Behind the Brand
Climate Candy was founded by 7-time Ironman, climate activist, and health and wellness enthusiast Amy Keller, whose family owns the Spangler Candy Company and makes two billion DumDum lollipops every year. Born from Amy's sweet tooth and a deep desire to save nutritional fruits and veggies, Climate Candy was conceived on a trip to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, where Amy's conversations about the planet's climate pledge and protecting global food security merged with her cravings for a sweet but healthy treat. She set out to combine her passion for sustainability and health with the family business by creating a candy that educates society about the intersectionality of human health, food justice, and climate change. Amy focused her efforts on fighting the climate crisis by preventing food waste through the process of upcycling unused yet perfectly acceptable fruits and vegetables. Today, Climate Candy works with and supports local farms across the US to procure imperfect produce that would otherwise go to waste, striving to make both healthy choices and climate action impact more accessible. Each bag of Climate Candy offers a full serving of fruits and vegetables — including pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, carrots, and beets. And the best part: all you can taste is a sweet fruity treat. This is stealth nutrition at its finest.