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Healthier and Safer Halloween Treat Options (both candy and non candy)
October 23rd, 2017

I am a big fan of handing out non candy treats on Halloween for many reasons. First off I used to work in the food industry where I learned all about the toxic ingredients that are in our food system, especially in the candy industry. From ingredients that are artificial to ones that are disguised as “natural flavoring” much of the popular Halloween candy on store shelves today is filled with chemicals.

Secondly it is also scary (no pun intended) when you hear the statistic that 1 in 13 children in the U.S have food allergies. Why risk sending a child to the ER with your Halloween treats (that are most likely filled with sugar anyway)? You can still enjoy Halloween without scary GMOs (Genetically Modified) and controversial food additives. Personally I think that organic raisins are one of the easiest and safest food treat options to give out. For more reasons on why not to hand out mainstream Halloween candy check out “Stop Poisoning the Neighborhood Children.” If you are looking for healthier options for chocolate or candy, please see my list below. These options are much better for you than the ubiquitous Halloween treats.  You can find these options at many natural foods grocery stores, drugstores or online here:

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UnReal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (Photo Courtesy of: UnReal)

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YumEarth Organic Pops (Photo Courtesy of: YumEarth)








For all Natural Chocolate Alternatives for Halloween:


For All Natural Fruit Chew and Hard Candy Alternatives:


Although all natural “healthier” treats are usually more expensive than mass produced cheap candy that is filled with chemicals I do recommend you invest in these aforementioned safer and healthier options. Plus you will be that parent that handed out the “premium all natural delicious candy!” win!


For inexpensive non candy Halloween treat ideas check these out:


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For more non candy halloween treats check out this list by Woman’s Day!

Click here for healthier halloween treat recipes that use wheat germ.

Check out PopSugar’s List: Not a Trick: 14 Healthy and Adorable Halloween Treats.


Happy Halloween! Do you have any favorite ideas for healthier halloween treats?



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