Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick or Treat: Vegan Candy

If you want to make a Halloween care package for the vegan in your life, or want a vegan friendly house for the littlest vegans, finding vegan candy can sometimes be a pain if you don't know what to look for. Luckily, I made a list of my favorites, just for you. I am choosing to focus on candy that you can find at almost any store, but please know that Whole Foods and any other health food store will also have some great vegan options, such as Go Max Go bars and Yummy Earth treats.

  • Dark Chocolate Original Peanut Chews: These are the ultimate. They are only available in certain states, and are comprised of chocolate, peanuts and caramel. If you see some, stock up because you will want more.
  • Sour Patch Kids: Sour then sweet. A perfect vegan go-to gummi.
  • Swedish Fish: Another vegan gummy! This one doesn't have the sour aspect, so it's perfect for those who like their candy to be purely sweet.
  • Halloween Dots: Dots are vegan in general, but you can get candy corn flavored Dots, as well as Blood Orange (bat themed) and assorted fruit (ghost themed, they look like they would glow in the dark [they don't]). Candy corn flavor is the best though.
  • Skittles: Vegans rejoice! Skittles are vegan now! Just double check the package to make sure it isn't an old one (it will say 'gelatin-free' by the ingredients) and you are good to go!
  • Mike and Ike's: Fruity, delicious and capsule-like.
  • Chick-O-Sticks: These are basically the inside of a Butterfingers. Pretty spectacular. 
  • Mambas: Fruity, individually wrapped. 
  • Red Vines: You know you love licorice. It is delicious and can function as a straw.
  • Chocolate: Check out the dark chocolate variations of different brands, especially Endangered Species Chocolate. Watch out for milk, whey and butter!
If you choose to give out vegan treats (or are looking for them), take a gander at No Trick Treats, a website devoted to marking the location of those giving out veg-friendly treats.Happy candy hunting!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I really want to get some candy to pass out. We haven't done it in years.