Halloween means Trick-or-Treating, but it doesn’t have to be pure junk food. And it’s never too soon to instill good eating habits with your adorable kids. There are some great organic, fair-trade, vegan, and more natural alternative candy options.
Be warned! The options you want may not be at your grocery store. You can always look to the Internet to find them. I personally love the Natural Candy Store, Living Nutz and VeganEssentials. You can get organic, vegan, gluten-free and allergen free candies that taste just as good as the commercial brands.
Sunspire Fair Trade Earth Balls:
These balls of fair trade chocolate are wrapped in Earth foil – each looks like a little globe. What is more perfect than chocolate shaped like the Earth? A 5 oz. bag of Earth Balls can be ordered on their website for $4.99. Visit Sunspire Fair Trade Earth Balls.
Equal Exchange Mini Chocolates:
55% Dark Chocolate Bites – Organic & Fair-Trade $13.49 for ½ lb. These organic chocolates are made with ingredients from farmers’ cooperatives in South America. You might find yourself sneaking a few yourself before putting them into your kids’ reusable Halloween bag. Visit Equal Exchange.
These are classic! Give the kids a lesson in humanity and fair trade with these chocolate treats. These traditional gold coin milk chocolate pieces say Farmer Owned and Fair Trade on each side. $5.99 per bundle. Visit Global Exchange Store.
Divine Chocolate Spooky Milk Chocolate Balls – Fair Trade
I love these delicious fair trade milk chocolate balls. They’re wrapped in fun Halloween-themed foils with jack o’ lanterns, bloody eyeballs, and scary skulls. They come in this fun Halloween package. Each package contains 3.5 oz. or approximately 22 balls. $4.99 per pack or $25.50 for a 6-pack. Visit the Natural Candy Store.
Even if you are not vegan or dairy-free, you’ll love that this decadent bar contains no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils, no cholesterol, and nothing artificial. A natural alternative to the Almond Joy Bar. $2.49 each. Visit GoMaxGoFoods.
Organic Fruit Pinwheel Candies by Pure Fun
These delicious hard candies are made with organic ingredients and real fruit juice. Flavors include Tangerine, Lemon, Raspberry and Pomegranate. Each bag contains around 18 pieces. $3.99 per 3.5 oz. (100g) bag. Visit VeganEssentials.com
These raw chocolate covered raisins are great even if you are not into raw food snacks. Sweet, sun-dried organic raisins are drenched in raw organic cacao, balancing the perfect blend of chocolate and chewy goodness. Each 2 oz. package is $3.99. Visit Living Nutz.
Yummy Earth makes these lollipops and other candies (gummy bears made with fruit syrup and endangered species bug bites) that are gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, and contain no type of corn syrup. They cost $25 for 150 lollipops plus free shipping on orders $25 and above. Visit Yummy Earth.