Trick-or-Treat : Halloween Candy Alternatives

This post was especially popular last year, so after a few updates and changes, I’m recycling it this year.

Candy aisleHalloween is right around the corner, but in light of my recent discoveries about damaging effects of artificial colors and flavors (and petroleum and coal tar) in candy, I haven’t been feeling very excited about a holiday that promotes candy consumption.

Consider this:

Americans spend a whopping $950 million on Halloween candy every year. So it’s not surprising that a 2006 Mayo Clinic article estimates that 1 in 3 American children are now considered seriously overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. That’s a staggering 25 million children who are at high risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems, exercise induced asthma, disturbed sleep patterns, premature maturity, liver/gallbladder disease and depression. — Go Green

So the idea of handing out “treats” that are laden with sugar (or worse, high fructose corn syrup AKA HFCS) AND chemicals was less than appealing to me. But what is a good alternative that won’t get my house egged the next day?

Using several different web sites, I’ve compiled a list of some alternative Halloween treats. (Please be aware that some of these may be choking hazards for small children.)

Non-food options:

  • Temporary tattoos
  • Stickers
  • Playdoh
  • Pencils
  • Small pads of paper
  • Fancy erasers
  • Pencil toppers
  • Crayons
  • Coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)
  • False teeth
  • Superballs
  • “Slime”
  • Kazoos or other small musical instruments
  • Tiny decks of cards
  • Origami paper & instructions
  • Bubbles

Healthier food options (buy organic and/or fair-trade if you can afford it):

  • Natural non-HFCS candy
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Pretzels
  • Glee gum
  • Packets of instant hot chocolate
  • Raisins
  • Fruit leathers
  • Prepackaged trail mix
  • Prepackaged cookies

Things to avoid:

  • Avoid costume jewelry, especially glossy, fake painted pearls and toys from vending machines, both of which may contain lead
  • Avoid cheap plastic toys that are just going to end up in the trash and go off to the landfills

Last year I passed out cereal bars to the older kids and stickers to the younger kids and I didn’t hear any complaints. In fact, the younger kids were often quite excited about the stickers.

Now what about for your OWN kids?

What do you do if your kids go trick-or-treating and come home with a bag full of stuff you’d rather they not eat? While my kids at 4 yrs old and almost 2 are still too young (in my book) for door-to-door trick-or-treating, we went to a Halloween parade yesterday (the kids dress up and walk down Main street) and the local merchants passed out candy after the parade was done. Last year I decided to buy some natural candies – suckers, cookies, fruit leathers, etc., to trade Ava for once she was done trick-or-treating. She was happy with that. This year, however, I didn’t stock up on the natural candies first because I recalled that we got so little candy from the excursion and I’m not going to sweat it. She and Julian have had a piece of candy yesterday and one today and I think that’s fine. Everything in moderation.

On Halloween night this year, I think we’re going to go to a Halloween carnival at our rec center. There are a lot of games for the kids to play, prizes, and fun. It beats going out in cold in the dark if you ask me and I think the kids will enjoy it more. :)

What will you pass out this year? Will your kids go trick-or-treating?

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  2. I will probably pass out quarters. Doesn’t cost much- we don’t get many tricl or treaters. That and we probably will go out terrorize the adults. My mom will pass out bags of sun chips.

  3. I make Halloween bags for my three nephews, my niece, my friend’s two young girls and smaller bags for the two kids next door (whew!) I put in lots of inexpensive kid-friendly stuff like crayons and coloring books, pencils and stickers, hair barrettes, false teeth and fake bugs, etc… and then filled the bags with HCFS-granola bars and fruit gummy snacks, pretzels, fruit leather and other healthy, but yummy snacks.

    I pass out the same HFCS-free granola bars and fruit snacks to trick-or-treaters. I find that the kids usually squeal upon seeing these kinds of treats. For one, they’re often larger than other candies, and two, they’re unique. Kids will often eat — and like — healthy foods if given a chance.

  4. I’ve been reading about a clever Halloween idea… The Candy Fairy. The Candy Fairy works like the Tooth Fairy- you leave out all but a couple of pieces that you might let them eat. Later that night the fairy (you) swings by and picks up the rest of the candy leaving something lovely (and not full of artifical colors and HFCS) in exchange.

