Non-GMO Candy: Organic Selling Options

Non-GMO Candy: Trust USDA Organic Sweets

Box of organic Wholesome and Surf Sweets organic, non-GMO candy

Your customers want sweet candy without the sour addition of genetically modified ingredients.

  • After all, modified ingredients and their growing methods threaten health.
    • We still don’t know if modified food is safe to eat.
  • In addition, modified food harms the environment in various ways.
    • For example, pesticides used on the crops pollute the water and air.

Unfortunately, most mainstream sweets contain modified ingredients, and aren’t even marked as GMO!

But don’t fear. There are far more non-GMO options to sell than you might think.

If you’re looking for non-GMO candy to sell, remember:

  • Non-GMO Project Verified isn’t the only reliable marker that a product is not genetically modified.
  • USDA Certified Organic is just as reliable.

So, stock USDA Certified Organic candy!

Read on to learn what makes a candy organic, and to discover chocolate, fruity, and other sweets to sell with the USDA Certified Organic seal.

Check out my previous article for more on non-GMO chocolate candy.


What makes a candy USDA Organic?

To be USDA Certified Organic, a candy must contain 95% or more organic ingredients.

And for a candy to be organic, it’s all about what’s not inside.

What Must Stay Out

A USDA Organic product must only contain natural ingredients. So, anything artificial is off-limits to organic ingredient producers and candy manufacturers.

  • Artificial ingredients, flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives are never organic.
  • Also, producers can’t use synthetic chemicals, like pesticides and chemical fertilizers, on organic ingredients.
    • Organic farmers form barriers around their organic crops, to protect the crops from chemicals sprayed by neighboring non-organic farms.
    • After all, if those chemicals hit organic crops, the crops aren’t organic anymore!
  • For milk to be organic, the cows producing it must only eat organically grown feed.
    • In addition, farmers must raise the cows on organic land and give them room to roam freely.
    • This includes giving them free access to the outdoors, especially to graze.

Organic Means Not Genetically Modified

A bag of Wholesome DelishFish fish candy.YumEarth organic sour beans with an apple

Most importantly, genetically modified ingredients are always off-limits in organic food.

As the USDA explains, “this means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic…producer can’t use any GMO ingredients.”

Also, farmers must make sure the foods they produce don’t get contaminated with GMOs.

  • Natural barriers around organic farms (sometimes made with non-organic plants) protect organic crops.
    • They help make sure that bees don’t bring in pollen from modified plants.
    • After all, if bees bring modified pollen to an unmodified plant, that plant gets the modified gene and isn’t organic anymore.
    • Barriers also protect against modified pollen that the wind carries.

Green & Black's Organic Maya Gold chocolateTheo Dark Chocolate with Orange Essential Oil

As for candy producers…

  • They must keep organic and non-organic products on separate lines. That way, modified ingredients don’t mix in.
  • Also, they must test all ingredients to make sure they’re not modified and confirm they meet organic standards.

In addition, organic producers must take special care with high-risk (commonly modified) ingredients. These include:

  • Corn/Corn Products
  • Soy/Soy Lecithin
  • Milk (because modified animal feed is so common)
  • Sugar (because sugar beets are commonly modified)

A Plethora Of Non-GMO, Organic Candy

All of these candies have earned the USDA Certified Organic seal, so they’re free of GMOs. You’ll find several organic versions of consumer favorites, like milk chocolate, truffles,  gummi bears, sour candies, and candy fish.

 Category 1: Fruity Sweets


 Organic Sour Beans

YumEarth Organic Sour Beans. Sweet on Simple. Pomegranate Pucker, Perfectly Peach, Awesome Apple, and Mango Tango flavors.Bag of YumEarth organic sour beans on table. Beans sprinkled on table. Green apple sits by beans.

  • Sour lovers, rejoice. This organic jelly bean option will make you pucker up!
  • Flavored and colored with real fruit juice, and made with only natural, simple ingredients.
  • Enjoy these assorted flavors: Pomegranate Pucker, Perfectly Peach, Awesome Apple, and Mango Tango.
  • A dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free candy.
  • Also, it’s USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • In addition, it’s vegan. No animal products here!
  • Comes in smaller snack packs. So, they’re perfect for sharing—or not.

