FAQ

Your products are gluten-free but are they suitable for celiacs?

Yes! Our kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free space and we are diligent about ensuring the ingredients we use are also certified gluten-free. For example the cacao we use in our chocolate mallows is from GiddyYoyo and the shredded coconut is from Let's Do Organic, both certified gluten-free products and producers.

How nut-free are your products? I am highly allergic. 

We don't use any nuts whatsoever in the kitchen or in our confections (yes, we have a dedicated nut-free kitchen!). We aim to keep allergens to an absolute minimum and are thrilled that people with nut allergies can feel confident purchasing our sweets.

But note we do use coconut in our kitchen (for those of you who aren't aware, coconut is classified as a seed in Canada).

You say no artificial colours or flavours but you do use all natural flavour concentrate and colour. What are they made of?

We buy our flavours & colours from a USA company that uses natural raw materials to manufacture natural and organic flavours and colors, including beets, turmeric root, annatto seeds, purple carrot, purple cabbage, gardenia flowers, hibiscus flowers, grape skin and many more. There are no synthetic ingredients in these flavours or colours.

What kind of sugar do you use?

We use Organic Cane Sugar from Argentina. It is a non GMO crop and there is no use of bone char used in the processing of this sugar.

Do you make anything sugar free?

No.

Are Your Marshmallows kosher, vegetarian or vegan?

No. We use organic pork gelatin. We've been experimenting with making vegan mallows but haven't had much luck with the taste, texture or shelf life. We will continue to experiment as we totally hear you.

Organic cotton candy?!? How is that possible?

Cotton candy is simply spun sugar. It is 99.99% sugar, with dashes of all-natural flavour & colour. So when you use organic cane sugar.....well, you have organic cotton candy. Crazy huh?

A typical serving weighs approximately 1 ounce or 30 grams or 2 tablespoons.

Yay - no corn syrup! But why use organic tapioca syrup?

In order to prevent graining (when the candy goes sugary) and provide a longer shelf life, we need to interrupt the sugar crystalisation process. This is where inverted sugar syrup comes in. I originally consider organic brown rice syrup but quickly discovered it has been recalled in the past for having high levels of arsenic.

I was able to source Organic Tapioca Syrup which allowed me to keep the products organic and provided an added benefit of making the products lower on the glycemic index. Tapioca Syrup is also a non GMO crop.

How long will the products last once I receive them? How should I store them.

We don't use any additives or preservatives so the sooner the better.

All products have a best before date on their package but on average, we recommend consuming the product within 3 months of receiving them.

You can store marshmallows in your freezer but beware that they will absorb other tastes in your freezer over time. I've also been known to store caramels and our chews in a cooler/fridge for a couple weeks when the weather is especially warm.

Make sure you keep the caramel popcorn in a sealed back (zip lock) otherwise it does goes soft and sticky in the open air.

We encourage everybody to enjoy our sweets as soon as possible after their purchase – we use absolutely no preservatives, so the sooner, the tastier!

If you’re traveling or buying a gift ahead of time, candy bars will be good to go for up to 3 months; caramels will last you at least 4 months. We recommend refrigerating bars or caramels in an airtight container/bag for storage, and allowing everything to come to room temperature before you eat it (it doesn’t taste as good cold!)

Popcorn and brittle will be good for 3 months, unopened; honeycomb candy for 6 months. Store any uneaten popcorn, brittle or honeycomb in a plastic zip-top bag, unrefrigerated – the fridge is a humid place, and doesn’t do crispy sugar candies any favors.

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We encourage everybody to enjoy our sweets as soon as possible after their purchase – we use absolutely no preservatives, so the sooner, the tastier!

If you’re traveling or buying a gift ahead of time, candy bars will be good to go for up to 3 months; caramels will last you at least 4 months. We recommend refrigerating bars or caramels in an airtight container/bag for storage, and allowing everything to come to room temperature before you eat it (it doesn’t taste as good cold!)

Popcorn and brittle will be good for 3 months, unopened; honeycomb candy for 6 months. Store any uneaten popcorn, brittle or honeycomb in a plastic zip-top bag, unrefrigerated – the fridge is a humid place, and doesn’t do crispy sugar candies any favors.

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