  5. I hadn’t ever thought about stickers. I’m trying to avoid plastic as well as high fructose corn syrup so that makes things even harder. My neighbors also told me that children are bussed to my neighborhood so expect 300-400 kids!

  6. Josh goes out trick or treating. We allow him to eat his treats on a very limited basis – they last virtually all year.

    as to what we give out – this year we’re on a strict budget so dh went and bought candy at Walmart. not the healthiest choice but we can’t afford anything else right now.

  7. Oh come on. Trick or Treating is FUN. It’s the one night you can be someone or something else and people give you candy. Celebrate the joy. Limiting candy will just mean that your kids will go nuts when they’re old enough to visit someone else’s house and that someone has free access to candy.

    You live ONCE. Halloween has turned into this rigid holiday. Let loose. Let go. Let your kids have some joy. In the whole scheme of things this is a very short day of fun. It won’t hurt them. In fact, the pure joy and fun will outshine any “bad” candy. Take a break from being so stringent–you will benefit from it.

    Remember It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and one of the kids keeps getting a rock! Some of this stuff is just like getting a rock to most kids. Stickers (after you’re about 5) are not wanted. We have about 300 pencils from various birthday treats and other events. We bundle them up and give them to an inner city school. Most of those little trinkets are made in China and you certainly don’t want to hand out possibly tainted stuff or support China’s funding of Darfur by purchasing them in the first place! We get so much of that plastic crap, tatoos, etc throughout the year–they usually end up donated or put in the trash.

    Our son collects a ton of candy while having an absolute blast with his friends. He can eat as much as he wants for the next two days or so. Then we donate the extra to homeless shelters. We learned very quickly that if we limited it, he would want to eat it all. Let him have at it and he’s really not interested. Make it taboo and kids will want it more. In a couple of days, it’s lost it’s appeal and he’s more than ready to drop it off to provide treats to people who don’t get them too often.

    I think your post has great points, but I would rather see kids just have fun. Save the saving the world for another day. They deserve the joy more.

  8. Lilbet,
    Did you even read my post? My kids went trick-or-treating this weekend. They will go to a Halloween carnival on Friday. They are only 4 yrs old and 23 months. They have expressed no interest in going door-to-door trick-or-treating yet. When they are interested in it, we will do it. :)
    You parent YOUR children the way you see fit and I’ll parent MY children the way I see fit.
    Thanks.

  9. I love some of these ideas. I would have been totally into the tattoos and the super balls as a kid. The things I didn’t like were pennies (for Unicef, although now I am wishing my mom had made me collect for them!) and raisins.

    I don’t think your Halloween spirit is diminished by just thinking about it more and trying to follow your beliefs while getting things that kids actually like and will keep.

    Anything that is given with thought is good in my book.

  10. I think your post was fine. Seriously, you are concerned about your children and I think rightfully so. Every time I read something new I freak out about the various chemicals and things that my son’s getting.
    We’re going to our church’s parking lot trick or treating event, but have a very small bag for candy and even then at 18 months he won’t get most of it. (and sadly we shouldn’t either) :)

  11. Even before my child was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, we limited her candy intake. I firmly believe that kids shouldn’t be loaded up with sugar (whether from candy or juice). Halloween is my daughter’s favorite holiday and I truly appreciate parents who give out treats that are not food-related. We are giving out Play-dough this year. I got it on sale at Kohl’s for $1.99 for 20 small cans. I think that’s cheaper than candy bars.

    And to the comment above: I think you are one of the few parents who believes that kids can eat limitless candy for a few days. And if you or your kids don’t want my play-dough, then just don’t take it and graciously say thank you and move on to the next house.

  12. Great post Amy! Love the ideas…my kids will all be going door to door next week and since I will be out with them I won’t be home passing stuff out but great info for those that will be.

