One of my favorite indulgences is chocolate so when the company Endangered Species came out with Halloween candy, I was thrilled. I picked up a few bags at my local health food store and was able to try a sample. It is delicious, fair trade, organic chocolate and is the perfect size for Halloween. It comes in dark or milk chocolate. It is not as sweet
as regular chocolate candy but it is a delight.
Other brands of not-as-bad-for-you candy include: Yummy Earth, Jewels of Denial, Squirrels Nest, Pure Fun, Divvies, Dolphin Natural Chocolate, Simons Candy Co., Sunspire, Crispy Cat candy bars, and Glee Gum. These alternatives do contain sugar but most do not contain as much as traditional candy and none have the artificial flavors and colors. You can purchase these online or check your local health food store.
If you would rather not hand out candy this year then there are other options. You can buy very inexpensive trinkets from your favorite store. Kids love little rings, yo-yos, tops, stickers, mini decks of cards, and fake spiders and may not lament the fact that they have a few less pieces of candy this year. Since I prefer not to give out plastic, this option doesn't work for me. You could also give out pencils but I would suggest going green and finding some that are from sustainable wood. Treehugger.com has listings for where you can purchase these.