I’ll be honest with you, I let my kids eat candy. I have a candy bowl that sits on top of my fridge and they get to pick a piece about once a day. We use it for rewards for all sorts of things…eating all their dinner, helping with the chores, being nice to each other, and sometimes just because they are so darn cute. Yes, I admit it’s not the best way to reward our kids but it works for us.
I do try to limit their junk food so I look for healthier candy and treats. There aren’t a lot of options for health food stores locally so I’m limited to the popular grocery and drug stores for our shopping. They don’t normally have a large organic or natural food selection – although the selection is growing. I was very happy to find out that a new organic candy company, YumEarth Organics, can now be found at Publix, Walgreens, and even Homegood’s stores. I actually saw them on the shelves at Marshall’s just last week and heard that they are launching in Target stores soon!
From a recent press release about YumEarth:
YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears and YumEarth Organics Lollipops are made with real fruit juice and other planet-friendly and natural ingredients. They contain no artificial colors or flavors, no major allergens, such as gluten, nuts and dairy and no high-fructose corn syrup. Each serving provides 100% of daily vitamin C and has less than 70 calories.
We’ve been snacking on our gummy bears and lollipops for the past two weeks and my kids love them. I’m a huge gummy bear fan and they certainly pass my taste test. They taste more like juice than traditional gummy bears and that works for me. The lollipops come in some fun flavors like Very Very Cherry, Too Berry Blueberry, Strawberry Smash, Sour Apple Tart, Pomegranate Pucker, Razzmatazz Berry, Mango Tango and Wet-Face Watermelon. My favorite is the Pomegranate Pucker, my sons is Too Berry Blueberry, and my little red loves the Strawberry Smash. I think I even caught my husband sucking on a lollipop last night after dinner.
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