Until now the Sunkist brand name was not associated in my mind with healthy products: their Grape soda is a sugary chemical pollution, in my view. But the growing relationship between Sunkist Growers and Jelly Belly Candy Company proves otherwise. Jelly Belly Candy Company, the makers of all natural Sunkist Fruit Gems and Fruit Slices, is a licensee of Sunkist Growers, Inc. Recently I have gladly recommended all natural Jelly Belly. Today I recommend their Fruit Gems as a healthy choice of candy in general and for the coming Halloween trick-or-treating:
Nutritious candies do exist. According to the website “These gourmet, real fruit pectin treats capture the essence of Sunkist citrus fruit flavors – Orange, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit and Lime – with Raspberry thrown in just for fun! Sunkist Fruit Gems are made with natural flavors using five real fruit juices and are 100% fat free and gluten free, with no preservatives or cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin C.” I have to agree with the honest statement.
Ten green segments in the DyeDiet diagram promise significant nutritional content. It is very unusual not to see red segments in the diagram of a candy! Yes, it is possible to make candy without disruptive xenobiotic chemicals added! Hence you can eat the candies without fear of allergic reactions and without risk of being exposed to a chemical aggression, DDFI = 0/27 = 0. You will also get a good nutritional value of DDNF = 27/11 ~ 2.5. Enjoy nutritious candy from the partnership between Jelly Belly and Sunkist! In the same time please keep in mind that every serving of 4 Fruit Gems supplies 6 teaspoons of sugar. Nothing is wrong with the sugar content this time: it’s a candy treat after all! Along with the naturally derived blueberry, orange, grapefruit, lemon and raspberry purees that bring various antioxidants, acerola puree serves as a source of another one: Vitamin C.
Bottom line. Yes, you can safely enjoy all natural Sunkist-Jelly Belly Fruit Gems candy and you can give them away for trick-or-treat without jeopardizing children’s health. You can find them in gift stores, club stores and produce sections of supermarkets in many cities in the United States and Canada or you can buy them online for $4.99 per 6.6 OZ pouch bag. Have a happy and healthy Halloween!