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No Tricks in Our Treats

Halloween candy is a treat, and letting your kiddos go wild with sugar can be fun every now and again – like when they’re dressed up as the cutest or scariest or funniest [insert Halloween 2018 costume here] you’ve ever seen. But not all candies are created equal, which is why we carry sweets you can feel good about sharing with trick-or-treaters, as well as your own family.

And! Many of the candy companies we work with, donate profits to environmental and social causes – which is a pretty sweet way you can give back.

No Spooky Ingredients

We offer a bunch of alternatives to conventional candy, free of artificial flavors and preservatives, so you can indulge your sweet tooth without the tricks. Make an easy swap for “healthier” candy this Halloween with a variety of non-GMO and organic options that will still satisfy your little ghouls and goblins:
  • Alter Eco Truffles – satisfy your sweet tooth with organic, fair trade chocolate truffles, made with nourishing coconut oil. Attractive and sustainable, Alter Eco’s truffles are now available in a range of delicious flavors, including Salted Caramel and Black Truffle
  • YumEarth – pick up some top quality organic, gluten free treats from America’s No. 1 organic candy maker. Try their new Organic Sour Twists, Gummy Bears, suckers, and Halloween-themed seasonal treats.
  • Justin’s organic Peanut Butter Cups – a classic indulgence of sweet-salty peanut butter  in milk, dark and white chocolate. All cups are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate.
  • Little Secrets– the secret’s out: these tiny candy coated morsels are decadent, and made with whole food ingredients. Choose from: Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Coconut or Spiced Pumpkin Pie.
  • Many other locally crafted sweets, including Seattle Chocolates truffles, Theo Chocolate bars, Confections from C•SQUARE, and more!
By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.