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Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Hearts Review



Have you heard of Surf Sweets? They make delicious candies made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners, and are one of the only companies that can honestly say they use zero corn syrup. More importantly, they offer a wide variety of vegan candies!

They recently sent me some of their Organic Fruity Hearts to try (just in time for Valentine’s day!). I was looking forward to them because, as a vegan, I don’t get to enjoy a lot of “gummy”-type candies. They were chewy, and sweet, and I really enjoyed them. So much so, in fact, that I ate the entire bag. Granted, there were only supposed to be 2 servings in there, but still. I just couldn’t stop myself.


Not all of their products are vegan (gelatin, ugh!), but the ones that are carry the vegan label. They are:

  • Fruity Bears
  • Gummy Swirls
  • Sour Berry Bears
  • Sour Worms
  • Fruity Hearts
  • Spring Mix Jelly Beans  Update: Sorry, I misread their website! Jelly beans are vegetarian, but not vegan.

Surf Sweets candies are available at a whole range of grocers, including Whole Foods… Check out the full list here. I can’t help but think their candy would be perfect in a vegan easter basket…

*I was provided free product to review, but the opinions are 100% mine!

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  • Jamie January 29, 2014, 6:36 pm

    How cool and cute are those?! I’m gonna buy my valentine some (you)!

    • Barb January 31, 2014, 7:36 am

      Yay for me! 🙂

  • Surf Sweets January 30, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Hi Barb!

    Thank you so much for the Sweet review! We an amazing selection of vegan items – seven in total: Fruity Bears, Gummy Swirls, Sour Berry Bears, Sour Worms, Fruity Hearts, Peach Rings and Watermelon Rings. Our Spring Mix Jelly Beans and Jelly Beans are not vegan, but vegetarian. This is due to the confectioners glaze on the candy. Confectioners glaze is a natural ingredient that gives our jelly beans their shine. It is similar to beeswax and comes from the lac insect.

    Please contact us if you have any questions and so happy to hear that you enjoyed tasting some of our Organic Fruity Hearts!

    Have a Sweet day,
    Jennifer & the Surf Sweets Team

    • Barb January 31, 2014, 7:37 am

      Thank you Jennifer! You still offer plenty of varieties that are vegan, which is awesome!

  • Reia@TheCrueltyFreereview January 30, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Gummy candy is one of those things I rarely eat, but when I get a craving it hits hard! Robert bought some non-vegan gummy bears not long ago and it made me so sad I couldn’t eat them. Good to know there are options out there!

    • Barb January 31, 2014, 7:37 am

      Bad Robert!

  • Cadry February 1, 2014, 11:16 am

    The little hearts are so cute! I haven’t seen those around here. I was never into gummy bears in my pre-vegan days; although, that was my husband’s favorite candy. We both enjoy the gummies from Surf Sweets. They are much better than those hard gummies of yore!

  • Heather February 7, 2014, 11:54 am

    I actually have a small bag of surf sweets from a vegan cuts box that i have yet to bust open!

  • Becky September 6, 2017, 9:21 pm

    Can a product contain insect poop and still be considered vegetarian or vegan?? I ask because the surf sweets candy that you ate had “confectioners glaze” in it and on their website they say that the “confectioners glaze” is made from the lac beetle. In fact , I am well aware that almost all confectioners glaze is made with the excretions (poop)of lac beetles . Ever heard of shellac? This is made from this same bug’s excretions. Read this: http://www.naturalnews.com/033217_confectioners_glaze_shellac.html
    So how can Surf Sweets get away with calling their products vegetarian or vegan when there is insect poop in it?? Do vegans and vegetarians really don’t mind eating bug poop??

    • Barb September 7, 2017, 7:53 am

      People who eat meat and dairy are consuming animal poop (and pus! yum!) all the time, soo… All I can tell you is that products I reviewed were certified vegan.

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