  13. I picked up a box of Clif bar brand Clif kids Organic Twisted Fruit – They may as well be candy! The best part is that if any are left over – I get to pack them in my lunches! ingredients: Organic Apple Puree, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Malic Acid, Organic Flavors, Pectin, Colored With Fruit And Vegetable Juice

  14. Actually, we don’t really get into Halloween. Sometimes we participate in some kind of alternative, but the trick or treating is something I’m not really interested in doing. My kids only want to do it so they can get the candy. This year, I offered to just buy them some candy and skip the T-O-T’ing and they were fine with that. Now, I didn’t buy healthy or green candy, so I can’t give good examples. (shame on me.) But what I DID do was dump it all in a bucket with a lid and set a limit of 3 pieces of candy a day. (They’re all bite-sized.) They can eat it all at once or space it out. This kind of trade-off would be a good way to control the kinds of candy you end up with and if your kids are like my kids, they’ll be happy because the candy is all they want anyway. ;) You could even add in the tattoos and pencils – that would make for a fun grab bag! :)

  15. My daughter has major dairy allergies so I am happy to get the “non food” items:) I have a huge supply at home of dairy free treats and prizes to replace the other things in her bag. My 8 yr. old son complains in the moment, but in the end he never eats the candy after a few days anyway!! Great post.

    Oh, and we donate all the candy we don’t use to a local shelter who houses mothers and their children.

  16. You could say it’s only Halloween once a year, and let the kids gorge. But then you could say it’s only Thanksgiving once a year and let the kids gorge. Or Christmas. Or so-and-so’s birthday. or Saturday. And at some point, it just gets to be too much. Personally, I loved getting pencils in my bag as a kid.

  17. I think you totally missed the intention of my post. My son is much older than your children. You may find that you change your mind in a few years.

    I most certainly agree with you. Parent the way you want to. I find it interesting that you don’t like to hear anything but agreement with your ideas. I find it interesting to discuss alternatives. When my son was the ages of yours, I did nothing but ask for lots of opinions about how to raise him up. It takes a village after all. From that, I’ve come to learn a lot.

    I think some of this stuff gets so overthought sometimes. Yes, be conscious of what your child puts into their body, but in the same respect, lighten up. Joy is so much more memorable than a mom who is a food nazi.

    We as Moms need to find a balance. When your children are young, you have complete control over their diets. When they get older, it’s not that easy. You do what you can, but it’s more about building a strong relationship and less about the physical needs as they get older.

    I think last year in the “free for all Halloween candy binge” my son ate about 10 pieces of candy. It certainly wasn’t the gorging that we thought would occur. It’s worked for us.

    I get tons of kids at my house trick or treating. My husband is a VP of a company and makes a great living. We could never afford to give out some of the suggestions and it’s not because we don’t want to make a good choice in what we share.

    I like to concentrate on the joy of the day. Doesn’t some of this angst get in the way of that? Shouldn’t we just let some of it go?

    Someone commented that if Halloween is only one day, than Thanksgiving will be and Christmas will be… Don’t you have any fun in your homes? My family celebrates and enjoys the holidays with food and fun. Traditions are so much more important than worrying about all this.

    This is such a special day for kids. I say, let it go and just have fun.

    Apparently, I’m alone here. Interesting. I do enjoy this blog, but I am definitely not as radical as you are. I don’t mean to offend, but merely add to the discussion. You can’t all just want to sit around preaching to the choir right?

  18. Thanks for this post – great ideas – I linked to it from my online home over at earthyyogamom.blogspot.com where I just posted about having a healthier Halloween by incorporating more opportunities for physical activity into the celebration.

  19. I gave out strawberries one year. But I personally don’t like the ToT thing at all. Halloween isn’t a big thing here and I hope it doesn’t get to be. In fact, these days I’m a Halloween party pooper and have a sign up saying we’re a Halloween-free house. ;-P But like I say, it’s not a celebration that is a big part of our culture here. I’d rather do something like Matariki which is the Maori New Year or Guy Fawkes night.

    I think it is fine to make the celebration work for you and it will vary from family to family.

    I wonder would comic books be a good option for older kids – do they still sell Donald Duck ones! Or am I showing my age! LOL!

