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Why You’ll Love Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy
Ginger has become the rockstar of all roots, constantly surprising health food advocates with its many new applications for health and wellness. But, while pickled ginger and raw ginger are incredibly good for you, they’re not always the preferred way to consume this nutritious staple. Instead, the Ginger People have created a popular line of Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy that curbs sweet cravings and also acts as a remedy for bouts of nausea or stomach upset. Each piece is individually wrapped in a resealable 3 oz. bag, which makes it especially convenient to take on the go for those who get frequent motion sickness when traveling.
Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy is made of only three all-natural ingredients: cane sugar, ginger, and tapioca starch. With no refined or processed ingredients, and no additives mixed in, these flavorful candies are tasty and nutritious, too. They are non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. They are also low-calorie and free of trans fats and high fructose corn syrup, all of which makes Gin Gins a guilt-free pleasure.
What is ginger?
Like turmeric, ginger is a rooted plant, found primarily in tropical locations including Asia, India, and the Middle East. The thick root is initially covered by a brown-colored skin that’s shaved off to reveal the “meat” underneath. White or yellow in color, its distinct smell and spicy, zesty flavor is quite unique and versatile, and it can be used in soups, curries, cookies, and even beverages (although with large amounts of sugar, Ginger Ale is not the best example).
Health benefits of ginger
Ginger-based foods like Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy are made from a root that has incredible versatility and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The use of ginger has been shown to provide numerous health benefits. Even better, ginger is a great-tasting spice that can be used in a lot of different recipes.
The Ginger People’s confection is not only a sweet treat that eases the stomach and pleases the palate, it also has other health benefits that can help in achieving a better quality of life and may reduce the risk of some diseases. Here are just some of its powerful uses.
- Eliminates nausea and vomiting: Ginger root has long been used to treat stomach ailments, and scientists now know why. Two compounds found in ginger work as natural stimulants and anti-inflammatory agents, allowing the digestive tract to quickly settle down and recover after a bout of indigestion. This makes ginger a healthy and convenient alternative to over-the-counter medicines whenever stomach upset happens. In much the same way, ginger is a useful food for curing a hangover, too.
- Stops bacteria and viruses from spreading: The inevitable cold or flu is bound to make anyone sick from time to time. However, including ginger in a regular diet can have serious benefits when trying to keep these germs at bay. Ginger is effective in inhibiting rhinovirus, which is the culprit behind the common cold. Bacteria that causes foodborne illness, such as salmonella, can also be stopped with a little bit of ginger.
- Eases pain and inflammation: Aches and pains are experienced by millions of people every day, and ginger has proven its worth in battling some of the most uncomfortable conditions. This powerful root can nix headaches and control the pain and swelling from arthritis. For women, it’s also a quick fix for menstrual cramps.
- Helps control blood sugar: Managing blood sugar is never easy, especially for diabetics. Fortunately, ginger can be a natural way to keep levels in check and help the circulatory system to function properly. Consuming ginger on a regular basis can also potentially reduce the risk of heart disease associated with type 2 diabetes.
- Manages cholesterol in the blood: In one study, taking three grams of ginger powder every day was effective at lowering levels of bad cholesterol. This is in addition to its role in improving circulation and heart health.
From easing gut pain to managing pain, ginger is quite versatile in all of its benefits. Only a small amount of the root is needed to gain the full advantages, making Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy just the right size for any situation.
More about The Ginger People
Founded in 1984, the company behind Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy has years of experience using the root as the main ingredient in a range of candies and other foods. In fact, the family-owned business is quite an advocate of ginger, touting the necessity to regularly include it in diets for the maximum health benefit. Today, The Ginger People offers more than 80 different products that can be used for cooking or just snacking throughout the day.
The premium foods made by The Ginger People consistently pass rigorous testing for quality, and as such, the company now has the number-one selling ginger brand in all of North America. In addition to Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy, other popular products include pickled ginger, often enjoyed as a way to cleanse the palette during sushi courses. Every product that comes from The Ginger People uses only the most responsibly-sourced ginger from the best regions across the globe, resulting in premium quality and taste.
