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Product review: Yummy Earth lollipops

Submitted by on Monday, 1 December 2008 No Comment

They’re dye-free, gluten-free, corn-free, peanut-safe and organic. And right about now you’re thinking they’re going to be disgusting, aren’t you?

Wrong. Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops might well be the best on the planet — and the only reason I qualify it is because I haven’t tasted every lollipop on the planet. Among the ones I have tried, nothing comes close.

How good is it? Dad, who’s not a candy fan, rapidly clears each bag of Pomegranate Puckers. And Big Guy’s not far behind in devouring the Cheery Cherries.

I was, of course, skeptical about claims on the Yummy Earth Web site when I ran across it two years ago. “The best lollipop I’ve ever tasted,” the homepage quotes a Today Show food editor as saying.

Yeah, right. But Christmas was closing in, we feared Boots was allergic to corn and Big Guy’s allergist had told us to avoid artificial dye. So I ordered 150 anyway.

Turns out, the claims are right and I now order five pounds at a time. They’re that good.

I have only two small gripes about Yummy Earth.

The coloring of the Sour Apple Tart in our last shipment resembles a hue more often seen in an infant’s diaper. The guys are so revolted they won’t even try it.

And the fact that they’re up to 14 flavors — from five the first time I ordered — is great on one hand, but on the other, it leaves Dad and Big Guy griping that there aren’t enough of their favorites in each pack. Did I mention that I order five pounds at a time?

Yummy Earth is sold now in some retail locations — there’s a list on the Web site. You also can order wholesale quantities on the company Web site or through amazon.com. If you’re skeptical about my claims as to how fantastic these are, you can start with the 14-pack for $2.49.

You’ll quickly be back for more, though.

Copyright 2008 Debra Legg. All rights reserved.

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