Going Gluten-FreeAugust 7, 2017

Back to School with Gluten-Free Snacks from Wholesome + Surf Sweets

Bring Wholesome, Gluten Free & More's back-to-school sponsor, home and into your lunch bags!

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Posted by Erica Dermer

If you’re looking for perfect Back to School treats, you’ve got to meet Wholesome. Wholesome makes lunch box treats like Organic DelishFish, Organic Fruit Chews, and the whole line Surf Sweets from gummy worms to peach rings and organic jelly beans. All Wholesome products are gluten-free and food-allergy friendly.

Back to School with Wholesome + Surf Sweets

But unlike other products that you may see in lunch box ideas, these candies are made with familiar ingredients, not ingredients you can’t pronounce or with additives and dyes. Wholesome uses better-for-you ingredients without any additives. And their candy is good - we could barely keep ours long enough to take these lunch box photos!

Back to School with Wholesome DelishFish

We’re so excited about DelishFish - Wholesome’s newest, organic version of those popular red, fish-shaped, raspberry candies! These “fish” are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Certified, gluten free, vegan and made without artificial flavors and colors, made with organic cane sugar over high fructose corn syrup. Now these are some fish you feel good about taking to lunch with you! As a note about allergens, Wholesome Organic DelishFish are manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and soy.

Back to School with Wholesome + Surf Sweets

They also offer organic Wholesome Fruit Chews, organic versions of those popular multi-colored wrapped squares. Your lunchbox will get an upgrade with these USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Certified, certified gluten-free, vegan candy squares. As a note about allergens, Wholesome Organic Fruit Chews are manufactured on equipment used to process peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and soy.

You may already be familiar with Surf Sweets, a food-allergy-friendly candy that is a part of the Wholesome family. Gummies, rings, jelly beans and more - this company makes that candy we all grew up with for the next generation - only better! Look for labels on their candy like USDA Certified Organic, GFCO Certified Gluten Free, and 1% For The Planet. You won’t find artificial colors and flavors in these gummies - just fruit juice and natural coloring like grape, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and strawberry. Surf Sweets are produced in a facility free of: wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites.

Back to School with Wholesome + Surf Sweets

Wholesome “treat packs” feature organic gummy bears and jelly beans, and resealable packaging - designed with back-to-school lunches in mind. Either slip in a treat pack with each lunch, or tear open the resealable packaging and add as many or as few as you want. Try adding some fun into the lunches, like sticking some gummy worms into pudding cups (or try this pudding recipe here)! 

Back to School with Wholesome + Surf Sweets

Thank you to Wholesome for being a sponsor for our Back-to-School campaign! You can see more of Wholesome in our lunch box blog post. You can find Wholesome at a grocery store near you in the candy aisle or use the Wholesome product locator to find it near you.

Managing editor Erica Dermer(edermer@glutenfreeandmore.com) is author of Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story Between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract.

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