Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Yummy Earth - Organic Lollipops - A Company that Truely Cares

Many of us are used to dealing with companies, trying to find answers, often getting no answers or no cooperation. Yummy Earth has set a new bar for cooperation and honesty.

On the Delphi - Avoiding Corn Thread, Corn & Candy, you can see for yourself the lengths to which the company co-founder has gone to answer our questions about their product Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops.

One of the members gave the co-founder Rob Wunder the site address for the Avoiding Corn Delphi Forum, and not only did he answer her questions on the phone, he logged onto Delphi and has been answering questions there and working with us.

The lollipop ingredients are:

Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Non GMO Citric Acid, Organic & Natural Flavors (Watermelon, Pomegranate, Orange Oils, Lemon Oils, Raspberry), Organic & Natural Colors, Red Cabbage, Purple Carrots.

Their citric acid is from beet sugar. The colors are from cabbage and carrots.

The product should be completely corn-free; however, Ron has been honest and upfront that the candy is made on the same lines as candy with corn syrup. The line is washed before it is used to make the Organic Lollipops, but there is still risk of cross-contamination.

Mr. Wunder has also researched corn product testing, and stated this:

"According to Ron Schnitzer of Sani-Pure Food Laboratories in Saddle Brook, NJ corn is not protein based and is not an AMA or FDA recognized allergen. There may be corn present at rates less than 50 parts per million in YummyEarth flavors, but there is no test for corn that will test below 50 parts per million. Therefore there is no existing method to test the existence of corn in our product because the possible existence of corn in our product could simply be undetectable. Without making light of anyone's corn reactions - it certainly is fun to learn about this stuff!!!"

Mr. Wunder also stated that they will be updating their site to post detailed answers to the questions we've already asked. Yummy Earth - Ingredients

Due to the helpfulness of Ron and his willingness to go out of his way for us, I have decided to be brave and I ordered some of the lollipops last night. I'll post an update once I've tried them myself.

***** I have tried several of these with no reaction. There is still a cross-contamination issue, but the lollipops seem to be completely corn-free. Enjoy!

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