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2023’s Healthier Halloween Candy Swaps: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Guilt-Free

2023 Healthier Halloween Guide

It’s that time of year again, when the streets are adorned with jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts hang from trees, and children don their most imaginative costumes. But alongside the festivities comes a seemingly endless supply of Halloween candies, and the temptation to indulge in sugary treats can be hard to resist.

While traditional Halloween candies may satisfy your sweet tooth, they often come loaded with empty calories and artificial ingredients that can leave you feeling less than spirited. However, fear not, for there is a better way to celebrate this beloved holiday without sacrificing your health. In this blog post, we’ll explore some delicious and nutritious alternatives that will make your Halloween both healthier and just as delightful.

Candy Corn:

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: corn syrup, shellac, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, red 3.

M&M’s

In addition to a snickers bar being 63% sugar by weight, they also contain toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as  artificial flavors, synthetic dyes like Red 40, Red 40 Lake, Fd&c Blue #2, Blue 2 Lake, Blue 1, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5, And Yellow 6. They also include ingredients that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Corn Syrup, Sugars, and Lecithin (Soy). 

Try these instead:

Swedish Fish:

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: corn syrup, modified corn starch, citric acid, white mineral oil, natural and artificial flavor, red 40 and carnauba wax.

Try these instead:

 

Sour Patch Kids

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: corn syrup, modified corn starch, tartaric acid, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, yellow 6, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1.

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Reese Peanut Butter Cups

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: polyglycerol polyricinoleate), tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and  citric acid. 

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Twizzlers

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), glyceryl monostearate, glycerin, potassium carbonate, artificial flavor, potassium sorbate (preservative), artificial color (red 40) and sodium carbonate.

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Starburst

Contains toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, fruit juice from concentrate (cherry, orange, strawberry, lemon), citric acid, dextrin, gelatin, food starch-modified, artificial and natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), coloring (red 40, yellow 5, blue 1).

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Gummy Bears

Popular brands such as Haribo’s contain toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: citric acid, artificial and natural flavors, palm oil, palm kernel oil, carnauba wax, white beeswax, yellow beeswax, yellow 5, red 40, blue 1.

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Skittles

Contain toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as: corn syrup, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, citric acid, tapioca dextrin, modified corn starch, natural and artificial flavors, sodium citrate, colors (yellow 5 lake, red 40 lake, yellow 6 lake, blue 2 lake, titanium dioxide, blue 1 lake, yellow 6, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1), carnauba wax

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Snickers

In addition to a snickers bar being 53% sugar by weight, they also contain toxic or unhealthy ingredients such as artificial flavors, palm oil, as well as ingredients that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Corn Syrup, Sugars, and Lecithin (Soy). 

Try these instead:

 

 

By choosing nutritious alternatives and being mindful of the treats you enjoy, you can revel in the festivities with a clear conscience. Whether it’s opting for dark chocolate over sugary candy bars, making your own healthier treats, or exploring fruit-based alternatives, there are countless ways to savor the magic of Halloween without overindulging in empty calories and artificial ingredients.

So, go ahead and enjoy those costume parties, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating adventures. With these healthier candy swaps, you can celebrate the spirit of Halloween with a happy and healthy heart. From all of us here, we wish you a fantastic and guilt-free Halloween filled with treats that are as delicious as they are nourishing.

Have a happy, healthy & nontoxic 2023 Halloween!

 

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