Americans Like Candy
Last year, Americans spent 2.08 BILLION dollars on candy for Halloween. That’s billion, with a B. So it should come as no surprise that Americans like their candy. Being that our company is built on the 80-20 rule, we’ll be the first ones to tell you you shouldn’t have to deprive yourself on Halloween. However, there are definitely better choices you can make when you indulge. We’re all about empowering people to make better choices!
Standard, American candy tends to be loaded with artificial ingredients, harmful food dye, and genetically modified soybeans and corn syrup. So we took it upon ourselves to scour the internet for safer, candy alternatives. Now you, your office, or your kiddos, can enjoy Halloween without the fear, and guilt from all the junk.
Without further ado, here is our list of Halloween candy doesn’t suck. Unless, of course, it’s on these delicious, organic lollipops, but we’ll get to that later.
Better Candy Options
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are SO tasty, that even the harshest critic won’t realize they’re a better alternative to Reese’s. They 100% organic, and gluten-free. Plus, they use fair trade chocolate, and sustainable sourcing for their palm oil. However, if you are trying to be totally allergen free, then you can skip these guys altogether.
This is a candy bar we love buying from the store, and now they have it in smaller, individually wrapped sizes too! 10% of every purchase goes towards supporting species conservation. Plus, their chocolate is ethically traded, organic, gluten free, vegan and kosher. And did we mention tasty?
Think M&M’s but better. These guys are awesome, and totally free from the top 8 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean. And, they use fruit and vegetable juice for coloring, instead of artificial food-dyes. Could this option be any sweeter?
This one is so dangerous. It’s our favorite chocolate chips for baking, but in SNACK edition. These paleo chocolate chips are so dang tasty. Plus, they are certified gluten-free, verified non-GMO, and free-from 14 major allergens. I mean who wouldn’t be pumped to eat these mini-bags of chocolate chips?
These guys taste like peppermint patties but with just THREE ingredients. It doesn’t get any cleaner than that. They’re the perfect amount of sweetness, bitterness, and peppermint. Way to go Trader Joe’s!
Candy corn - the single most polarizing candy. You either hate it, or you love it. But if you love it, you’re in luck! YumEarth is the coolest company. It was formed by two dads who were sick of bad options for their kids, so they created a line of candy that is 100% organic, and free of gluten, dairy, GMO’s and nuts. And if you hate candy corn, don’t fret. They have tons of other goodies like lollipops, gummy bears, and licorice.
Avoiding dairy can be hard when it comes to candy. However, these caramels are totally dairy free and made with coconut milk instead! Plus, they only have five ingredients, so you can indulge without the guilt.
This company is the ultimate gourmet candy for adults! When shopping, you can filter for things like “no artificial flavors”, “vegan”, “no GMOs”, etc. Note, not all of their candy is the healthiest so make sure you use their filters to sort for safer sweets.
Here’s to a happy and healthy Halloween!