What is Carnauba Wax?

Great question! Carnauba Wax is a natural renewable resource used as a coating for our gummy bears. It is grown in Brazil and is harvested from the leaves of the Carnauba palm. The wax is harvested using traditional procedures that doesn't damage the trees. Fun fact: the use of carnauba wax creates an economic incentive to keep the trees standing.
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Once opened, how long do SmartSweets last?

We proudly have no preservatives or additives in SmartSweets. Because our products are made with natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives, once opened the gummy bears will begin to harden if left exposed to air. When sealed, SmartSweets are shelf-stable for 1 year.
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Are SmartSweets plant-based?

Our fruity & sour gummy bears contain gelatin, but not to worry! Plant-based products are underway. Reach out to hello@smartsweets.com to be added to our SmartSquad insider list so you are the first to be notified when our plant-based products launches!