  20. Lilbet -
    I welcome differing opinions – you are entitled to your opinion just as much as I am -, I just ask that when you disagree it is done respectfully and without making accusations or calling names. In several of your recent comments I’ve felt that you’ve either insulted me or my readers and I don’t have to tolerate that on my blog. If you disagree with me, that’s fine, but pleeeease give a little respect tooooooooo meeeee. :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfPEYQRcyqI
    Thank you,
    Amy

  21. Sort of related. I have a few friends with kids’ who have nut allergies.

    One of them wrote a guest post for me for Savvy: http://atlanta.savvysource.com/blogpost3701_5_halloween-the-child-with-food-allergies

    Has some alternatives. Also posted on the Yahoo! Shine Parenting site. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/halloween-the-child-with-food-allergies-294478/

    Not sure what I’m giving out this year. I don’t mind the candy because my kids don’t really eat it — I just threw out last years candy about 2 weeks ago. But I usually pass out pretzels and goldfish. I may add in pencils this year too. We just don’t get many trick or treaters! And if I’m honest, I don’t want it around because I will dip into it! For shame on me!

  22. I picked up mini-containers of Playdough and will pass them out. They’ll result in leftovers that I won’t eat :+) Reid would love playdough, pencils and stickers, etc. I usually let her have a few treats on Hallowe’en night – usually a sucker or piece of gum – and she’ll remember to ask once or twice more and forget. I haven’t had to develop a policy on how much or for how long because it isn’t yet an issue. I liked the exchange and Treat Fairy ideas.

  23. I think you’d be surprised at how many of your readers have privately emailed me and thanking me for my differing opinion. One woman even told me she was not brave enough to challenge you. That’s quite sad, but perhaps that’s the way you like it. This is about discussing issues and you do reach out for comment and asked a question. I didn’t realize it was only to agree with you.

    Here’s the deal. You call yourself a tree hugger. The thing about that title is it turns people off and your unwillingness to loosen up a bit and meet in the middle puts people off. Speak to anyone who’s not on the Green bandwagon and they will tout overzealous huggers as too over the moon for them. It’s a turn off and makes them completely turn their back on even small improvements.

    My brother works in environmental education. He has all his career. He says it’s naive to take such a strong stand. Your goal has to be to help people to take small steps. You’ve got to quit making this an us versus them cause and lighten up a bit. You’ll catch more with honey than vinegar as the old sayings goes.

    If you feel I’ve used more vinegar in my comments, then I sincerely apologize. This just seems to be a blog where everyone just agrees with each other. I find it hard to believe that everyone really does and I’ve found it interesting to get your readers emails.

    I feel some of this bleeds into your parenting. Halloween is supposed to be fun. When they are older, will your children remember joy? Or will they remember a mom who didn’t let them celebrate the season and be just like anyone else (which is a normal part of human development). What will build a relationship with them for the long haul and what will break one apart (and perhaps drive them to be like most kids do–exactly the opposite of what you are teaching)?

    All of this over Halloween candy. Yikes. Mark my words, when your kids are older and if you allow them to be with other children in school, they will notice the difference. The stigma will be difficult for them to handle.

    Why don’t you take your kids out and collect pennies for an organization? You can say no thank you to the candy hand out and just enjoy the fun. My son has trick or treated since he was a baby. We’ve always found it a great night of community building, we intend to hand out Obama literature and collect for the food shelf.

    I can meet you in the middle, but only if you’re willing to. You don’t seem to be. My comments were not disrespectful. They were just different from your opinions. This topic was of great interest at my mother’s group this morning and I appreciate you sparking several conversations on both Halloween and intolerance.

  24. First of all, I think Lilbet might need to lay off the candy or something. I don’t think your children will be facing any stigmas in school. I don’t see that kids being kids and being responsible are mutually exclusive. We limit the candy intake and toss out most of the stuff we get. I was in Target’s aisles this morning pondering what to get. I left with nothing (well, with no candy). I am struggling this year. I try to live my values with my boys, who are 5 and 3. They are young but understand why we don’t shop at Walmart or eat conglomerate farm food. No reason they won’t understand our rationale about Halloween either. I applaud this post. Sorry for the rambling.

  25. I definitely think Lilbet got a little worked up over this. (And I appreciate that she apologized to anyone who might have been offended.)

    Halloween is fun and should be. But candy does not equal fun in my book. And I’m not just saying this because I have a diabetic child.

    Our family enjoys all aspects of Halloween including decorations, parties and trick-or-treating. I have always limited our children’s candy intake (and have to for health reasons now). My daughter has always been more thrilled with the trinkets and stickers and pencils that she receives from neighbors. Why? Because they are fun and the fun lasts for more than the 20 seconds it takes to eat a piece of candy.

