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Updated October 16, 2019. | Whether you’re eight or 80-years-old, a proper Halloween mandates candy. But beyond all the sugar and artificial ingredients, so much of it is loaded with animal ingredients from milk and eggs to gelatin.

What Is Gelatin?

Gelatin, also called gelatine, is a colorless, flavorless ingredient made from animal collagen. It’s made by boiling the tendons, ligaments, skin, or bones of cows or pigs. In food, it’s used in many gummy candies, marshmallows, fruit gelatins, and puddings. Several gummy candies — like Sour Patch Kids — are gelatin-free.

Bay Area food tech startup, Geltor, aims to replace animal gelatin. It created vegan gelatin by using bioengineering to introduce protein genes into yeast. The yeast is then placed in a fermentation tank and fed nutrients, resulting in a gelatin-like substance.

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Not all food colors are vegan.

Are Food Colors Vegan?

Some food colorings are vegan and others are not. Carmine, a red pigment used to color food and cosmetics, is made from cochineal, a type of scale insect. But, Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen has created vegan carmine from sweet potatoes. Carmine may be listed as cochineal, cochineal extract, crimson lake or carmine lake, natural red 4, C.I. 75470, or E120 on labels. Other food colorings are suitable for vegans.

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Does chocolate need milk?

Why Is Milk Added to Chocolate?

According to The Chocolate Society, the earliest instance of milk being mixed with chocolate dates back to the late 17th century. It’s said that Sir Hans Sloane, founder of the British Museum and physician to Queen Anne and George II made a concoction of cocoa and milk. He was allegedly inspired after a trip to Jamaica, where a mixture of cocoa, water, and spices was used as a medicinal drink.

It wasn’t until two centuries later when the Cadbury brothers created the first commercially available milk chocolate. Milk solids are used to give the chocolate a milder flavor and smoother texture. But these days, several brands have successfully made vegan milk chocolate using plant-based alternatives. However, vegan chocolate may not always be ethical. According to The Food Empowerment Project, 70 percent of the world’s chocolate is sourced from West Africa, where organizations and journalists have exposed the widespread use of child labor.

Fortunately, there are a number of Halloween candy options that are completely vegan. We’ve rounded up the top 101 vegan-friendly candies to hand out this Halloween. Trick or Treat!

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options


101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Justin’s dark chocolate is vegan.

Vegan Chocolate Candy

1. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
2. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups
3. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
4. Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
5. UnReal Crispy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
UnReal makes vegan M&M-style candy.

6. UnReal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
7. UnReal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems
8. UnReal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
9. UnReal Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems
10. Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Pieces Sea Salt Peanut

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Enjoy Life’s dairy-free chocolates are made with rice milk.

11. Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Pieces Dark Chocolate
12. Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Pieces Sea Salt Almond
13. Enjoy Life Halloween Rice Chocolate Minis
14. Sjaak’s White Chocolate Ghosts
15. Sjaak’s Melk Orange Caramel Bites

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
OCHO’s Halloween candy contains 22 chocolates per pack.

16. Sjaak’s Halloween Peanut Butter Bites
17. Sjaak’s Halloween Pumpkin Spice Bites
18. Sjaak’s White Chocolate Skulls
19. OCHO Coconut Minis and Bars
20. OCHO Halloween Variety Pack

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Dairy-free dark chocolate meets mint creme.

21. Free2B Foods Dark Chocolate Mint Cups
22. Free2B Foods Dark Chocolate Sun Cups
23. Free2B Foods Dark Chocolate Sun Cups Minis
24. Free2B Foods Rice Chocolate Sun Cups
25. Free2B Foods Rice Chocolate Sun Cups Minis

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Oreo makes Halloween snack packs.

26. Free2B Foods Rice Chocolate Sun Cups Minis
27. ChocolateEmporium Holiday Wrapped Chocolate Bar
28. ChocolateEmporium Foiled Pumpkin, Frankenstein, and Witch Hat Pops
29. ChocolateEmporium Mini Foiled Pumpkins
30. Halloween Oreos

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Lake Champlain Chocolates makes gourmet treats.

