‘Climate Candy’ creator Amy Keller turns problems into candy

THE AMY KELLER CANDY BACKGROUND

Amy Keller comes from confectionery. Her family owns the Spangler Candy Company, so she’s grown up with it all her life. After watching an interview with Amy, I realized that 1/3 of the world’s food is never eaten, and she wanted to step in to find a way to reduce this waste.

WHAT ARE CLIMATE CANDY?

What is Climate Candy? The Urban Dictionary has the definition listed as: “A sustainable candy, made from recycled fruits and vegetables. It is used as a one-time delivery item to solve the climate crisis by preventing food waste; the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Climate Candy is good for people and the planet, making healthy choices and climate impact more accessible. Every time you eat Climate Candy, you’re the healthiest version of yourself. itself and the planet.

Before starting Climate Candy, she got involved with climate change around the world to help raise awareness of what could happen if we could use fruits and vegetables to make a powder that would have a longer shelf life and stop food waste. She was trying to make fun of the superfoods that are here in America and Europe, and figure out how to work with those, tell the story of local farmers, and help solve the need for people to get 5-8 servings of fruits. and vegetables per day.

CLIMATE CANDY TASTES LIKE CANDY

Climate Candy tastes like candy. Amy said the aim was to make sure kids couldn’t tell the difference between something that’s healthy and something that’s not. Kids want these delicious, sweet candies, and this is one way to create candies with intact nutrition and locally sourced ingredients, which can also improve our carbon footprint and prevent all that waste.

Amy says her goal isn’t to take away from having real candy and confectionery businesses like the one owned by her family, but to make room for it.

Amy wants people to know that by buying Climate Candy they are saving fruits and vegetables that would otherwise have been wasted, simply because they weren’t good enough to make it to market.

Currently, Climate Candy is sold directly to consumers, along with sweet and sour chews, and they continue to create modern bittersweet chews and hard candies. You can follow the course on Facebook.

You can watch the interview with Amy Keller and her Climate Candy FAVES below. Amy’s personal story begins about 3 minutes later.

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