Trick-or-Treat?

Screen Shot 2015-10-10 at 11.44.38 PMBoo!! It’s that time of year again. For those searching for the healthiest, most earth-friendly options for Halloween Treats, it can be down right scary.

But don’t’ be a party-pooper! Here are some treat options to simplify the navigation of the candy isle.

Unreal Candy Display at Whole Foods

Unreal Candy Display at Whole Foods

If you aren’t willing to venture too far out of the box, or you literally get millions of trick-or-treaters, making the cost of that 100% organic, gluten free, non-GMO sweet out of the question – just stick with the Mars company. You can find them in most grocery/drug stores. They deal only in fair trade chocolate, which means that no child labor is involved. The last thing we want is other people’s kids slaving away to make sure our kids have a great Halloween. Let’s agree to set a baseline there, at least.

Mars Candies Include:

Dove

3 Musketeers

M&M’s

MilkyWay

Snickers

Twix

There are some options that fall a little higher on the eco-friendly food chain however:

Unreal CandyFlowerIconTinyUnreal Candy Milk/Dark Peanut butter cups & Candy coated chocolate peanuts

 

FlowerIconTinyScreen Shot 2015-10-13 at 7.54.48 PMStretch Island Fruit Chews

 

FlowerIconTinyYummy Earth Organic PopsScreen Shot 2015-10-13 at 7.41.43 PM

 

FlowerIconTinySurf Sweets Fruity Bears

 

FlowerIconTinyAlter Eco – in compostable wrappers

 

FlowerIconTinyAnnies Organic Chocolate Chipper Granola BarsScreen Shot 2015-10-13 at 7.40.15 PM

 

FlowerIconTinyEndangered Species Milk & Dark Chocolate Bug Bites

 

Oh, and compost those pumpkins!

Pumpkins are 100% compostable, once you remove the candles and any ornamentation that you may have stuck to them. And if you are able, offer to collect post-Halloween pumpkins from your building or street and transfer to a compost collection site. Yard composts will happily take them. Be sure to hack them up to help them biodegrade faster.

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