How to Have A Vegan-Friendly Halloween
Spooky season is officially upon us, friends! With Halloween right around
the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to drop our favorite tips and
hacks to ensure you have the best vegan Halloween possible! We know that
Halloween can seem overwhelming to new vegans. Chocolate and candy treats
seem to be EVERYWHERE! But we promise that a vegan Halloween can be just
as fun (if not more fun) as your traditional Halloween festivities!
Our first tip is to swap all your traditional candy for vegan-friendly
alternatives. Traditional Halloween candy often contains milk products or gelatin,
which are no-go for us vegans. There are, however, some favorites that you
already know and love that are completely vegan-friendly. For example, did you
know that sour patch kids and Swedish fish are completely vegan?! We have a
full list of classic candies that are accidentally vegan at the bottom of the page. If
your traditional Halloween favorites aren’t already vegan, there is always a vegan
version available. We have a full list of swaps below as well! If none of these
strike your fancy, try making your own treats! We love to make homemade vegan
caramel apples and spooky rice Krispy treats at home.
If you have kids, having a vegan-friendly Halloween can be a bit more
tricky. While It’s totally up to you whether or not you choose to let your children
go trick-or-treating (no judgment here), we have practical suggestions on how to
handle their brimming bags of non-vegan treats or simply some ways that you
enjoy! Our last tip, and maybe the most practical, would be to host an at-home of going through the candy bags and let your child figure out which candies are vegan-friendly and which are not. Kids love games, and identifying which are vegan could be a fun challenge
for them. However, we understand that this won’t work for everyone. Another
option is to do what we call a “Trick-or-Trade”. Once you know which candies are
vegan-friendly, you can organize a trade with other kids in the neighborhood.
Trade the non-vegan-friendly candies for ones that your child or children can
enjoy! Our last tip, and maybe the most practical, would be to host an at-home
party for your kids instead of going trick-or-treating. It could also be fun to invite
all the other neighborhood kids over as well! You could play a Halloween-themed
movie, make some delicious spooky snacks, plan a few fun crafting activities, decorate pumpkins, and share a supply of vegan candies for them to take home.
Happy Haunting everyone!
Accidentally vegan candies:
● Sour patch kids
● Swedish Fish
● Laffy Taffy
● Fun Dip
● Ring pops
Vegan Candy Swaps:
● Reece's Peanut Butter Cups - Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Justin's miniature
dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
● KitKat - Trupo Treats Vegan + Gluten-Free Wafer Chocolate Bars
● Hershey Squares - Enjoy Life “Milk” Chocolate squares
● M&M’s - Unreal Snacks Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems
● Milky Way - Go Max Go Twilight Bars
● Mounds - Unreal Snacks Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars