With a name like Golden Apples Candy Company, it has to be good—and good for you. Yes, if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, this all-natural, sugar-free candy company provides the goods to keep you healthy and your tastes buds happy. Based in Southport, Connecticut, the Golden Apples Candy Company is truly innovative, producing good-for-you candy that parents would not hesitate to buy for their young ones. People Pops (lollipops) and People Drops (hard candies) contain no artificial ingredients and are sweetened with all natural malitol syrup. Health-concerned consumers will appreciate that these candies have no artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet. They are also gluten- and dairy-free, for consumers with dietary restrictions. People Pops come in fun flavors, too. Lickin’ Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Tangy Citrus Parfait, Hot ‘n Spicy Cinnamon, and Frosty Chocolate Mint are a few varieties.
Unlike the single-flavor bags of People Drops, People Pops come in assorted flavors with six suckers in a pack. My bag contained Give Me Grape, Pineapple, Banana, Orange Zip, Very Very Cherry, and Double Chocolate Fudge. Of course I opened the chocolate lollipop first. The flavor was mildly sweet, like hot chocolate made with too much water and not enough powdered drink mix. But I liked it. And the Orange Zip really did have that extra little zing. These lollipops are rectangular and almost too big for my mouth, but I easily managed. This is definitely the best-tasting sugar free candy I’ve ever had, and at only 28 calories per lollipop. I’m anxious now to try some of Golden Apple’s other products, like the 7 Calorie Candy, for dieters. And I’m equally intrigued by their Mother Nature’s Health Pops, with special formulas aimed to remedy conditions such as the common cold, nicotine withdrawal, seasonal allergies, stress, anxiety, and PMS. If a candy could cure those conditions, I have a feeling the world would be a much brighter place. But for now, People Pops will help keep candy consumers healthier and happier one sucker at a time.