Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Basket Rescue: Organic Candy


It is easy to succumb to the commercialization of Easter-- the push of Marshmallow Peeps and all the standard candy coming in Easter themed wrappers and shapes.



But you can make a choice. A choice to give your kids less chemical laden candy. Less artificial food dyes and flavorings.


Many of the candies I suggest are available at higher end grocery stores which contain an Organic Section. Wegmans and Whole Foods are especially helpful here. You can also order many organic candies online. Amazon carries a wide range. There is also Pure Fun with a wide selection.





Green and Blacks Chocolates are wonderful and offer large bar like chocolates. Godiva is almost all natural on their basic chocolates. Yummy Earth makes the yummiest organic lollipops.

There are organic gummy bears and m & m like candies. Seek them out. Avoid the toxic food colorings and flavorings such as vanillin. Most of us don't want our kids feasting on candy, but for those special times like Easter, at least it could be natural.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just researching this yesterday. The first "organic" candy website had all their Easter candy sold out - which is not good for me but is encouraging to think others are being more selective this year! Now onward with my quest to find the right candy for our Easter bunny to bring... :)TGHS

ellie on March 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM said...

My son is not a big candy eater. He would rather the easter bunny bring him a junie b jones book. My daughter's however love candy. The easter bunny will def. be bringing them healthier candy this year.

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