Easter is around the corner – and with it, another holiday that fills our kids up full of sugar and toxic treats. But your child’s Easter basket doesn’t need to full of toxic and unclean goodies – nor does it strictly need to be filled with fruit! Today, there is now more GMO-free candy for Easter than ever, so you can buy clean candy and healthy snacks for kids. Ready to learn more? Here is a list of goodies that are all GMO-free.
What’s an Easter basket without chocolate goodies? Between allergies, GMO’s and unsafe dairy, this can be tricky. Here are chocolate brands you can feel safe about adding to your child’s Easter basket:
This brand got it’s fame from replacing all your childhood favorites with cleaner ingredients. Unreal Candy is delicious and blindfolded, it’s tastes as good – if not better – than the brands you remember. They use grass-fed dairy, are gluten-free and contain no corn syrup or artificial stuff. Better yet, they meet Low Glycemic Index standards , averaging 40% less sugar than mainstream brands so you can feel safe giving your children these chocolates.
For those of you who have children who can’t eat dairy, this the option for you. Best known for baking and cookies, this brand makes a clean candy! Free of soy, dairy, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg and shellfish, the only thing that’s not missing is the taste. Their boom CHOCO boom bars are made with rice milk – and they taste just like the real thing! Comes in “Milk” Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Crunch. Click on the print and save coupon at their site to save now.
GMO-Free Fruit Treats
Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks:
If your child likes gummy candies, these bunnies are perfect for Easter! These treats are vegan, gelatin-free, gluten-free and contain no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. They are also certified organic and pack 100% daily value of Vitamin C making them a healthy option for your kids! Annie’s works with trusted suppliers to source only Non-GMO ingredients for their products.
Round out your shopping list of GMO-free Easter candy with Surf Sweets. Free of glutens, dairy, and nuts, this brand features classic candies perfect for any basket: Gummy Swirls, Organic Fruity Bears and Hearts, Organic Watermelon and Peach Rings, Sour Worms, and finally, what Easter basket would be complete without Organic Jelly Beans? Join their community to get coupons, recipes and updates! Surf Sweets also donates 1% of all sales to great causes like Sustainable Surf, Climate Cycle, Healthy Child Healthy World and EcoMom Alliance.
GMO Free Gum
Be sure to fill your basket with Glee Gum. Glee Gum contains no artificial flavors, colors (like Blue 2 Lake or Red 40), sweeteners (like Aspartame or Acesulfame K), preservatives (like BHT), or genetically modified ingredients – and it’s the only Non-GMO Project Verified gum. Six flavors are sweetened with Fair Trade cane sugar and brown rice syrup, while 3 flavors of sugar-free Glee use 100% xylitol from American birch and beech trees for added dental benefits and giving you another low glycemic option. It’s just 5 calories a serving! Here’s an exclusive discount code for Mamavation readers: Enjoy 15% off everything at GleeGum.com, now through April 15th, 2014 with Promo Code: MVA14G15. (Enter discount codes in the lower left of your shopping cart on GleeGum.com. This promotion is exclusively available on web sales. Offer ends 5/15/14 at 11:59 pm ET. )
Where to Buy GMO-Free Candy for Easter
Now that’s a lot of cleaner treats for kids to choose from! If it seems overwhelming, you’re right. Just stopping by the candy section of your health food store can easily cost you an hour or more, and empty your wallet at the same time. Here are some great options for buying all your treats in one place.
Natural Candy Store
This shop has all your alternative candy options in one place – online. You can select by any variety of diet, but now Natural Candy Store features s “Special Diets Advanced Search,” where can search by GMO-free candy- certified or not certified. They even carry Allergy-Friendly Easter Baskets all ready to go!
The Sweet Kit
If you’d like to be more creative and design your own Easter basket, check out The Sweet Kit website. They sell everything you need in one kit and a portion of every purchase goes to LabelGMOs, an organization dedicated to GMO labeling in California. They offer an array of Easter kits to build your Easter basket, including an organic chocolate Easter bunny and a variety of clean candy options from the brands listed here, like jellybeans, lollipops and marshmallow candies. All you need to do is order a kit and put together your own basket.
Kids don’t have to miss out on treat this holiday just because they are eating clean. Brands like these provide your child plenty of GMO-free candy for their Easter basket. Nothing could be sweeter!