Surf Sweets is allergy friendly candy that’s full of flavor. They are made with the highest quality ingredients including organic fruit juice and sweeteners. Our allergy friendly candy is free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and the top ten allergens. We are happy to create delicious treats that you can feel safe giving your children. Since we are an allergy friendly candy, we are the top choice for safe treats to bring to your child’s school, pass out for Halloween or share with a friend. Surf Sweets ranks on many top lists for allergy-friendly candy, such as Red Tricycle. Check out KFA’s blog about allergy friendly candy for Easter! We were also featured in Allergic Living!
What makes Surf Sweets allergy friendly?
All Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites.
Are your products completely gluten-free?
Yes, our products are both manufactured without wheat and made in a facility that is free of wheat, making them suitable for people with celiac disease or following a gluten-free diet. (Note: we do random testing on finished product down to 5PPM for gluten and have never had a positive test result.)
Are your products nut-free?
Yes, our products are both made and packaged in a facility free of peanuts and tree nuts, making them completely nut-free.
Are your products dairy-free? Are they casein-free too?
Yes, all of our products are both dairy-free and casein-free. Casein is the protein that is found in dairy products. Surf Sweets candies are made and packaged in a dairy- and casein-free facility so they are appropriate for anyone with dairy allergies/sensitivities and anyone following a gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet.
Are your products corn-free?
Our candies are produced in molds made out of corn starch and therefore, may contain trace amounts of corn starch. In addition, some of our natural flavors are diluted with corn alcohol. While corn starch and corn alcohol do not contain corn protein, we understand that everyone has different levels of sensitivity to corn. We encourage everyone to talk with their doctor and to make their own decisions about what foods are (or are not) safe for them to eat.
Are your products produced and/or packaged in a facility with other common allergens?
No. Our products are produced in a facility free of: wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites.
What is unique about Surf Sweets?
• Surf Sweets are made with natural colors and flavors
• Surf Sweets are made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners*
• Surf Sweets are fortified with your daily allowance of Vitamin C
• Surf Sweets are one of the only candies made without corn syrup
• Surf Sweets are produced in a facility free of the ten most common allergens including nuts
• Surf Sweets are Feingold approved
*This means the fruit juice and sweeteners have not been exposed to chemical pesticides and fertilizers like many other candies that contain conventional fruit juice.
Why should I be concerned about artificial colors?
A recent study completed by the British medical journal The Lancet, showed that artificial colors and preservatives increased hyperactivity and decreased attention span in a wide range of children with and without learning disabilities. A number of food and candy manufacturers in Europe are now removing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their products. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a position paper which suggested removing artificial colors and preservatives from the diets of children experiencing ADHD behaviors (http://www.feingold.org/aap.html). Artificial colors are primarily coal-tar derivatives made from chemical compounds which are made when coal is distilled.