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A Healthier Halloween

If it were up to me, I would BAN Halloween FOREVER!!!

Just kidding!! But, in all seriousness, I would swap the junk & chemical-filled candy out for natural and organic treats! Think about it, we are the adults here, not the little humans walking around all dressed up with halloween buckets and pillowcases ringing our doorbells late at night..jackolantern

I do think Halloween it’s a fun holiday, I’ve always liked it, especially the scary movies! As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve begun to think, as the purchasers of all of this candy, we should do better and make better choices for these little defenseless beings. Wouldn’t you agree?

It’s sad that most “mainstream candy/chocolate” is not made with the best ingredients OR intentions! They are manufactured with 1 goal, to make money, even if that means compromising the quality of the product and the health of the consumer. Ingredients in these confections, like hydrogenated oils (trans fat) and artificial flavoring (chemicals!), can wreak havoc on our bodies.

While handing out broccoli and carrot sticks would be the ideal healthy solution to this sugar-filled holiday, I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t fly with the little ones and you’d probably be labeled “that weird house” on the halloween strip.

So, what can we do to have a healthier Halloween? Well for starters, we can stop buying crap-filled candy. There, I’ve said it! There are natural and organic options out there that are equally as delicious and made with REAL quality ingredients. Not to mention, you don’t have to break the bank to get them!

What are they you ask?? Read on…

 

Candy Options for a Healthier Halloween

 

1) Equal Exchange Chocolate Minis $35.00 per box of 150organic-chocolate-minis-display-milk-with-a-hint-of-hazelnut_1

Choice of either Milk or Dark Chocolate minis, this treat is made from organic ingredients and comes to about 23 cents per bar! You could probably get away with buying just one box for the night. For comparison, most “fun size” candy/chocolate bags sold at drugstores & supermarkets contain 20 pieces and run for around $5 ($0.25 per piece) and 50 piece bags run for about $10 ($0.20 per piece)

2) Surf Sweets Mini Organic Gummies – $30.00 for 60 bags

With another option of  getting 15 mini bags for $8.25, this sweet treat can satisfy any lover of all things gummy!

3) Yummy Earth Lollipops – $3.99 for 33 pops

A mixed bag of yummy lollipops and a quality option for trick-or-treaters.

halloween-milk-chocolate-foil-pumpkin-balls-2004) Thompson Candy Co. Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Balls – $5.99 for 35 balls

How adorable! What kid wouldn’t love these??

5) – OCHO Organic Mini Candy Bars – $33.33 for 70 mini bars

Available in coconut, peanut butter, peppermint, & caramel!

For more natural candy options check out the Natural Candy Store online!

What are you buying this Halloween??

~ Letisha

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