I am not much a of a “candy girl”. I used to love candies as a child but I’m not sure about when exactly I’ve began having them just occasionally. There are still some candies, specially from Brazil, that I will have every time I can but in general I would have them just if someone gave me a bag or offered me some. These days are gone, I’m telling you! Since we’ve got a HUGE box of Goody Good Stuff “Summer Peaches” and “Sour Fruit Salad” I feel I could have candies every single day of my life, just like I can have chocolate or ice cream.
Launched in 2010, Goody Good Stuff is an all natural gummy candy range from the UK. Her sweets are vegetarian – and most of them are vegan (just a few products have beeswax). In the packages they state that their treats have no artificial colors, are gelatin free, gluten free, fat free and dairy free.
We have been seeing their candies featuring in many exchanged packages of our international Vegan Package Swap project and decided to not just try them but also to work with them. They were kind enough to send us a big box of goodies, half of the 100gr packages used as part of the prize to our “2,000 Likes on Facebook Exclusive Giveaway” and the other half used as a prize that we are giving away to two lucky swappers taking part in the AUGUST edition of the VEGAN PACKAGE SWAP (one from the UK and other from EUROPE). All you have to do for a chance to win this special package is to JOIN THE SWAP (login in the website between the 3rd and 5th of AUGUST and click on the link “join the swap”) and be an UK or European resident. Winners will be announced on the 6th of August.
Now back to these delicious candies which have changed my mind! Me and my husband tried one of each package. I have to say I didn’t have great expectations, thinking they would be just one more vegan jelly candy I’ve tried and didn’t fall in love with. I’m happy to say I was wrong!
Summer Peaches: the name alone made me want to try them. What could be better than refreshing peaches candies during the summer? Those jellies are very peachy tasting and soft chewing. Sweet, but not too much. My favorites so far, had to fight with my husband to get more of the bag!
Sour Fruit Salad: this mix of flavors bag got my husband’s heart and I lost the battle to have more jellies. He devoured most of them saying they were “too good to stop chewing them!” and left me with a few ones. But it was enough to get all the flavors and colors (I think!). As the name says, it is a mix of fruit flavors, some more sour than others, and all very soft.
I could say that the only downside of this summer candy trying was that mini-vegan didn’t like them but I should be happy, right? He will have the rest of his life to like sweet stuff.
I can’t wait to try the other flavors and hopefully will do it sooner than you expect and, just saying, we still have something from the box to surprise you!