    The Play-dough we bought cost 10 cents per can. That’s cheaper than candy bars. And if we have left overs then we will keep some for ourselves and donate the rest to our preschool. And we won’t have to feel guilty (meaning my husband and I) about having to down the extra chocolate that would have been laying around the house if that’s what we had given out.

    I think a lot of parents appreciate non-candy treats because they are not forced to impose limits on consumption.

    And here’s my green tip: reuse the play-dough containers or pop them in the recycling bin.

    And Lilbet, if children have stigmas attached to them because they are little tree-huggers or because they aren’t allowed candy, it’s because parents have cultivated that negativity in their own children and allowed that type of behavior to be acceptable. I hope your children wouldn’t be negative to my diabetic, vegetarian child because she cannot have candy. There are three vegetarians in her preschool class of 15. None of them have stigmas attached to them. Let’s practice tolerance for other people’s beliefs.

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  27. Hey, Amy. I have been thinking about this for a couple days (mostly the comments after your helpful post) and wanted to share a couple things with you. I think you did a great job of explaining why you feel the way you do without preaching. I felt like you gave me a lot of great suggestions without making me feel pressured to do any of them. I read a really good article about this last weekend and I need to find the link for you. I appreciated it and I think you will, also.

    I may not always agree with your posts but I always find them interesting. Please keep up the good work!

    Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2008298161_pacificpgreenween26.html

  28. We don’t get trick or treaters in our area so haven’t had to worry about what to give out.

    This was our first trick or treating with the kids this year. Each got a pumpkin bucket full of candy at the most. They walked really, really slowly so we didn’t get to many houses. We are rationing their candy because our kids absolutely love sweets and I don’t think gorging would end at 10 pieces. They polished off a 1/3 of a large bag of marshmellows one morning before we got up. And yes… fruit and other options are within reaching distance for them. Not to be trusted with their buckets. We keep them on top of the fridge and they know how many they are allowed.

  29. We live in a very rural small farming community, a tight little valley of about 250. My house sits in the tiny “village” of the valley where there are streets and a few stop signs. We knew we wouldn’t get many kids, but since there is a larger rural valley beyond us, we figured we’d get the kids that lived down the mile long driveways, dirt roads, nestled in the woods on 20 acres and such. So we filled a tray of candy (dark chocolates) but in the middle of it we had all our biggest, most delicious apples from our little orchard (these apples are the bomb). And ya know what, i can’t even tell you how many kids choose the apples over the choco. bars!!! it was awesome. we had quite a few kids considering or location and we got rid of a ton of apples! then again, these kids have been hanging with organic farmers their whole lives so perhaps that speaks volumes.

    my kids get pretty much zero sugar or corn syrup the whole year, that is our standard of living. on Hallow’s Eve we let them experience the door-to-door, meet the neighbors, show off their hand-made wings, fill a bag of junk. it’s nice not to drive anywhere and just be in our own streets. for 2 days straight they get unlimited access to their bag of candy. it’s cool to see them take what they want and then listen to their own bodies, knowing when they had too much, and then ask me for some ‘growing’ food to ‘balance’ out. I really am finding that by 5 years old their body wisdom and knowing is right on, especially if we show we trust them as well.

    Believe me, I agree sugar is nasty and corn syrup consumption is killing us. When I used to ‘keep’ it from them (which is necessary when they are really little, their bodies can’t take it) they would oppose me, the more i restricted, the more they wanted. anyway, just my 2 cents. Hallow’s Eve is a really spiritual day* for us anyway…they learn more about the veil being lifted, a time of transformation and magic, a shift from one cycle to the next. I think the candy is just a little topping on the 24 hours that we pay honor to the day.

    *(pagan new year).

    peace and as always, your passion is inspirational.

    mb

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  33. Check out YummyEarth if you are looking for great tasting organic candy. My husband started YummyEarth to make treats for our kids without yucky chemical ingredients. We have lollipops and drops in 21 flavors and just launched YummyEarth Organic Gummy Bears and Worms. You can find us at amazon.com, Whole Foods, Toys R Us and other chain and local stores. Happy Halloween.

