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June 9, 2013

Torie and Howard Organic Hard Candy

by Anne Paddock
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Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies are sophisticated sweets that taste of fresh fruit picked from an orchard so it’s not surprising to learn these candies are crafted from all natural ingredients with no additives, artificial flavors or colors. Certified organic by the USDA, Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy comes in four luscious flavors – Blood Orange and Honey, Pomegranate and Nectarine, Pink Grapefruit and Tupelo Honey, and D’anjou Pear and Cinnamon.

Each hard candy is  made of organic sugar, organic rice syrup, citric acid and natural flavors ( the essence or extract derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice..).  With the exception of the D’anjou Pear and Cinnamon flavor which has no natural coloring added), the candies are colored with red cabbage, purple carrots, organic black carrots, organic black currants organic apples, and annatto.

DSC_0051Each hard candy is about 3 grams (the size of a dime if it was inflated) and has 12 calories. Individually wrapped, each hard candy has a distinctive sweet flavor with no dry aftertaste from artificial sweeteners that hard candies so often have.  Unwrap the candy and enjoy the flavor of naturally sweetened fruit transformed into a candy treat.

food019_1337824082The candies are packaged in beautifully decorated 2 ounce tins (approximately 19 pieces of candy per tin) or in 5 pound bags (152 pieces per pound or 760 pieces) of assorted or single flavored pieces. The 2-ounce tins sell for $2.99 – $5 (or about 17-26 cents per piece) depending on the retailer, and the 5-pound bulk box of individually wrapped candies is $54.99 (which equates to $11 per pound or 7 cents per piece).

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy can be purchased on-line directly through the company website or through ww.vitacost.com. The tins are also available at some Whole Foods and fine stores throughout the country. See the company website – www.torieandhoward.com for more information.

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