Organic Sour Twists

YumEarth Organic Sour Twists. Sweet on simple. Watermelon Lemonade flavor. Three YumEarth Organic Sour Twists

  • This new Watermelon Lemonade candy brings “a new twist on sour.”
  • Striped, vibrant bite-size twists covered in sour sugar.
  • Like licorice and sour sugar-covered sweets combined. A better option for fans of sour-coated candies.
  • Naturally flavored with real fruit juices, and made with only simple ingredients.
  • Also, a dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free candy.
  • In addition, they’re a USDA Organic, vegan option.
  • With smaller, convenient snack packs, they’re ready to share.

Hot Chili Mango Pops

YumEarth Organic Hot Chili Mango Pops. A non-GMO candy with spice!Cocktail with Yum Earth Hot Chili Mango pops. Glass is surrounded by chili peppers

  • The lollipop has grown up. And it’s about to take you to the spicy side of sweet. There’s nothing like these Hot Chili Mango Pops!
  • Heat enthusiasts will go crazy over the tropical  Chili Mango Mambo.
  • Made with natural fruit juice and hot chili flavor.
  • Contains only natural, simple ingredients.
  • In addition, a gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free candy.
  • Also, USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan and Kosher Pareve.


Organic DelishFish

  • Red sweet raspberry fish that candy fish fans will love, but healthier than the conventional choice. A great catch!
  • USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Kosher.
  • In addition, a vegan and gluten-free food.
  • Made with only clean, simple, natural ingredients. So, there’s nothing artificial.
  • Wholesome! Organic, Fair Trade Cane Sugar sweetens the fish, instead of high fructose corn syrup.
  • Also, contains 100% the daily value of Vitamin C.
  • A yummy option for movie nights or lunches.

Organic Fruit Chews

Wholesome Organic Fruit Chews. Strawberry, lemon, cherry, and orange flavors.Wholesome Organic Fruit Chews spill out of their bag

  • Assorted cherry, orange, lemon and strawberry flavors. A better-for-you version of a favorite fruit chew.
  • Made with organic fruit juice, and colored with organic vegetable juice.
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and nut free candy (made in a nut-free facility).
  • In fact, it’s free of all 10 of the most common allergens.
  • Also, free from high fructose corn syrup. Made with organic cane sugar instead.
  • In addition, Kosher and suitable for vegans.
  • USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, with only recognizable, clean ingredients.

Surf Sweets (made by Wholesome)

Peach Organic Rings

Surf Sweets Organic Peach RingsSurf Sweets Organic Peach Rings on top of a box of peaches

  • Fresh, sweet peach flavored rings sprinkled with organic sugar. An upgrade of the classic.
  • Sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic fruit juice (no high fructose corn syrup).
  • Made in a facility free of the top 10 food allergens, including nuts.
  • USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Certified Gluten-Free.
  • Also, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan (gelatin-free).
  •  Only pure, natural ingredients. So, nothing artificial is mixed in.
  • In addition, contains 100% the daily value of Vitamin C per serving.
  • The perfect lunchbox, after-school, or family night treat.
  • As a member of 1% for the Planet, Surf Sweets donates 1% of profits to environmental causes.

Organic Fruity Bears

Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears A girl holds Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears in her cupped hands

  • Gummi bears are a candy essential, but many have less-than-desirable ingredients. However, these Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears are an exception. They contain only natural ingredients, colors, and flavors.
  • Scrumptious cherry, grape, lemon, strawberry, grapefruit, and orange flavors fill each pack.
  • Also, a USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified choice.
  • Made with organic sweeteners. So, high fructose corn syrup stays out.
  • Dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.
  • Lightly sprinkled with organic cane sugar.
  • In addition, provides 100% the daily value of Vitamin C per serving.
  • A completely vegan candy (so, gelatin-free).
  • Your customers’ kids will love to find these bears in their lunchboxes!
  • As a member of 1% for the Planet, Surf Sweets donates 1% of profits to environmental causes.

