Yummi Bear Organic Chewable Multivitamin & Mineral Bears
It's no surprise that kids sometimes resist the recommended five daily servings of vegetables and fruits that keep their growing bodies strong and healthy.
Good News! Yummi Bears® are the perfect solution, because kids love the tasty fun and moms and dads appreciate the wholesome nutrition.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, parents may give each child up to three (3) bears per day.
Allergen & Gluten Free (Free of: Yeast, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Soy, Gluten, Salt, Peanuts, Shellfish, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Salicylates and Preservatives.
Organic evaporated juice, organic tapioca syrup, pectin, citric acid, natural flavor(strawberry, orange, pineapple, grape), natural colors(black carrot juice concentrate, annatto, turmeric, purple berry juice concentrate), and sodium citrate.
Serving Size: 3 Yummi Bears
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Vitamin A 2500IU
Vitamin C 30mg
Vitamin E 20IU
Vitamin B-6 1.5 mg
Folic Acid 300mcg
Vitamin B12 5mcg
Pantothenic Acid 7.5mg
Iodine 75 mcg
Zinc 3.3 mg
Jennifer Hodges, founder and CEO of Hero Nutritional Products, landed on the idea of formulating high-quality, nutritionally sound children's supplements in the mid-90's as she observed her nieces and other children gobbling up candies, particularly multi-flavor gummy bears. Ms. Hodges also observed her sister's stress level of constantly reminding the girls to "take your vitamins." But, conventional products were not very appealing to the children because of their off taste, their crunchy, powdery mouth feel, unpleasant after-taste and chalkiness. As a caring person concerned about the good and welfare of children, Ms Hodges began consulting with children's nutritionists, food chemists and production experts. The challenge was to create a new children's nutritional delivery system incorporating the delightful taste of gummy bears while not sacrificing nutritional efficacy. "We wanted to produce a gummy bear taste experience combined with legitimate nutrient levels, incorporating all natural ingredients, colors and flavor," stated Ms. Hodges.
The early going was somewhat challenging. Utilizing focus groups and taste panels, prototype after prototype was tested and rejected because of off taste or insufficient nutritional levels. And, finally, a magical combination of the two factors was mastered. But, still, the solution was a result of pilot formulation and production. How to process in large quantities remained an issue to be overcome. Following more large batch experimentation with the help of production technologists and specialized equipment, the perfect balance was achieved.