what makes us different

We take real ingredients from trees and fields and bake them gently. If anyone tried to sneak sugar, concentrates, or any other nonsense into our foods, we’d bite their heads off. Grrr!

how others do it

It really makes BEAR growl that almost all fruit snacks for children are made from concentrated fruit juices and gumming agents boiled to high temperatures. Grrr.

1

Pick fruit and vegetables fresh in season. We use the whole fruit, not just the juice, and never concentrates.

2

Bake slowly at a low temperature to lock in all the natural goodness.

3

Hand cut and hand roll the dried fruit into yoyos.

1

Boil ingredients at 212 degrees Fahrenheit in a tank to create highly concentrated fruit juices/pastes stripped of fiber and essential vitamins.

2

Add back in gumming agents and fillers to bulk up production yield and lower sugar claims. This additional process does not add any nutritional value.

3

Push the liquid syrup through an extrusion nozzle to be ‘shaped’ then cooled. The whole process lasts mere minutes.