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20 Vegan-Friendly Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candy

. 4 min read . Written by Jennifer
20 Vegan-Friendly Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Let's face it... no matter how young or old we are, most of us get excited about the spooky season. There is no better time to dress up, watch scary movies, carve pumpkins, and indulge in something sweet! (Sooooo, like, why can't Halloween be every day?)

If your idea of a perfect Halloween is to trick-or-treating, then indulging in something sweet (and passing out in a sugar coma) - beware! Here are some animal products that go into popular Halloween treats that may surprise you:

  • Dairy: Found mostly in chocolate products, this can also be named milkfat, whey, or casein.
  • Gelatin: A common ingredient in gummy candies, gelatin is made from animal tendons, ligaments, and bones (no way!)
  • Shellac: Also known as "confectioner's glaze," this glossy product is created using the excretions of certain insects (think - beetles).
  • Carmine: Usually found in bright red products, carmine is a pigment made by crushing the shell of female insects.
  • Eggs: Somehow, these sneak their way into some candies too!

Luckily, you don't have to give up your favorite candies to enjoy this holiday season. We've rounded up a list of vegan versions of popular Halloween candy. They're sour, they're sweet, and they're vegan. Plus, they're not just for trick-or-treaters! Check them out below:

1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Crunchy)

Unreal Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups

2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Dark Chocolate)

Unreal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

3. Peanut Butter Cups (White Chocolate)

Cleo's White Peanut Butter Cups

4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

No Whey Chocolate Large Pea "Not" Butter Cups
Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups

5. M&M's (Peanut)

Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems

6. M&M's (Milk Chocolate)

No Whey Foods Chocolate No No's

7. M&M's (Crispy)

Unreal Chocolate Crispy Gems

8. Almond Joy

Go Max Go Mahalo Candy Bar
Nelly's Organics Coconut Bar

9. Crunch Bar

Go Max Go Snap! Candy Bar

10. Butterfinger

Go Max Go Thumbs Up Candy Bar

11. Snickers

Go Max Go Jokerz Candy Bar

12. 3 Musketeers

Go Max Go Buccaneer Candy Bar

13. Milky Way

Go Max Go Twilight Candy Bar
No Whey Candy Bar

14. Twix

Go Max Go 2Fer Candy Bar

15. Mars Bar

Nelly's Organics Caramel Nougat Bar

16. Swedish Fish

Smart Sweets Sweet Fish

17. Sour Patch Kids

Smart Sweets Sour Blast Buddies

18. York Peppermint Pattie

Living Raw Power Mint Patty

19. Werther's Original Chewy Caramels

Cocomels Original Cocomels

20. Goetze's Caramel Creams

Cocomels Vanilla Cocomels

Other well-known vegan candies include Airheads, Skittles, Hubba Bubba, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher, Smarties, and lollipops such as Dum Dums and Blow Pops. All the more to dig into this Halloween!

Check out our vegan Halloween Collection, here.

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