Candy Drops and Lollipops
In 2005, two “daddies”, Rob Wunder and Sergio Bicas, invented Yummy Earth, and immediately their organic lollipops and candy drops became an international sensation. Their products are currently sold in thousands of stores across the U.S. and in 40 countries, including Israel. What sets Yummy Earth products apart are the ingredients-– no chemical colors, no artificial flavors, and no corn syrup. Their goal was to create candies and pops that they would be comfortable giving to their families.
Yummy Earth currently has 21 flavors, all made with real fruit extracts. We were amazed when we read that they, in fact, use vegetables such as organic black carrots, wheat grass juice, and organic pumpkin for color and flavor! Everything YummyEarth makes is certified organic, gluten–free, fat–free, dairy–free, peanut–free and tree nut–free, with no artificial dyes. The organic lollipops and drops are certified Kof K kosher parve as well. (The new gummy bears and gummy worms do not bear kosher certification yet, but according to Rob Wunder, they are working on this.)
Some of the healthful flavors include their bestsellers:
• Pomegranate Pucker
• Strawberry Smash
• Mango Tango,
• Very Very Cherry
Their “lovely and yummy” red, orange, yellow, and pink colors are all natural and are made with fruit juice. Food Guru Phil Lempert refers to YummyEarth as “the best lollipop I’ve ever tasted”. And the “hip” celeb crowd including, Cynthia Nixon, Kate Hudson and Mariska Hargitay, are Yummy Earth fans.
From the founders: “YummyEarth is a kid—and planet—-friendly company and we are just as proud of what we don’t put into our products as what we do: no artificial dyes, MSG or high-fructose corn syrup,” Bicas said. “What we feed our families is a choice we make for their health and the health of our Earth.”
August 3, 2011