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Your Guide To Vegan Candy This Halloween

by | October 20, 2019

If the thought of finding cruelty-free Halloween candy sounds spooky, read on!

While a lot of standard Halloween treats are heavy on dairy, gelatin, or other animal products, there are animal-friendly options to choose from — and we’ve got you covered with some of the tastiest vegan treats on the market.  

cocomels candy
Cocomels are made without conventional dairy (Source: Keith Homan/Shutterstock.com)

JJ’s Sweets Cocomels

Made out of coconut milk, these caramels are a treat for kids and adults alike.

A sweet seasonal tip — for a limited time, Cocomels is offering vegan pumpkin spice caramels. Yes, please!

skittles vegan candy halloween
Skittles are a vegan-friendly choice for kids (Source: 5 second Studio / Shutterstock.com)


For a kid-approved classic, look no further.  Skittles are an easy-to-find goody for any trick-or-treater’s candy bag. 

The brand offers a wide array of flavors free of dairy and gelatin — both often found in similar mainstream candies.

Girl Eating Lollipop
YumEarth offers a range of fruit-flavored lollipops (Source: Sean Locke Photography/Shutterstock.com)

YumEarth Candies

Are you looking for a range of all-organic vegan candies — including lollipops, licorice, fruit snacks, sour treats, and hard candies?

Good news. The search is over — Yum Earth has you covered. 

This is a brand boasting a range of vegan options, some of which happen to include better-for-you ingredients.

Smarties Rockets
Smarties, or Rockets, are a good budget option (Source: Christopher Gardiner)


Called Smarties in some countries and Rockets in others, these sweet little Halloween staples are totally fit for vegan consumption.

Just be careful not to mistake them for chocolate Smarties, which do include milk.

enjoy life chocolate bar
Enjoy Life Foods offers a number of dairy-free bars (Source: Enjoy Life Foods)

Enjoy Life Foods Chocolates

From dark chocolate squares to rice milk crunch bars, these sweet treats will take you back to the chocolate Halloween candies you enjoyed as a kid.

The brand’s line of mini candies are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters — and are multiple-allergen friendly!

AirHeads Candy
A popular candy, AirHeads are free of animal products(Source: Alexander Oganezov/Shutterstock.com)


Who knew these little childhood snacks were vegan-friendly? Well, now you do!

Easy to find and delicious, AirHeads come in Halloween appropriate sizes you can hand out by the handful.

Justin's Peanut Butter Cups
These peanut butter treats are dairy-free (Source: melissamn/Shutterstock.com)

Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups

For a little bite of chocolatey, peanut-buttery heaven, try Justin’s Dark Peanut Butter Cups.

They won’t last long, but they’re worth it.

Little Secrets Chocolate Candy
Little secrets are a vegan alternative to popular chocolate candis (Source: Evgeny Karandaev/Shutterstock.com)

Little Secrets

Little Secrets’ line of vegan candies takes M&M-style treats to the next level. 

With flavors like dark chocolate, sea salted peanut, and sea salted almond, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Vegan Sour Patch Kids
These sour candies are super easy to find (Source: Holly Vegter/Shutterstock.com)

Sour Patch Kids

Tart, chewy, and sweet — these candies are always a favorite with the little ones.  

As an added perk, they’re so popular you can find them just about anywhere in many countries, so they’ve also got you covered at the movie theater!

Ocho Candy
These little candy bars are totally vegan friendly (Source: Keith Homan/Shutterstock.com)

Organic OCHO Candy

OCHO offers full sized and trick-or-treat sized chocolate covered candy bars, including dark peanut butter and coconut flavored. 

To top it all off, all of the brand’s products are certified organic, fair trade certified, non-GMO, and gluten free. 

Endangered Species offers an array of vegan chocolates (Source: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com)

Endangered Species Chocolate

These chocolates are delicious, fair-trade, and can be found in trick-or-treat sized packs.

What’s not to love?

Kids on Halloween
Halloween can be fun for everyone (Source: Sean Locke Photography/Shutterstock.com)

A Vegan Halloween

You may find yourself asking how you get all your neighbours to stock exclusively these options. The short answer is that you don’t — but we’ve got some creative solutions.

Some parents may want to consider letting their kids trick-or-treat, picking out the good stuff, and donating the rest to charity. Another great option would be an Easter-style treat hunt planned at home — which would, of course, allow you to slip some healthy goodies into the mix as well.

What are your favorite vegan Halloween treats? Let us know in the comments below!


2 Responses to “Your Guide To Vegan Candy This Halloween”

  1. Tracy
    October 20th, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

    Little Secrets candies are NOT vegan – look at their website. Their sugar is processed with animal products thus none of their candies are vegan 🙁

  2. Kalisto Nanen
    January 21st, 2020 @ 10:55 pm

    I prefer Nelly’s Organics to Ochos, Smart Sweets are a great alternative to swedish fish and peach rings and sour patch kids and Unreals are a good option for m&ms

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