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Save Sugar for Dessert by Avoiding Hidden Sugar in Everyday Foods

Here at Cocomels we believe in living healthy a lifestyle and that part of that is being aware of your sugar consumption. Our philosophy is “save sugar for dessert”, or those special moments in life when we can use the sweet stuff to really elicit a moment of joy.  That’s what it’s for after all!  That can be easier said than done with all the hidden sugars that can be found in today’s food. Here we discuss some everyday food items that are top offenders when it comes to unnecessarily high sugar content. First, let’s establish what the suggested daily allowance of...

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Introducing the NEW Coconut Sugar Cocomels!

I’m very proud to announce we are launching our new Coconut Sugar Cocomels this month.  These are exciting and unique because this new line is the first non-dairy, no grain & no cane sugar caramels ever created – and they just might be the best tasting Cocomels yet, seriously!  Diehard fans may remember our Coconut Sugar Cocomels from 2016 (we won an award for that), but we werent able to produce those at scale.  Now we can!!!  Try them here. Many of you told us you're avoiding cane sugar and grains, so we decided - Coconut Sugar Cocomels will be...

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Why Do Our Cocomel Bites Sometimes Have White Scuff Marks?

Why don’t Cocomel Bites look shiny and crisp like many other rounded chocolate-covered products?  Because we have chosen not to use a glaze or polish on our products.  As we say on the package, “We like to keep it straightforward, so no shiny glazes were added to these blissful beauties”.  Why no shiny glazes? Because we don’t want to use Confectioner’s Glaze, Confectioner’s Polish, or Shellac at this time.  These are all different names for a glaze made from Shellac, a resin produced by an Asian beetle.  Being a plant-based product we didn’t want to use an insect derived ingredient. OK, so...

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Why are Cocomels vegan?

Why are Cocomels vegan?

You might be wondering why Cocomels are vegan? The short answer is ... I want it all! Well, what I mean is that I don’t believe you have to compromise between a delicious, mind-blowing, mouthgasm-inducing treat and it being better-for-you and the planet. Sure, it makes it harder to do both – the more natural something is, the more it’s prone to variability, a shorter shelf life and difficulty cooking it in large quantities – but I believe these are challenges worth taking on. Tough at first, but rewarding in the end. Vegan Caramels When I was first creating Cocomels,...

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Cocomels Seasonal Flavors - Cinnamon and Gingerbread

Cocomels Seasonal Flavors - Cinnamon and Gingerbread

JJ’s Sweets Launches Two NEW Cocomels Seasonal Flavors and Chocolate Covered Cocomels in Grab-and-Go Singles at Natural Products Expo West 2018 Booth #N2129 Boulder, CO  (March 1st, 2018) – JJ’s Sweets, makers of mindfully crafted sweets and The Original Coconut Milk Caramels, announces three new products ahead of Natural Products Expo West.  New products include Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Cocomel Singles, Cinnamon Spice Cocomel Bites and Gingerbread Spice Naked Cocomels. “Since inception, JJ’s Sweets has been focused on our everyday business,” says Chief Candymaker JJ Rademaekers. “Now, we have Cocomel fans across the country asking for new products. It is time for...

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