Sunday, March 22

Natural Candy Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone that entered.

Recently the kind folks at the NaturalCandyStore.com sent me this cute basket filled with very yummy organic candy to sample. They also sent me a bag filled with a variety of their organic dark chocolates, hard candies, and natural Glee Gum. Needless to say this was a review that the whole family enjoyed!


Before I tell you how yummy all the candy was (Yes, it is already all gone) I want to tell you about the company.
The Natural Candy Store is a family-owned & operated business (two sisters and their mom)that takes pride in the quality of the products they sell. The products they sell just happen to be the largest selection of natural and organic candy available anywhere!
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Feingold
  • Allergen-free

They have such a long list of certified organic products to choose from that you will easily find something for every Easter basket: jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, caramels, gummy swirls marshmallows, fudge, licorice, baking decorations, and much much more!

The Natural Candy Store does not carry any products that contain synthetic dyes or artificial colors. All the colorings used in the candies they carry are derived from fruits, vegetables, and other plant sources. Like the Gummy Swirls (My family's favorite) which uses black carrot juice concentrate for the coloring.

These sweet, chewy, fruity flavored organic yummies:

  • Contain 100% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C & calcium
  • Are made with organic sweeteners
  • Are corn-syrup free
  • Are manufactured in CA.

I felt good about feeding these treats to my children! (They may be organic but they are still candy & at 22g of sugar per serving my kids will only get them as treats. Yes, I am one of "those" moms)

The Natural Candy Store seeks out recycled and biodegradable supplies, such as the home-compostable cellophane bags they use for bulk candy, they support fair-trade efforts, and encourage pick-up for those living in the SF Bay Area.

All the candy and gum we sampled we liked, it was all very tasty!

We did notice some differences between the organic candy and the non-organic candy;

  • The organic candy tasted sweeter (so a little went a long way)
  • Some of the candies (like the jelly beans) were a little grainier (maybe due to the organic sugarcane that was used)
  • We could actually taste the fruitiness in the fruity candy.
I am so glad that I found this company! I am especially glad that I found it in time for Easter!
You'll be glad too because the generous folks at the NaturalCandyStore.com are giving you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate (that will go a long way to filling up any Easter Basket).

Go to NaturalCandyStore.com , pick out 2 items you would like to try, come back here and leave me a comment telling me what 2 items you picked. Easy Peasy! Contest ends Monday March 30th.
Extra Entries:
  1. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the post link
  2. If one of your readers posts a comment letting me know that they found out about this giveaway from your blog post you will get an extra entry

Good Luck and happy shopping! (cuz I know that once you visit their website you will want to buy their candy!)

38 comments:

Kirstin said...

I'd love to try their Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins and their Classic Caramels with Lavender.

I just love their Glee Gum!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to try their Natural Gummy Bears or their Cafe Cortado Caramels.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

s5j5v5b5c5l5 said...

I'd love to try their Tire Tread Licorice and their Chubby Bunny -
Dark Chocolate. My mouth is watering already.

Bev said...

I would like to try their Dark Chocolate Bites and the BoomChocoBoom Crispy rice bar. This is a great website for us folks with Celiac..especially the children...this stuff looks really good and has great eye appeal for children. And there are so many Gluten Free choices.

cpullum said...

Love to try the Organic Fudge and Divine Crunchy Milk Chocolate Bar - Fair Trade!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolyn G said...

I would love to try the Cotton cansy and the chubby bunny milk chocolate.

Elissa said...

First of all, I love that they are allergen-free! I would like to try the Dark Chocolate bunny and the Watermelon lollipops.

elissa at huebert dot org

Darsi said...

I would LOVE to try the Pomegranate organic lollipops and the Green Apple organic lollipops!! Thanks for the chance. dar.sieb at gmail.com

Berry Patch said...

Saw this on the Blissful netword. Neat giveaway! I would love ANY of the organic chocolate. Not picky at all. ;-) My kids would love the lollipops I'm sure. Glad you shared about the site. Thanks!

Berry Patch said...

