3 Resources for Finding (Somewhat) Ethical Halloween Treats

There may be a recession on, but this year people in the U.S. will spend more than $2 billion just on Halloween candy. And that's a whole lot of opportunity to buy chocolate and other goodies that reflect our values of doing the most good and least harm.

Unfortunately there's no one-stop resource for finding Halloween candy and other treats that don't cause harm to people, animals, and the earth. Our best bet for meeting that goal is to make treats ourselves, using ingredients that reflect our values.

Since the DIY option doesn't work in many situations, here are 3 resources that can help you get a lead on finding (somewhat) ethical Halloween treats:
  1. The best source is from the Food Empower Project. They maintain a list of companies that offer both vegan and fair trade chocolate.
  2. A couple years ago VegNews created a comprehensive list of vegan Halloween candy. The list doesn't address companies' practices or issues of fair trade or environmental stewardship, but it's a good resource when your options are limited to more mainstream brands.
  3. If you want to give out something instead of candy, Green Halloween offers several suggestions for treats and treasures, though you'll need to run them through your own ethical filter to decide which ones would work for your family.
~ Marsha

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