Vegan Halloween Candy

Vegan Halloween candy is surprisingly easy to find. Here's what you need to know.
Last Updated: March 1, 2016

Much of the Halloween candy that gets handed out to trick-or-treaters contains milk products or gelatin. The root of the problem is the chocolate that goes into mass-market Halloween candy is never the premium stuff. And low-end chocolate is rarely vegan, since milk chocolate is cheaper than dark chocolate.

Luckily, vegan halloween candy is surprisingly easy to find. PETA has compiled a list of 25 vegan products. Nearly all of these candies fall within the sugary, colored, tart genre. In other words, it’s cheap and low-end, but admittedly delicious if you’re in a certain kid-like junk food mood.

If your budget allows, you can of course hand out premium vegan chocolate to trick-or-treaters. Justin’s makes an outstanding vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cup, that is often available at Costco for a surprisingly low price (be careful not to buy the milk chocolate version by mistake.) And Lulu’s, maybe the highest-end vegan chocolate company in existence, makes vegan dark chocolate coins.

Vegan Candy

Note: the sugar used in these candies may have been processed using bone char. Some vegans choose to avoid conventional sugar for this reason. 

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