A great night where kids get to dress up, explore the neighbourhood, and get free candy. Sadly, this night only comes once a year, so you’ve gotta make it count.
If you’re newly vegan, you might be wondering, ‘what are the chances my kid (or yourself) will be able to eat any typical Halloween candy?’ Well, check out the collage below and you’ll see, it’s more then you think. There are plenty of products that are ‘accidentally’ vegan by nature, even though they’re not advertised as such.
Starting in the top left corner, going clockwise:
- Ruffles Original
- Ruffle’s All Dressed
- Pringles Original
- Airheads (Red 40, Blue 1, Yellows 5+6)
- Pringles Ketchup
- Old Dutch Ketchup
- Old Dutch Original
- Pull N Peel
- Super Nibs
- Jujubes (Red 40, Blue 1 and Yellows 5&6)
- Hickory Sticks
- Sweet Chili Heat Doritos
- Sun Chips Original
- Lays Oven Baked
- Lays Salt N Vinegar
- Lays Classic*
- Mini Oreos
- Rockets (In the US, called Smarties)
- Swedish Fish (Red 40, Yellow 5&6, and Blue 1)
- Jolly Ranchers (Red 40, Blue 1 and Yellows 5&6)
- Gobstoppers (Carmine Colour, Blue 1&2, Red 40, Yellow 5&6)
- Mike and Ikes (Red 40, Yellow 5&6, Blue 1)
- Pixy Stix
- Sour Patch Kids
- Maynards Fuzzy Peaches (Yellow 5, Red 40)
- Maynards Swedish Berries
- Skittles Original
- Maynards Sour Cherry Blasters (Contains Tartrazine [Yellow 5])
*Lays Classic is made with pork enzymes in the US, making them not vegan. However, in Canada they don’t, so they’re safe to consume. Check out the US list here (at the time of writing, I’ve only been able to find a Canadian and US list, I’d suggest contacting the company for other specific countries)
As explained in my Candy collage, I’ve listed the food dyes next to certain candies because these food dyes aren’t vegan. It’s a choice you need to make for yourself – where is the line for you? Remember, no Vegan Police are going to show up at your house if you ingest something that has animal by/products in it.
The only downside to this is that pretty much all the chocolate has milk in it. 🙁 You’ll most likely have to buy a vegan brand of chocolate if you want that on Halloween night. I’d suggest Go Max Go they make some great chocolate! I’d also advise not handing vegan-specific chocolates out to Trick Or Treaters, unless you’ve got a money tree in your backyard.
Check out the rest of the Surprising Vegan series here!
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