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This Organic Candy Company Has an Eight-Year-Old Founder

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Photos: Courtesy of The Organic Candy Factory

Like many little girls, Ginger Cochrane has a big sweet tooth. And when the eight-year-old told her mother that she'd like to open a candy store, Piper Cochrane was happy to help her little one pursue her sugary dreams—as long as that sugar was organic.

The duo now runs The Organic Candy Factory, which slings sweets that are free of gelatin, gluten, pesticides, preservatives, and artificial colors and sweeteners. To make the company even more wholesome, some of its proceeds go to Hope North, a charity that benefits the victims of Uganda's civil war.

The treats just became available at 245 Williams-Sonoma stores, including many in the Chicago area, and they're also sold online.
· The Organic Candy Factory [Official Site]
· Williams-Sonoma [Official Site]