(7) Organic and Natural Alternatives to Conventional Candy

October 3, 2013

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With Halloween only a few weeks away, you may be looking for alternatives to the traditional, conventional candy that often have ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors. There are so many great options available that are equally as tasty, yet made with a variety organic or natural ingredients. Check out all the alternatives below and have a GMO-free Halloween this year!

1.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Emulsifier), Peanuts, Sugar, Dextrose, Salt, TBHQ (Preservative)

Justin’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Ingredients: Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Organic Whole Milk Powder, Organic Chocolate Liquor*, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Peanut Butter (Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts, Organic Palm Fruit Oil), Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt

2.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Emulsifier, Vanillin, Artificial Flavor)

For Equal Exchange Milk Chocolate

Ingredients: Organic Whole Milk Powder, *Organic Raw Cane Sugar, *Organic Cocoa Butter, *Organic Chocolate Liquor, *Organic Unrefined Whole Cane Sugar, Organic Ground Hazelnuts, *Organic Ground Vanilla Beans. *Fair Trade ingredient

3.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Semisweet Chocolate (Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa, Milk Fat, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Emulsifier, Vanillin, Artificial Flavor), Invert Sugar, Egg Whites, Oil of Peppermint, Milk

Newman’s Own Organic Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups:
Ingredients: Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Chocolate Liquor*, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Yogurt Coating (Organic Sugar Organic Whole Milk Powder, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla, Coconut Oil, Peppermint Oil

4.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% – Corn Syrup, Dextrin, Coloring (Includes Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 40 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 2), Gum Acacia

 Sun Drops

Ingredients: Dried Unsulphured Molasses, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Soy Lecithin (added as an emulsifier), Pure Natural Vanilla, Shell-Turbinado Sugar, Whole Rice Syrup.


5.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Sugar, Invert Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavoring, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1

For YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Gelatin, Natural Flavors, Organic Fruit Juice (apple and/or peak, black carrot, pomegranate, aronia), Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Carnauba Wax


6.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Color Added (Includes Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 1)

For YummyEarth Organic Lollipops:
Ingredients:Organic Evaporated Cane juice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Non-GMO Citric Acid (From Beet Suagr- Not Corn), Natural Flavors, Organic Black Carrots, Organic Black Currants, Organic Apple, Aorganic Carrot, Organic Pumpkin, Ascorbic Acid

7.) Trade This:
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Cornstarch, Contains 2% or less of: Palm Oil, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Artificial Color (Red 40), and Soy Lecithin

For Candy Tree Gluten-Free Cherry Twists:
Ingredients: Organic Corn Syrup, Organic Rice Flour, Organic Rice Starch, Organic Concentrated Fruit Juice: Cherry (3%), Apple, Elderberry, Organic Flavor: Cherry

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1 Comment

  • Reply Maryann D. February 2, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    These are all great alternative candies. I would enjoy trying the Justin’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

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