Whether you’re handing out treats this Halloween or you want to induldge in a treat yourself, I’ve got a list of vegan-friendly Halloween candy that you can find and pick up at almost any grocery store.
But first, what’s not vegan in most Halloween treats? The obvious is milk ingredients in almost all conventional Halloween chocolate bars but lesser known is an ingredient derived from boiling animal bones, skin, and tendons called gelatin and also a red food colorant called carmine, which is derived from beetles!
To help ya out this Halloween, here are some vegan-friendly treats that don’t contain any spooky animal-derived ingredients!
Vegan Halloween Candy
- Sour Patch Kids
- Skittles (sources say some Skittles sold in the UK may contain carmine)
- Smarties (or Rockets)
- Swedish Fish (some may contain beeswax, make sure to check ingredients)
- Hubba Bubba
- Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
- Air Heads