Tara Bosch, a 22-year-old entrepreneur from Canada was the brains behind the healthy Gummi Bear business.
A college dropout, she founded SmartSweets in Vancouver, Canada, and pursued her mission of eliminating sugar on everyday sweet favorites.
Founder and CEO of SmartSweets, Bosch shared to FOX Business that she got the idea from her grandmother after the latter told her that she regretted consuming too much sugar because of her sweet tooth.
She shared, “It impacted her health and how she felt about herself. And that really sparked my exploration in looking for natural confectionery products that addressed sugar. From then on, I wanted to innovate candy that tasted like candy because if people are going to make a healthier choice, my belief is that it should taste like the real thing.”
Curious why the Gummi Bear is healthy?
“We use no sugar or sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners so it’s just plant-based, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) stevia. Also, we don’t use any artificial ingredients like colors or flavors,” Tara revealed.
Smartsweets Gummi Bears contain 24 grams of fiber, only 2 grams of sugar and 9 grams of carbs per bag compared to the other usual gummi bears that have about 21 and 22 grams of sugar in every 17-18 pieces.
This young lady already generated over $1 Million in sales in a span of less than a year.
She also has plans of extending her business in the US by this year.
Smart young lady, isn’t she?