Frequently Asked Questions

What makes organic candy different?
Organic candy is made without the use of artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It's also made with organic ingredients that are grown without the use of pesticides or other chemicals. This generally makes it a healthier choice for those looking for an alternative to conventional candy.

    What are benefits of eating organic candy?

    Organic candy is made without all of the harmful chemicals and pesticides that non-organic candy contains. These chemicals can be harmful to your health in a variety of ways, including increasing your risk for cancer and other diseases. Organic candy is also free of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). GMO foods have been linked to a number of health problems, including gut disorders and infertility. 

    Why does organic candy taste better than non-organic candy?

    There are a couple reasons why organic candy tastes better than non-organic candy. First, organic candy is made without the use of artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Second, organic candy is made with natural ingredients that are grown without the use of pesticides or other chemicals. Using the natural ingredients allows for tasting the true flavoring.

    How to store organic candy correctly so it lasts?

    It's best to store organic candy in a cool, dry place. For example, you can store it in your pantry or in a cabinet. Just make sure that it's not exposed to heat or moisture, which could cause the candy to spoil.

    How organic candy is made?

    High quality organic ingredients like fruit juices and purees are carefully manufactured in a way that protects them from becoming contaminated with unwanted chemicals or substances. Once the gummies are made, they are tested for quality before being packaged for sale.

    Is organic candy healthy?

    Organic candy is not always healthy. Many organic candies are made with refined sugar, which can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes. Some organic candies also contain unhealthy fats, such as palm oil. However, there are some healthy organic candies on the market made with natural sweeteners and healthy fats.

    What makes kosher candy?

    Kosher candy is candy that has been prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. This means that the candy does not contain any ingredients that are not permitted for consumption by Jews, and that it has been prepared in a way that does not violate any of the laws surrounding food preparation.

    How can you tell if candy is kosher?

    If you are unsure whether a particular type of candy is kosher, you can check the ingredients list or contact the manufacturer. Some common kosher symbols that appear on candy packaging include the 'U' within a circle (indicating that the product is certified by the Orthodox Union) or the letter "K" in a circle is a certification mark indicating Kosher products certified by OK Laboratories.

    What does "OU-P" mean?

    "OU-P" is a symbol that indicates a product is kosher. The "OU" stands for Orthodox Union, which is the world's largest and oldest kosher certifying agency. The "P" stands for pareve, which means that the product does not contain any meat or dairy ingredients.

    Are gummy bears kosher for Passover?

    Ours are! Products made with gelatin are not kosher for Passover, and gummy bears are usually one such product. Gelatin is derived from animal sources, and therefore not considered kosher. We however, produce kosher gummy bears made with vegetarian-friendly ingredients. If you're looking for a tasty treat during Passover, be sure check out Organic Candy Factory gummy bears that are certified kosher for Passover. Happy Passover!

    Can I eat candy on Passover?

    Yes, you can definitely eat candy on Passover - there are no restrictions on what kind of sweets you can enjoy during the holiday! Just make sure to check the ingredients of your chosen treats to make sure they don't contain any leavened bread or other prohibited items like nuts or dairy. There are plenty of delicious Passover-friendly confections out there, just like Organic Candy Factory gummy bears, so you'll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth without any trouble. Happy candy hunting!

    How is Vegan Candy Made?

    Vegan candy is made using a variety of different ingredients and methods. One common ingredient used in vegan candies is agave nectar, which adds sweetness and moisture to the candy. Other popular ingredients include plant-based fats like coconut oil or vegetable shortening, as well as natural flavors and colors that do not contain animal products.

    Does vegan candy have gelatin?

    The answer to this question is a bit complex, as it depends on the specific vegan candy in question. Generally speaking, many types of vegan candy do contain gelatin, which is derived from animal products such as meat and bones. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Organic Candy Factory does not use Gelatin.

    What does allergen free mean?

    An allergen is a substance that can cause an adverse reaction in certain individuals, such as those with allergies or intolerances. Some common allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, gluten and soy. People who have these allergies or intolerances often avoid products that contain the offending ingredient because they may suffer unpleasant symptoms if they consume it. Organic Candy Factory does not have the 8 major allergens in its ingredients.

    What ingredients are used OCF organic gummies?

    Organic Tapioca Syrup / Organic Tapioca Syrup Solids
    Organic tapioca syrup is a type of syrup made from the starch of the cassava root. It's relatively sweet and has a slightly bland flavor. It's commonly used as a sweetener or thickener in various food and beverage applications. This type of syrup is also said to have a lower glycemic index which means it won't cause your blood sugar levels to spike sharply after consuming it.
    Organic Cane Sugar
    Organic cane sugar is a type of sugar that is made from sugarcane that has been grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Organic cane sugar is also GMO free. Organic cane sugar is considered to be healthier than other types of sugar because it contains more nutrients and minerals. It also has a lower glycemic index, which means that it does not cause as much of a spike in blood sugar levels as other types of sugars.
    Water is essential for all known forms of life. On Earth it is vital for agriculture and human consumption. It also plays a role in many natural processes including the cycling of carbon and water cycles, weathering of rocks, erosion, transport of sediment and pollutants, photosynthesis in plants, and cooling of thermal systems.
    Organic Pear Juice Concentrate
    Organic pear juice concentrate is made from pure, organic pears that are cold-pressed and then concentrated into a thick juice. The resulting concentrate has a sweet, pear-like flavor and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It can be consumed as is or used as an ingredient in recipes.
    Pectin is a type of fiber found in fruits and vegetables. It is soluble in water and has the ability to form gels. Pectin helps to regulate blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of glucose from the intestines into the bloodstream. It also helps to promote regularity and reduce cholesterol levels.

    Citric Acid

    Citric acid is a natural organic compound that is found in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. This sour-tasting substance is what gives these fruits their tart flavor. Citric acid is often used as a flavoring or preservative in foods and beverages.

    Sodium Citrate

    Sodium citrate is a salt of citric acid. It is used as a food additive to add a sour taste, as a preservative, thickener, and to increase the shelf life of food.

    Organic Flavor

    Organic flavor is a type of flavor that is derived from natural sources. This can include fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other plant-based materials. The goal of organic flavoring is to replicate the taste and smell of fresh, natural ingredients. They provide a more robust and authentic taste than synthetic flavors.

    Organic Carrot and Blueberry Extracts

    Organic carrot and blueberry extracts are derived from the fruit and vegetables of the same name.  We use the extracts to color our gummy bears.  

    Potassium Citrate

    Potassium citrate is a food additive that is used to regulate acidity. It can also be used as a flavor enhancer and preservative.