Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gin Gins Candies

I wouldn't say as a family that we are candy people.  My daughters usually eat a little bit of candy on Halloween, but like Easter and Valentine's Day, almost all of the candy they receive is eventually disposed of months later, when I clean out my pantry.  Now don't get me wrong, we are dessert lovers. We pretty much eat dessert 365 days a year.  I like something sweet after I eat lunch and dinner, and if I am eating a sweet treat, I feel that my daughters should be able to eat them too.  That being said, I am all about watching the calories and portions of the desserts we eat, and my kids cannot partake in dessert if they haven't eaten their fruit, vegetables, etc.  

Gins Gins are definitely my favorite candy, and they can always be found in my pantry and in my purse.  

Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy is gluten free, fat free, non GMO & vegan, and contains cane sugar, ginger, and tapioca starch.  The allergy statement on the bag says that they are made in a facility that processes milk, soy, and peanuts.  Each piece of candy is 20 calories.  

Gin Gins Super Strength Ginger Caramel Candy is the most potent candy made by The Ginger People, containing 30% fresh ginger.  Like the original candies, they are also gluten free, fat free, non GMO & vegan, but they contain cane sugar, glucose, ginger, modified cassava starch, non-hydrogenated palm kernel oil (trans fat free), salt, and soy lecithin.  They contain soy, and are made in a facility that processes milk, soy and peanuts.  Each piece of candy is only 10 calories.  Notice that they are called "The Traveler's Candy" on the bag.  Ginger is known to combat that queasy feeling some people get when they travel.  You can check out all the health benefits of ginger on The Ginger People's website here.  

I have tried other products from The Ginger People, but these are my two favorites.  I used to buy the blue ones (super strength) in bulk from, but on our recent trip to Williamsburg, I realized that I like the green ones (original) better, and they don't contain soy, an ingredient I try to avoid whenever possible because of my hypothyroidism.

Locally, I have purchased Gin Gins at The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Chamberlin's in Winter Park.
If you love ginger like I do, you will love these candies from The Ginger People.  They pack a serious ginger punch!

You can view The Ginger People's website here.  Have you ever tried any of their products?  What are your favorites?


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