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Ferrara Candy Company

June 16, 2016 11:15 ET

Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears Star in New Reality Series, The Real Gummies of the Black Forest

Family of Organic Gummy Bear Characters Make Their Debut in New National Marketing Campaign

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2016) -  There's a new crop of reality stars hitting screens everywhere this summer: The Real Gummies of the Black Forest. Ferrara Candy Company's Black Forest Organic brand is bringing a very privileged family of gummy bears, The Organics, to life in the brand's first-ever national marketing campaign. With three "episodes" launching this summer, viewers will get up close and personal with The Organics family in the reality-style web series as they tackle deliciously real topics including family dinnertime, getting "enhancements," and peer pressure.

"Our Black Forest Organic gummies are USDA certified organic, certifiably delicious and totally real, with no artificial flavors or colors. Giving our gummies their very own reality series was the perfect way to demonstrate just how real they are," said Jill Manchester, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy, Ferrara Candy Company. "We're excited to officially introduce the 'small in stature, yet full of tude' Mr. & Mrs. Organic, Junior, and Sis to the world and invite fans to follow along as their lives unfold in front of the camera in the Black Forest."

The series premiered with the release of Episode One, "Dinner," on Black Forest Organic's social channels (Facebook and Instagram) and nationally online via digital video. In Episode One, viewers join the family around the dinner table. Mr. and Mrs. O along with their daughter, Sis, and son, Junior, are having a conversation sparked by Junior's innocent question about what it means to be 'An Organic Gummy.' In the process, he lets something slip that gets Mr. Organic into a little hot water and chaos ensues. Episode Two, "Enhancements" and Episode Three, "Streakers," will air later this summer. Fans can also follow along on Black Forest's social channels to learn more about each of the members of The Organics family and what makes them tick.

"Being an Organic comes with its duties and obligations," said Mrs. O, Mom on The Real Gummies of the Black Forest. "Mr. O and I take extreme pride in being an Organic and we go to great lengths to make sure our children understand what that means, as well. When Black Forest Organic came to us wanting to make a reality show about our family, we were truly honored. After all, not all gummy families can say they are America's Best Tasting Gummy Bear1, certified organic and certifiably delicious!"

All Black Forest Organic candy is certified USDA Organic by Quality Assurance International, an authorized certifying agent. The USDA Organic seal indicates that the candy contains at least 95% organic ingredients and is made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs. The seal also requires organic candy to be made in its own dedicated manufacturing line to prohibit the co-mingling with non-organic products. The candy is gluten and fat free, with no artificial flavors and colors from natural sources like carrots, turmeric and red beets. Available in four and six-ounce bags, the four-ounce organic candies retail at the affordable price point of $1.29-$1.99 per pack.

To learn more about Black Forest Organic and the Real Gummies of the Black Forest, please visit http://www.blackforestusa.com/meet-the-organics. Use the product locator on the website to find Black Forest Organic candy near you. Follow the Real Gummies of the Black Forest on Instagram (@black_forest_organics), Facebook, and YouTube.

About Ferrara Candy Company, Inc.
Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Ferrara Candy Company is a leading general line candy manufacturer, created by the merger of Ferrara Pan Candy Company, Inc. and Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. in 2012. The Company manufactures a robust portfolio of branded and private label confections that consumers love. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.ferrarausa.com.

1 70% of consumers chose Black Forest Organic as best tasting among five leading gummy bear brands. Ferrara Candy Company engaged an outside research firm to perform the national taste preference test.

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