September 23, 2009 09:00 ET

Introducing Caring Candies: Healthy Candy That's Naturally Delicious

REHEST™ - Really Healthy Stuff Becomes the Exclusive Distributor for Caring Candies™ in North America; Caring Candies™ Are Naturally Sugar-Free Candies, Free of Artificial Sweeteners and Preservatives, Ideal for Diabetics, Sufferers of Food Allergies and Health Conscious People of All Ages

NEWBURYPORT, MA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - REHEST™ - Really Healthy Stuff announced today the North American launch of Caring Candies™. REHEST will be showcasing the Caring Candies product line at the Natural Products Expo East in Boston beginning on September 24 at booth 1670. With the arrival of Caring Candies, consumers can finally enjoy healthy candy that is delicious and beautiful without compromising their individual health concerns. Expertly handcrafted, sugar free lollipops, sugar free bonbons (hard candies) and sugar-free candy canes are also free of artificial sweeteners, have no synthetic flavors, no synthetic colors, have no preservatives, are fat free, gluten-free, free of common allergens (e.g., peanut-free candies), and Kosher. Caring Candies use Isomalt, a substitute derived from beets.

Caring Candies were developed in South Africa in 2002 by a father and mother team out of frustration at the lack of healthy treats available. Caring Candies is certified Kosher by the Union of Orthodox Synagogues of South Africa. Caring Candies was awarded the prize for "Best Product 2004" at the Annual Palatinit Meeting in Milan, Italy, beating competing sugar-free products from 29 different countries.

Caring Candies "Sourz" bonbons are available in Sour Apple, Sour Lemon, Sour Cherry, and Sour Tangerine. Caring Candies are flavored exclusively with herbs, fruits and other natural essences. The Caring Candies "Naturals" line are made from herbs, such as Ginger, Lavender, Licorice, Raspberry, Lemon and Mint, which have been known to alleviate symptoms such as nausea, indigestion, aches, and coughs. Caring Candies lollipops come in different colors, patterns and shapes and are available in Raspberry, Grape, Lemon, Apple, Pineapple-Orange, Sour Apple, Sour Grape, Sour Lemon, and Sour Cherry. Caring Candy candy canes are available in Raspberry, Red Currant and Passion Fruit.

"We are thrilled to launch Caring Candies in the US and are excited to cater to those with food restrictions or other health conscious individuals," said Bianca Riethmueller, CEO of REHEST. "Caring Candies can be the answer to candies for children and adults who are concerned about diets full of sugar and artificial sweeteners. The smile on the face of a child after receiving a beautiful lollipop as a treat may just say it all."

REHEST will distribute Caring Candies in the United States and Canada with a focus on natural grocers and specialty or independent retailers, hospitals, health care providers, therapists, teachers and schools.

About REHEST - Really Healthy Stuff

The Really Healthy Stuff Company (REHEST) was started by two mothers, Bianca Riethmueller and Heather Flaherty, RN. REHEST, headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was inspired by the enormous daily challenges Heather faces to meet the special dietary needs of her sons. REHEST strives to make a difference in the everyday life of our customers -- to turn the special need or desire for a really healthy lifestyle from a stressful experience into a "non-event."

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