Check out our list of 15 widely-available and totally vegan candies for your Trick-or-Treat extravaganza. 

By Hayley Sugg and Zee Krstic
Updated October 10, 2018
Photos courtesy of Amazon.

Vegan Halloween candy isn't actually that hard to come by. Unlike many other specialty foods, there's plenty of plant-based, vegan options available right in the middle of the candy aisle of your local grocery store—or even in the Halloween aisle of many major retailers like Walmart and Target.

The listed candy brands below are all widely available in grocery or convenience stores, making them ideal for hungry trick-or-treaters. While these brands are vegan (at the time of writing) be sure to double check the ingredients before purchasing in your local market. Do the same with any special Halloween versions of these products, as this sometimes means a change in the standard recipe that you know and love.

When shopping for vegan Halloween candy, there are a few ingredients that should stop you dead in your tracks.

Avoid the following ingredients:

  • Dairy: Found mostly in chocolate products, this can also be named milkfat, whey, or caesin. 
  • Gelatin: A common ingredient in gummy candies, gelatin is made from animal tendons, ligaments, and bones.
  • Shellac: Also known as "confectioner's glaze," this glossy product is created using the excretions of certain insects.
  • Carmine: Usually found in bright red products, carmine is a pigment made by crushing the shell of a female cochineal insect.
  • Eggs: Obviously not plant-based!

These Popular Vegan Candies Are Safe for Your Event:

1) Twizzlers

Hershey's
$14.99 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

2) Hubba Bubba Chewing Gum

Wrigley
$8.64 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

3) Cracker Jacks, Original Recipe

Frito Lay
$17.17 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

4) Jolly Ranchers, All Standard Flavors

Hershey's
$11 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

5) Mamba Fruit Chews

Mamba
$23 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

6) Sour Patch Kids

Amazon
$10.97 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

7) Swedish Fish

Amazon
$13.99 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

8) Skittles 

Amazon
$21 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

9) Dots

Amazon
$5.94 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

10) Bottle Caps

Amazon
$21.97 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

11) Wonka Fun Dip

Amazon
$11.66 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

12) Pixy Stix

Amazon
$13 available at Amazon.com SHOP IT

13) Blow Pop Lollipops

Amazon
$18.99 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

14) Smarties

Amazon
$17.09 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT

15) Sweet Tarts

Amazon
$16.99 available at Amazon.com. SHOP IT