I just added an entry to my blog. Thanks! Here's the direct link:
http://maineberrypatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/natural-candy-giveaway.html

cdziuba said...

The Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny Twins, Organic & Fair-Trade and the Organic Cotton Candy look amazing.

Rachael said...

This is great for my peanut allergic son's Easter basket! I would love to try the organic jelly beans and the honey mint patties.

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The Bouldins said...

If saying the Gourmet Candy Mix is cheating :) then I'd have to try the Gummy Swirls and the Celtic Sea Caramels. Oh! and the Sun Drops because I've been wanting to try those, but haven't found them around here!

Bethany said...

I would love to try their dark chocolate bites and natural gummy bears!

ladyamanda said...

I'd choose the Classic Caramels with Lavender, and the Chubby Bunny - Dark Chocolate. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Doreen said...

Would love to try their Chocolate Crumbly Fudge & Dark Chocolate bunny!

anntje said...

wow, this site is great, i'm always looking for vegan candy and this site and a TON. bookmarked for sure!

two things that i would like to try are the all natural lollipops trio and the all natural sour balls. but everything looks amazinggggggg! thanks for the giveaway!

Bunny B said...

I want to try their
Green Beans Natural Jelly Beans and Watermelon Organic Lollipops!
YUM!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-great-prizes.html
bunnybx at gmail . com

bison61 said...

I'd would like the milk chocolate easter eggs and the vegan peanut butter cups

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to try the Vegan Peanut Butter Cups and the Chocolate Raspberry Cordials. Yummy!

Jinxy and Me said...

Your contest link is on my blog: http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/2009/03/contest-corner-for-march-23rd-list-your.html
Thanks for listing it and thanks for the giveaway!

Sena said...

I would choose to try
1) Natural Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Summer Fruit Stand and
2) Divine Crunchy Milk Chocolate Bar - Fair Trade

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I have you linked at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-it-all.html
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I was sent here by Bunny B!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Jen said...

Oh, man I want to try the Chocolate Raspberry Cordials and the Chocolate blueberry cordials...Anything with fruit and chocolate is just too much for me...

Anonymous said...

What a find!!!
I would love any of the Vegan candy.
I have sent this web site to all of my friends that have kids. All of the options...organic, vegan, gluten free and Feingold too!!! Thank you, Thank you
lewk@cfl.rr.com

anntje said...

previously left a comment, but finally blogged about the contest too! http://stuffstuffstuffmorestuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/over-coffee-330.html

thank you again for the giveaway, this looks like one of the best webstores i have seen so far this year!

Lisa Sharp said...

I have ordered way to much stuff from this store! It's all been great. I just placed an order haha. But hey I can always use more candy. I think the cotton candy and Q.bel Crispy Rice Wafer Bar- Milk Chocolate.

Karise said...

We love this candy "store" as my daughter is allergic to artificial colors and flavors. Some family favorites are the gummy bears and maple hard leaf candies...also the lollipop assortment.. but, oh ,would I love to get my little sweeties a chocolate bunny!!!!!
Karise

Malaika said...

I´m also one of "those" mommies and my kids have learned to accept that certain sweets are rare treats. I´m so glad for the chance to sample a better alternative. I would choose the peanut butter cups and some gummy bears, two favorites around here. Thanks!

laikilu@yahoo.com

mason said...

gummy swirls, dark chocolate easter eggs

Hippy Goodwife said...

WOW! The gummy swirls and honey mint patties look awesome!

Hippy Goodwife said...

We would to try the gummy swirls or any of the turkish delight! I blogged about your give away too!

http://carmen-whome.blogspot.com/2009/03/wow-what-candy-store.html

Michelle said...

the jelly beans

and

marshmallows....LOVE this store. Thank you!!!

tami said...

i'd like to try the heart lollipop and the Chubby Bunny - DARK Chocolate

Wild Homeschool Family said...

This store looks awesome! We're vegan. I would choose it all....no seriousy you said two I guess the dark chocolate easter bunny twins and the rice milk chocolate bar.

and I heard about this on Lisa's Maine Berry Patch blog!

Jodi catsndogs4us@tds.net