Halloween is a great holiday, a real treat for kids (the candy has alot to do with that). As parents we all have to chip in for the cause of shielding our children, from what can be major overloads of sugar, sodium, preservatives and other assorted unnatural and harmful ingredients.
Luckily thoughtful all natural, organic and even holistic alternatives are abound and readily available at your local natural food shops and on the Internet. Here are 10 products to look out for this Halloween made with all natural ingredients and love.
Chocolate Sun Cups
Made by Seth Ellis Chocolatier and reminiscent of the famous Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. These tasty treats come in milk and dark chocolate with the center packed with sunflower butter. The butter is actually mixed with white chocolate, so it’s a little stiff but has an amazing melt. Sun Cups can be found at Whole Foods Markets for $2.00 a package.
Tropical Treat Bunny Fruit Snacks
Made by Annie’s Farms these are a delicious mix of mango, peach, tropical punch and orange flavors. They are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, made with real fruit juice and packed with 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C. Available at Whole Foods and your local supermarket for $5.49 for a box of five 0.8 oz packages.
Organic Gummy Worms
Made by Yummy Earth and are Gluten-Free, super sour and have 100% Daily Vitamin C. Made With real Pomegranate, Tangerine, and Apple juices with no artificial dyes or Corn Syrup. These can be found at Whole Foods, Shop Rite and Publix for $1.99 a bag.
Trader Joe’s PB & J Bar
This year Trader Joe’s has a new PB&J Bar which features peanut butter, milk chocolate and raspberry jam. Put down the Snickers and check out this heavy duty candy bar for $1.99.
Made by Marich this is a great tasting vegetarian organic jelly bean made without corn syrup. Each bag is 2.75oz and contains five flavors which are quite yummy: Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Cherry and Grape. Made with organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup. Green bean jelly beans can be found at thenaturalcandystore.com and Amazon.com.
Made by Pure Fun, these organic candy giants are made with exotic spices like the fragrant, sweet and warm tastes of cinnamon and ginger. Something different for the kiddies and grown ups alike who might like dropping a ginger boulder into a cup of hot tea. All Pure Fun products can be found at most organic food stores.
Made by Verve, Inc. You can buy a 1lb bag of Glee Glum for $10.00 at most Produce Place locations, Whole Foods and direct from the Glee Gum website. For a Vegetarian, Lactose Free and Eco -friendly gum chewing experience.
Get this: Made with sustainably harvested Rain forest chicle.
Trader Joe’s Organic Lollipops
Made by Trader Joe’s, these delicious lollipops are fat-free and gluten-free, surprisingly sour and only 25 calories per pop. The fruit flavors are very intense and they’re not too big. They’re still made primarily of sugar but at least they’re organic and have no artificial flavors or colorants. Obviously located at all Trader Joe’s locations for $2.99 a box.
Made by Pure Fun and can be found at most organic food stores in 2.5 oz bags. Injected inside each candy is a chocolate surprise. Just suck the candy slowly and wait for the delicious chewy non-dairy chocolate center to ooze out.
Made by Cool Fruits, you can get a a box of 14 for $4.59. This is perfect if you live in a climate that is warm all year round. Super convenient though the kiddies will have to take them home and freeze them, they will work out great for trick or treaters. They are 100% natural and a wholesome 99% real fruit juice! They even carry the More Matters seal from the Produce for Better Health Foundation. You can find Cool Fruit products at most Food Town locations and your local Natural food shop.
Pomegranate Licorice Twists
Made by Newman’s Own, each 5 oz package contains approximately 17 twists and costs $2.39.
Finally, all natural red licorice twists, made with organic sugar, pomegranate extract, and natural red color from berries. You can find all Newman’s Own products at most Supermarkets and Organic food shops.