Curly Girlz Candy- Food, Ag & Bev Division Semifinalist

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Meet Curly Girlz Candy - one of the 10 Semifinalists in MN Cup’s Food, Ag & Bev Division!  Discover the other Minnesota Cup Semifinalists by browsing our blog and site.


Most people love a sweet treat like candy, but often feel guilty about their unhealthy treat choice. At Curly Girlz Candy they create gourmet, handcrafted candy that is sugar-free/no sugar added and that tastes as good as their sugary counterparts. They create candy you wouldn’t even know was sugar-free if they didn’t tell you. Say goodbye to the guilt and hello to healthy confections that will satisfy even the most discriminating taste buds. Don’t compromise on taste, enjoy a healthy indulgence from Curly Girlz Candy.

The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons of sugar a day. That adds up to over 66 pounds of added sugar to a typical person’s diet each year.  84% of consumers are trying to reduce their sugar intake, but sugar-free candy and foods have a reputation of tasting awful. Sugar-free confections, particularly caramels, are usually sweetened with aspartame, maltitol, and sorbitol, to name a few. Critics and research have shown that these alternative sweeteners can lead to unwanted side effects like stomach and abdominal pain, diarrhea, excessive gas, migraines, and weight gain. Many of these candies have an aftertaste or taste artificial. The taste factor is what consumers of sugar-free candy are looking for in confections. Curly Girlz Candy has pioneered a method to remove the sugar and create a great tasting candy, one that you’d never know was sugar-free.