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Review: Surf Sweets Organic & Natural Candy!

My girls love fruit flavored candy and fruit snacks, but they typically tend to contain “crap” ingredients, and I am not overly thrilled about allowing them to have them.  They are made with high fructose corn syrup, and other ingredients that I cannot pronounce and have never heard of before.  I was thrilled to see that Surf Sweets are natural and organic candy.  All the candy, none of the bad ingredients!  YAY!  They are made with organic fruit juices and sweeteners, natural colors and flavors, 100% RDA of Vitamin C, are free of corn syrup and GMO’s, plus they are made in a nut free facility, are gluten free, dairy free, casein free, and are made right here in the good ole US of A!  They make Gummy Worms, Gummy Bears, Gummy Swirls, Fruity Bears, Jelly Beans, Sour Worms, and Sour Berry Bears.



My family all has very different tastes and favorites when it comes to candy, but we all agree that these were some of the best tasting candy we have tried.  I am not sure if it’s because of the real fruit juices, or the natural ingredients they use, but they tasted more like real fruit!  They are candy that I feel good about giving my girls.  I have never been a big fan of sour candy, but my oldest daughter, Bean, loves them.  I did try some of the sour gummy worms, and they were actually good.  They were a great blend of sweet and sour, and not that make your mouth pucker and gag type of sour.  My absolute favorites were the Gummy Swirls.  My younger daughter Bubbles loved the plain gummy worms, and my older daughter loved the sour gummy worms!  Of course the jelly beans, gummy bears, and fruity bears were a big hit with everyone.

I was thrilled to find that you can buy Surf Sweets at Whole Foods, Buy Buy Baby, and other stores selling healthy foods and products.  You can also buy Surf Sweets online at places like

Disclaimer: Surf Sweets provided us with all of the products pictured above in exchange for our honest reviews.  We were not compensated in any way for this, and all opinions are our own and were not influenced in any way.

Healthy living?

So many things claim to be healthy for you, but are they really?  We are told to eat lots of fruits & vegetables, because they are healthy for us.  However, most people pick the fruit & vegies from their local grocery store.  If they are not organic, then they are full of chemicals and pesticides.  Corn and corn meal are in so many products, and things I have heard lately is it is almost impossible to get corn that is not GMO, even seeds.  We are told to drink lots of water because it is good for our bodies, but I have seen so many reports that say the water is tainted with chemicals like chlorine and fluoride. Prepackaged food are high in salt or fat.  Our meat is feed GMO corn feed, and shot up with antibiotics.  Many foods contain high fructose corn syrup, which is another product they claim is bad for us.  Soda has become a staple in many people’s diets, even the caffeine free and diet can still dissolve rust off a car battery and does an excellent job at cleaning toilets. Shampoos, make-up, body washes, diapers, wipes, dish and laundry detergents, and even plain old soap. They all have ingredients that are bad for us.  It seems like everything out there is bad for us.  Where do we draw the line? How do we keep ourselves and families safe from all of the bad things that seem to be in everything we eat?

I realize I cannot keep my children safe from everything, but I have made gradual changes in the products we use. It wasn’t an overnight change, but as we started running out of things, I started purchasing natural cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, foods that do not have high fructose corn syrup, and more organic fruits and vegies.  We also plant a garden each spring to grow some of our own fruits & vegies.

So my question for you is… have you altered the products you use or the food you buy to natural products?  Do you clean your house with vinegar or some other safe solution?  Do you have a specific shampoo or toothpaste that you absolutely love?  Do you only purchase organic? Tell me some of the things you do.


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