Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Second Annual Natural Parents Network Gift Guide and Giveaway (YumEarth Organics (ARV: $15)) (12/6, 26 winners, Us only, ARV: $2587.26)

Second Annual NPN Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway (12/6, 24 winners, US only ARV $2587.26)

My husband walked in the door, rattling a small box. “What this?” he asked. “YumEarth Organics?”

“Oh, good,” I said, looking up from my computer. “The candy for the product review came. I need you and the kids to taste test it with me.”
“Candy!” shrieked the kids, running into the kitchen.


YumEarth is an organic candy company, born out of the creators desire to “feed our families a diet rich in delicious healthful foods free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. YumEarth tastes better because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours.”
YumEarth offers a variety of lollipops, sour beans (jelly beans), gummies, fruit snacks and drops. All their products are gluten, peanut and tree nut, and soy free; the lollipops and drops are kosher parvae. The lollipops are also diary, casein and wheat free. The lollipops, gummy bears and gummy worms are organic while the sour beans are all-natural. All of their candies are made with real fruit or vegetable extracts.


For this review, we received 2 packages of sour gummy worms (4 ounces each), sour beans, gummy bears (4 ounces each) and one package of lollipops (15 lollipops in the package). My husband, myself and our four children (including one with taste and texture issues) eagerly gathered around the table to test the candy. My husband was in charge of doling out the goodies.

First up were the sour gummy worms. They came in four flavors:     pomegranate pucker, sour apple tart, mango tango and perfectly peach.  We found that one bag was heavy in the pomegranate flavor. The flavors were clear and unadulterated by HFCS. They had just the right amount of sweetness and not terribly sour. The worms were nice and chewy. The kids found they could stretch the worms pretty far before they snapped in half!

Joe, age 9: These are awesome!
Camiile, age 7: They’re pretty good.
George, age 4.5: I like!!
 Me, to Cole, age 3: Do you like them? Cole: Yes! Me lollipop?


We tested the sour beans next. My husband thought they stuck together more than “regular” jelly beans. And they are super sour! I popped two in my mouth at once and everyone laughed at the really pucker-y face I made. Camille (7 years) tried one, bravely chewing it before she spit it out. My husband loved them and ate them by the handful. I think I know what I am putting in his stocking.

Joe: I’m not touching them!
Cami: They are SUPER SOUR!
George: Mommy, you okay? (In response to my pucker-face.)
Cole: Me lollipop?

The gummy bears were chewy, just like the worms. However, they were coated in a white dust to make sure they didn’t stick together. The kids didn’t like the white dust on their hands but that really didn’t stop them from eating the bears. You also cannot taste it. (Judging by the back of the package, we think the white dust is organic carnauba wax.) The flavors are the same as the gummy worms and are just as strong as in the worms. They are thicker and chewier than conventional gummies, which we liked.

Joe: I want more!
Camille: Me too!
George: MORE!
Cole: ME MORE!

Our final product was the lollipops: mango tango, pomegranate pucker, tooberry blueberry and wet-face watermelon. My three year old loved the lollipops. All the kids ate them but he ate four before we could stop him! I really like the wild watermelon flavor; it tasted exactly like a Jolly Rancher but I knew it didn’t have any of the artificial colors and flavorings a Jolly Rancher has. At the time of the review, Halloween was right around the corner and these would be perfect to hand out to trick or treaters. However, the stick might pose a choking hazard for younger children.

Cole: Me more lollipop?

Joseph declared that the worms were his favorite. Camille loved everything except the sour beans. George wanted more worms and bears. Cole was too busy eating his fourth lollipop to answer. My husband hid the remaining sour beans for himself and I loved both the gummy bears and the lollipops.

As a mother, I like that you can find these products on-line and at major chain stores, like Wal-greens and Target. It’s nice to be able to easily find tasty and affordable candy without artificial junk in them! I would defiantly buy the lollipops to hand out at class parties (mainly because they are so allergy friendly).

Our only complaint is that they don’t have a huge variety of flavors. Joseph suggested adding cherry and grape to the gummy flavors they offer.


Want to buy YumEarth Candy to give your loved ones a sweet treat? You can purchase the sour beans, sour worms, gummy bears and lollipops (and a few other items!) from their website, Amazon, Drugstore.com, and a variety of brick and mortar stores such as Wal-greens and Target.

For your own chance to win an variety package of YumEarth candies from YumEarth or one of the 26 huge prize packages we're giving away, come back to this post onNovember 6th when our Rafflecopter widgets will go live for your chance to enter! Or you can visit Natural Parents Network on November 6th to see and enter to win all of our fantastic prize packages at once!

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1 comment:

  1. These would be great stocking stuffers. My daughter is a candy fiend!