Little Reviews: Surf Sweets

Finding wholesome, safe, and tasty treats for a family with dietary restrictions can be an exhausting endeavor.  I know firsthand how simple shopping trips turn into major reading sessions as I pore over food labels and double-check ingredient lists.  Even when I am super careful, I sometimes come home with a snack or treat that everyone can’t enjoy.  Or worse yet—I find something that sounds delicious and meets my family’s ingredient criteria, but no one in the house likes it.

Image from Surf Sweets Organic Gummy Candy on Facebook
Image from Surf Sweets Organic Gummy Candy on Facebook

Surf Sweets understands and values the importance of providing wholesome, delicious, additive-free treats that are also free of the Top 10 Food Allergens.  And the products taste delicious. This really sounds too good to be true.  But it IS true: Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the ten most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame, and sulfites.

Surf Sweets are also certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. All Surf Sweet products are made without wheat and manufactured in a facility that is free of wheat. This means the candy is okay to eat by those with celiac disease or people who follow a gluten-free diet.

Kids enjoying Surf Sweets during the Little Lake County Playground Tour 2015
Kids enjoying Surf Sweets during the Little Lake County Playground Tour 2015

But really, these sweet treats are perfect for anyone who wants to serve their family sweets that contain real food ingredients and are not laden with artificial colors or flavors, or high fructose corn syrup.  My children and I recently sampled the gummy bears and jelly beans, and we all loved them.  They were so good that I had to hide a few packages in the glove box of my minivan so that we would have a few left to do a second round of tastings. Sadly, they were all gone by the time my husband arrived home from work.

Both of my children think Surf Sweets are delicious, and that the products taste as good, if not better than conventional candy. The fruit flavors of the jelly beans are outstanding. Even adults think so.

The Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans taste like fruit instead of crystallized sugar

according to Little Lake County’s very own Mom-in-Charge, Melissa Haak.

The gummy bears are equally as delicious, with a nice, soft texture.  I will definitely buy these candies to have on hand at home and to serve when other children visit. It is really nice to have a product that is both organic and safe for many children with allergies, that is readily available in the grocery store.

Surf Sweets on the Little Lake County Playground Tour 2015 - L. Thomas | | 2015
Surf Sweets on the Little Lake County Playground Tour 2015 – L. Thomas | | 2015

Surf Sweets are also perfect for use in classroom parties, as they are completely nut-free, gluten free and do not contain any of the most common food allergens.  I would not hesitate to add Surf Sweets to party treat bags or use them in holiday stockings or treat baskets. They are also a nice option for the occasional after school treat, or for stashing in the travel bag for long trips.

{Editor’s Note: Surf Sweets is headquartered in Wheeling, so when you purchase Surf Sweets, you are also supporting local business!}

Look for Surf Sweets at local Lake County grocery stores such as Mariano’s, Sunset Foods, and Heinen’s. Use the Surf Sweets store locator to find a retailer near you. If your children like candy as much as mine do, they won’t be disappointed in Surf Sweets organic candy. And you’ll be happy, too, knowing that they are eating candy made with real, organic ingredients.

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You can sample Surf Sweets Gummy Bears on the final date of our Little Lake County Playground Tour brought to you by Great Lakes Credit Union.

Little Lake County Playground Tour

Little Lake County Playground Tour Stop #5: Cook Park
600 North Main Street, Wauconda
Wauconda Park District
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Grand Finale!

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Disclosure: Surf Sweets is the Official Snack Sponsor of the Little Lake County Playground Tour 2015 supplying samples of their organic gummy candy at each playdate event.  The writer received complimentary product samples to facilitate her review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions belong to the writer.

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Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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