Frequently Asked Questions
How are TruJoy Sweets products different from conventional candies?
TruJoy Sweets candies are made with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. Our products are made without corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors. We use organic sweeteners to create a healthier and better tasting product.
Why should I be concerned about artificial colors?
A study completed by the British medical journal The Lancet, showed that artificial colors and preservatives increased hyperactivity and decreased attention span in a wide range of children with and without learning disabilities. A number of food and candy manufacturers in Europe are now removing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their products. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a position paper which suggested removing artificial colors and preservatives from the diets of children experiencing ADHD behaviors (http://www.feingold.org/aap.html). Artificial colors are primarily coal-tar derivatives made from chemical compounds which are made when coal is distilled.
Are your products gluten-free?
Yes, they are produced on gluten-free equipment. We randomly test each batch down to 5ppm to confirm this.
Are your products produced and/or packaged in a facility with other common allergens?
TruJoy Sweets Organic Candy Canes: We are proud to announce that our candy cane facility is now peanut free! Our organic candy canes are produced on dedicated nut-free, gluten-free, egg- free and dairy- free equipment in a segregated area of a facility that also processes dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts and wheat. The candy cane production line is on a dedicated floor and has its own HVAC system.
TruJoy Sweets Organic Fruit Chews/TruJoy Sweets Organic Choco Chews: Our organic fruit chews are manufactured on equipment used to process peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and soy.
What type of organic fruit juices are in your Organic Candy Canes?
We use three different organic fruit juices to color our candy canes: organic apple, organic black currant and organic elderberry.
Are your products Feingold approved?
Yes, Organic Candy Canes and Organic Fruit Chews are Stage 2 approved. Organic Choco Chews are Stage 1 approved. You can learn more about the Feingold diet at http://www.feingold.org
Are your products Vegetarian or Vegan?
Yes, TruJoy Sweets candies are both Vegetarian and Vegan.
Are your products Kosher (pareve)?
Yes, TruJoy Sweets Organic Candy Canes are certified Kosher by the Kashruth Council of Canada.
TruJoy Sweets Fruit Chews are certified by KOF-K Kosher Supervision.
Is the organic palm oil in TruJoy Sweets Organic Fruit Chews sustainably sourced?
Yes, our organic palm oil supplier is RSPO certified which means that they have taken steps to limit their impact on forests and peatlands. In addition, our supplier is certified by IBD Brazil under its Organic and EcoSocial program. Futhermore, they recently received the highest rating of all palm oil producers for palm oil sustainability by the environmental group Greenpeace.