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January 16, 2013



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 and and can be found at Whole Foods and fine food stores nationwide.

  1. Jan 16 2013

    Another reason to try Gin Gins! Thanks.

  2. 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!

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