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Organic Candy Canes for Healthier Holidays

written by Head Health Nutter December 3, 2009

Isn’t it the best feeling when you see a child’s eyes light up as you offer them candy? If you’re health conscious, however, there’s probably a tiny part of you that cringes because you KNOW what’s in it. With organic candy, there is no guilt!

provides “Better For You Candy” to North Americans. Although sugar content is typically high in any candy, Pure Fun manufactures and distributes old-fashioned candy similar to what our parents and grandparents enjoyed as children.

Were there food allergies and intolerances back then? Maybe. But you didn’t really hear much about it.

Today, with all the synthetic ingredients found in most products, it seems like every second person has some sort of digestive or health issue!

Unlike most candy products today, Pure Fun promises their products are:

  • USDA Organic Certified (soon to be certified organic in Canada)
  • Gluten Free
  • GMO Free
  • Fair Trade
  • Kosher Pareve / Vegan
  • Dairy & Casein Free
  • Fat Free & Cholesterol Free
  • Preservative &  Pesticide Free

There’s a lot of free in that list!

Made with organic brown rice syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, natural flavours (peppermint oil) and natural colours (organic fruit juice), Pure Fun candy is ideal for children and adults who suffer from food allergies and intolerances.

For all this, plus the peace of mind you get from serving such quality, Pure Fun is asking for less than $0.40 for each large candy cane and $0.25 for two mini canes. The retail price of a box of 12 large candy canes will run you about $4 and a box of small candy canes goes for about $14 per pound. pure_Fun_organic_candy_pkg_BARRELSofFun

Now, edible tree bling is one thing but Pure Fun doesn’t stop there.  Check out their products and you might just find a couple of gift ideas in there for the health nuts on your list!

(The Root Beer Barrels are my favourite!)

You can buy Pure Fun candy at Whole Foods and other smart retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

If you’re in the U.S., look for Pure Fun candy canes at Whole Foods, Kroeger and independent natural food stores. If you’re in Toronto, try looking in your local Loblaws and Pharma Plus; and if you’re in Quebec, look for Pure Fun candy canes in Metro and Sobeys!

This holiday season, will you dress your tree up in organic candy canes?

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7 comments

Jungle Switch Plate December 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

This theme is very effective for your topic, btw. What’s the name of it?

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman December 6, 2009 at 11:23 am

I love candy canes and if the organic ones taste the same or even better then they’re the ones for me and my loved ones!

Emmanuel
Motivatorman

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Head Health Nutter December 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Oh, Emmanuel. You’re in for a treat, then, ’cause these candy canes are magical with their pure oils and natural sugar.

You won’t ever experience a chemical after taste with these babies! 🙂

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Head Health Nutter December 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

Hey Jungle Switch Plate, the them is called “Spiritual Release”. I thought it was fitting, too. 🙂

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Punta Cana Mom December 31, 2009 at 2:39 pm

This year I got a box of candy canes to decorate our tree and noticed that some of them weren’t really properly shaped. I wondered where they were made, and realized they were from China. This seemed a little extreme (like can’t they at least make candy canes close to home?). The next box I found was made in Mexico. Then I found these at Whole Foods. Made in Canada. I figured I was spending too much for simple candy canes…but they are GREAT!!!! I was quite surprised. The peppermint flavor is really pleasant, not bordering on toothpaste-taste like the others I had bought. This was my first experience with organic candy, and definitely a positive one. I think it will be hard to eat a regular one after trying these!

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Head Health Nutter January 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Happy Holidays, Punta Cana Mom!

Welcome to Live Lighter and thanks for sharing your organic candy cane story with us! And yes, they are SO worth a few extra cents (in taste & health!). 🙂

Steph

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Amalia December 8, 2016 at 8:45 am

Yeah my dad may get these at holefoods i live like 2 hours away though well its better that his gettin it at holefoods then just ordering nonorganic ones. i did see other candy canes that were organic but these sound even better. I only eat organic stuff. and im vegan. yeah CRAZY, not really..

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