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One thing’s certain: Americans love candy. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $8.8 billion on candy this year—and that’s just accounting for Halloween. A 2018 press release reported $1.8 billion was spent on candy to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and $2.4 billion was spent on the sweet treats to fill up children’s Easter baskets. What these reports don’t mention is how these candies are made. Artificial ingredients, dyes, preservatives, and other not-so-great ingredients are the norm in the candy aisle, but from lollipops to chocolate bars, Thrive Market’s digital aisles are stocked with all types of candy made with organic and non-GMO ingredients.
The History of Torie & Howard
Early in his interior design career, Howard Slatkin met color consultant Torie Burke. The two eventually began working together on projects around the world. After many events exploring local cuisine wherever they happened to be based, the duo began dreaming of starting a specialty food company. After Slatkin lost 100 pounds and Burke began experiencing severe food allergies, both adopted new lifestyle habits that forced them to make serious diet changes. Naturally, they became focused on finding wholesome snack options and felt like the time was right to start their own company.
Torie & Howard Company Mission
The Torie & Howard brand believes food tastes better when it’s made with organic ingredients. This brand creates recipes wholesome treats the whole family can enjoy, and makes eco-friendly choices in other areas of the business. Its packaging is made from recycled steel, and Torie & Howard works with suppliers and vendors who embrace environmental sustainability practices as well.
Benefits of Torie & Howard
All of Torie & Howard’s products are USDA Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, and free from preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, chemicals, or dyes. The brand also donates a portion of its proceeds to the charity Autism Speaks. Here are some of the things our Thrive Market members have to say:
- Yeseina from Fla., says whenever she has a craving for something sweet, she grabs a hard candy instead.
- Karen from Ill., reports that her kids love the chewy candies, and she appreciates that they’re healthier than conventional candy. Danny from Ohio has a similar opinion. “These are great for the after-school snack, or even to keep in your car or purse.”
Top Torie & Howard Products
If you need a more wholesome way to fill up your candy bowl, stock up on Torie & Howard.
Pomegranate & Nectarine Hard Candy Tin
Open this tin of hard candy to experience the bursting fruit flavor of sweet nectarines and tart pomegranates. Each treat is only 12 calories, and make a great gift for anyone on your list.
Chewie Fruities, Assorted Flavors
Here’s a better-for-you candy option made with organic ingredients and no artificial colors or flavors. Each four-ounce bag includes a variety of flavors like meyer lemon and raspberry, pomegranate and nectarine, and blood orange and honey.
Meyer Lemon & Raspberry Hard Candy Tin
Meyer lemons and raspberries merry in Torie Howard’s hard candy that’s only 12 calories per treat. Plus, this option is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and Certified Kosher.
How to Make Homemade Candy
For yourself or someone you love, homemade candy makes a thoughtful DIY gift.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Joys
On this episode of Prep School, we’re updating a classic candy with better ingredients such as coconut butter, coconut oil, and raw almonds.
Healthier Dessert Recipes
From DIY Twix Bars to Raw Chocolate Ginger Truffles, this post has more than 50 dessert recipes to satisfy your cravings.
Easy Almond Butter Cups
Step aside, peanut butter. Almond butter is the star of this irresistible candy recipe featuring a maple-sweetened nut butter filling and a generous coating of dark chocolate.