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November 23, 2012

Organic Candy Canes

by Anne Paddock

Candy canes are as much a part of our holiday season as the festivities. We hang the red and white striped sweets on the tree, smash them up with a hammer to use as a topping on cookies or to make peppermint bark, and we eat them in their natural state. The refreshing peppermint taste and the nostalgic shape draws most kids (big and little) to candy canes even though most of these seasonal treats contain corn syrup, artificial colors, and flavorings. TruJoy Sweets makes an organic candy cane using natural colors and flavors to create a healthier and better tasting candy cane using only four ingredients: organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, natural peppermint flavor, and organic fruit juice.

TruJoy Organic Candy Canes contain no corn syrup and are gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and vegetarian. The canes are a natural off white color with dark pink stripes derived from the organic fruit juice (or beet juice). Each candy cane has a delightful cool peppermint taste and is as hard and crunchy as the commercial candy cane.  The 5 ounce box contains 10 candy canes that are made in Canada and distributed by TruJoy Sweets out of Wheeling, Illinois.

563329_474148535945828_1493118111_nThe candy canes can be purchased on-line at Abe’s Market for $3.99 a box with free shipping until December 31st.  The canes are also available at a variety of grocers and health food stores including Whole Foods where the boxes sell for $3.50. For a complete list of retailers that carry TruJoy Organic Candy Canes, go to the company website listed below.

TruJoy Sweets

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