With Halloween just around the corner, parents can only imagine what kind of junk will fill their little ghouls’ goodie bags. We’re talking artificial flavors and colors, nasty GMOs, and scads of high-fructose corn syrup. While you can’t make every neighbor ditch the Skittles and SweeTarts, you can make your own trick-or-treat stop a little healthier with organic and natural candy that tastes as scrumptious as the bad stuff. Stock up on these treats:
Pure Fun Halloween Pure Pops ($4.99, 30 pops; purefun.ca). These colorful lollies are kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and certified organic. Fun flavors include Go Goji Berry, Pure Pomegranate, Tangy Tangerine, and Loony Lemon. Pure Fun uses non-allergenic ingredients like organic brown rice syrup and organic cane juice.
Mini Glee Gum Variety Pack ($6, 21 boxes; gleegum.com). This colorful vegetarian gum comes in mini boxes of three flavors: Bubblegum, Tangerine, and Triple Berry. No lactose, dairy, gluten, wheat, or additives make ’em a treat for kids and parents.
YummyEarth Organic Candy Drops ($7.99, 13 oz; yummyearth.com). These drops are free of chemical colors and corn syrup and come in 21 flavors (our fave is Blood Orange Cocktail). Real fruit extracts make the drops tasty and healthy, and all YummyEarth products are gluten-, peanut- and tree nut–free.
Clif Kid Organic ZBar ($4.95, 6 bars; clifbar.com). Organic snack bars made with whole oats and no preservatives, hydrogenated oils, or artificial flavors or colors. The Spooky S’mores option just screams Halloween.