I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Easter.
Braden learned what often happens to the gluten-free/food-allergic community at holidays: sometimes, holidays suck. Â He was gone for half of the weekend, which included an egg hunt full of Whoppers, and nothing else. Â Not gluten-free. Â Most unfortunately, it was with people that should have known better/cared more.
Fortunately for him, Mom is a sucker for “making up” for these types of things. Â It involved no-bake
Surf Sweets candies are made with organic fruit juice and natural flavors and colors, have no corn syrup or GMOs, and are gluten-free and vegetarian.
We first tried the Sour Berry Bears, which have a yummy mix of sweet and sour. Â I said they have just a little pucker to which Braden countered, “Pucker? What do you mean? Oh, I’m used to eating lemons and you’re not.”
The Jelly Beans have a thick candy shell and are slightly grainy inside, but it makes it interesting (no corn syrup!). Â The dark pink ones are my favorite. Â Braden gives them a thumbs up. Â He loves (like you don’t even know) Surf Sweets, because for almost two years he was off of corn, and they were fun treats that he could eat!
Watermelon Rings: “Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet,” announces Braden. Â While they don’t quite meet his watermelon flavor standards (but no candy does), we are both quite fond of them. Oooh, great movie theater hidden-in-your-pocket candy! Â Peach Rings have that sort of classic flavor that you want to take to the movies, too.
Gummy Worms have a delightful chew and a pleasant non-shocking sweet flavor. Â They are fun to play with even for adults (who wants to make mud cups?). Â Braden says “they’re just like any other gummy worm, which is the best thing about them.”
Organic Fruity Bears are sweet bears covered in more sweet. Â Martin joined in to say they’re sweet, taste good, and are chewy.
The Sour Worms have a mild sourness. Martin says “I think they could be sour-er.” Â Braden added that “the gummy part is sour and the outside is sweet. Â That doesn’t make sense.” Â They are having a good time feeding worms to each other like they are fishing and really enjoying their worms, even if they “don’t make sense.” Â Silly boys.
We also received some TruJoy Sweets Organic Fruit Chews, from the same company as Surf Sweets. Â Think of these as an organic version of Starburst-type candy. Â I had to send mine to the refrigerator because they don’t have the chemicals to hold up under the 80+ degrees upstairs. Â The pink and red ones chew a bit differently than the yellow and orange. Â I prefer the pink and red, and think they are greatÂ candies.
Next time you’re looking for a healthier (or vegan or nut-free) candy, check out Surf Sweets.