It's coming... that intoxicating favorite holiday of children (of all ages!) across the country, the perfect excuse to dress up in spooky, outlandish costumes and consume unheard of amounts of candy. What more could a kid want?
As a health-conscious parent (or treat-giver), you just might be looking for something a little bit more natural than your typical Halloween candy. Well, do we have some great suggestions for you! All of these treats are natural, some are organic, and they are all free of artificial colors and sweeteners, making them a healthier choice for candy this year!
Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops
Oh, gosh, these are just heavenly! Really, truly, the best-tasting lollipops we've ever tasted! And get this- they are made with real fruit juices and fruit colors, have no artificial-anything, and come in ghoulishly good flavors like Blood Orange Cocktail, Ginger Zest, and Chili Mango Mambo. And for the Halloween flood of trick-or-treaters, YummyEarth lollies come in bulk 1-pound bags. The perfect choice for a healthy Halloween!
Glee All-Natural Chicle Gum Variety Pack
Made from the sap of the Sapodilla tree in Mexico and Guatemala, this all-natural gum contains no artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives, and helps preserve the rain forests by supporting local villagers who harvest the chicle from already-standing forests. This handy variety pack contains 21 individual packs, each with 4 pieces of gum- perfect for handing out to all the little monsters and goblins that come your way!
Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit
Don't just buy some Halloween candy, make it yourself! This cool kit lets you actually make your own chewing gum from a chicle (Sapodilla tree sap) gum base. How cool is that? We thought it would be a great activity for either an at-home or at-school Halloween party. Especially since it teaches kids about raw material sourcing and ethical trade practices while letting them connect to another part of our globe. A fun AND educational activity! Also check out the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit and the Make Your Own Gummies Kit.
Crank Flashlight- No Batteries Needed!
And lastly, we thought this flashlight was a great idea for extra-safe trick-or-treating. Make your own power by winding the crank for about a minute or two, and then enjoy an hour and a half of light- without having to worry about dead batteries. And kids- even big ones like my husband- will enjoy winding the crank to create light!