Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Surf Sweets - Gluten-Free & Organic Treats

If you are anything like me, the appearance of Easter candy shortly after Valentine's Day brings on mixed emotions. On one hand I LOVE candy, on the other I don't love the ingredients in most candy and being gluten-free further limits my choices. Enter Surf Sweets. Organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO candy products!

Surf Sweets offers delicious candy options similar to many popular mainstream candies. Shown above are jelly beans, gummy bears, watermelon rings, and fruit chews (ie. starbursts). The jelly beans come in a delightful variety of flavors, my favorites being the lemonade, pineapple, and mixed berry. These really don't even compare to regular jelly beans in my option. See the ingredients below and TRY to tell me you'd rather eat the other guys.

Surf Sweets Spring Mix Jelly Beans: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Colors Added (Organic Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Organic Turmeric), Natural Flavors, Confectioner’s Glaze, Carnauba Wax, Organic Sunflower Oil.

The gummy bears are my favorite and don't make me feel awful about eating them. They even have 100% of your daily vitamin C needs and are vegan! Surf Sweets don't contain any of those unnatural food colorings either. The fruit chews are delightfully normal colored and don't appear radio-active. I also tried the peach rings which I have always liked but these were soft and chewy - no broken teeth here.

While Surf Sweets products are gluten-free, they are also free of the top 10 allergens, including dairy, casein, nuts, and soy, which make these great for people with serious food allergies. Many people without allergies, or friends/family with allergies, don't understand the social/emotional impact of food allergies. Halloween and Easter can be ostracizing experiences for children in school if they can't participate the same ways. With Surf Sweets, these holidays no longer have to be a stressful and disappointing experience.

Another thing I love about these packages of candy, is the appropriate amount of product in each little bag. The gummy bears shown below fit comfortably inside a snack-sized bag and keep you from gorging on candy post-Easter or accidentally consuming hundreds of extra calories. Perfect for lunches, party favors, and more!


Surf Sweets are organic, gluten-free, and non GMO. They really are the smart choice for the smart candy consumer. You can find their products in a bunch of convenient locations and their website has a great location finder here: find Surf Sweets near you! If you can't find a retailer you can also buy online. (Just in time for Easter, too!)

On the fence about organic candy? PLEASE read the ingredients of these and the mainstream options and you will be forever convinced. It also helps they are super attractive candies and go so well in my PiP Studio bowls. =)

Click below for a little more information and here for the Surf Sweets story!

Please note, I did receive these products complimentary from Surf Sweets but, as always, the opinions are entirely my own. 

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