Frequently Asked.

Honestly Answered.

Got a question about our tasty treats? No problem. Over the years, conscientious consumers (like you) have asked smart questions about our candies. Here’s a collection of the questions most frequently asked. Take a look; yours may already be answered.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Overall Ingredients


What is in your natural flavors?

Our flavors contain the fruit extract of that flavor among other fruit extracts to make up our delicious flavors. For example, a strawberry lollipop will have strawberry extract.



Which of your products do not contain strawberry?

Pomegranate Licorice, Peach Licorice, Tropical Fruit Snacks and Sour Beans do not contain strawberry as an ingredient and do not contain strawberry juices as flavor or color.  The Lollipops and Hard Candy also do not contain strawberry or strawberry juice, with the exception of the strawberry flavored products. For the Strawberry Flavored Lollipops and Hard Candy, we use strawberry extract to flavor and color the product. 


Do any of your products contain coconut oil?

Yes, our licorice contains coconut oil. However, the coconut protein was not detected during testing. As with all our products, we follow strict processes and controls to ensure that there is no cross contamination with our other products.


Are your facilities casein-free?

Not all of our facilities are casein-free. The facility that produces Licorice and Fruit Snacks utilizes casein, however, there is no casein in our Lollipops, Hard Candy, Gummy Bears/Worms and Sour Bean facilities.


How do you color your products?

We color our products with fruit and vegetable juices – there is no food dye in our products.


Which of your products use citric acid derived from cassava root?

Our Lollipops, Hard Candies, Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Pomegranate Gummy Bears, Sour Twists, Sour Beans, Licorice, and Fruit Snacks use citric acid derived from cassava root


Is organic brown rice syrup safe and does your brown rice syrup contain lead or arsenic?

We source our rice syrup from areas not known to have previously grown high arsenic absorbent crops, such as tobacco -  We regularly test our incoming ingredients for lead and arsenic and other potential contaminants.


What kind of sweeteners do you use?

We use organic cane sugar and organic brown rice syrup.


Is there corn in any of your products?

All YumEarth certified organic candy contains corn in some or all of these ingredients:

  • Our natural colors to help as a preservative

  • Our natural flavors to help keep all the ingredients together

  • Our ascorbic acid as a main ingredient


Is there high fructose corn syrup in your products?

We do not use high fructose corn syrup in any of our products.

Do any of your products contain bone char?

No, we use organic sugar that is vegan and does not contain bone char.

Do your products contain MSG?

There is no MSG in our products or product ingredients used to make our products.


Do you use safflower oil?

The flavors that contain safflower oil are: Wet-Face Watermelon, Tooberry Blueberry, Very Very Cherry, Googly Grape, Mango Tango, Roadside Rootbeer.


Do your products contain legumes?

Our products do not contain legumes as an ingredient or in natural flavors or colors in any of our products.


Do your products contain cranberry?

Our products do not contain cranberry as an ingredient or in the natural flavors or colors in any of our products.


Do your products contain pear?

Our Organic Sour Beans contain pear juice concentrate, which is used to color and flavor the product.


Do your products contain annatto?

We have annatto in our Perfectly Peach and Mango Tango Lollipops and Hard Candies as well as in our assorted Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms and Sour Beans. Our Pomegranate Gummy Bears do not contain annatto and are in their own single flavor bag.


Do your products contain sunflower oil?

The flavors that contain sunflower oil are: Wet-Face Watermelon, Tooberry Blueberry, Very Very Cherry, Googly Grape, Mango Tango, Roadside Root Bear.


Do your products contain kiwi?

Our products do not contain kiwi or kiwi derivatives. Kiwi flavor is used in products that are manufactured on the same equipment as our Sour Twists.  However, we have a comprehensive control program in all of our facilities which includes, among other things, segregation of ingredients and cleaning procedures


2. Certifications and Labels


Do you use Sustainable Palm Oil in your candy?

Yes we use Sustainable Palm Oil that is RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) for our Licorice and our Sour Twists.


Which of your products are considered Kosher Parve?

Our Lollipops and Hard Candy are supervised KOF-K kosher parve. 


Which of your products are organic?

All of our products besides our gummy bears are USDA Certified Organic. The rest of our products are made with organic ingredients. Our hope is to make all of our products USDA Certified Organic by the end of 2017!


What does organic mean and how can your natural flavors be in an organic certified product?

Food that is certified organic under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) must meet strict standards. For more information, please visit: https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program

Our products, including our Natural Flavors in our certified organic candy, conform to the very strict National Organic Plan (NOP) by the USDA. These YumEarth natural flavors do not contain anything we would not be proud to put in our family’s mouths.


Which of your products are vegan?

Our Vegan products include: Lollipops, Hard Candy, Fruit Snacks, Licorice, Sour Twists and Sour Beans. We are hoping to make all products vegan by the end of 2017, stay tuned!


3. Top 8 Allergens


Which of your products are made in soy-free facilities?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Licorice and Sour Beans are made in soy-free facilities. Fruit Snacks, Sour Twists and Gummy Bears/Worms are made in a facility that also makes products with soy, however there are allergen control programs that provide prevention of allergen cross contact. Our Candy Corn contains soy.


