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Swedish Fish

By June 15, 2015February 18th, 2023Dairy Free, Desserts

Swedish Fish

I had a kick watching my kids try my “healthified” Swedish Fish for the first time. They have never had a Swedish Fish or any type of gummy bear before so the texture was quite new.

I have a rule, you can spit it out if you really don’t like it but you must try a bite. So if you think about it… with all the recipe writing and testing I do, they taste quite a wide variety of foods! Crazy as it seems one of Kai’s first solid foods was bone marrow and he really did love it. But anyway, Micah really despised the texture at first but once Kai liked it, Micah tried it again and was gobbling them up faster than I could take a picture of them!

It is crazy how we eat with our eyes and kids are drawn to bright colored food. I always looked for things without added food coloring in them but Stur has created a wonderful product perfect for competing with food marketers out there. My kids often see these colorful “foods” that  other kids are eating and Stur has made it possible for me to make “healthified” versions without any damaging food coloring (click HERE to read more on food-dyes). 

 Click HERE to find gummy fish molds.

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swedish fish

Swedish Fish

Maria Emmerich
Servings 1


  • 1 tablespoonEverly natural sweetener any flavor, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Further Food gelatin


  • Place the Everly natural sweetener and water in a heat-safe cup. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Heat in the microwave on high for 40 seconds or until boiling. Stir well. Pour into gummy worm tray. Place in fridge until set.


Traditional Swedish Fish = 140 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein, 36g carbs
"Healthified" Swedish Fish = 23 calories, 0g fat, 6g protein, 0g carbs
0% fat, 100% protein, 0% carbs



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swedish fish

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • janet says:

    hi maria, the links aren’t working for the stur or the gelatin. thanks for this easy idea.

  • Melody says:

    Hi, not working for me either. Interested in the STUR product.

  • Melody says:

    But does work in the body of the blog article – just not in the recipe

  • Sarah G says:

    I want to eat these myself! Maybe let the kids eat one. 🙂

    Do you know any studies that show if stevia is safe during pregnancy?

  • Does this work with swerve? Why do you use an alternate sweetener?

  • Ed says:

    Is there any way to make this with pectin? Or is gelatin required?

  • Mary says:

    I keep Stur in my purse so that when I’m out and about I can easily have a yummy flavored drink. Just squirt some into a water bottle!

  • Andrea says:

    Stur is yummy! I mix the cranberry with carbonated water and add a twist of lemon – it’s my switch from alcoholic coolers for the summer 😀

  • Megan Depasture says:

    What do you think about Astragalus root powder and tea for boosting immunity?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      It is an ok option. But bifido bacteria is best for boosting gut health and immune health. 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    I am not close to an expert so I just know what I am told. On the four variety pack it says

    Only 3 calories per serving–sweetened with a hint of Organic Agave, a touch of Organic Stevia and Natural Electrolytes to keep you hydrated

    I thought Agave is 90% fructose. Is it fine since it is just a “hint?” I cannot digest fructose so probably should not try this right?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I have looked at every 5 pack of Stur and it doesn’t say that. There is no Agave in stur.

      • Kelly says:

        follow your link to your amazon page. Choose H2wOw ALL-NATURAL WATER ENHANCER (Variety 4 Pack), Extracts of Real Fruit & Organic Stevia – Mandarin Grapefruit, Ginger Lime, Cucumber Lemongrass & Lemon Spearmint (Makes 96 8oz servings)

        Then look at the list of ingredients

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          Oh, sorry. That isn’t what I used here. I used Stur. I will remove that one as it was a mistake. 🙂

          • Kelly says:

            great feel free to delete this chain so people don’t get confused. I did not even notice it was something different.

  • Shelli says:

    What do you think of the hunger control Stur? What are your thoughts on Garcinia?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I’m not convinced on the benefits of it. Haven’t been solid studies showing proof. 🙂

  • Cynthia says:

    So excited that my stur and gelatin came today! AlreDy made 2 batches, they are in fridge! So fast and easy! Yummy!

  • Sara says:

    Would it still work if I tried using 1 TBSP of a more generic gelatin like Knox, in place of the Great Lakes?

  • Aubrey says:

    Are these gummies okay out of the fridge? Also would the brand sweet leaf water drops work instead of stur? Can’t wait to try!!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Yes, they should be fine outside fridge. Yes, sweet leaf would work too. 🙂

  • chanin says:

    where did you get that cute fish mold? i didn’t see one on amazon but will look again just in case i missed it

  • Christy says:

    how do you get the fish ‘colored’ without using food dye?

  • Sandy says:

    Hi! love your recipes. Is this recipe the right amounts? The recipe above only makes 4 gummy’s. I followed exactly. Is that what it should make? Thanks for your help!

  • Carmen says:

    3 tablespoons of water only?

  • Valerie says:

    Maria, have you ever tried using nunaturals flavored liquid stevia to make gummies? I don’t have sturr but I have lemon and cherry van stevia. I also got some of their gelatin. Do you think this could work? I have no idea how much to use.

  • Jackie says:

    Could i replace stur with sweetleaf water drop

  • Stephanie says:

    I made these in my gummy worm molds and could not get them to release. I even put them in the freezer to see if that would help. I just got a bunch more Stur and molds from your links. I so much want this to work so I can move my toddler away from so much fruit sugar.

  • Bridget says:

    Hi Maria – love your recipes. I contacted stur and it turns out there are some carbs but they cans round to zero at the serving size on the label. Have you had any issues with this?

    • Maria says:

      The carbs would then be like 0.3 per serving. The amount used in this recipe that is negligible.

  • LuAnne says:

    I’m trying to figure out how you get ‘a bunch in a batch’ if you only use 3 tbsp of water. About how many does that make?

  • Michele Miller says:

    Any other fish molds you would recommend? Do you use the warming pot in the one in the link you shared? Thx for this recipe!

  • Dee says:

    My daughter has epilepsy and I was excited to find this recipe and gather the ingredients to try making her a special treat while new to the modified adkins diet she started. The texture came out pretty good but the taste is so…beefy?? The smell actually made me nauseous. I used the fruit punch Stur. Is there any other flavors that might mask the smell/flavor of the gelatin better, or would adding the full tablespoon rather than half be better?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      You can try adding a bit more stur. Your gelatin must have a bit more flavor than mine.

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