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Treats, No Tricks

Trick or Treat! To many of us, those words are terrifying. Not because of the all those ghosts and goblins wandering around. It’s because of the shocking amount of candy in our midst. All those horrifyingly unnatural artificial colors and flavors and all those preservatives better suited for a mummy than a mommy. Eeeeekkk! Don’t get me wrong, I have very fond memories of sitting with my friends, sorting through our overflowing bags of trick-or-treating loot, picking out our favorites and trading all the rest (“I’ll give you two Sugar Mamas for your Bonkers Chew”) and pigging out until our tummies hurt. I certainly don’t want to deprive my son of all that fun but I also don’t want to completely give up my good-food ideals for one night of gluttony. And I definitely don’t want to be known as That Lady who gives out toothbrushes instead of candy (no offense if you give out toothbrushes for Halloween). So what’s a thinking mom or dad, trying to be cool, to do? Well, have no fear! Non-scary Halloween candy is finally here! Take a look at these awesome goodies you’ll find in our stores. You better grab them soon because the word is that they’re selling fast. Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks – Halloween Pack
  • Whole Foods Market Exclusive
  • No egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat
  • Gluten free
These soft and chewy gummy treats from Annie’s are made without the use of gelatin. Organic, gluten free and created with only the best ingredients, these bunny-shaped fruit snacks are made with real fruit juice and packed with 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C. Surf Sweets Halloween Sour Worms – Halloween Pack
  • No egg, fish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat
  • Gluten free, Casein free
  • Vegan
Surf Sweets uses natural ingredients like black carrot juice concentrate and turmeric (from the ginger family) to color candy, and organic fruit juice and evaporated cane juice to sweeten. Each package has 20 individually wrapped treat packs of Surf Sweets Sour Worms, each one containing 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C. EnviroKidz Organic Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
Halloween treat-size EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars are organic, have 0 grams trans fat, are low sodium, gluten free and have no artificial flavors or preservatives. Plus, 1% of sales go to endangered species or habitat conservation and education for kids. Snyder’s of Hanover Halloween Pretzel Snack Sacks Choose pretzels for a fun twist on the usual Halloween sweet treat. Snyder’s of Hanover offers Halloween Snack Sacks, 36 little packs of bite-size pretzels in a bag decorated with a jack-o'-lantern. Endangered Species Chocolate Bars
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Certified gluten free
  • Kosher
This is premium, shade-grown, ethically-traded chocolate that kids and grown-ups will love. Endangered Species Chocolate sources cocoa beans from family-owned cooperatives where the income benefits the community and 10% of Endangered Species’ net profits are donated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts. Trust me, if you hand out any of these treats on Halloween night you’ll be known in the neighborhood, by kids and parents alike, as That House that gives out the good stuff. What treat did you always hope to find in your Halloween bag o’ loot when you were a kid?