how to choose the best allergy friendly halloween candy

This or That: How to choose the best Halloween candy

Goblins and ghosts, carved pumpkins and corn mazes, costumes and scary movies – all signs of Halloween!

Although this year may be different, your family is still probably preparing for the spooky season by decorating the house with cobwebs and skeletons, carving pumpkins and shopping for costumes. But how are you preparing for the season of treats? Halloween is all about the candy, too!

When there are so many treats to choose from, how can you be sure you’re picking the best Halloween candy, We are here to help you know what to look for during this holiday season.

Candy Corn

These sweet, marshmallow-y kernels often contain artificial food dyes to create their bright yellow and orange colors. Artificial food dyes should be avoided when possible and eaten in moderation… and we all know there’s no moderation when it comes to snacking on this bite-sized seasonal candy. Common candy corn ingredients don’t include much more than corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and gelatin.

Instead of That Candy Corn, Try YumEarth Candy Corn

Our organic candy corn tastes just as great (honestly, better) than the other guys without all of the artificial dyes and flavoring and unlike other candy corn is free from sesame and colored with organic ingredients like turmeric.


Who doesn’t love chocolate? Many chocolate-lovers can’t enjoy this creamy sweet because it often contains allergens like nuts and dairy. Many kids (and their parents!) are left out from all things chocolate, especially around Halloween.

Instead of That Chocolate (or not eating chocolate at all), Try YumEarth Dairy Free Chocolate Roll’n Stones

That’s right, our organic chocolate is dairy free and nut free and vegan AND allergy friendly. Never miss out on your favorite treat again because we’ve made it safe for all chocolate-lovers.


This classic candy is also a Halloween classic. Lollipops are an easy Halloween treat because they typically are nut free, gluten free, and all-around allergy friendly. However, many of the options available are made with high fructose corn syrup, artificial food dyes, artificial fruit flavors, and not much else.

Instead of Those Lollipops, Try YumEarth Organic Lollipops

YumEarth lollipops are made with all organic ingredients, and that also means they are flavored and colored with real fruits and sweetened with organic cane sugar. These are free from high corn fructose and artificial dyes, so you won’t find any Red 40, Yellow 5, or any other numbered colors. Instead, you can find (and taste) ingredients like strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate.

Gummy Candy

Some people are chocolate fans, others are sweet, fruit flavored gummy candy fans. Usually they are dairy, nut and gluten free, so those with food allergies can feel free to enjoy these sweets. What you might not love is the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and dyes.

Instead of Those Gummies, Try YumEarth Gummy Candy

We have it all – from bears to worms, to our special Halloween Gummy Fruits in the shapes of bats and fangs! Our Organic Halloween Gummy Bears are vegan and free from artificial dyes and flavors. They are even flavored and colored with organic ingredients like apple, carrots, and pumpkin.

With YumEarth treats, you can make better choices during the Halloween season. Our organic Halloween candy (and other allergy friendly treats like gummy bears, fruit snacks, and Giggles chewy candy) are all available in convenient snack packs. These single serve packs help your family moderate your sweets intake. And you can feel good when you are snacking because you know it’s on simple, organic ingredients.