(Translated by Google)
Mind sweets GmbH was founded in January 2010 in Berlin Kreuzberg. The idea for the Buddha bears started: The founder of mindsweets found himself eating gummy bears and thinking: “How inconsistent is that? You haven't been eating meat, poultry, fish for over 20 years - but you shrug your shoulders with these gummy bears with gelatin ?! ”And then he had the idea:“ If I were gummy bear maker, I would make them without gelatin and Buddha - Call bear! ”The more he told friends about his idea, the more surprised he was about the positive response. Immediately it put a smile on the audience's face: "Buddha Bear - how cute is that?" And with that the Buddha Bear idea got more and more food ...
This little episode is a reflection of our motivation. The mindsweets concept is inspired by (Zen) Buddhism, which has been with us for many years. The managing director Arne Schaefer is a Dharma master and teaches in the international Kwan Um Zen school. In his job as a consultant and coach, he deals with the question of how a Buddhist lifestyle can be integrated into our modern business world. His experiences now flow into our work. Each member of our small team also volunteers in a Buddhist community or in the social field.
Our bear is something special, you can see, smell and taste it, because our bear is:
vegan - only herbal ingredients without gelatin, also gluten and lactose free;
tasty and healthy - without artificial flavors with almost 25% fruit juice;
Sustainable - Ingredients over 95% from controlled organic cultivation, paper mainly from sustainable forestry (FSC)
social - our products are assembled by hand in a handicapped workshop in Berlin. With our partners Stephanus-Werkstätten and Dimetria, we support social projects that integrate and promote people with disabilities and other impairments in an orderly work process. Our partner workshops label, pack and ship our products.
Organic products are produced without genetic engineering. The use of genetically modified organisms or their derivatives is prohibited in organic farming and processing and contradicts the self-understanding of the organic industry.