November, 2010 – YummyEarth was awarded as the runner-up in the non-chocolate category by National Confectionary Sales Association (NCSA), a 111 year old peer group of industry leaders. The NCSA honored the top confectionary and snack introductions with its 2010 New Product Awards on October 23, 2010.
YummyEarth, the #1 organic candy company famous for its 21 flavors, was honored to receive this prestigious achievement and share the stage with candy icons such as Reese's, Trident, Jolly Rancher, M&Ms, Hersey's and Kit Kat. NCSA buyers, brokers and suppliers submitted hundreds of nominations which had been whittled down by a panel of experts to reveal the top finalists in six categories. Nominees were recognized during the Candy Hall of Fame banquet in Tampa, Florida to acknowledge the innovations and contributions each company has made to the industry through its work.
YummyEarth's co-founders, Rob Wunder and Sergio Bicas, created the organic candy category to make "clean" candy a truly viable alternative to parents across the country. "YummyEarth is proud to receive praise as the favorite organic candy from our peers. It confirms that the organic candy category is real and it is honored by the very companies that inspired us to join this industry,” states an ecstatic Rob Wunder.
YummyEarth sells over 100 million organic lollipops per year in the US and over 40 countries and has maintained an 80% growth rate for the last two years. Critics have been raving about YummyEarth. Phil Lempert, the Today Show’s famed Food Critic, refers to YummyEarth as “the best lollipop I’ve ever tasted.” Rachael Ray loved YummyEarth so much she featured them as the Snack of the Day on the Rachael Ray Show.
Founded by two dads who couldn’t find great tasting treats for their kids that weren’t filled with corn syrup and artificial stuff, YummyEarth organic candy is 100% all natural, made with real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients. YummyEarth's mouthwatering candy is gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, soy-free, GMO-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free and has no artificial dyes, no MSG and no corn syrup.
With U.S headquarters in Ridgewood, NJ and Los Angeles, CA, YummyEarth is the #1 organic candy company in the United States and has international distribution in over 40 countries. YummyEarth pioneered the organic candy category, forging the way into the mainstream. YummyEarth is sold at hundreds of retailers and websites.
YummyEarth offers 21 unique flavors, including Pomegranate Pucker, Blood Orange Cocktail, Strawberry Smash and Chili Mango Mambo in its range of candy that includes everything from grocery pouches and bulk to fancy gourmet bags of YummyEarth Organic Lollipops,YummyEarth Organic Candy Drops and YummyEarth Organic Gummy Bears and Worms.
More information and a store list is available at www.yummyearth.com.