Celebrate the spooky season with these accidentally vegan Halloween candy and chocolate options.
P.S. I threw in some of my favorite vegan candy brands onto this list too. So, not all of them are accidental. 😉
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What Makes Candy Not Vegan?
The common culprits that make candy not vegan are:
Red dye (or carmine) is a dye made from cochineal insects. It’s often used to dye candy, makeup, and other products. And be warned, carmine can go by different names. Check out this blog post from Ethical Elephant for a list of words to look for.
Gelatin is an ingredient made out of the collagen of animals. It’s often used to give candy that gummy texture. So, this ingredient is commonly found in candies such as gummy worms and marshmallows.
Vegan Halloween Candy
- Annie’s Halloween Fruit Snacks, Berry Patch Fruit Snacks, Sour Bunnies, and Swirly Tape
- Jolly Ranchers
- Lovely Candy Sour Chewy Candies, Lollipops, Tropical Hard Candy, Original Hard Candy, and Chewy Candies
- Project 7 Licorice Twists, Sour Apple Rings, Sour Gummy Worms, Sour Fruit Gummies, Gummy Bears, and Golly Lolli’s
- Red Vines
- Ring Pops
- Smart Sweets Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies, Peach Rings, Sourmelon Bites, Red Twists, and Lollipops
- Sour Patch Kids
- Swedish Fish
- YumEarth Halloween Fruit Pops, Choco Yums, Chewys, Lollipops, Hard Candy, Fruit Snacks, Licorice, Sour Twists, Sour Beans, Giggles, Sour Giggles, and Roll’n Stones
Vegan Halloween Chocolate
- Enjoy Life Halloween Minis (rice milk, dark chocolate)
- Endangered Species Chocolate Bars (view entire collection here)
- Justin’s dark chocolate nut butter cups
- MadeGood Halloween Chocolate Chip Mini Granola Bars
- No Whey Halloween Chocolate Lollipops, Peanut Cups, Choco NoNo’s, Milkless Chocolate Bars, and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Unreal chocolate gems (dark chocolate, peanut), chocolate coconut bars, peanut butter cups, and almond butter cups
A Final Note on Vegan Halloween Candy
Which of these tasty vegan Halloween candies and chocolate do you want to try this spooky season? Share your thoughts in a comment down below!
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