Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 98: Halloween

       I have found that a lot of people on various forums are already talking about what they are going to give out this year to trick-or-treaters for Halloween. The dilemma is that a lot of the traditional candy is not vegan, and the certified vegan candy is too expensive for most people to give out to a big group of kids. I have heard some people talking about possibly handing out healthy snacks which most kids tend to hate, or making homemade goodies which parents will throw out of their children’s stash any ways. So what is someone who is vegan, and doesn’t want to give out tainted candy do?

     I found this great article on VegNews website “The Official Guide to Halloween Candy” which list tons of acceptable inexpensive candy without any animal products such as Skittles, Dum-Dums, Swedish fish, Sour Patch Kids, and a lot more. Some other treats that are not listed in that article but are in fact vegan are Twizlers, Oreos, and Nutter Butters. You could also go the healthier route and hand out small bags of pretzels, microwavable popcorn (vegan of course), chips, …ect. When handing out healthier candy try and keep in mind what a kid might actually want. If it is too healthy they might just end up throwing it away. Another option is to fill their bags with other in expensive non food items like pencils, paying cards, stickers, and party favors. One really good idea someone posted on a forum was to fill little party bags with vegan candy (make sure they are wrapped), vegan stickers, and small kid friendly began pamphlets. Having a sticker on the bag is a good idea for it lets other vegan families know that the candy is most likely vegan and gets there children asking questions. On the other hand having pamphlets in the baggies could upset the children’s parents, so think about what you are putting in there. I hoped this post helped those of you who were unsure of what to hand out this Halloween.

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