Halloween is a blast for many reasons. If you ask a child, there’s a pretty good chance they’re in it largely for the candy. There are so many options out there for tossing into pumpkin-shaped pails, how do we choose what’s best?
I don’t want to be the house avoided for being too granola, or the apple most parents (including me) would trash in a heartbeat for fear of tampering, but I also don’t want to add to the bounty of high fructose corn syrup, artificial mayhem that our kids greedily gobble, because it does taste good.
I am personally partial to sour gummy candy. Until recently my greatest movie theater guilty pleasure was a great big box of Sour Patch Kids, until I found out what makes them so sour and so addictive. According to an article on Hub Pages, some of the chemicals used for modification include a petroleuderivative, a corrosive used to remove rust, and potassium hydroxide which is used to make alkaline batteries. Of course I don’t believe everything I read online, but this is hardly shocking.
So, I found something far better!
Surf Sweets natural and organic candy contains no high-fructose corn syrup, is free of artificial flavors or sweeteners, is allergy-friendly, peanut-free, gluten-free and taste delicious! My girls love their gummies, saying they taste like “fruit”. What a refreshing comparison! I also found that Surf Sweets got the texture just right, nice and soft, yet pleasantly chewy. They don’t stick to my teeth which makes me feel much better about sharing them with my kids – if they’re lucky.
I must admit the sour gummies are still my preference, and though Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears are not nearly as mouth hurtingly sour as the mainstream brand, there is VERY good reason for that – they’r non-toxic! In fact the sour worms and gummy swirls contain 100% of the US RDA for vitamin c and the snack pack gummy bears and sour bears have 70% making them a great trick-or-treat candy or lunchbox addition – happy kid, happy parent!
I was also quite pleased to discover that Surf Sweets has partnered with some great non-profit groups including the Eco Mom Alliance, FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network), Kids with Food Allergies Foundation, Green Halloween, and The Ocean Project. They are even donating a portion of sales from their multi-box snack packs to Climate Cycle, a Chicago based organization committed to cleaner energy for schools.
Happy Halloween!!! It’s Time to Win!!!
Surf Sweets is giving one lucky Takes a Village reader four boxes of organic gummy snack packs (containing 5 packs each), perfect for a month of school lunches or for trick-or-treaters! It’s easy to enter below: