Vegan Halloween candy is surprisingly easy to find. More than a dozen different companies make candy varieties that are perfect to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
Keep reading for plenty more options, but if you came here for our #1 choice it’s Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews. These are chocolately, delicious, and way more satisfying than the brightly-colored sugary candies that dominate this page. Note that since they’re made on the same line as non-vegan candies, they carry a warning that they may contain milk. But that’s a cross-contaminant that, if present, exists only in trace quantities and the Peanut Chews themselves carry an all-vegan ingredients list.
Vegan Halloween Candy Brands
Here’s our list of twenty inexpensive and easy-to-find vegan candies. Most of these candies fall within the sugary, colored, tart genre. In other words, they’re cheap and low-end, but admittedly delicious if you’re craving a strong hit of sugary flavors.
All these items are available individually wrapped and packaged in large bags. Most of these products can be conveniently ordered from Amazon.com.
- Atomic Fireballs
- Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
- Charms Blow Pops
- Dum Dum Pops
- Go Max Go Foods (100% vegan)
- Jolly Rancher Hard Candies
- Obsessive Confection Disorder (100% vegan)
- Red Vines
- Sour Patch Kids
- Swedish Fish
- Sweet & Sara Marshmallows
Individually Wrapped Vegan Chocolates:
If your budget allows, you can of course hand out premium vegan chocolate to trick-or-treaters. Justin’s makes an outstanding vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cup, that that Costco may carry a surprisingly low price—but be careful not to mistakenly purchase the milk chocolate version.
Alter Eco and Sjaacks make individually-wrapped vegan chocolates perfect for trick-or-treaters:
What Animal Ingredients Commonly Appear in Candy?
The vast majority of Halloween chocolates handed out to trick-or-treaters contains milk products. The root of the problem is the chocolate that goes into mass-market Halloween candy is never the premium stuff. And low-end chocolate is rarely vegan, since milk chocolate is cheaper than dark chocolate.
Additionally, many brightly-colored soft translucent candies like Gummy Bears contain gelatin. Many companies make vegan alternatives to these gelatin-based candies. Unfortunately, most aren’t individually wrapped, so they’re unsuitable for handing out to trick-or-treaters. But if you’re looking for this sort of thing, please see the Vegan Chewy Candy section of our candy page.