Surf Sweets Vegan Gummy Candies

31st March 2013

I have always spotted these Surf Sweets gummy candies near the cash registers at my local markets and stores. For me, these are my guiltless sweet treats because they are corn syrup-free and natural made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners. Some of the Surf Sweets gummy candies are vegan, but all ingredients are natural and organic. They are also GMO-free and gluten-free.

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Surf Sweets Vegan Gummy Candies

• Sour Worms
• Fruity Bears
• Gummy Swirls
• Sour Berry Bears (also in 0.9 oz pack)
• Fruity Hearts

The Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms and Spooky Spiders are not vegan due to the ingredient, gelatin.

Surf Sweets also carry TruJoy Sweets Organic candy canes that are also vegan. You can check out my review here.

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about

Made in Illinois, “TruSweets, LLC, is a socially responsible company dedicated to creating delicious sweet snack brands that are natural and organic.” (TruSweets.com) TruSweets, LLC owns and operates two brands: TruSweets, organic candy canes, and Surf Sweets, a brand of natural gummy candies and jelly beans.

All of their products are made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners and contain no corn syrup, and GMO-free. They are also dairy-free and casein-free. Surf Sweets (also TruSweets, LLC) will donate a minimum of 1% of the sales from their products to a number of organizations that support environmental causes, including Climate Cycle, Healthy Child Healthy World and EcoMom Alliance.

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Sour Worms, Fruity Bears, Gummy Swirls, Sour Berry Bears (also in 0.9 oz pack) and Fruity Hearts are all vegan. Please note some of Surf Sweets products are not all vegan such as the Gummy Worms, Gummy Bears and Spooky Spiders due to the ingredient, gelatin.

where to buy

Surf Sweets candies are available at the following stores, via Amazon.com, or some online retailers.

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Here are the Surf Sweets Vegan Gummy Candies that I received:

• Sour Worms
• Sour Berry Bears (also in 0.9 oz pack)
• Fruity Bears
• Gummy Swirls
• Fruity Hearts

All gummy candies have the same texture, but physically different. They almost have the same flavor and consistency.

sour worms

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This is my favorite one. These worms vary in colors, but with similiar flavor like the sour gummy bears. According to the website, they come in natural flavors: cherry, grapefruit, grape, lemon, strawberry and orange. The fruity grape flavor is very dominant in these worms. They are not as tough as the artificial gummy worms I had, but with soft and natural taste. The worms are slightly tangy and sweet. Surf Sweets also carry original gummy worms, but they are not vegan. The sour worms are vegan and 90% organic. The pack (2.75 oz) of these sour worms is great for a couple or two to share. I could not finish it off alone.

Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Citric Acid, Pectin, Organic Grape Juice concentrate, sodium citrate, ascorbic acid, colors added (black carrot juice concentrate, turmeric, annatto), natural flavor.

(90% Organic) | Net Wt: 2.75 oz (78 g)

sour berry bears (also come in 0.9 oz. snack-size)

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The flavors are sour cherry, strawberry and black raspberry, but they taste more like the sour worms I had with a bit of berry infused grape juice flavors. They also come in 0.9 oz. snack pack, which is pretty good portion for one person. The colors are mostly red and dark watermelon-looking. The ingredients are 90% organic just like the sour worms.

Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Malic Acid, Asorbic Acid, Colors Added (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavors.

(90% Organic) | Net Wt: 2.75 oz (78 g) and 0.9 oz (small snack pack)

fruity bears

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The flavors are cherry, grapefruit, grape, lemon, strawberry and orange. The fruity bears are similar in flavor and texture to sour berry bears without the tangy flavor. They come in more colors such as dark red, light pink, orange, yellow and pale yellow. The ingredients are 95% organic.

Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Colors Added (including Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Turmeric, Annatto), Natural Flavors

(95% Organic) | Net Wt: 2.75 oz (78 g)

Gummy Swirls

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These pastel-colored gum-drop gummy swirls come in three different flavors: cherry, strawberry and orange. The swirls remind me of cute mushroom tops with swirls. The gummy swirls include a 100% vitamin C and calcium per serving, plus they are only 87% organic. The flavors are milder than the others. They are not as sweet and sour or tangy as the sour worms or bears, but they appear different than the rest of these vegan Surf Sweets gummy candies. The gummy swirls are gluten-free and made in a nut-free facility.

Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Tricalcium Phosphate, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Color Added (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Turmeric, Annatto), Natural Flavors

(87% Organic) | Net Wt: 2.75 oz (78 g)

fruity hearts

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The packaging is pretty cute. These natural heart-shaped gummy candies are fruity, sweet and come in two flavors, cherry and watermelon. I prefer watermelon over cherry. The ingredients are 95% organic just like the Fruity Bears. The Fruity Bears and Fruity Hearts are both 95% organic.

Ingredients
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Color Added (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavors.

(95% Organic) | Net Wt: 2.75 oz (78 g)

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Disclosure: Samples were kindly provided to us for review. All reviews are our own personal opinions, we have not been compensated to provide any feedback positive or otherwise.

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