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The Best Natural Candies for Easter

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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays, for one main reason: I. Love. Candy.

Hunting for candy-filled eggs and eating their contents throughout Easter Sunday has long been a tradition in my family, and is one that I hope to continue (for selfish reasons 😉 ).

But the more I learn about what conventional candy is made of, the less my old favorites appeal to me. Reading ingredients lists on packages in the Easter candy aisle is actually kind of scary, since essentially none of the ingredients are recognizable or even remotely “real.”

Luckily, there now exists a variety of incredibly delicious candies that also happen to be organic and natural.

Below are a few of my favorites. All would be perfect additions to your natural – yet still sugar-filled – Easter basket!

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Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups

These are so ridiculous. They come in dark & milk chocolate, and in regular size & mini.

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They taste like real chocolate and real peanut butter, because they are!

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Lovely Candy Company

Lovely’s Superfruit Chews (taste like Starbursts only better), Fudgee Rolls (taste like Tootsie Rolls only better and more chocolatey), and Caramels, are some of the best chewy candies I’ve ever had. They also make chocolate caramels and raspberry Fudgee Rolls. All are amazing.

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If I opened up an Easter egg with any of these, I’d be in heaven!

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YumEarth Sour Beans

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Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without jelly beans.

My favorites are YumEarth’s sour beans, and Trader Joe’s jelly beans. Both are super tasty and naturally flavored & colored.

If you upgrade your candy this year, you may also want to shift your basket accessories to be more eco-friendly, like using recycled paper grass instead of the plastic clingy stuff:

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Or check out some of my friend Sara’s greener Easter basket ideas.

Happy Egg Hunting!

Note: This is not a sponsored post. Justin’s and Lovely sent me samples when I requested but I’m sharing these brands with you just because I love them so much! 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    shelley
    April 10, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I have about 10 days to come up with a new boyfriend who’s the Easter basket-giving variety…All of this sounds yum!

    • Reply
      Amelia Winslow
      April 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Every time I eat a Justin’s PB Cup (which is a lot) I think of you!

  • Reply
    Karen
    February 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Love eco grass too! Perfect with eco eggs that are 100% renewable, BPA-free and MADE IN USA. See what you think – http://www.ecoeggs.com.

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