Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar
The Fair Trade, organic cane sugar we use in some of our products, as indicated on the label, comes from Paraguay. Fair Trade premiums help to fund community development projects that have included a local school, industrial farming equipment and a new ambulance. We source our organic cane sugar from growers in South America.
We source organic wildflower honey from the Brazilian rainforest. Local beekeepers place hives in a forage area and return several weeks later, carrying out the hives and transferring them to organic honey consolidators for extraction.
Organic Fruit Juice
In 2013, we removed the organic cane sugar from all Honest Kids varieties. We found a way to deliver the same great taste by sweetening the juice drinks only with fruit juice.
Stevia is a plant originally from South America that has been used as a sugar substitute for hundreds of years. The leaves provide sweetness with zero calories.
Erythritol (pronounced ‘eh-RITH-ri-tol’) is a natural sugar alcohol that has virtually no calories and does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels.
Organic Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is produced by boiling the sap of the maple tree. For years we have sourced the organic maple syrup used in our Assam Black Tea from Coombs Family Farms in Vermont.
Organic Agave Syrup
Agave syrup is derived from a sweet sap that occurs naturally in the stem of the agave plant. The species is native to Mexico and South America.