Patients are always asking what is a Dr. Shelly approved treat, especially if they have kids!  I realize we live in the real world with candy everywhere.  So, I’m always on the lookout for clean treats that you can indulge in on occasion that isn’t a cancer causing chemical stew!

The issue with the standard candy and vending machine and quick mart options are that they first of all are loaded with high fructose corn syrup.  This ingredient is bad for your health, is highly processed and is most times GMO.  Best to stay clear of this.  In addition, conventional candy contains artificial flavors (read chemical flavors), artificial colors (read chemical dyes), chemical preservatives, and various ingredients to alter the texture of the candy.  Notice that there are no real food ingredients in candy.  Go ahead and pick a few and read the label.

Now, I found these Cocomels recently and I love these… IN MODERATION! They are a very clean treat, but they do have sugar, so let’s not get carried away.  You can feel ok about eating these or giving them to your kids, just don’t sit with the entire bag on your lap while you watch TV and eat the entire bag.

Cocomels are made with Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Dried Cane Syrup as the base.  They add flavors based on the variety that you buy.  The added flavors are organic vanilla extract, organic brewed espresso coffee or sea salt.  Did you have trouble pronouncing any of those ingredients?  Can you see or visualize what all of those ingredients are?  Of course, they are actual food items and not chemicals.

Also, so many kids and adults alike are Gluten &/or Dairy Free these days, and these treats work for those people.  The Cocomels are GMO free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Soy Free.

Here’s the Caveat… The labels reads 6 pieces are a serving.  I beg of you to not eat 6 pieces.  6 pieces equals 16g of sugar!  I’m  telling you these treats are so incredibly rich.  I eat one and need to chase it down with an entire glass of tea.  You know how when something is incredibly rich you have to chase it with something?  I can’t imagine eating 6 pieces. You only need one or two MAX!

The bad news is that currently, they are hard to find in stores.  So, I have a link here for you to try them out (see below).  I highly recommend the Variety pack to start, so you can find your favorite flavor. Mine? Espresso of course.  They also come in large canisters of each single flavor is you’d prefer.

The Cocomels Variety Pack (plain, vanilla, espresso, & sea salt)… Click Here.

The Cocomels Canister… Click Here.

Again, if you want to see the video where I chat about the pros & cons and show you the whole candy goodness… Click Here.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you chose and what was your favorite.

Until next time… Stay Well.

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2 Responses to “Cocomels”

  • Hi,

    I’m the founder of Cocomels and really appreciate your wonderful review. Thank you, I share your philosophy on eating sweets. I wanted to extend one correction to ensure all was accurate. We actually use Organic Brown Rice Syrup, not Organic Rice Bran Syrup.

    Just an FYI.

    Thanks again!


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