Vegan Halloween Candy and Switch Witch

Halloween CandyIt’s getting close to Halloween and I was planning to write an article about Vegan Halloween Candy when I read about the Switch Witch today! First of all, I am going to try to stick to everyday Halloween candy that you can buy in any store because it’s affordable and easy to access. However, I will also cover some all natural candies that will have affiliate links so you can purchase them from Amazon if you wish.

The Switch Witch is something new for me and I think it is a fabulous idea for all families! If you are vegan, trying to get your child to eat less processed sugars, if your child is lactose or gluten intolerant or has a peanut allergy, you can buy a Switch Witch. The idea is, you buy a Switch Witch and put it in your home to watch over your children for the entire month of October to look for good and naughty behavior.

Then your children go trick-or-treating with their friends just like every other child. Children don’t want to feel left out or like an oddball just because they eat a different diet. When your child comes home you can go through their candy and take away the non-vegan candy, or the chocolates or whatever you don’t want them to have, or all of their candy and give it to the Switch Witch. The next morning your child will wake up to new candy, a healthy treat, a toy, cash, or whatever you have decided upon in exchange for their candy!

You can then take their candy and do with it what you wish. Donate it, take it to the local YMCA, give it away in some fashion, which also teaches your children about giving to others! What an awesome idea!

Now let’s get started on the candy list and be sure to click the link any time for the Switch Witch! Thank you to PETA for part of this list and a quick Google search will lead you to page upon page of suggestions for more vegan candy!

Just so you can see what the Switch Witch looks like I will insert a picture here and you can click on it for more details or to purchase if you would like! They only cost $15.00 and I really think that is a fair price 🙂

Vegan Halloween Candy

There will be two groups of candy. The first group MAY contain white sugar, which MAY have been processed using bone char. So, it’s up to you to make the decision about whether or not you will allow your children to eat these candies. I am not saying bone char was used, I am saying I am unsure in these cases. If you are sure about any of these candies or treats, please leave a comment for me and I will be happy to make a change. Thank you so much! Again, I will provide affiliate links to Amazon so you can purchase some of the candies that you may not be able to buy at your local supermarket. I understand that some people have access to all of these brands all the time, however I am thinking of people like myself who have to drive two hours just to buy vegan yogurt or cheese! Thanks for understanding.Trick-or-treat

  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Brach’s Lemon Drops
  • Cry Baby Hard Candy and Bubblegum
  • Charm’s Blow Pops
  • Chick-O-Stick
  • Dots
  • Dum Dum Pops
  • Hot Tamales
  • Jujy Fruits
  • Mary Janes – Regular and Peanut Butter
  • Now and Laters
  • Oreos – regular only
  • PEZ
  • Red Vines
  • Saf-T-Pops
  • Sjaacks (Some Vegan Products)
  • Smarties
  • The Humphrey Company Original Popcorn Balls
  • Zots

The second group of candies are 100% Vegan. The websites I found these on say they have checked with the manufacturers for gelatin, confectioners glaze, white sugar, honey, anything that would make them unable to be labeled vegan. So, here you go! There are affiliate links to buy some of the candy that is not mainstream if you would like to go that route. I don’t think it’s a bad idea, it’s a personal choice, and not all of it is pricey.black pumpkin turning into bats

I hope this list has been helpful and will make your Halloween easier and more fun! Please leave me some comments and let me know what you think. Also, let me know what you think of the Switch Witch! I will be posting some spooky vegan Halloween recipes as well! Happy Halloween!

Keli – The Alabama Vegan

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12 thoughts on “Vegan Halloween Candy and Switch Witch

  1. Ronnie Jordan Reply

    Forget the candy, I thought that Switch Witch was pretty unique. I clicked on it and watched the small video about it. I don’t know about them being all that enthused about giving up the candy though. But this is very different and interesting.

    1. Keli Reply

      Hey Ronnie!
      I’m glad you found the Switch Witch interesting. I think it is more helpful for families with children on certain diets or with food allergies because it allows their children to still participate in trick or treating with their friends. That way the children feel like they are just like their peers, which we all remember being a big deal at some age 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  2. Matts Mom Reply

    This is absolutely great! My son has to stay away from sugar, and he is lactose intolerant. Again, I wish I would have found this article sooner! Such a great idea. And the list of 100% vegan candies are all good. Some I have not heard of, but most I have. I always buy candy that we (my son and I) don’t like, so that if there is candy left, no worries. I just donate it. The Switch Witch is such a great idea! I don’t think my son would complain about getting cash, or a toy, or something similar instead of the candy!

    1. Keli Reply

      Oh wow! Well, there is always next year. I’m glad this can be of use to you. You are the perfect candidate for the Switch Witch! My daughter is 14 now and I wish I had found the Switch Witch when she was younger because it would have made exchanging her candy so much more fun. The list of vegan candy surprised me a bit. I knew about some of the candies from every year, but some of them I just never thought about being vegan! Then there are the ones that are different and they may cost a little more, but for those that like to splurge a little, I included them. I’m glad you can use this article. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  3. Gail Reply

    Oh I love the idea of a switch witch – can I get them in the UK do you know? My children have just come back with buckets (and I mean buckets!) full of sweets, some of which I know they don’t eat because they offered them to me! Generous yes, but not good for my diet! Have a great week.

    1. Keli Reply

      Hey Gail!
      I’m glad you also love the Switch Witch! If you click on any of the links on my page it will take you to Amazon.com and they should be able to tell you if you can get it in the UK. I would think so, but I can’t be positive. Thank you for visiting and for your comment!
      Keli

  4. Bobby Reply

    I never imagined that a vegan would have to worry about candy. I have a son that has dairy allergies and we have to worry about what he eats. If he has too much milk, he gets very ill. So I understand about diets and having to watch what he eats.
    I am very intrigued by the switch witch, I will check back with you to find out more information.

    1. Keli Reply

      Hey Bobby,

      If you click on the picture of the Switch Witch there is a short video you can watch or if you click on any of the links in the article it will take you to Amazon and you can read more about it as well. It sounds like it would be a great idea for your son for Halloween next year! I wish I had found it sooner, my daughter is 14 now and doesn’t trick or treat anymore. Best of luck to you with your son. I know how it is to have a child eating a different diet. Thank you for your comment 🙂

  5. Owain Reply

    It’s a very good idea the Switch Witch but I do wonder what the kid will think when they check their candy the next day. Obviously the more older they are then the more understanding that they will be. I do feel though it does help the children not to feel left out and that I think is important.

    1. Keli Reply

      Hey Owain!
      Thank you for visiting and your comments on the Switch Witch. My daughter is 14 now, but was raised and continues to be vegetarian. I wish I had known about the Switch Witch when she was younger. She always understood that we did not murder things for food, as she got older I explained things in more detail. But we swapped out her candy with my niece. She always understood and that way she always got to trick or treat as well. I just think the Switch Witch would have been more fun! Thanks again!
      Keli

  6. Michael Kenny Reply

    Hi Kelie. I love the idea you can part of their treats for another time rather than eating it in one go. This is very original and thank you for highlighting this. my biggest concern is when kids receive hard toffee amongst their treats, I’m not saying it,s you and what you are highlighting in here but my sister ordered sweets, (sorry it’s what we called them in Ireland) and told her to cut that out of the amongst the treats. something to bear in mind.

    1. Keli Reply

      Hello Michael!
      Thank you for your input! Any opinion is welcome. I agree, it is something for parents to consider if they let their children consume all those goodies in one night, or even two! It can not be healthy. Hard toffee can be bad for your teeth, I can see where you would be concerned. Thank you for visiting and commenting!
      Keli

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