Reviews For Gin Gins Original Chewy Ginger Candy
Based on 42 Reviews
For some reason I have been very nauseous lately and now I keep a handful of these in my purse and they really work. They are delicious and very chewy. I will definitely get more of them.
Helps with Morning Sickness
Pregnant with baby #3, I will eat these off and on all day to ease morning sickness, just like I did with the first 2 pregnancies.
They really do help. I like the flavor, not super sweet and I like the spice of them. If you are sensitive to spicy stuff, these probably aren't for you.
Just love these
If you like ginger, these are the perfect little pick me ups. A little sweet and a little hot.
I was curious to try these because I had seen these several places. I wasn't sure I'd like them but they have become my new fave candy. Spicy and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness.
Addictive! Sweet and then spicy. So good
Chewy Ginger Candy is wonderful
I have tried other brands of ginger chews and these are the best. The come out of the wrapper easily and are very chewy and delicious. Plus the price was very good.
If you like spicy candy these are great. WARNING!
This snak may pull out your false teeth.
My favorite candy
Not only is this a great product but it is one I can never find locally. Having the quick shipping and availability-even at a discount price! Is amazing. These are the best, I can never order just one bag. Hurry, before I buy them ALL.
CHEWY GINGER CANDY
These were very good and reasonably priced! I love ginger in any form, these were a great help for my stomach issues!
I keep these around for treats and for relieving nausea. They're very spicy and chewy (like firm caramel).
This are awesome .They have a little kick to it, but have a very satisfying taste.just love them!!
Gin Gins are delicious
Very tasty, but, boy, what a bite! I love them!
My favorite ginger gummie. They are yummy
Love Love Gin-Gins
These are my favorite chewy snack after a meal. So easy to carry along with you for that quick snack or for soothing tummy after a meal. Try it! You will like it!
I really was hoping to love this but it is so much spicier than I expected. I burns my throat but the intense taste is awesome - just wish it wasn't so harsh on my throat.
These are great for heartburn!
- Joan Dunlap
Throw out your antacids!!!
This candy is the most amazing stuff!! Besides the fact that I LOVE the taste of it, it works almost instantly on my indigestion! I no longer buy Tums, Rolaids, etc. Anytime I have an upset stomach, or indigestion, I reach for a Gin-Gin!! (and sometimes I eat this just for FUN! I love the texture & taste!)
Perfect for travel
We buy gin gins as a travel snack to ward off motion sickness. It's a pleasant way to keep happy tummies happy.
LOVE AT FIRST BITE !
I originally got these for my mother who love's ginger . But I tried one , it was love at first bite ! Only the bold go here . These are spicy .
Absolutely delicious ginger treats
Gin-Gins are soft chewy and not too hot ginger treats with only 5 grams of cane sugar each. Even my grandchildren love them.
This candy is so hot I can't enjoy it. I will be using it for cooking instead of as candy
Love these! Wish Thrive carried their other flavors because Amazon’s prices are expensive.
Gin-gins are delightful. The taste is slightly hot, as anything with ginger should be. The only problem is that I go through the bag too quickly! But they are not high in calories, so I guess it is okay. They are wonderful for digestive issues also.
I've been trying to avoid having dessert after dinner lately, especially because I have dinner much later these days. These are a great way to "fulfill" my sugar craving! I have two and I'm satisfied! 4 Stars because they are a little hard to chew.
I love the spice and you can't beat the price! I take Gin-gins with me on long trips... not to settle my stomach as much as to snap me out of highway hypnosis!
Not as good as I had hoped
I was really psyched to try this company's ginger candies, because I love their other products. For starters, the candies are way too big. They are really strong, which honestly I think would be fine if they were half or a quarter of the size.
Spicy and Chewy
I love these. They are very chewy, so beware it almost feels like they could take out fillings. They're spicy, a really nice gingery spicy. And, they feel substantial enough that eating one really is enough. They are so different from anything else I have found. Yum.
Tasty and smooths an upset tummy
My son and I oath love these. I keep a few in my bag for times our stomachs are upset just feel like a little treat. They make a nice treat to include in lunch bags too.
