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13 March 2009

Ending the Week on a Sweet Note

The other day, I wrote about Surf Sweets, the mysterious candy I keep hearing about but hadn't had a chance to try. I am happy to report that I have tried all of the varieties of Surf Sweets and I get it now. They are really excellent gummy candies. Surf Sweets manufactures gummy worms, gummy swirls, jelly beans, gummy bears, fruity bears, and sour worms. My gummy tasting assistants--ages 5 and 8--and I loved all of them. My personal favorite was the gummy swirls, but the boys liked the gummy and fruity bears best of all. They taste fantastic--sweet and truly fruity, with real fruit flavors--and have a fun texture. Surf Sweets are small and very tasty, so there is the undeniable temptation to take a generous handful and just keep on eating. Plan ahead--once you open a bag, you probably will have to finish it right away!

I wrote to Surf Sweets and received quick and helpful responses from Bert Cohen, the owner. I had lamented that I couldn't find Surf Sweets nearby and Bert kindly told me where I might purchase them. Come to find out, I don't have to travel too far to find them. They just aren't at my usual stops, but I can assure you I will make a special trip to one of the other stores just to get Surf Sweets. They're that good. One other thing about Surf Sweets--the owner was one of the founders of Enjoy Life Food, so you can be sure they are very food allergy aware.

Surf Sweets are great tasting and food allergy friendly candies. They're gluten-free, casein-free, peanut-free and are manufactured in a facility free of the eight most common food allergens. They also do not contain sunflower, poppy or sesame seeds. The manufacturing facility does use organic sunflower oil. If you haven't tried them, you really should!
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