Healthy Candy Swaps

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Halloween is just around the corner! But most of the yummy candy options for trick-or-treaters and adults are full of sugar, artificial food coloring, partially hydrogenated oils that contain harmful trans fats, gluten, nuts, and milk. What if you could give everyone natural dairy- and gluten-free candy options without artificial colors, or allergen-free treats? At the Natural Food Exchange, we’re swapping these candies you see every Halloween with healthier and more natural allergen-free options.

Instead of:

Mounds Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar

  • Contains corn
  • Contains dairy

Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • Contains peanuts
  • Contains milk
  • Contains PGPR
  • 22 g sugar

York Peppermint Patties

  • Contains corn syrup, PGPR, and artificial flavor
  • Contains milk
  • 9 g sugar (per 0.4 oz patty)

Milk Duds

  • Contains corn syrup, milk, and artificial flavor
  • 21 g sugar (per 13 pieces)

Tootsie Pops

  • Contains artificial colors and flavors
  • Contains milk, corn syrup, and palm oil
  • 11 g sugar per pop

Nestle Crunch Bar

  • Contains milk and soy
  • 7 g sugar per 0.4 oz bar

Swedish Fish

  • Contains corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colors
  • 41 g sugar per 56-g bag


Oskri Coconut Dark Chocolate

  • Gluten- and corn-free
  • Dairy-free (made in a facility that processes dairy)

Free2b Dark Chocolate Sun Cups

  • Gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and soy-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Fair-trade chocolate
  • 12 g sugar

Heavenly Organics Mint Chocolate Honey Patties


  • Gluten-, dairy- and soy-free
  • No added sugar
  • 5 g sugar (per 0.4 oz patty)

Cocomel Bites

  • Vegan, gluten-free and organic
  • 16 g sugar (per 14 pieces)

YumEarth Organic Pops

  • Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan
  • Colored with organic concentrates
  • 4 g sugar per pop

Enjoy Life BoomChocoBoom Ricemilk Crunch

  • Dairy, nut, soy, and gluten-free
  • 5 g sugar per 0.4 oz piece

Wholesome Organic DelishFish

  • Vegan, gluten-free, no artificial colors or flavors
  • 29 g sugar per 57-g bag


Make this Halloween healthier and happier with these allergen-friendly, natural, and low-sugar candies, all of which can be found in our grocery and chocolate sections!