Organic Jelly Beans

Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans Surf Sweets Organic jelly beans sprinkled on a table with grapefruit slices, orange slices, lemon slices, and strawberries.

  • Bursting with organic fruit juice flavor, these jelly beans are the perfect holiday (or anytime) treat.
  • Assorted cherry, grape, lemon, strawberry, grapefruit, and orange flavors satisfy fruity candy cravings.
  • Sweetened with organic cane sugar. So, no high fructose corn syrup allowed.
  • Also, a USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified choice.
  • In addition, packed with 100% the daily value of Vitamin C per serving. So, consumers won’t feel guilty about their choice.
  • Surf Sweets donates 1% of profits to environmental causes— the company’s part of 1% for the Planet.
  • Made in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy, soy, gluten, and nuts.
  • A naturally vegetarian candy.

Tasty Brand

Mixed Fruit Gummies

Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Gummies: Mixed Fruit A pile of Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks (mixed fruit)

  • Your customers will love these gummies’ natural strawberry, peach, tangerine, lemon, tropical fruit, and mixed berry flavors.
  • Real, organic fruit juice provides all the color and flavor. Nothing artificial allowed!
  • 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C fills these gummies.
  • Also, USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
  • In addition, they’re fully vegan. Thus, they contain no gelatin. (Contains pectin instead.)
  • Sweetened with organic juice, tapioca syrup, and cane sugar, instead of high fructose corn syrup.
  • Made in a facility free of the 8 most common allergens.


Superfruit Gummies

Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Gummies: SuperFruitTasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks (superfruits) surrounded by strawberries, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds

  • Harness the power of superfruits with these flavorful gummies.
  • Enjoy strawberry, cran-raspberry, blueberry grape, cherry, and pomegranate-passion flavors.
  • Made with no artificial ingredients, colors or flavors. Organic fruit juice brings the flavor instead.
  • Contains 100% the daily value of Vitamin C per serving.
  • Also, USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Free of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, gluten, and dairy.
  • Made in a facility free of the 8 most common allergens.
  • In addition, fully vegan and gelatin-free (pectin substitutes for gelatin).
  • Sweetened with organic juice, tapioca syrup, and cane sugar (no high fructose corn syrup.)
  • Superfruit Acai also “boosts” each gummy.

Category 2: Chocolate
Theo Chocolate

Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Theo Raspberry 70% Dark Chocolate Theo Raspberry Dark Chocolate surrounded by raspberriesTheo Raspberry 70% Dark Chocolate

  • A fruity, bright mix of raspberries, enrobed in premium, rich  70% cacao dark chocolate. Opposites attract!
  • The raspberries are freeze-dried, to lock in their juicy flavor.
  • USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Fair for Life Fair Trade Certified.
  • Also, a Kosher (D), vegan, gluten-free choice.
  • In addition, it’s soy-free, so consumers don’t have to worry about soy lecithin.
  • Made with organic, Fair Trade cocoa beans sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.
  • Theo also uses organic cane sugar from Brazil and organic raspberries from Serbia and the USA.
  • Made with only 5 simple ingredients.

Milk Chocolate

Theo Organic Pure 45% Milk Chocolate An assortment of Theo Milk ChocolatesTheo Organic Pure 45% Milk Chocolate

  • The simple pleasure of milk chocolate is anything but simple with Theo.
  • 45% cocoa, with a richer flavor than most milk chocolate. Smooth, creamy, and balanced.
  • Organic, Fair Trade Congolese cacao blends with Californian organic milk powder and Indonesian organic vanilla.
  • This bar is certified USDA Organic and Fair for Life Fair Trade.
  • In addition, soy-free, Kosher, and gluten-free.
  • Made with only 5 simple ingredients.

