It is that time of year again. Time for chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and marshmallow chicks; oh my.
If you are looking for a candy store that offers yummy candy without all those colorings, dyes, and preservatives you may want to look at:
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!
They have 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 (Which happen to be my 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.
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 that we have purchased from the Natural Candy Store we have found to be 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 recommend stopping by their website and having a look around.
If you do happen to purchase some Easter goodies I would appreciate it if you let them know where you heard about them!