Halloween is just days away! It may be a surprise to some, but there are many candy choices that have ingredients containing animal by-products. When reading labels for your candy purchases this year, be sure to check for ingredients such as milk and the quite common use of cane sugar which can sometimes be made from animal bone fragments.
If you’re feeling spooky enough to welcome trick or treaters to your door this year, check out these vegan-friendly candy ideas that are just as good to eat as they are to pass out:
Airheads are vegan friendly. Containing mostly sugar and syrups, these candies are just as sweet as they are guilt-free. Check out the nutritional info here.
Twizzlers are next on the list. Isn’t this a dream come true?? As a product of The Hershey Company, these sweet twists have a variety of flavors and can be enjoyed by vegan and non-vegans alike. Check out the ever expanding product line, here.
Smarties are such a classic! Also known as “America’s Favorite Candy Roll”, people of all ages love getting their hands on these goodies all year! If Halloween is your chance to get your fix, now you can knowing they are free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. Check out the latest from the Smarties brand, here.
Classic Oreos aren’t your typical halloween treat, but lucky for you, now they can be! Oreos have been vegan/vegetarian friendly in the U.S. since 2014. Before you buy, make sure you read the ingredients in each product – as no two Oreo products are the same! You can sift through their product line, here.
Sour-Patch Kids rounds out our top 5 list of vegan friendly candies. Add these sugary treats to your candy bowl and you’re sure to put smiles on many trick-or-treating faces! These candies do not contain gelatin, which can be a no-no for some vegans, giving them the green light to add to your vegan shopping list. For more information on Sour-Patch Kids and their product line, visit their site, here.
We hope you enjoy! For more information on vegan-friendly treats, check out Peta for a list of vegan friendly foods, candies and more!
From These Wingz? to you – have a spooky filled Halloween!