Fruit snacks have been our go-to, food allergy-friendly, emergency treat item for YEARS. So there was real excitement in my family when naturally-sweetened, corn syrup-free Surf Sweets Gummy Candy emerged.
Surf Sweets offers a variety of gummies, including worms, bears, and fruity rings in a few different flavors. All are made in their facility that is gluten-free and free of the top 10 allergens (including sulphites). They use organic ingredients, and have several Certified Organic products in the mix, too. My family had a chance to sample some of these sweet treats, and so did Leah. I’ve included tasting notes from all of us below. The photos included here are from Surf Sweets.
Tasting Notes for Surf Sweets Gummy Candy
Overall, we were seriously impressed with these sweets. I especially loved that Surf Sweets Gummy Candy puts a healthier twist on these sugary snacks with simple real ingredients.
The Gummy Bears taste just like, well, gummy bears. Each bear is full of real fruit juice and you can really taste it! Not to mention, they have 100% of your daily recommended Vitamin C. Sweet treats with benefits – I’m in. These are not vegan, but they do offer sugared Organic Fruity Bears, which are.
The Sour Berry Bears and Sour Worms are vegan, and are not quite as sour as the usual Sour Patch Kid-type treat. Two of my children don’t like sour candies and they liked these. The third child wished they were a bit more sour. These sour gummy candies have a firmer consistency, like those candy citrus slices your great-aunt always gave you when you visited her.
Leah also gave the sour worms a try:
After eyeing Surf Sweets Gummy Candy at the store for ages, picking them and putting them back over and over, finally I bought myself a bag of the Sour Worms. It took me so long to finally do it because vegan gummies are pretty rare so I figured they must be hard or impossible to make. I assumed they would just be all wrong. I’m so happy I did too because they’re SO good!
They’re just the right amount of sour and sweet and have a really good chew to them. It’s not quite as chewy as I remember gelatin-based sour worms being, but I was really okay with that. I found that the grapefruit flavor stood out the most out of all the worms and again, I was okay with that. Also I happily discovered that I was completely content just having one or two worms at a time when my sweet tooth hit.
The jelly beans are the consistency of regular jelly beans, with really fresh fruit flavors. We loved how much variety of flavor there was in the bag. These are all naturally flavored, colored with organic fruit juice, and vegetarian, but not vegan.
Leah gave these vibrant pink, sugar-coated vegan gummies a try:
Again, I was really impressed. I’ve never been a fan of fresh watermelon (weird, I know), but I always found artificial watermelon flavor pleasant (even weirder, yep) and these had the perfect artificial watermelon flavor that brought me back to my childhood. I would definitely buy again.
The Facts on Surf Sweets Gummy Candy
Price: $1.99 per 2.75-ounce bag
Certifications: Surf Sweets Gummy Candy is Certified Gluten Free. Some varieties are Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Surf Sweets Gummy Candy is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. They also offer several vegan varieties. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Surf Sweets website at surfsweets.com
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Delightful sweet treats
These allergy friendly gummy treats were a hit with kids and adults alike! Not only did we love the sweet candy treats, we loved what was in them even more. These candies are flavored with organic fruit juices, sweetened with organic tapioca syrup, and contain no artificial ingredients. They make for a delightful sweet treat and are definitely a little healthier!