When it comes to a tasty treat, Black Forest Gummies delivers. But there is more to the brand than just their gummy candies. That is because they are also known for their work helping to plant trees with the National Forest Foundation.
And in honor of the major milestone of planting 1.5 million trees, Black Forest Gummies did the most epic (and unusual) thing ever – they auctioned off a series of paintings made by those same trees that they helped plant.
That’s right! The trees are now artists.
Black Forest Gummies partners with the National Forest Foundation to auction off paintings (and prints) done by actual trees
According to the press release about the auction (and the subsequent prints that we can actually still purchase to help raise funds to plant even more trees),
"To produce the paintings, materials such as paint brushes and conte crayon were affixed to adjacent limbs and branches of trees with eco-friendly twine in the Angeles National Forest, located outside of Los Angeles, California. As natural wind moved their branches, the trees painted 10 vibrant, individually unique pieces of art."
Even if you missed out on the originals, there are prints that are still up for grabs over on eBay and honestly, we are just a little obsessed with the entire thing. Each print is available at $10 each with money going back to the charity to once again support even more trees getting a chance to be planted (and maybe even become future artists).
We are pretty much in love with this entire project. Not only do we love the originality of the actual installation of art, but we love that it actually lets the trees help themselves. It is like getting a full circle moment and it is all thanks to a bunch of gummy bears! So you know, we can’t resist pointing out that one of the prints is actually a giant red gummy bear too!
This is the kind of foodie news we can’t help but get behind. And yes, it also means that we are even more likely to snag a bag of Black Forest Gummies than we ever were thanks to their commitment to making a difference in the world.
It’s never too late to support a great cause and an awesome brand.
What do you think fellow Guilty Eaters? Are we enamored with this partnership between Black Forest Gummies and the National Forest Foundation? What do you think of this art project?