Hey friends! With Halloween just right around the corner I thought today would be the perfect time to discuss how vegans might handle Halloween candy. You may not realize that all that candy you are handing out may not be acceptable to some children whether because they are vegan or because they may suffer from certain allergies that limit what they can consume.
Our daughter is only ten months old this Halloween so we won’t really be trick or treating, but we have talked about how we might handle this in the future. Here are some options for how to handle Halloween.
1: Get to know your nighbors. Most of us will end up taking our children trick or treating around our own neighbors. If you have a good relationship with your neighbors then it probably would have been something you already have talked about and this would open the door to you discussing with them the possibility of them offering a seperate bowl with some vegan candies for not only your vegan child, but also for those children who may have allergies.
2: The Switch Witch. This is a program where your children will go trick or treating and then at the end of the night they are able to trade in their candy for different prizes that could include vegan candy, toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, etc. You would then just donate the extra candy. Don’t forget to pull out the vegan candy that they might have received while trick or treating. There are lots of accidentally vegan candies out there. Check out PETA’s list of vegan candy on their website.
3: Do your part to only hand out vegan goodies to the trick or treaters that come to your home. Some accidentally vegan candies according to PETA include Skittles, Smarties, Fun Dip, Air Heads, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, and so many more.
We plan to be participating in the Switch Witch program as our children grow older. I love the idea of switching out their goodies with some vegan ones and taking the opportunity to teach them about giving to others through donating.
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!
What are you and/or your children dressing up as for Halloween?
How do you plan to handle Halloween as a vegan family or a family with allergies?
I would love to hear from you all! Comment below!!
Baby Dust To All,