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Organic Candies for a Happy Halloween!by Liz Kolsky
Here is an interesting fact; according to Nielsen Research approximately 598 million pounds of candy are bought in the US during the Halloween season. Now that’s a lot of candy! Greenopia, in its mission to educate consumers, has recently updated their “Greenest Candy Maker Ratings” just in the nick of time! Because if you’re like me, one of the purchasers of all that candy, you can easily get spooked when trying to make the “greener” choice this Halloween!
For chocolate lovers,Theo Chocolate and Endangered Species Chocolate lead the pack in earning 4 out of 4 leafs. This year Endangered Species Chocolate is offeringbite-sized, individually wrapped, all-natural chocolate treats available in bulk-perfect for Halloween distribution. YummyEarth, a Greenopia 3 leafer, is offering Organic Lollipops and Organic Gummy Bears for Halloween. They are sold in family size bags that are very popular and selling out fast! Cadbury, (the only major candy company to earn any leafs) earned 2 –up from last year. Their score increased due to their committed effort to environmental sourcing of 50% of their chocolate. “We were surprised about the lack of environmental progress and transparency by some of the top brands,” said Doug Mazeffa, Greenopia’s Research Director, “The major brand who stood out in a positive way was Cadbury.” Alas, while the other big brand candy companies like Mars, Nestle and Hershey's have made improvements, they have not made the same commitment to sourcing as Cadbury and ultimately just fell short of achieving a one-leaf score in Greenopia's Rating. So this year, when facing the dangers of buying candy for Halloween, keep some of Greenopia’s Picks in your goody bag.
Greenopia's Candy Picks:
CHOCOLATE HALLOWEEN TREATS - Endangered Species Chocolate - All natural chocolate treats, available in bulk (144ct) and in a variety of flavors, gluten-free and kosher.
BUG BITES- Endangered Species Chocolate-Each chocolate square contains a fun and educational insect trading card.
ORGANIC GUMMY BEARS - YummyEarth - Less than 90 calories and a full 100% Vitamin C per .9oz snack pack. Comes in Pomegranate Pucker, Sour Apple Tart, and Strawberry Smash.
ORGANIC HALLOWEEN LOLIPOPS - YummyEarth - 60 pops to a variety bag. Flavors include: Pomegranate Pucker, Too Berry Blueberry, Mango Tango, Strawberry Smash, Googly Grape, Very Very Cherry, Sour Apple Tart, Wet Face Watermelon
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|Name: Great Post||Date: 10/8/2010 4:33:55 PM|
|My son has a rare intestinal disorder and has limited ability to eat most candy on Halloween. we are an all organic/natural family because of him. We love Yummy Earth!! Thanks for the other info too. -Heather www.brainybistro.wordpress.com|
|Name: Natalie Rand||Date: 10/8/2010 4:32:17 PM|
|Thanks for the quick tip. What I love about Yummy Earth is that, not only are they greener than most, they are actually healthier than most with the organics and natural products to produce candy - rather than all those nasty chemicals!|