Yummy Earth: Nixing Negative Candy Connotations
When I was a kid, my mother's stash of (what she considered) "candy" ranged from carob-covered rice cakes to oatmeal plum & raisin bars (dubbed "poop bars" by my younger siblings) to a tiny box of Sunmaid raisins. There were some Glenny's lollipops in the mix, but they were far from "yummy". I made a promise to myself when I was a little girl that I would never subject my children to the sort of candy-withdrawal I felt as a kid... I was always stuffing birthday party candy in my pockets, and hoarding the cupcakes because who knew when the next time I'd meet sugar would be? (Sorry Mother! I do understand you though...)
Well, thank God I live in a time where markets are filled with heaps of goodies that are made of goodness! I discovered Yummy Earth Organic candies when I was pregnant with Freida. It seemed that every baby boutique we frequented had a bucket of Yummy Earth pops at the checkout counter (after snagging a few at a time - I was hooked). Now we go through bags of these natural and truly delicious "Poppies" (Frieda named them that, and it stuck); I always have one of their pop pouches in my bag (I refill it on demand - it's the perfect public-meltdown-prevention tactic), the play-daters go directly to our pantry in search of Tooberry Blueberry or Strawberry Smash (Freida already knows to pluck out a "white one for mommy" - Sour Apple Tart), and even the adults can't seem to pass up a round of Yummy Earth suckers!
Invented by two Daddies looking for some sort of healthy candy for their children to consume guilt-free, this line of lollipops and candy drops are made from only the most natural and organic ingredients - including the flavors and colors! There's a tag-line on all the bags, "The best lollipop I've ever tasted!", and it is so damn straight!
P.S. We snag bags of the Vitamin C variety at Marshalls - $5 for 50 pops!
You can find out more about the making of these wonderfully succulent candies here: