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January 16, 2013

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GIN GINS

by Anne Paddock

For a chewy, not too sweet and just a tad spicy adult candy, consider Gin Gins – a new type of candy that is natural, stimulating and deliciously different. Touted as “a soothing travel treat” because of ginger’s queasy-quelling properties, Gin Gins are used by many to fight off nausea while flying, boating, or driving on a winding, bumpy road. But, Gin Gins are more than a travel aid; they are a refreshing chewy candy that brings warmth and the good flavor of ginger to your senses.

Gin Gins are made by The Ginger People, a company based out of Australia and the United States (California) with the Gin Gins manufactured in Indonesia. The original Gin Gins are made with three ingredients:  cane sugar, ginger, and tapioca starch. Gluten-free, fat-free, and vegan, Gin Gins contain 20 calories each. Each individual Gin Gin piece is 6 grams and comes individually wrapped making them convenient to take along in your pocket, a purse, or backpack.

bulkcandyweb_abes_1_2-1The Ginger People make 4 chewy flavored varieties of Gin Gins:

Spicy Apple: Contains cane sugar, ginger, tapioca starch, natural apple flavor, cinnamon oil, and allspice oil.

Peanut: Contains cane sugar, peanuts, ginger, and tapioca starch.

Hot Coffee:  Contains cane sugar, ginger, tapioca starch, Arabica coffee, and natural robusta coffee extract.

Ginger Spice: Contains cane sugar, tapioca syrup, ginger juice, pectin, citric acid, freeze-dried ginger, sodium citrate, and turmeric.

542568_608356739179763_1958711306_nGin Gins come in 2-ounce travel sized boxes (approximately 10 pieces individually wrapped) that sell for about $2 per box or 12 boxes for $17, 3-ounce pouches (approximately 15 pieces individually wrapped) that retail for about $3 or 6 pouches for $17, 4.5 ounce boxes (20 pieces individually wrapped) that sell for $4 per box, a 5-pound bag that costs about $30 or an 11-pound bag for about $63 through Abe’s Market, an on-line retailer of natural foods.  Gin Gins can also be purchased on-line through www.amazon.com and www.vitacost.com and can be found at Whole Foods and fine food stores nationwide.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jan 16 2013

    In the Philippines, ginger tea is believed to help improve someone’s singing. I guess it’s the throat-soothing quality of ginger. I wonder if ginger candy offers that same benefit. 🙂 Either way, sounds yummy!

  2. Jan 16 2013

    Another reason to try Gin Gins! Thanks.

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