Alter Eco

Dark Mint Truffles

Alter Eco Dark Mint TrufflesA single Alter Eco Dark Mint Truffle, cut open to display the creamy mint centerOpened and unopened Dark Mint Truffles on table with mint leaves and cocoa

  • Deep Ecuadorian chocolate (at least 58% cacao) coats an irresistible creamy mint truffle center.
  • This silky smooth center’s made with a blend of cool peppermint oil, wholesome coconut oil, milk, and Madagascar vanilla.
  • Made with only 7 pure, natural ingredients, including raw organic cane sugar.
  • 100% organic ingredients, and 93% Fair Trade Certified ingredients.
  • Also, USDA Organic, non-GMO, Fair Trade, soy-free, and gluten-free.
  • The organic coconut oil comes from Fair Trade farms in India. These farms use sustainable methods to provide rainforest-like space for animals to roam.
  • Plus, even the wrappers are sustainable (you can compost them)!

Dark Blackout

Alter Eco Dark Blackout bar (85%cacao)Unopened and opened Dark Blackout barsPerson holds up a Dark Blackout bar to block the sun

  •  Only for those who are not afraid of the dark— 85% cacao (minimum)!
  • The deep, fruity, intense flavor will satisfy premium chocolate connoisseurs.
  • Consumers will enjoy this diverse, complex blend with notes of cherries and coffee, plus slight caramel flavor and nuttiness.
  • Alter Eco describes it as having “a creamy mouthfeel for a dark bar, with a light and balanced mid-mouth.”
  • 100% organic, Fair Trade ingredients. So, it has truly earned its USDA Certified Organic seal.
  • In addition, only 4 pure ingredients: Cacao beans, cocoa butter, raw cane sugar, and vanilla beans.
  • Made with single-origin, shade-grown Ecuadorian cacao.
  • No soy, gluten, or modified ingredients.
  • Also, a suitable vegan choice.


Green & Black’s Organic

Milk Chocolate Almond

Green and Black's Organic Milk Chocolate with Almond Almonds.

  • Nut lovers will go nuts for this 37% cacao premium milk chocolate bar with roasted almonds. A classic combo with lots of crunchiness!
  • These almonds still have their skins and are still whole. That way, they bring a stronger savory nuttiness.
  • In addition, the rich, bittersweet milk chocolate coats every nook and cranny of the nuts, for balanced flavor and texture.
  • A USDA Organic and Fair Trade choice.
  • Never any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Hazelnut and Currant Dark Chocolate 

Green and Black's Hazelnut Currant Organic Dark Chocolate bar currants in a bowl

  • Hazelnuts and currants in dark chocolate? This mix may sound out-of-the-ordinary. But, your customers are in for a delightful flavor surprise.
  • 60% bittersweet dark chocolate, with fruity notes, fills the mouth first.
  • Soon, crunchy roasted hazelnuts and dried sweet and sour currants blend with the chocolate.
  • This makes for a complex, yet perfectly balanced, flavor.
  • Also, the bar’s USDA Organic and Fair Trade.
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.



Organic Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt and Caramel

Salazon Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Caramels.

  • Organic dark chocolate (57% cacao) with a touch of 100% organic caramel.
  • Great tasting, with less sugar and fewer calories than conventional caramel chocolate.
  • In addition, like all Salazon bars, a hand-sprinkling of sea salt rounds the bar out.
  • A portion of proceeds from this bar benefits the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Also, a USDA Organic and Fair Trade choice.
  • Inspired by a backpacking trip, this bar is perfect as an energizing treat for outdoor adventure activities.


Organic Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt and Coffee

Salazon Organic Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt And Coffeecoffee beans in cup

  • Dark chocolate (57% cacao), hand-sprinkled sea salt, and organic, Fair Trade ground coffee makes for an energizing combo.
  • Also, a USDA Organic, non-GMO, and Fair Trade bar.
  • Since Salazon’s a member of 1% For the Planet, 1% of company profits go to environmental causes.
  • Proceeds from this bar assist in the preservation of the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Inspired by a backpacking trip, all Salazon bars provide plenty of fuel for outdoor adventure activities.
  • But this bar provides even more energy, thanks to the coffee.

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Author: Jessica.Huhn
Jessica Huhn is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University and a content writer for When she is not engaging in her passion for writing, there is a good chance that Jessica is singing, whether by herself or with one of her choirs. She might also be admiring cows, animals that she has seen a unique beauty in since the age of two.