Thursday, April 1, 2010

Even the teacher needs candy once in a while...

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Werther's.

The conversation started innocently enough when my little Sally stood in front of me and said, matter of factly,

"Mrs Smythe, I have an Aunt Megan. She is gonna have a baby!"

I replied with an enthusiastic smile, said, "You must be so excited to be getting a cousin!!"

"I sure am! And Mrs. Smythe, are YOU gonna have a baby? Cause your belly looks just like hers!!"

Fortunately I've been teaching for 20 years, so this little comment made me chuckle and smile, as I reassured my little Sally that I was NOT, in fact, going to be adding to my own family. Even though the comment didn't hurt my feelings, it DID make me think.

If this little darling noticed my tummy, then surely it was time to do something about it.

Oh sure, running around the school chasing, teaching and playing with 5 year-olds is certainly a form of activity, but obviously I needed something more.

I changed my eating habits (with the help of my nutrition/major daughter); started going to the gym, and replaced the chocolates I kept stashed in my teacher closet!

Anyone who works with children KNOWS that every teacher has a stash of chocolate. It's part of our survival kits, and is the FIRST thing we go for after the kids have left the room!!!

I was thrilled when I saw that Werther's had come up with a delicious, delicious alternative!!!! They've been making sugar free candy since 2004, but now have two new awesome flavors -Caramel Mint AND Caramel Coffee! You can find the different varieties here.

And now I DO get the pick me up I need, and have lost five pounds in the last three weeks.

I've cut back on portions, I am exercising more, I am drinking a lot of water, and I STILL get my treat at the end of the day.

So far, it's a winning combo. And I'll keep you posted on what Sally thinks by the end of the year. It better be good!!

Have you tried them? Let me know which flavor is YOUR favorite!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Werther's.


  1. I keep eyeing the sugar-free Werther's when I head down the M&M aisle at the pharmacy. I know my dentist would approve of me at least giving them a try. So why don't you just send them to me instead of this whole contest thing? My preference would be one of each but beggars not being chosers comes to mind so I'll say gimme the Caramel Coffee please, Mrs. Smythe.

  2. Please let me warn you!!!!! If you eat too many of those yummy sugar-free treats, do not, I repeat DO NOT go too far from the bathroom!!! Within an hour or 2, you WILL spend quite a bit of time in there. Think of it as a yummy colonic! Better than Milk of Magnesia any day!

  3. I should tell you I learned this the hard way. and I do love Werther's. I've only had the original, not the other 2 flavors. Since I was diagnosed with diabetes, sugar-free is the way to go for me!

  4. I think I'd go for the coffee, too. As a diabetic I've tried a lot of the new version of sugar-free candies, but not these yet. Joanie M is right about not getting carried away with them AND sticking close to indoor plumbing! ;-)

  5. Did the contest end? I keep waiting for you to ask for my address. *sigh*

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  8. Hmmm hmmm yummyyyyyyyyyyy

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