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YummyEarth Organic Super Sour Pops

I don’t have a sweet tooth; I have sweet teeth. No: I don’t have sweet teeth, I have sweet bones. So the challenge is to get through life with a minimum of caloric catastrophe and dental damage. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of health-conscious treats available from YummyEarth.

Founded by two fathers who wanted to spare their children chemical dyes, fake seasoning, and corn syrup, all YummyEarth candies are USDA and EU certified organic. Admittedly, I’ve heard for years that corn syrup is bad for you, but never investigated the particulars. Apparently high fructose corn syrup not only pumps people full of empty calories, it also interferes with two bodily substances, Leptin and Gherlin.

Leptin and Gherlin may sound like two evil Tolkien characters, but apparently Leptin signals to the brain that you are full, and Gherlin increases appetite. What high fructose corn syrup does is decrease the production to Leptin, and increase the production of Gherlin. So you think you have more room in your stomach and feel hungrier that you actually are. Great.

I had the pleasure of tasting the high fructose corn syrup-free Super Sour Pops, and it was a satisfying experience, indeed. The flavors are Strawberry Smash, Sour Apple Tart, Googly Grape and Very Very Cherry – the apple is my favorite. Each lollipop is only twenty-two calories, so it’s not surprising that I’d slurp through three in rapid succession. Even at sixty-six calories, it’s a reasonable treat.

YummyEarth also offers Fruit Pops, Strawberry Pops, Vitamin C Pops, and Fiesta Pops. The candy drops include Citrus C Grove, Pomegranate Pucker, Very Very Cherry, Cheeky Lemon, Wet Face Watermelon, Wild Peppermint, Cinnamon Stick, Ginger Zest, Roadside Root Beer, and Hopscotch Butterscotch. But it’s the Hot Chili Pops that I’m going to have to track down.

Written by: Erika Mikkalo, January 18th 2010