By: Amy E
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I was super excited recently to be able to sample Surf Sweets. Surf Sweets are an organic and natural candy company. They are made in an allergen free facility (free of 10 common allergens) without corn syrup using organic fruit juice and sweeteners. This means that the fruit juice and sweeteners have not been exposed to chemical pesticides and fertilizers like many other candies that contain conventional fruit juice.
When you have a child who has allergies it is amazing and refreshing to find a treat that they can enjoy like their friends! Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites. This was a HUGE plus because my Tiny One is allergic to peanuts. I have become much more paranoid lately regarding food allergies after the recent news story involving a young girl dying from her peanut allergy. The product she ate did not contain peanuts but contained other ingredients which had a peanut base. She had eaten the product before and never had a reaction, unfortunately this time there was a FATAL reaction. A FATAL reaction can happen at anytime! Even if the person has ingested the product before safely, they can still react. As you can imagine this means that a lot of foods especially candy and cookies are now taboo in our household. Surf Sweets however is made in a facility that involves no chance of peanut contamination as well as others! So before we even sampled the candy, they had already got some major bonus points!
By the way they are also dye free, dairy free, casein free, wheat free, GMO free.... some of their products are even vegetarian and vegan free! And da da dun.... there is 100% Vitamin C per serving! I know it keeps getting better and better and I haven't even told you what I think about the candy yet!
So we were able to sample 4 different bags of candy. The Tiny One was beyond excited for this experience. We samples the Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Jelly Beans, and the Sour Berry Bears. I found the texture of the candy, especially the worms and bears to be quite smooth, different form the gel type texture in regular gummies. I was pleasantly surprised to find them also easy to chew. I feel like regular store ones are usually are too gelatinous, but these were smooth and busting full of flavor! I was excited to try the Sour Berry Bears, which were actually pretty good, however just a tad to much extra sugar for me personally. The Jelly Beans also packed a punch. My favorites were definitely the Gummy Bears and Worms.
Since they are so satisfying and totally curb your sugar craving without all the unwanted extras, we may have found our new favorite candy! And just in time for Halloween! They also make great rewards for potty training, a job well done, or just a treat for yourself and your mini army!
The Surf Sweets website makes it easy to find their products and where they are carried. You can purchase Surf Sweets online or from a variety of grocery stores Whole Foods. Stop & Shop & Shaw's as well as several other chains were also listed as carrying the product, however I could not confirm they are carried locally. The closest place I could confirm them carrying these in store was Whole Foods in Weymouth. You can also find them on Amazon at $20 for 24 packs! That's less than a dollar a bag!
Surf Sweets is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet. As a member, they donate a minimum of 1% of the sales from their products to a number of organizations that support environmental causes, including Climate Cycle, Healthy Child Healthy World and EcoMom Alliance.
I would definitely recommend this product and we will be purchasing more. I would avoid storing it any place that could get warm as they could meld together. If you decide to purchase some of these I would definitely recommend you hide a few in a secret area for yourself-even parents need a special treat!
Do you have a favorite candy or treat that has extra perks like this? If so share with us! We would love to check them out!
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