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Not-so-Scary Sweet Stuff

Determined to give kids vegetarian candy this Halloween? No problem. There are lots of vegan choices available, as you can see from the following list.

Vegan Candy:

Airheads taffy
Blow pops
Charms lollipops
Cracker Jack
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews
Good 'n' Plenty
Hot Tamales
Hubba Bubba Bubblegum
Jolly Ranchers
Mary Janes (regular and peanut butter kisses)
Mike and Ike
Now and Later
Ring Pop Lollipops
Smarties (not the ones made by Nestle with chocolate!)
Sour Patch Kids
Starburst  (jelly beans and hard candy only)
Super Bubble
Sweet Tarts



Comments on this Article

Mmmm, I heart SweeTarts! Good to know they're vegan.

yes, but are these fair-traded and organic? it would be great to have a lists of goodies, that were more treat than tricks.

I suggest looking at the manufacturer,however and comparing this with PETA's information. The Mars Co., for example, does animal testing.

Nerds may have carmine and/or cochlineal!

there's nothing quite like corn syrup! have a great halloween

Now and Later candies often contain egg whites so I'd be sure to read the label before buying.

wow!! can't we just be happy that there are some other options? good job veg times for the list. i'm sure kids picked your wooden toy over their bright, sugary, little box of nerds!

Nearly all of these candies have genetically engineered ingredients - GMO corn (corn syrup), GMO beets, everything from trout DNA to bacterial DNA is used - does that still make them qualify as vegan? Considering there's no legislation that says this needs to be tested before release - you're letting candy companies experiment with your kids. Check out Geez - how about something healthy for the kids? Kids in my neighborhood are getting wooden day of the dead toys this year.