  34. We’re pretty green around here, and this will be my first year that I live somewhere I can give out treats on Halloween so I’m kind of excited. We get really into celebrating it around here, maybe cause there are a lot of Pagans and Wiccans around here, I don’t know…anyways, I found packs of puzzles, stickers, and rings to give out as well as some non-nestle candy. . . I let my son eat a few things after he goes out and then he forgets about the cany after a few days. We actually found his last years bag a month or two ago and it was almost still full. My partner hid it in his desk and ate it. Yuck.

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  36. well seems i have joined the party late. my kids do participate and the candy lasts forever* we usually end up throwing out the last of it when school starts the following year*. we add to the candy bag or bucket as easter or birthdays or christmas rolls around. this year will be slightly different as I am now an insulin dependent diabetic. but my kids have NEVER gorged on candy and it is ALWAYS checked. we have taught our kids to look at the nutrition labels or helped them find the information sothey know what they are eating. and yes, they do enjoy the stickers, toys, and pencils they get WAY more than the candy. i have even seen them grimace at the sight of the candy stash before. I think what crunchy was trying to do was explain what HER family does and lilbet, here’s a hint. if you don’t agree with it, post on your own blog. this is crunchy’s site for HER views, not place for starting an argument. * ok off my soapbox now. thank you for listening lol*

  37. I go to the local ReUse store, or the thrift store, or the Friends Of The Library booksale, and pick up a bunch of used kids’ books for 25 cents each, to give out at Halloween. I pick up books that should be interesting to a range of ages, from board books for babies to grownup books for the oldest trick-or-treaters.

    I’ve noticed that people have very definite ideas about whether it’s better to get candy or a book. When I was a kid, I was never very keen on candy and I would have been delighted to get a book instead, or another non-food item. But when my partner was a kid, he says he would have found anything other than candy to be a complete waste of time, because to him candy is what Halloween is about. So I also offer some candy. When kids arrive at the door, I have my spiel worked out. I tell them that we are giving out books, and that this stack has books for this age, and that stack has books for that age, and that if they really don’t find a book they want then we have some candy instead. Some kids say, “Ooooh, books!”, some dive for the candy like you’re crazy to think that they would want a book, and there’s every other type of reaction in between, too.

    Before books I used to give out glow bracelets. You can find them very cheaply on eBay. I like the way glow bracelets help make kids more visible when they are out on the streets in the dark on Halloween. But I dislike that they add plastic and weird chemicals to the landfill after just one use. So I switched over from glow bracelets to books a few years ago.

    A note about play dough: My kids and I are very allergic to gluten, and play dough is made mostly of wheat, so it is full of gluten. We keep a gluten-free house. So we throw away or give away all playdough rather than letting it into our house. So, while the intention of the people who give it out is nice, it is unfortunately not a treat that we are happy to receive.

    Whew, this got long!

  38. Last year we got several candies attached to business cards. It was kind of strange.

    All of the ideas above are wonderful.

    I love Trader Joe’s suckers. They are all natural and it the only sack I pick up for special events. And that is rarely.

    My kid gets to eat a few treats and then the bag vanishes. Call me awful the the cost of him getting addicted to even more junk is just not worth it to me.

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  41. A year ago I designed a Halloween themed papercraft which I sell at a local events. We had some left over and handed them out last Halloween, the little kiddies were so excited for something different, so I decided to start selling papercaft handouts for others who are looking to hand out something new.

  42. Thanks for putting together this list of alternatives. One piece that is missing from this discussion is the insidious activities of the Nestle corporation in their promotion of baby formula in the third world. Also, most cacao beans (unless they are organic or fair trade) are picked by enslaved children who live in horrible conditions.

    Is it worth ignoring this atrocities so our kids can “have fun”? Is it no longer possible for kids to have fun unless they eat a bunch of candy? I love Halloween, the costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, toasting pumpkin seeks, drinking hot cider, getting that special spooky feeling of walking outside in the dark . . . What could be more fun than that?

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  45. Hi Amy! I tweeted about you today and sent this post to my followers. I really try to promote healthy alternatives to candy for trick or treating and you have a pretty good list. Hope you get lots of hits!
    Thanks!
    Lori

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