While I am guilty of having a sweet tooth, I do try to make smart choices when indulging in treats, especially candy. I've made it a rule to stay away from anything with high fructose corn syrup which immediately eliminates most brands of candy, until I stumbled upon Surf Sweets last year in Whole Foods.
Surf Sweets candies are gluten free, nut-free, soy-free, GMO-free, casein free, organic, and allergy friendly (free of the most common food allergens including wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish)! All Surf Sweets candy is produced and packaged in a dedicated nut-free facility (thank you!), and there are even six candies flavors that are vegan.
I was lucky enough to speak with the President and Owner of Surf Sweets, Bert Cohen, about sourcing allergen-free ingredients, what Surf Sweets does to give back to the environment, how new candy flavors are dreamed up, and more! As a bonus for my readers, I'm also giving away a goodie box of Surf Sweets candy. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more information. Read more here.