Great for Digestion
Not only do these taste good, they help with digestion. They have the authentic spicy hotness of raw ginger root that I love and just enough sweetness to balance it. I could eat half the bag at once! Love these. You do have to be careful with how sticky they are, like taffy, they could mess with a loose tooth filling. I like to let them dissolve in my mouth.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of these because they are much too chewy. They get stuck all over your teeth, which makes them difficult to eat. However, I have to order multiple bags for my husband who absolutely loves these. He can sit and eat a bag within a day or two.
I am fully aware of how strong ginger is. Being that these are candy, I assumed they would have a balance of ginger and honey. Wow, was I mistaken.
They were so strong and left this burning sensation in my throat for several minutes. They did take the nausea away, however, which was my reason for having them. They certainly do the job! Just be mindful that they are very powerful.
- Maureen H.
Yummy, gingery goodness!!
These ginger chews are STRONG, exactly the way I like them. I normally keep some ginger ale on hand in case I have an upset stomach, but I've found that these work just as well and are way better for you than sipping on a ginger ale. My dad and I absolutely love these and consider ourselves ginger fiends. I love ginger in general and this is hands down my all time favorite ginger candy. It's got a great, undiluted ginger flavor and they're so great to chew on if I'm feeling queasy, craving something sweet, or cold and need a pick me up. I also use them instead of mints for post-dinner breath. Gin gins = yum yum!
Helps with Nausea
My doctor prescribed me medication that makes me nauseous and these chews are great for that. Sometimes I just suck on these and allow the flavor to slowing dissipate rather than chewing. I am a very big fan of ginger-ale and ginger-beer. These chews are a lot like that! Plus they are organic!
The reason why I am only giving 4 stars is because they are super chewy. I wish they were a little softer and they didn't make my jaw hurt. This is also some of the reason why I suck on them.
- Joann Fitzgerald
Tasty and good for you!
I love having these with me at all times. I take them on outdoor activities or just to give to friends, they taste so good and I love the consistency! Besides for being tasty, they are great for you! I try to have one after every meal and it has helped my stomach tremendously as they are good for digestion. They help to reduce bloating as well as stomach and gas pains!
- B. Richards
These are amazing!! Sweet and spicy, and they are the perfect amount of chewy.
I eat these just when I'm having a sweet tooth, but I find they also help my throat when I have a flu, and are much tastier than cough drops! Also, since they're mad of ginger, they're great as a digestive after a big meal. As much as I love these, I have to be careful how many I eat, they can give you a bit of heartburn if you have too many in one sitting!
- Lynne Williamson
I am a huge ginger fan, so i love how strong the flavor is. I will definitely re-order it over and over!
Although its my own fault as I didn't realize how spicy the ginger chews are, I wont buy them again . They are a quality product and packaged with care they are just too spicy. I had half of one and it gave me heartburn. I will stick with the ginger snaps.
These seem like they may be weird, but don't be fooled. They taste great and they even soothe your tummy... at least they do for me. Easy to eat wayyy too many haha be careful ;]
- Jessica Davis
Great for Nausea and Allergies
These gin gins are really tasty, and help with my car sickness, and allergies.
Can't live without them!
I have a lot of nausea and digestive issues, and these have been a huge lifesaver for me. Although they do have added sugar (much to my nutritionist/doctor's chagrin...they have been trying to get me to go sugar-free), there is just nothing that beats the portability and effectiveness of these gin gins. I work full-time, and when I'm busy seeing patients I don't have time to sit down and brew a cup of fresh ginger tea anytime I start to feel nauseous...so these are a huge lifesaver. I always keep a bag in my purse. I am not big on spicy foods, so I had to adjust to the slightly spicy flavor of these, but now I am addicted! I could eat the whole bag in one sitting.
These things are chewy and ginger-y. I mean, they are what they say they are! :) If you like strong ginger (and I do), then this is the candy for you. They are just enough sweet to offset the ginger punch. The only slightly off-putting thing -- they may be *too* chewy. Bits stick to my teeth. But dang if it wasn't an adventure in my mouth. Glad I have them to accompany a morning green tea... Mmm.
- Alexi E.
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