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)
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Dark Chocolate)
3. Peanut Butter Cups (White Chocolate)
4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5. M&M's (Peanut)
6. M&M's (Milk Chocolate)
7. M&M's (Crispy)
8. Almond Joy
9. Crunch Bar
12. 3 Musketeers
13. Milky Way
15. Mars Bar
16. Swedish Fish
17. Sour Patch Kids
18. York Peppermint Pattie
19. Werther's Original Chewy Caramels
20. Goetze's Caramel Creams
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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