A Vegan Guide to Halloween
Halloween is a fun time of haunted houses, pumpkin treats, and scary movies. For vegans, handing out candy during trick-or-treating can be tricky—how do you know which Halloween candies are vegan or even accidentally vegan? Here’s a helpful guide to accidentally vegan Halloween candy that you can find in any grocery store. Plus, if you want to treat yourself to some gourmet goodies, check out this list of sweets made by vegan or veg-friendly companies. Don your best Halloween costume and have a spooktacular Halloween!
- Swedish Fish
- Smarties (all types are vegan)
- Jolly Ranchers
- Cracker Jack
- Sour Patch Kids
- Dum Dums Original Pops
- Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s. If you are like me and anxiously await Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s every year, then you’re in luck. Trader Joe’s just debuted accidentally vegan Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s. Perfect for dunking into a cold glass of almond milk.
- Sjaak’s Halloween Peanut Butter Bites. Just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but vegan! We’re a big fan of this chocolate maker’s holiday-themed goodies.
- Vegan Treats ghoulish desserts. If you happen to be lucky enough to live near this amazing vegan bakery, pop in and buy mini Red Velvet Cakes with eyeballs and fake blood dripping from the frosting or Frankenstein vanilla cakes filled with housemade caramel buttercream filling. Or pre-order the special The Trick or Vegan Treats Box that comes with Speculoos brownie bats, pumpkin whoopie pies, Swiss chocolate mummy pops, and peanut butter cup eyeballs.
For more tips, check out the Vegan Holiday section.
Jennifer Chen is a freelance writer, editor, and author who loves all things pumpkin. She lives in Los Angeles with her TV writer husband, three-legged cat, adorable pug, and huggable yellow Lab.