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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

● Airheads

● Dots

● Skittles

● Nerds

● Laffy Taffy

● Fun Dip

● Twizzlers

● 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


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