9 Vegan Sweets for a Spooky Fun Halloween

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Satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween with any of the easy-to-find vegan treats on offer, from classics such as slithering strawberry laces and mysterious flying saucers to the many name-brand candies such as Love Hearts and Starburst that are free from animal products.

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Halloween is supposed to be pretend frightening, but some ingredients found in sweets are too grisly even for Halloween and cause fear and suffering year-round.

Carmine is a red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect, dairy ingredients come from intensively confined cows who lead desperately unhappy lives and gelatine is the boiled bones, tendons and ligaments of pigs and other animals. Ew!

Here are some ideas to ensure that your Halloween sweets are a treat for everyone, including insects, cows and pigs. Do check the ingredients, as they may differ regionally and can change.

Toffee Apples ToffeeApple Love Hearts Lovehearts Flying Saucers Saucers Starburst Starburst Goody Good Stuff Goody Polo Fruits Fruit-Polo Free From Chocolate Buttons Choc-Buttons Sherbet Fountain Sherbet Strawberry Laces Laces

Want to know more about vegan eating? PETA’s free vegan starter kit is packed with useful information, tips and recipes for anyone looking to make the switch. Order yours now:



  • maureen commented on October 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Thank you and can you email a pack pls

  • Devona Eastbury commented on October 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Comment about what? I just would like the starter kit.

    • Dan commented on October 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Just fill out the form above and we’ll get one out to you! 🙂

      The comment section here is for people wanting to discuss the blog post. Sorry if it was confusing.

  • Bex V Moggy commented on October 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I love the lists of food ideas. They are very helpful.

    Can I suggest you make it clear the date the lists were made and if you are talking about food available in the UK, USA or anywhere else! As the ingriedients are often different in different countries and it can cause confusion with people.

    Another good Halloween idea in the UK is fizzy fangs from sainsburys.

    • Anne commented on October 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Thanks for the suggestion! Our blog posts do have a date at the top 🙂 As a UK organisation, all our info is geared towards a UK audience. but check out PETA US for tonnes of resources about vegan food in the US: http://www.peta.org/living/food/

  • Devona Eastbury commented on October 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Thankyou for replying and i had a starter kit sent to me by email

  • Grace commented on October 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    From this PETA website: http://www.peta.org/living/food/25-vegan-halloween-candies/ it mentions that sour patch kids are vegan, so I bought some today and I just checked the ingredients, it contains bovine gelatine… So how are they vegan? Thanks

    • Dan commented on November 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Hi Grace,
      That blog you linked to is from PETA US. In the UK they are not vegan, which is why they weren’t on our list. 🙂

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