Some parts of Halloween are the good kind of scary: haunted houses, creepy costumes, scary movies. The ingredients in many Halloween candies, on the other hand, are just plain spooky sometimes.
Things like high sugar content, additives, allergens, and poorly sourced ingredients are common in many store-bought candy brands — but not at Thrive Market. We make it easy to fill your little ones’ trick-or-treat bags with ethically sourced chocolate, allergen-free candies, and other healthier candy alternatives from brands and suppliers we trust. Read on for some of our favorite healthier Halloween candy swaps.
While many types of chocolate are untraceable, Unreal’s chocolate is made with responsibly sourced chocolate and other Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients. The vegetable-dyed, rainbow-hued candy coating makes these little gems look and taste just like everyone’s favorite colorful chocolate candy bites.
Free from the top 8 most common allergens and flavored with real fruit juices, these tiny, chewy treats are also Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA organic, vegan, and gluten-free.
Yum Earth Halloween Organic Gummy Fruits Snack Pack
One bag of these allergen-free gummy candies contains 10 Halloween-themed snack packs, making them perfect for handing out at a party or during trick-or-treating.
Sweetened with real fruit juice and with just 4g of sugar per bag thanks to allulose, monk fruit, and stevia, these great-tasting, chewy gummy bears contain way less sugar than similar candies.
Made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and organic peanuts, these peanut butter cups are ideal for the dark chocolate lovers.
With Halloween-themed packaging (and without artificial flavors, dyes, and preservatives), these individually wrapped peanut butter cups are a healthier option for trick-or-treat.
Keto, non-GMO, and made without stevia or sugar alcohols, these low-sugar chocolate candies are loaded with peanut butter — but low on sugar.
Lily’s no-sugar-added chocolate peanut butter cups are sweetened with stevia and made with ingredients certified by Fair Trade International, so they’re better for both you and the people who make them.
While traditional caramel candies are loaded with sugar and dairy, these creamy coconut milk caramels contain only 2g of sugar per serving and fit into a dairy-free lifestyle.
If you love chocolate candies with crispy, thin wafers, these individually wrapped candies are a lower sugar, ethically sourced alternative. Made with Fair Trade Certified milk chocolate and a touch of sea salt, they offer the same delicate crunch with traceable ingredients.
For the coconut lovers, these are made with just 3 ingredients: organic coconut, organic cassava syrup, and Fair Trade-certified dark chocolate.
Made with real, natural licorice root and other non-GMO ingredients, this soft, chewy licorice is a wholesome addition to any Halloween gathering.
Looking for a low-sugar licorice alternative? This one is sweetened with allulose and made with fruit and vegetable extracts instead of artificial flavors and colorings.
Tart, tangy, and made with less than 1g of sugar per serving, these naturally good gummy worms are great in trick-or-treat bags or in Halloween-themed desserts.
No faux colors or flavors here! Instead, these chewy fish gummies are made with allergen-free ingredients and just 3g of sugar per serving.
These gummy candies taste similar to your favorite European candy fish, but are made entirely without artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives.
Trying to cut back on candy? Want your little ones to avoid the sugar crash? Here are some sweet Halloween treats that aren’t the usual chocolate, caramels, or gummies — but still make fun and tasty additions to a Halloween bash.
With a thin layer of chocolate covering a delicious, chewy date, these make the perfect Halloween candy swap (they are nature’s candy, after all!).
Replace the usual sugary candy bars with these bars made of only dark chocolate, dried fruit, and crunchy nuts.
Made with imperfect fruits that would otherwise go to waste, these chewy, dried fruits will help make your Halloween a bit more sustainable.
Toss these apple sauce pouches into your kids’ trick-or-treat bags for an on-the-go Halloween snack without the added sugar.
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