A few weeks ago I was reading an article about how bad food coloring is for you while simultaneously sucking on a piece of hard candy that had so much dye in it that it colored my entire mouth a lovely shade of blue. Giving up my afternoon piece of candy was clearly not an option, but surely there had to be delicious candy without artificial dyes, right? Well I started to look for such a candy, and I came across Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops. Not only do these lollipops contain no artificial dyes or flavors, but they are made from real fruit extracts and are 100% USDA Organic (certified by Oregon Tilth). And for those of you with allergies, these lollipops are allergen-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, casein-free, dairy-free and even certified kosher by Kof-K for the healthy Jews out there! All of this sounds perfect, but do they taste any good? I read on their container that the Today Show food critic said that Yummy Earth Lollipops are “the BEST lollipop I’ve ever tasted.” Clearly Yummy Earth’s Organic Candy had to be reviewed!
I ordered a container of 150 lollipops, which comes in a very convenient plastic container with a lid… it kind of reminds me of a clear cookie jar filled with lollipops. There are 8 flavors in the container: Wet-Face Watermelon, Tooberry Blueberry, Sour Apple Tart, Pomegranate Pucker, Mango Tango, Strawberry Smash, Very Very Cherry and Googly Grape. I really wish that each container had equal amounts of each flavor, but this is not the case. In fact, I read online that some people got flavors that were not even listed, such as a ginger lollipop. My container had no ginger flavored lollipops though, much to my disappointment. I also only got a few of the pomegranate lollipops, which I did love and I wish my container had more of them. I did get an abundance of Tooberry Blueberry, which I do not love, but my husband enjoys them. These Organic Lollipops do not taste artificial, they taste like the actual fruit they are named after (to a certain degree at least). And they do not dye your mouth any crazy colors, which is definitely a plus for your health, though kids might miss this aspect
So what was my favorite flavor of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops? That is such a difficult question, and much tougher than picking my least favorite flavor! If you absolutely forced me to pick just one flavor, it would have to be the sour apple organic lollipop. I cannot tell from the ingredients list, but my guess is that they must use granny smith apple extracts to make the lollipop taste exactly like a sour apple. A close second though is the Googly Grape flavor, which is sweet with a touch of tang that reminds me a bit of my favorite grape juice.
Just how bad for you are Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops? Well in terms of all natural organic ingredients, they are fabulous. However the first ingredient is still Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, which can be read as sugar. Ideally, I would like to find hard candy that is sweetened naturally by just the sweetness of the fruit. However, with what is available on the market right now, these are the best “healthy” hard candies I have found so far. Coming in at just 70 calories for three lollipops (17g Total Carbohydrate from 17g Sugars), as long as you are not Diabetic, one (or even two or three) of the these lollipops will not destroy your diet!
How to Get Yummy Earth Lollipops:
Where to Buy: You can buy a fabulous reusable container of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops by clicking on this link: Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops
How to Win: You can win a large container of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops by doing the following. Each of the following will give you a certain number of entries into the giveaway, so do as many of the following as you would like! Good luck everyone!
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The winner will be selected on November 7 and contacted via e-mail. If there is no response from the winner within 3 days, then another winner will be selected. Only US Residents are eligible for this giveaway.
Congratulations to the lucky winner – Katherine!!!