Functional Jellies Special Feature

Florida brand redefines hard candy with all natural blends infused with pure essential oils

By Anthony Myers

- Last updated on GMT

Tracy Ernst, founder Essential Candy.
Tracy Ernst, founder Essential Candy.

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For every bag of candy purchased, Essential Candy donates a bag to cancer support groups to further its ‘Candy With A Purpose’ mission.

Essential Candy, founded by wife-and-husband duo Tracy and Dean Ernst of Wellington, Florida, has developed a new hard candy that incorporate essential oils to bring significant benefits to the body. Born from an idea to help those fighting cancer, Essential Candy is aptly referred to as ‘Candy With A Purpose,’ and is available in both Signature Blends and cannabidiol (CBD) hard candies.

The idea for Essential Candy came to me during meditation on a solo bicycle ride. I asked myself, ‘how can I help our dear friend going through chemotherapy?'. The guided message was simply to make hard candies with essential oils​,” said Tracy Ernst, who is a vegetarian, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher.

I was alone pushing hard against the wind, and the vision of my friend fighting cancer just appeared in my mind. He wasn’t giving up the fight, and I was going to continue riding along with him.

“It was a spiritual, uplifting experience,” she added. “And so began the journey of listening and being guided to help with a little piece of joy in every Essential Candy​.”

 Containing no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners, Essential Candy is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, low-calorie and low-carb, and is approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for its CBD hard candies, the company claimed.

A spokesperson for the company said its organic essential oils are harvested directly from growers around the world and the oils are distilled from plants through low-heat steam distillation or an expression process and are thoroughly tested to ensure purity, quality, effectiveness and the highest safety standards.

Essential Candy’s proprietary Signature Blends are offered in various flavours, and are packaged in 3-oz. bags, with 23–25 individually wrapped candies in each bag, and priced from $10–$12. For more information visit​.

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