Organic Halloween Candy Tastes Good, Too!

yum earth organic popsWhen I went searching for Halloween candy that I’d feel good recommending to you, it took me a while to find some that met my criteria. It needed to taste good, of course, but also be made from organic and natural ingredients, no GMOs, and no artificial nothing. I’m happy to report I’ve found a lot of  Organic Halloween candy  that’s yummy, too. In fact, even though this candy is being marketed for Halloween, it makes a better alternative to conventional candy any time of the year.

Read the Label Before You Buy

The good news is, organic Halloween candy is easy to find, and not just online. Increasingly, neighborhood grocery stores, chains like Whole Foods, and food coops are carrying it, too. Here’s what to look for when you go shopping. The key thing is to read the ingredients label and look for certifications that back up a company’s product claims.


Organic Halloween candy  Organic Certification – The USDA organic seal indicates that the ingredients were produced according to federal organic guidelines.

Real Fruit Juice – Juice made from apples, cherries, lemons, grapes and other fruits is often used to produce hard candy.

Natural Ingredients – These may include real licorice, organic cocoa, organic milk, and herbs like mint (as opposed to ingredient “flavors,” which are synthetic chemicals. You might also find ginger extract, oil of wintergreen, currants, and beta carotene.

Organic Halloween Candy  Non-GMO – The non-GMO label indicates ingredients that were produced from crops that were not grown from genetically-modified organisms (GMO





High Fructose Corn Syrup or Artificial Sweeteners – Look for candy sweetened with cane sugar, molasses, honey, stevia or sweet fruits like oranges, grapes and apples.

Artificial Food Coloring and Dye – Rather than Red Dye #40, or another color with a number after it, look for ingredients like beets, carrots, currants, oranges and lemons that impart their color.

Preservatives – Halloween candy is one of those things that people buy and eat right away. You certainly don’t need candy that is preserved to last into next year. Don’t buy more than you need, and you won’t need to worry about when it expires.


Organic Halloween Candy

yum earth gummy bears YumEarth Organic Lollipops – Buy a few bags of these “suckers” and you’ll be set for the night. In eight luscious flavors: Yumwatermelon, blueberry, sour apple, pomegranate, mango, grape, strawberry and cherry. Yum Earth also sells organic candy drops and gummy bears.




Organic Halloween Candy Surf Sweets Sour Worms – In addition to being made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners, the company donates 1% of the sales of its products to several environmental organizations, including Climate Cycle, Healthy Child Healthy World, and EcoMom Alliance.




Organic Halloween candy Endangered Species Bug Bites – Choose from organic milk or dark chocolate Bug Bites and Chimp Mints.





organic Halloween candy  GoNaturally Organic Hard Candies – Available in honey lemon, cherry, pomegranate, and other flavors.




organic Halloween candy ZOT Organic Licorice – Made in Italy from organically grown licorice plant root.





organic Halloween candy UNREAL Candy Peanut Butter Cups – Though the ingredients aren’t organic, they are “real,” not artificial creations (so…real milk chocolate, caramel and nougat; no corn syrup, preservatives, GMOs, hydrogenated oils, or gluten.




Justin's peanut butter cupsJustin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups – These are delicious, as well as organic, gluten-free and GMO-free. Available in dark, milk and white chocolate. Very addictive!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!




organic Halloween candy  Clif Organic Chocolate Brownie Kid ZBars – Technically, these aren’t candy bars. But they can pass for a close second, and they don’t melt nearly as fast as a Kit Kat.





organic Halloween candyFranny’s Organic Select Raisins in snacksize boxes. I always include boxes of raisins in my Halloween “candy” offerings, even though most kids prefer actual candy. Maybe you’ll have more luck than I.


organic Halloween candyAlter-Eco Organic Black Truffles – They’re organic, Fair Trade, and delicious. You’ll find them in milk chocolate as well as dark.




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4 Responses to Organic Halloween Candy Tastes Good, Too!

  1. diane October 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    I love the Unreal candy varieties! They really are delicious and you don’t miss any of the ‘junk’ that you find in some other candy brands.

  2. Danika @ Your Organic Life October 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    I love Yummy Earth. We’re giving them away this year too. I’d love it if you’d join #EcoWed tomorrow and share your article.

  3. Lindsay October 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I have got to try UnReal peanut butter cups, I keep hearing about them!

    • Diane October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am #

      Yes! Mmmmm…

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