I can’t find any dye free candies in my town, despite Lisa‘s tips. I had to go into the city and pick some up at Whole Paycheck.
And believe me, they weren’t cheap. I will definitely be watching for deals on this stuff as we’re coming into Halloween.
But here’s the stuff we tried and we liked.
YummyEarth Organic Gummy Bears, 5-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12) If you choose Subscribe and Save (which you can cancel at any time, you can save 15% and receive free shipping. These were oh-so-tasty. After they were gone, Jamey signed “more” “more” “more” for like an hour. Obsessive much, kid? Well, yeah.
We sampled these Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit Flavors, 0.8-Ounce Pouches, 24-Count and liked them quite a bit. They’re going on my list.
We also tried these – YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 12.3-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4) but they weren’t as big of a hit with him. He kept biting them off of the stick.
Has it been worth it? Absolutely. We have seen a marked improvement in Jamey’s sleep, tantrums, and frustration level ever since we took all food dyes and artificial sweeteners out of his diet. It’s been like a different kid, for the most part.
Here’s the bad part, though. He got into one of my bigger kid’s candy this afternoon, and we had a return of the toddler from ****. Bad behaviors, sensory seeking acts, and flat out defiance. It looks like dye free is here to stay, and going into effect for everyone. Bad news for my big kids, but it’s one of those things we’re going to have to commit to as a family.This post may contain affiliate links. You can see my full policy here.