Snacking Organically: GoOrganic Adds Fruit Chews to Flavorful, Certified Organic Confectionery Line – Now Non-GMO Project Verified!

May 6, 2014

goorgGoOrganic Candies will showcase its full line of Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, premium Hard Candies and Fruit and Ginger Chews at the Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, May 20-22, 2014. Visit GoOrganic Candies at booth #1127.

GoOrganic Candies, hand made in the USA with no gluten or dairy, has added Organic Fruit Chews to the company’s Non-GMO Project Verified product offerings. The Chews come in Ginger and Fruit flavors and are a great snack for adults and kids alike because of their chewy consistency. All GoOrganic Candies are kosher and Certified Organic and contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors.

According to Mintel’s 2013 “Non-Chocolate Confectionery” report, the non-chocolate confectionery category has realized a 34 percent growth since 2007. It is estimated that the category will grow another 15 percent through 2017, as consumers enjoy creative products and continue to perceive many of these items as affordable indulgences. Additionally, there is a trend in this category to focus on pure ingredients. Claims such as kosher, all natural and no additives or preservatives are also popular in this category, reports Mintel.

GoOrganic Candies recognizes the consumer’s desire for pure ingredients in its confectionery treats. Therefore, all GoOrganic Candies carry the USDA Certified Organic designation, using only all natural ingredients and produced without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides or genetically engineered or GMO ingredients.

GoOrganic Hard Candies come in nine delicious flavors, including Ginger, Pomegranate, Cherry, Apple, Honey, Honey Lemon, Blood Orange, Iced Mint Mango, and Ginger Xtreme. With the addition of the new Organic Chews, including Ginger and Strawberry, Raspberry, Sour Apple and Lemon Fruit Chews, the entire GoOrganic Candies line is also Non-GMO Project Verified.

“It was important for us to be non-GMO for our new Fruit Chews thus, meaning our entire line would have to be Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. GoOrganic is committed to providing our customers with tasty treats but also the peace of mind that we are committed to sourcing the highest quality, cleanest ingredients available so consumers can feel good about sharing our treats with their kids. We can’t wait for attendees to sample our candies at the Sweets & Snacks Expo,” says Sandy Gencarelli, Director of Marketing and Export Sales for Hillside Candy, maker of GoOrganic Candies.

A Sweet New Booth for Sweets & Snacks Expo

Also debuting at the Sweets & Snacks Expo is GoOrganic’s newly designed and expanded exhibit booth. The new booth offers ample room for information, product samples, signage and meetings and can be reconfigured for any trade show or event.

GoOrganic Candies will exhibit at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, named one of the 50 fastest-growing trade shows in the country by Trade Show Executive, May 20-22, 2014. With more than 15,000 industry professional in attendance, the show will cover 162,000 square feet and is already sold out. Interested companies and attendees can visit GoOrganic Candies at booth #1127 and contact info@hillsidecandy.com, tel 973.926.2300.

In addition, please visit GoOrganic Candies at these upcoming events:

•    Summer Fancy Food Show – New York, NY, June 29 – July 1, Booth 347

•    Natural Products Expo East – Baltimore, MD, September 17 – 20, Booth 2918

•    SIAL Paris – Paris, France, October 19 – 23, Organic Trade Association Pavilion

GoOrganic™ Candies are available in 3.5 oz. and 30 oz. family size gusseted pouches. Products are available in leading natural, organic and specialty food retailers including:  Whole Foods Market, Fresh Market, Natural Grocers, Fairway Market, Wakefern/Shoprite, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Hannaford’s, Sweet Bay, Earth Fare, Lunds & Byerly’s, Hy-Vee, Sprouts, Sprouts Farmers Market, QFC, Mollie Stone’s, New Seasons Market, and other leading stores, and online at www.hillsidecandy.com. For wholesalers and retailers, GoOrganic™ Candy is available through UNFI, Kehe and other leading distributors.

About Hillside Candy and GoOrganic Candies

Hillside Candy, a family-owned business based in Hillside, NJ and first established in 1945, prides itself on producing premium products made from only the finest ingredients. Hillside Candy offers three very distinct product lines. Each product brand enjoys widespread distribution throughout the United States and Internationally, including GoLightly Sugar Free Candy, Hillside Sweets, a line of sugar-based hard candy, and GoOrganic Candies, providing Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Hard Candies and Fruit Chews. Hillside Candy is a member of the Organic Trade Association. For more information, visit www.hillsidecandy.com, info@hillsidecandy.com, tel 800.524.1304.

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