, but what about kids with diabetes? They should get to enjoy PEEPS® too-and this makes it so they can!
The texture of Sugar-Free PEEPS® is slightly different than regular peeps, more firm than the regular ones which are super fluffy and squishy, but overall the texture isn’t terrible at all. The flavor isn’t bad either, it seems to almost have more of a vanilla taste than the regular ones, but it does have a little bit of that artificial sweetener after taste that a lot of sugar-free products do. Over all, I think if I’m going to splurge on PEEPS® I’m going to just splurge and get the regular sugary ones, but I don’t think kids will be able to tell the difference with the sugar-free ones at all so I think they’re a fantastic alternative for them! And hey, if I was a diabetic and couldn’t have all that sugar, then I’d totally get the sugar-free ones so I could keep on with my obsession.
I mean, how cute is this PEEPS® Plush Bunny pillow I picked up as a little extra Easter decoration for my house? ADORABLE. I love it, and if I’d been thinking ahead I’d have picked up a bunch of cute little mini PEEPS® plush bunnies instead for the packages instead of the regular ones I picked out above.
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Sugar-Free Easter Giveaway
PEEPS & COMPANY® is giving one lucky winner 8 packages (each package has 3 PEEPS® in it) of Sugar-Free PEEPS®, plus since they sent me a $15 gift card, I’m going to add that into the prize pot and send that to the winner too! They can use it to get anything from PEEPS & COMPANY®, like the cute plush bunny I have here in my picture, or something else like slippers, PEEPS® scented candles, etc!
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