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Today we're spotlighting another Herbie owned and operated business: Nature'z Candyz. I took several bags of Nature'z Candyz with me when I went to Mexico and they made for delicious (healthy!) snacks when I was on the go in an unfamiliar area. I also made friends with a parrot — I bribed him with some of my Nature'z Candyz. While they're all delicious, my absolute favorite are the lime-bananaz snacks which, I know, sounds crazy, but they are SO GOOD. Who would've thought banana and lime went together?
AND Nature'z Candyz has graciously agreed to giveaway a few snack prizes to a lucky Herbie! See below for details... now on to the interview!
HH: Tell us a little bit about your business.
Nature'z Candyz are all-natural gourmet dehydrated fruit. They are hand-crafted specialty dried fruit snacks that are made without any added sugar or preservatives. I make fun flavors like Coconut Bananaz, Cinnamon Applez, and Lime Bananaz. I also only make what fruit is in season and I try to buy locally grown fruit when available.
HH: What sets Nature’z Candyz apart from other brands of dehydrated fruits?
Every single bag of Nature'z Candyz was hand sliced and packaged by me. Another key factor is that my products are dehydrated and not freeze-dried, so they have a more natural flavor and texture. Nature’z Candyz are made in small batches and dried at low temperature to maintain the nutrients of the fruit. I take pride in each batch and hopefully that comes through in the quality and the taste.
HH: How did you get into this business of selling delicious dried fruits?
It all started with my love of snack foods. I was continually searching for healthy fruit snacks that I could take with me in the car or to the gym. But all the dried fruits that I found were loaded with sugars and sulfurs. So my mom bought me a counter top dehydrator that I started experimenting with. I would put anything and everything in that dehydrator and always had so much on hand that I would end of giving it away as gifts. It started to blossom from there. About 5 years ago, I saw a need and wanted to fill it, so I rented out a commercial kitchen and started my own website and Nature’z Candyz was officially born.