Our Ingredients


Hard work never tasted so good

Since the beginning, we’ve been determined to make the world’s most delicious snacks using an extra thoughtful approach. Today, both our classic and organic treats give you a delicious way to snack with premium ingredients, passion, and a touch of love packed into each bite.

  • Certified USDA Organic
    Certified USDA Organic

    Each Organic Gummy and Organic Fruit Snack is made with Certified USDA Organic** ingredients. From the coloring to the flavor, it’s real!

  • Made with Fruit Juice
    Made with Fruit Juice

    We use fruit juice* to keep our snacks tasting…fruity.

  • Made with Colors from Real Sources
    Made with Colors from Real Sources

    With Black Forest products, many of the colors you see are derived from plant-based sources. THAT’s something to feel good about!

  • Born in the USA
    Born in the USA

    We’re proud to say Black Forest products are batch made right here in the USA!

  • Soft and Chewy
    Soft & Chewy

    Our soft and bouncy gummies and fruit flavored snacks are ones you’ll love at first bite.

  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free & Fat Free

    Yep! All of our gummies and fruit flavored snacks are either gluten free or Certified Gluten Free. And don’t forget, every delicious bag is fat free, too!

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Taste the Difference

We think you deserve the best of everything—even snacks! That’s why we make mouth-watering candy using only the most thoughtful ingredients and a ton of passion.

Gummy Bears

Gummies

Black Forest Gummies are made with carefully selected ingredients to give you the fruity flavor and soft, juicy texture you won’t find anywhere else.

Gummies
Fruit Snacks

Fruit Snacks

All your favorite fruity flavors in fun fruit shapes. Black Forest fruit flavored snacks are made with real fruit juice* and have the soft, chewy texture you can’t help but crave.

Fruit Snacks

Organic Products

What are organic products?

When we say that our organic gummies and fruit flavored snacks are Certified USDA Organic, we’re saying that they’re made with at least 95% organic ingredients. In other words, from the coloring to the flavor, it’s real!

How do you flavor your organic products?

We derive our organic flavors from real sources – like apple juice and natural flavors– for a more true-to-the-fruit taste.

How do you color your organic products?

We derive our colors from real plant sources, such as carrots, purple sweet potatoes, turmeric and radishes to give our products the bright colors you know and love.

Are your products gluten free?

Yes. All of our organic gummies and fruit flavored snacks are happily Certified Gluten Free.

What kind of sweeteners do you use?

Our organic gummies and fruit flavored snacks are sweetened with the help of organic cane sugar and organic tapioca syrup.

Are your products free of allergens?

Ferrara Candy Company (our parent) maintains several manufacturing and packaging facilities - some are free from some or all of the "Big 8" allergens but others are not. So please refer your product packaging, as it contains the most current ingredient and allergen statements.

Classic Products

How do you flavor your classic gummies?

We derive our classic flavors from real sources – like apple juice – but will occasionally rely on other natural and artificial flavors to deliver a bolder taste.

How do you color your classic gummies?

We derive our colors from real plant sources such as black carrot juice, beta-carotene, spirulina extract and turmeric to give our products the bright colors you know and love.

What kind of gelatin do you use?

We use pork gelatin to achieve the perfect yummy, gummy chew.

What kind of sweeteners do you use?

Our classic snacks find their sweetness from corn syrup, sugar, and apple juice.

* please refer to product information pages for percentages of fruit juice for each item.
** USDA Organic guidelines require that Certified USDA Organic items contain 95% or more organic ingredients.