Which of your products are made in a gluten free facility?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Sour Beans, Gummy Bears/Worms and Candy Corn are all made in a gluten free facility. Our Fruit Snacks and Licorice and are made in a facility that also makes products that contain gluten and our Sour Twists are made on shared processing equipment with gluten, however we adhere to strict processes and controls to prevent cross contact. For more information, see respective product information.


Which of your products are soy-free?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Fruit Snacks, Licorice, Sour Beans, Sour Twists and Gummy Bears/Worms are soy-free. Our Candy Corn contains soy and our Sour Twists are made in a facility that also makes products with soy, however we adhere to strict processes and controls to prevent cross contact.


Which of your products are gluten free?

All of our products are gluten free.


Which of your products are nut-free?

All of our products are peanut and tree-nut free.


Which of your products are made in a nut-free facility?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Licorice, Fruit Snacks, Sour Beans, Gummy Bears/Worms and Candy Corn are all made in a facility free of peanuts and tree-nuts. Sour Twists are made in a peanut-free facility, the facility does contain tree-nuts but the Sour Twists are manufactured on separate equipment and there are allergen control programs that provide prevention of allergen cross contact. 


Which of your products contain fish or shellfish?

None of our products contain fish or shellfish.


Which of your products are made in a facility that contains fish or shellfish?

All of our facilities are shellfish free. Our Licorice and Fruit Snacks are made in a facility that processes Fish Gelatin, but that equipment is not shared.


Which of your products are egg-free?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Fruit Snacks, Licorice, Sour Twists, Sour Beans and Gummy Bears/Worms are egg-free. Our Candy Corn contains eggs.


Which of your products are made in a dairy-free facility?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Sour Beans, Gummy Bears/Worms and Candy Corn are all made in a dairy-free facility. Licorice is made on shared processing equipment with dairy and Fruit Snacks and Sour Twists are made in a facility that also makes products with dairy. Allergen control programs are in place to prevent allergen cross contact. These include, among other things, segregation of ingredients and cleaning procedures. 


Which of your products are made in an egg-free facility?

Lollipops, Hard Candy, Licorice and Sour Twists are all made in an egg-free facility. Fruit Snacks, Sour Beans and Gummy Bears/Worms are made in a facility that also makes products with eggs, however allergen control programs are in place to prevent allergen cross contact. These include, among other things, segregation of ingredients and cleaning procedures. Our Candy Corn contains egg and is produced in a facility that contains egg.


Which of your products are dairy-free?

All of our products are dairy-free.


4. Licorice


If you consider your Licorice gluten free, why did the ingredients contain gluten and wheat?

We recently changed our Licorice formula to use organic rice syrup after hearing from consumers about the use of glucose syrup containing wheat. Now, our Licorice formula does not include glucose syrup containing wheat. Please check your labels as our new and improved licorice hits the stores.


5. Lollipops


What are your lollipop sticks made from?

Our lollipop sticks are made from paper


Is there sesame in your Lollipops or in the facility that the Lollipops are made in?

No, there is no sesame in our Lollipops or the facility that they are made in.


Do any of your flavors contain black currant juice?

Yes, all of our Lollipops contain black currant juice except Mango Tango and Perfectly Peach.


Do you use pineapple juice in any of your Lollipops?

No, we do not use pineapple juice in any of our Lollipops. But, pineapple juice is present in our Organic Tropical Fruit Snacks.


Why are some of your Lollipops multiple colors?

We have a limited palette of colors to use so we use a technique called “striping” on many flavors to differentiate each flavor’s appearance.


Will your Lollipops color my tongue?

Some of our ingredients may color your tongue in some flavors, this is natural and normal.


Do you use any sulfite-based caramel colorants in your Lollipops?

No, we do not use sulfite-based caramel colorants in our Lollipops.


Do you use cinnamon or cassia in Lollipops?

No, we do not use cinnamon or cassia in any of our Lollipops.


Which of your Lollipops do not contain apple?

Mango Tango, Perfectly Peach, Razzmatazz Berry, Pomegranate Pucker, Wet-Face Watermelon, Strawberry Smash and Very Very Cherry do not contain apple.


6. Hard Candies


Why are there dark spots in my hard candy?

Dark spots on the candy are harmless burnt particles we sometimes see in our organic rice syrup. Our candy is not bleached so sometimes you might see these dark spots.


Is the peppermint oil in your peppermint Hard Candies organic?

The peppermint oil is not organic but it is naturally derived 


Which of your Hard Candies contain turmeric?

Cheeky Lemon, Mango Tango and Roadside Root Beer contain turmeric.


Do any of your Hard Candies contain caramel?

Yes, Root Beer contains organic caramel for coloring.


7. Gummy Bears


What type of gelatin is used in your gummy bears and gummy worms?

Our everyday Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms use pork based gelatin to get that quintessential gummy bear bounce. 

Occasionally we do make seasonal vegan gummy bears for holiday's such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.


Why are there dark spots in my gummy bears?

Dark spots on the candy are harmless burnt particles we sometimes see in our organic rice syrup. Our candy is not bleached so sometimes you might see these dark spots.