Need Candy for Kids & Adults for Halloween? Hit Whole Foods for Great Treats!

At Whole Foods Market, you don’t have to worry about what’s lurking in your kids’ (or your) treats. Whole Foods Market has quality standards in place that prohibit the use of artificial colorings, sweeteners and preservatives found in most Halloween candies.

Disclosure:
I was given a $20 gift card to buy any of the treats that I liked for this post. Whole Foods Market did provide me with a list of their favorites for Halloween 2015. The choices — and opinions, — as always– are mine.

Here are just a few of Whole Foods Markets’ favorites for 2015 this :


For the “really big kids!”:

Torie & Howard Organic Halloween Candy (SRP: $5.99)
Assortment of individually wrapped morsels in flavors like Pomegranate & Nectarine, Blood Orange & Honey, Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey and C’Anjou Pear & Cinnamon— and they’re only 12 calories each! A portion of sales goes to Autism Speaks to support Autism awareness and research. Gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, soy-free and casein-free.
(I love the idea of a give-back as well as the very enticing flavors!)

I tried to find Torie & Howard candy at WFM and was unable to find it. ( After almost 30 minutes of looking, I figured the brand had sold out of these at my WFM (Whole Foods Market). I did find a few other items– some on the list that Whole Foods gave me (and more!)

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This is a shot of almost everything I bought. I did buy a gorgeous box of jewel-toned (and shaped) truffles for a grandmother’s birthday that isn’t shown)

Alter-Eco Organic Truffles (SRP: $7.99)
Dark, smooth fair trade chocolate sourced from Ecuador and light milk chocolate from Peru surrounds these sumptuous bite-sized delights. Each truffle is filled with a decadent, silky filling of milk, cacao and organic coconut oil (instead of kernel oil). And they’re all wrapped individually in compostable packaging.. Available in Velvet (milk chocolate) and Black (dark chocolate.) (And they are amazingly tasty.)

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Justin’s Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (SRP: $4.99) These individually wrapped goodies are made with pure peanut butter that never contains hydrogenated oils or other artificial stabilizers, and dipped in premium quality, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.. Available in Dark and Milk Chocolate. Gluten-free certified and OU Kosher.

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Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are amazing! Rich dark chocolate and a tasty peanut butter filling. I bought the minis– because eating just one is impossible!

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The BT McElrath Chocolatier Salty Dog Chocolate Bar— butter toffee pieces in 70% dark chocolate with sea salt. Creamy chocolate with amazing toffee with a very special salt within the texture of this chocolate bar. It’s sinfully rich.!

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There is also a box of craft marshmallows from Sweet & Sara that is phenomenal. I never thought marshmallows would be so inviting when not covered in chocolate. Who knew??!! I bought the coconut marshmallows– light, tasty and hint of tropical coconut!

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There are many more brands offered of all kinds of chocolate (milk, dark, plain, with additions to the mix)
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Wild Ophelia is not for everyone but those who are brave in heart and tastebuds! With unusual flavors like roasted peanut in milk chocolate with carmelized bananas from Kauai; milk chocolate with beef jerky and alderwood smoked salt; dark chocolate with Bayou style country chili and cayenne peppers; and dark chocolate with honey and hickory BBQ potato chips and spicy, smoked paprika certainly are not for the timid. But they are for those who shop Whole Foods Market!

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For your furry trick-or-treater:
Fruitables Skinny Minis Pumpkin Spice Chewy Dog Treats (SRP: $4.99) Don’t forget your four-legged loved ones! These soft and chewy treats deliver amazing aroma and taste while also being low in calories and high in antioxidants and fiber so you’re pooch can join the fun, too. Gluten-free.
My dog loves these. They are tiny but very appealing to any size dog!

For the kids (even those “really big kids” )
I didn’t buy any of these since I was test driving things that worked for the adults and older kids.

Sweet Candy Company Candy Corn (SRP: $1.99)
The first candy corn that meets Whole Foods Market’s strict quality and ingredient standards. Unlike conventional candy corn, they’re made with tapioca syrup instead of high-fructose corn syrup, and get their color from natural juices instead of synthetic dyes. Gluten-free, kosher and made with non-GMO ingredients.

Surfs and Sweet Spooky Spiders (SRP $2.39) All of the same great flavors from the brand’s fruity bears, but in spooky spider form. Surf Sweets also donates 1 percent of every purchase to environmental causes. Gluten-free certified, dairy-free and nut-free.

Glee Gum Pops (SRP: $4.49)
The only natural gum-filled lollipops on the market, these goodies come in kid-friendly Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple and Juicy Orange flavors.
(I saw Glee Gum at Natural Products Expo West earlier this year. It’s a tasty gum without all the junk! I loved it. Think about this treat year-round!)

Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears Trick or Treat Packs (SRP: $7.49)
Made with 90 percent organic ingredients, including organic tapioca syrup and real organic fruit juices, these gummies come in four fun flavors: Blueberry, Cherry, Lime and Tangerine. Gluten-free certified, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free.

Annie’s Halloween Bunny Grahams (SRP: $5.99)
Single-serving packets contain a mixture of honey and chocolate flavored bunny grahams made with organic wheat.

Snyder’s of Hanover Halloween Mini Pretzel Snack Sacks (SRP: $3.99)
Snack-sized packets of mini pretzels that feature a fun monster design. Fat-free and sugar-free. (I love pretzels and I love Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels!)

Lucy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (SRP $7.99)
Individually wrapped packets of allergy-friendly cookies, perfect for gluten-sensitive tummies. Certified vegan, kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified.

TruJoy Sweets Organic Original Fruit Chews (SRP: $6.79) Made with all organic ingredients and flavored with real fruit juices. Like the Surf Sweet picks, one percent of sales is donated to environmental causes. Gluten-free, vegan, kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Yummy Earth Organic Pops (SRP: $4.99) Lollipops made with real fruit juice and delivers 100 percent daily dose of Vitamin C. Gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and casein-free.

Disclosure:
I was given a $20 gift card to buy any of the treats that I liked for this post. Whole Foods Market did provide me with a list of their favorites for Halloween 2015. The choices — and opinions– as always are mine.

Thank you to Whole Foods Market for reaching out to m and offering me a chance to try some Halloween treats on them. I love shopping at Whole Foods Markets for many things: sweets for Halloween, veggies, yogurts, cheese, coffee, tea, and beauty products. Most recently, I started shopping at WFM for honey!I learned about honey cremes from my local Whole Foods Market. I was never a fan of honey for tea, cocktails, food or as a spread until I tried the recommendations of the staff of my local WFM.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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