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17 Halloween Candies That Are Actually Vegan

When celebrating Halloween as a vegan or as an ally to those who cut animal products out of their diet, it may be hard to know what sweet treat is best to serve. Many candy companies may incorporate dairy products in their chocolate products and have animal byproducts in the gelatin used to create gummy textures. To make sure you are consuming no animal products this spooky season, we have rounded up the best vegan Halloween candies perfect for celebrating.


1) Skittles

Yes, it’s true! You can taste the rainbow and know that no animals were harmed in the process. The colorful candies do not have animal-derived gelatin in them to create a chewy texture. You can also grab a pack of sour, tropical, wild berry, and more flavor variations of Skittles this Halloween season.

2) Twizzlers

Not only are Twizzlers vegan, but they’re also a snack that is perfect for sharing and healthier for you, as compared to some other candies. If you’re brand-loyal to Red Vines, rest assured that those are also vegan.

3) Swedish Fish

Yes, you can eat fish this Halloween without hurting a single animal. Swedish Fish do not contain animal-based gelatin, and instead, use corn syrup, corn starch and carnauba wax to get the texture we know and love. Plus, these little treats are fat-free.

4) Airheads

According to VegNews, Airheads bars are all vegan including flavors Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Watermelon, and White Mystery. However, Airheads Bites are not vegan-friendly.

5) Sour Patch Watermelons

Yes! These coveted Halloween candies are totally vegan. And that’s not all… Sour Patch Kids, Sour Patch Extremes and Sour Patch Berries are all free of animal products too.

6) Smart Sweets’ Peach Rings

While many peach rings on the market contain animal-based gelatin ingredients, Smart Sweets’ recipe is plant-based. These little treats also only contain 3 grams of sugar with natural flavors and colors.

7) Smarties

Every Smarties product is vegan, made with plant-derived calcium stearate. Toss out classic Smarties rolls, Mega Smarties, and Smarties Lollies at Halloween for fun, colorful treats sure to please.

8) Dots

Those iconic little yellow gumdrop boxes are filled with vegan deliciousness. Original Dots, as well as tropical and sour flavor varieties, are a phenomenal option for Halloween celebrations.

9) Jolly Rancher Hard Candy

It’s hard to pick a favorite Jolly Ranchers hard candy flavor. Fortunately, you can eat them all and feel good about it, too!

10) Dum Dums

Eat as many cream soda, root beer, butterscotch and more flavors of Dum Dums as you like. These lollipops are PETA-approved.

11) Atomic Fireballs

Spice up your Halloween bounty with the classic Atomic Fireball. These little candies are packed with a hot cinnamon punch and are a perfect intermission from sweet chocolates.

12) Tony’s Chocolonely

Not only are Tony’s Chocolonely dark chocolate options vegan, but the company itself is doing all it can to bring you the most ethical chocolate bar available. Their commitment to slave-free chocolate production is one that Tony’s hopes to spread across chocolate production companies, too.

13) Ghiradelli Twilight Delight

Feel your fanciest by snacking on Ghiradelli’s Twilight Delight 72% dark chocolate bar. These luscious squares are perfect by themselves or in baked goods as well.

14) Endangered Species Chocolate

Endangered Species Chocolate has a plethora of bars to match your mood and tastebuds. From the silky smooth Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate bar all the way to the intricate Cinnamon, Cayenne & Cherries Dark Chocolate bar, you will find a product to make your holiday delicious.

15) UnReal Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems

Thinking you can’t indulge in M&Ms after going vegan? Think again! Unreal reimagined the chocolate morsels to be enjoyed by vegans everywhere. Pick up the Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems and the Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems for this Halloween.

16) Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Vegan Reese’s Cups dupes are not out of reach. Justin’s specializes in organic nut butter and made their delicious dark chocolate peanut butter cups for year-round enjoyment. Share with a friend or enjoy some cups by yourself, whether on Halloween night or right now!

17) Go Max Go’s 2fer

You don’t have to give up Twix when you go vegan. Go Max Go offers incredible vegan chocolate bars including sweet caramel ribbons atop a strip of crispy cookie and coated in chocolate. Any party guest or trick ‘r treater would love to have a 2Fer on Halloween night.

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Happy Halloween and enjoy your vegan sugar rush!

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