31. Lake Champlain Dark Chocolate Halloween Squares
32. No Whey! Pea Not Cups and Minis
33. No Whey! Choco No No’s
34. No Whey! Fear Not Spook Free Treats
35. Hotel Chocolat Tiddly Vampires Chocolates

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Hotel Chocolat’s vegan Halloween chocolates feature novelty shapes.

36. Hotel Chocolat Wingston the Bat Chocolates
37. Moo Free Mini Moos Chocolate Bars (various flavors)
38. Caho Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Bars (various flavors)
39. Cocoa Parlor Chocolate Bars (various flavors)
40. Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate Minis

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
No spooky animal ingredients here.

Vegan Gummy and Fruit-Flavored Candy

41. Marks & Spencer Ghoulicious Graveyard Treats
42. YumEarth Gummy Fruit Snacks
43. Wholesome Surf Sweets Organic Halloween Treat Pack
44. Wholesome Organic Ghost and Skull Lollipops

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Dum Dums are vegan and allergen-friendly.

45. Swedish Fish
46. Hubba Bubba Chewing Gum
47. Dum Dums
48. Vimto Candy Spray
49. Vimto
50. Airheads (various flavors)

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Fun Dip flavors are vegan.

51. Twizzlers
52. Gobstoppers
53. Starbursts (vegan in the UK only. US contains gelatin)
54. Fun Dip
55. Mike and Ike Original Fruits

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Skittles, spooky or not, are vegan.

56. Skittles
57. Smarties (US)
58. Brach’s Lemon Drops
59. Zombie Skittles
60. Cauldron Skittles

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
No gelatin, no problem.

61. Sugarfina Apple Pie Gummies
62. Sugarfina “Mr. Bare Bones” Skeleton Sugar Skulls
63. Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks
64. Squish Candies Vegan Wicked Witches
65. Squish Candies Vegan Fruit Belts (various flavors)

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Sweet, sour, and vegan.

Vegan Sour Candy

66. YumEarth Organic Sour Beans
67. YumEarth Organic Sour Twists
68. Mike and Ike Zours
69. Black Forest Organic Sour Heads
70. Zombie Sour Patch Kids

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Perfect for trick-or-treaters.

71. Sweetarts Skulls and Bones
72. Pixy Stix
73. Sour Skittles
74. Lemonheads
75. Squish Candies Vegan Sour Power

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice.

Vegan Caramels and Nutty Candy

76. Cocomels Pumpkin Spice
77. Cocomels Chocolate-Covered Cocomel with Sea Salt
78. Cocomels Chocolate-Covered Cocomel with Vanilla
79. Cocomels Coconut Sugar
80. Cocomels Original

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
Chick-o-Sticks are over half a century old.

81. Cocomels Sea Salt
82. Cocomels Vanilla
83. Cracker Jack
84. Chick-O-Sticks
85. Gin Gins Peanut Ginger Candy

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
The perfect balance of spicy and nutty.

86. Gin Gins Spicy Hot Coffee Ginger Candy
87. Lulu’s Organic Salted Caramels
88. Jed’s Maple Products Pumpkins & Ghosts
89. Go Max Go Foods Cleo’s Peanut Butter Cups
90. Go Max Go Foods Cleo’s White Peanut Butter Cups

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
No joking, these are vegan.

91. Go Max Go Foods Thumbs Up Bar
92. Go Max Go Foods 2fer Bar
93. Go Max Go Foods Jokerz Bar
94. Go Max Go Foods Twilight Bar
95. Go Max Go Foods Buccaneer Bar

101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options
A healthier Halloween candy.

96. Go Max Go Foods Mahalo Bar
97. Sjaak’s Eli’s Earth Bar Treasure Bar
98. Pnut Punch
99. Brach’s Sugar Free Butterscotch Hard Candy
100. Brach’s Sugar Free Cinnamon Hard Candy
101. Super Fudgio Orangic Coconut Toffee Caramels


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101 Vegan Halloween Candy Options Without Any Spooky Animal Ingredients
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Sour, fruity, gummy, chocolate, nutty - you're going to need a pillowcase for all of this vegan Halloween candy. Let the trick-or-treating begin!
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