Surf Sweets are free of the ten most common allergens, listed below. Our products do not contain these allergens in the ingredients and are packaged in a facility free of any cross contamination.
Surf Sweets products are made with natural colors and flavors, organic fruit juice and sweeteners, and provide you with your daily allowance of Vitamin C. We are also one of the only candies made without corn syrup.
Our products have different attributes and certifications. We have put together a chart to show which attributes each product contains. To view the chart, please click here.
We use a number of natural flavors to make our candies taste delicious! All of our natural flavors are organic compliant and do not contain synthetics, GMOs and are not irradiated. For example, we use fruit extracts like orange oil to make the natural orange flavor. The natural flavors do not contain MSG or any of the eight most common allergens.
Here is a complete listing of the natural flavors used in our products:
Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Jelly Beans, Fruity Bears & Sour Worms: Cherry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange and Strawberry.
Fruity Hearts: Cherry and Watermelon.
Sour Berry Bears: Sour Cherry, Black Raspberry and Strawberry.
Gummy Swirls: Cherry, Orange and Strawberry.
Spring Mix Jelly Beans: Tropical Punch (Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Banana, Orange & Cherry), Pineapple, Mixed Berry (Plum, Strawberry, Blackberry, & Raspberry), Lemonaid, Tangerine, and Watermelon.
Spooky Spiders: Blueberry, Cherry, Lime and Tangerine
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.
Yes, all of our products are both gluten-free and casein-free. Casein is the protein found in dairy.
Yes, all of our products do not contain nuts and are produced and packaged in a facility free of nuts.
All of our candies are produced in molds made out of corn starch and, therefore, our candies may contain trace amounts of corn starch. In addition, some of our natural flavors are made 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.
Carnauba wax is an extremely useful natural renewable resource used as a coating for some of our candies. It is harvested from the leaves of the Carnauba palm which is only grown in certain regions of Brazil. It should not be confused with palm oil palms grown in Southeast Asia.
The wax is harvested following traditional procedures. Palm leaves are cut and dried in the sun. The wax is then obtained from a film powder that coats the leaves. After cutting, the trees then continue to grow new leaves until the next harvest. The process does not damage the trees and the use of carnauba wax creates an economic incentive to keep these trees standing.
No, our products are produced in a facility free of: wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, tree nuts, nuts, fish, and shellfish.
Yes, Our products are both produced and packaged in the United States.
Yes, Surf Sweets are Stage 2 Feingold approved. You can learn more about the Feingold diet at http://www.feingold.org
Seven of our products are Vegetarian (Fruity Bears, Gummy Swirls, Jelly Beans, Sour Berry Bears,Sour Worms, Fruity Hearts and Spring Mix Jelly Beans). Our Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms and Spooky Spiders contain gelatin so they are not vegetarian.
Seven of our products are Vegan (Fruity Bears, Gummy Swirls, Sour Berry Bears, Sour Worms, Fruity Hearts, Peach Fruit Rings and Watermelon Fruit Rings ).