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HeatherlovesCDs 01-25-2013 03:11 PM

Candy without artificial dye
 
My son and daughter are sensitive to artificial dyes. But of course, they still like candy. :giggle: They usually have to have chocolate if they get candy. They want "fun" candy sometimes too. So, it suddenly hit me that someone must make hard candy without dyes. I've seen a few online after looking around. I don't know what is good though.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

babycat42 01-25-2013 03:13 PM

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My dh makes candy from honey. It's kind of labor intensive. I can ask his recipe when he gets home from work if you want it.

nursenmom 01-25-2013 03:14 PM

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Yummy earth makes really good highly rated suckers http://www.amazon.com/YummyEarth-Lol...rganic+suckers

My girls love them!

knittingk 01-25-2013 03:15 PM

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Yummy Earth makes lollipops and candy without artificial dyes. The lollipops are really good.

danielle 01-25-2013 03:16 PM

I run a co-op on DS for Frontier Wholesale, and they sell a line called Yummy Earth. They sell gummy bears, gummy worms, sour worms and lollipops. Probably other things. You can likely get Yummy Earth wherever you would purchase natural foods as well.

TrennaII 01-25-2013 03:35 PM

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There are lots and lots at Trader Joe's.

HeatherlovesCDs 01-25-2013 03:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TrennaII (Post 16205815)
There are lots and lots at Trader Joe's.

No Trader Joes or Whole Foods or anything of the sort within 1.5 hrs of here. :(


Yummy Earth it is I guess! :giggle2:

ktarsha 01-25-2013 04:44 PM

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Natural Candy Store has Yummy Earth and a lot of other brands with no artificial dyes, flavors, preservatives, etc.

maddys_mama 01-25-2013 05:11 PM

We seem to always manage to find yummy earth lollipops at Ross and Marshall's, usually by the cash registers!

NYCVeg 01-25-2013 05:13 PM

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Surf Sweets is another commonly available brand that is free of artificial dyes. They make gummies, sour gummies, jelly beans, etc.
http://www.surfsweets.com/

Huxley 01-25-2013 07:27 PM

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Yummy Earth candy is so tasty. I love the sour lollipops.

wordbox 01-25-2013 07:30 PM

My husband found some organic gummy bears at Target. It was near the seasonal stuff, not with the regular candy.

mrseum 01-25-2013 07:54 PM

We also love Tasty Brand fruit snacks! We get them on Amazon. Top allergen free & moo corn syrup but they are soft. Better then the yummy earth gummy bears which are a but chewier. (Found the bears @ Target by bday stuff!

Minniebees 01-26-2013 08:38 AM

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What about maple sugar candy?

You can make your own rock candy, too. That would be fun for the kids as well, and a good learning experience about crystal formation.

bees04 01-26-2013 08:58 AM

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Love Yummy Earth!

ducky5306 01-26-2013 08:58 AM

Unreal "unjunked" candies are good. They sell them at Michaels, cvs and target near me.

http://getunreal.com/

Angel89411 01-26-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ducky5306
Unreal "unjunked" candies are good. They sell them at Michaels, cvs and target near me.

http://getunreal.com/

This. I love them. The kids love them. They aren't $$.

jen_batten 01-26-2013 11:16 AM

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We're big yummy earth fans here too. IDK if they make chocolate though. I wouldn't think chocolate would have a lot of food dyes?

danielle 01-26-2013 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huxley
Yummy Earth candy is so tasty. I love the sour lollipops.

Sour apple is my daughter's favorite! One lick scrunches my face up for 10 minutes. :giggle:

MrsFishyMarineWife 01-26-2013 12:41 PM

I just bought a bag of 50 yummy earth lollipops at tj maxx for $4.99. :)

Brooke789 01-26-2013 07:20 PM

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We buy the Tasty Baby fruit snacks (a PP mentioned) at Costco. They cost about .25/pouch.

Only 01-26-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by MrsFishyMarineWife
I just bought a bag of 50 yummy earth lollipops at tj maxx for $4.99. :)

I've bought them there and at HomeGoods and I think I've seen them at Marshall's, too.

rumblepurr 01-26-2013 09:00 PM

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I've seem yummy earth lollipops at Toy-R-Us and Babies-R-Us on top of the other suggestions. Do you have any little natural food/health store nearby or a organic section in the grocery store? They usually have licorice and other candy like items that might not have artificial dyes.

Suzi 01-26-2013 10:08 PM

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There are more and more fruit snacks that are dye free. We don't really do a lot of candy. My kids are more about sugary drinks

motherofall35 01-28-2013 09:18 AM

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Unreal candy is good and can be found at Walgreens, CVS and Target. My daughter is also sensitive to food dye and I am floored at how much food dye is in snack foods (crackers, breakfast bars, juices, cough syrup, even Tylenol children).

We buy all organic but I am amazed at how much crap is in foods that are marketed to kids now. Even Pedialyte has food dye, yuk. I make my own pedialyte with pure coconut water and a little fresh squeezed orange juice.

Bhavana 01-28-2013 02:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brooke789 (Post 16210374)
We buy the Tasty Baby fruit snacks (a PP mentioned) at Costco. They cost about .25/pouch.

Could you please list out ingredients for me? I would like to buy it, but Im in India -but I can ask my relatives in the US to buy it for me. How many pieces are there in that .25cent pack?

glupton 01-29-2013 02:08 AM

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Another vote for Yummy Earth!

leadmare 01-29-2013 10:22 AM

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Haven't read any of the replies, but in the bulk section of my local grocery store, they carry candy (non-chocolate sweets, like suckers), without any high-fructose corn syrup, or dyes, or anything. See if any grocers around you have bulk sections.


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