I have a serious sweet tooth. Like, an unmanageable sweet tooth. I can eat a big bag of Twizzlers in a sitting as long as my son doesn’t steal them all from me (I don’t do this often, don’t judge!). I know that this is probably not the best thing for my health. With artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and who KNOWS what else, it’s a hunkajunk, as my mother would say. But who wants to skip the jelly beans forever? Not me, that’s who.
Thank heavens for Surf Sweets! Surf Sweets is a natural and organic line of candies, including gummy worms, sour worms, jelly beans, sour berry bears, gummy swirls, gummy bears, and fruity bears! All of their candies are gluten and casein free, and are free of artificial colors, flavors, and GMOs. Manufactured in a dedicated nut-free facility, you can rest assured that these candies are allergy friendly! If giving your kids natural, organic foods is important to you, you don’t have to nix the fun stuff thanks to Surf Sweets.
Sweetened with real organic fruit juice instead of artificial sweeteners and corn syrup, these candies are just as delicious as any other candy you’d buy at the movie theatre or check out lane. You know what else is really neat about Surf Sweets? They contain 100% of the U.S. RDA of Vitamin C! You can actually get your vitamins in by eating gummy worms. That sounds like a deal to me! Surf Sweets also offers four vegan and five vegetarian candy varieties so no one has to miss out on their favorite candies.
Should you be worried about artificial colors in your foods? From the Surf Sweets website:
A recent study completed by the British medical journal The Lancet, showed that artificial colors and preservatives increased hyperactivity and decreased attention span in a wide range of children with and without learning disabilities. A number of food and candy manufacturers in Europe are now removing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their products. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a position paper which suggested removing artificial colors and preservatives from the diets of children experiencing ADHD behaviors (http://www.feingold.org/aap.html). Artificial colors are primarily coal-tar derivatives made from chemical compounds which are made when coal is distilled.
If I can have a candy that is artificial colors and preservative free, I’m all for it! Especially when Surf Sweets are just as delicious as other candies.
My favorites are the gummy worms and gummy bears. I’m not a sour candy fan, but my son apparently loves it! He’s never had any sour candy before, so he either really loved it or was really curious about what the heck that taste was! Our packets of candy didn’t last long — between a 4 year old, 2 year old, husband, and myself, we had those treats eaten in a flash! They are so, so good! You can buy Surf Sweets from these online retailers as well as in stores. They retail for about $2 a bag.
Want to get your hands on a Surf Sweets prize pack with a variety of sweet treats? How could you not?!