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Monday, June 11, 2012

ANGRY BIRDS Fruit Gummies - This Nut-free & Gluten-free Option Will Delight Many

As I pack up our bags to go on a plane trip, I always have a few treats to enjoy along the way.  Besides the crackers, salami, grapes and snack bars, I grab a surprise or two.  Today I found some that my kids are already dying to tear open and indulge!

They state on their packaging that they are NUT-FREE and GLUTEN-FREE.  According to their ingredient list, they also appear to be milk-free and egg-free!  Quadruple SCORE!!



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ANGRY BIRDS Fruit Gummies, distributed by Healthy Food Brands, Commack, NY  11725.



Ingredients include:  SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE, GELATIN, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, FD&C RED 40, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, BLUE 1, RED 3, CARNAUBA WAX.

It also states on the packaging:



  • Made with Real Juice
  • Natural & Artificial Flavors
  • FAT FREE

I realize that the 'artificial' and 'natural' flavorings may be a worry to some, so only you can decide whether this product is a good choice for your home.

So, maybe they aren't the healthiest snack out there!  But sometimes it's a great deal of fun to surprise our kids who can't enjoy so many other treats.  


And since I have two HUGE Angry Bird fans, I get to be 'the best mom in the world' for a day~


2 comments:

  1. I can relate to your excited of finding treats that fall within the "safe" criteria. I too have a child with severe peanut/treenut allergies. One concern I have is there is tons of literature out there on the negative affects of dyes in our foods especially with children that already battle food allergies. I was unaware until someone began to educate me. I would like to forward the information I stumbled across onto you...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixyrCNVVGA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Wh3uq1yTc&feature=relmfu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss&feature=relmfu

    Some safe alternatives to traditional candy that have no dyes and are organic:

    http://yummyearth.com/

    http://www.surfsweets.com/

    http://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/organic-candy

    Please feel free to visit my blog. I have many more resources out there.

    Take care,
    http://journey4acure.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the information. I know there is a huge concern about dyes and I completely understand. It's great to have people like yourself also educating others about the 'junk' in our foods, especially our processed foods. I will be glad to direct people to your blog, especially considering all the great info you have. Between so many of us offering great info, hopefully we can make life easier and 'safer' for others! Daniella

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