How Green Is That…Halloween Candy? Alternatives to Artificially Sweetened and Chemically Coated Candies for Your Trick or Treaters

Gone are the days of boring penny candy (or pennies) being handed out on Halloween. Now every October we can count on store aisles spilling over with artificially sweetened, colored and chemically coated candies tailor-made for trick-or-treaters. This year, why not treat them to organic goodies instead?

halloween candyEndangered Species Halloween Treat Fun Packs ($5.99/24) feature individually wrapped chocolate squares that are gluten-free, kosher and ethically traded (the dark chocolate is also certified vegan). And a portion of the profits from each bite you hand out benefits species conservation.

You won’t scare off kids who suffer from food allergies with the Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Coffin ($12.95) from the Natural Candy Store. Each coffin is packed with recycled shred in an American-made, painted wood berry basket and wrapped in a home-compostable cellophane bag. There’s a wide variety of yummy treats inside that provide great ideas for individual candy shopping, too, like Surf Sweets Sour Gummy Worms, YummyEarth Organic Fruit Lollipops, Boom CHOCO Boom Rice Milk Cripsy Rice Chocolate Bar and assorted flavors of Pure Fun organic candy like root beer barrels and raspberry candies with chocolate centers.