The 31 Best Vegan Candies—Just in Time for Halloween

Whether you're vegan or lactose intolerant, these candies are not off-limits.

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Going vegan doesn't mean you have to go without candy this Halloween. These 31 store-bought candy types—from suckers to gum to fizzy drops to caramel and peanut butter bars—taste like the regular kind. Yet they contain none of the usual vegan-unfriendly no-go's, such as honey, confectioner's glaze, gelatin, shellac, dairy, casein, or whey. Plus, they're primarily PETA-approved...and fit perfectly into trick-or-treating pumpkins and bags.

Airheads

Airheads

Airheads are not only vegan, there's gluten-free as well! One exception: Airheads Bites, which contain beeswax, gelatin, and shellac.

To buy: Airheads Bars ($10, amazon.com)

Atomic Fireballs

Atomic Fireballs

If you're vegan and like your candy with a kick, try Atomic Fireballs, which contain no animal products and are gluten-free. Just don't pop too many at once!

To buy: Atomic Fireballs Candy 2 Pound Tub ($15, amazon.com)

Big League Chew

Big League Chew

Vegan gum lovers rejoice: Big League Chew is 100% vegan, and not made with lanolin like a number of non-vegan gums.

To buy: Big League Chew 80 pcs ($14, amazon.com)

Bottle Caps

Bottle Caps

I love love love the fizzy flavor of Bottle Caps candy, and it's a huge plus that they're vegan. Looking forward to getting these in this year's trick-or-treat mix.

To buy: Bottle Caps Cola Candy, 5 Ounce, Pack of 10 ($11, amazon.com)

Brach's Lemon Drops

Brach's Lemon Drops

Lemon drops are are the perfect not-too-sweet, not-too-sour candy that just happens to be vegan, and made with 100% lemon juice.

To buy: Brach's Sugar Free Lemon Drops Hard Candy, 4.5 Ounce Bag (Pack of 12) ($28, amazon.com)

Charms Blow Pops

Charms Blow Pops

Gotta love candy with a sweet surprise inside. In this case, chewy bubble gum that keeps the fun going—and both the gum and the lolli are animal product-free.

To buy: Charms Blow Pop Assorted - 100 ct ($18, amazon.com)

Chick-O-Stick

Chick O Stick

Chick-O-Sticks are major childhood favorite, chockfull of peanut buttery goodness. And I'm so happy to find out they're vegan!

To buy: Chick O Stick Candy Bars 8 Pack ($13, amazon.com)

Cocomels

Cocomels

Vegan caramel isn't easy to come by, so let's give praise to Cocomels. Their candies are all plant-based, meaning you don't have to sacrifice your vegan diet for a caramel craving.

To buy: Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels Variety 3 Pack ($16, amazon.com)

DOTS

Dots

Dots are the perfectly poppable movie theater candy that also makes the rounds every Halloween—and to my surprise, they're gluten-free and vegan!

To buy: Dots Assorted Fruit Flavored Gumdrop (Pack of 2) ($9, amazon.com)

Dum Dums Lollipops

Dums

I used to hoard Dum Dums as a schoolkid, hoping that if I send in enough wrappers, I'll get a free backpack. That never happened, but I'm glad I can still enjoy them as a nostalgic vegan treat.

To buy: Dum Dums Original Pops - Value Pack (Pack of 2) ($9, amazon.com)

Fun Dip

Fun Dip

Fun Dip may get messy, but that's the price you pay to enjoy this colorful vegan candy.

To buy: Fun Dip Candy Bulk Variety Pack of 12 ($18, amazon.com)

Gobstoppers

Gobstoppers

Gobstoppers have many colorful layers, but none contain animal products...which making this vegan candy a winner this Halloween.

To buy: Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper Theatre Box (Pack of 2) ($5, amazon.com)

Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum

Hubba Bubba

I haven't chewed Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape in a while, but I just realized how eco-friendly this gum is, thanks to the paper-free carrying case—and it's vegan! Now that's 6 feet of fun.

To buy: Hubba Bubba Gum Awesome Original Bubble Gum Tape, 2 Ounce (Pack of 6)($6, amazon.com)

Jolly Ranchers

Jolly Ranchers

A kid once told me that I smell like Jolly Ranchers. I take that as a compliment because these vegan candies smell as good as they taste, and they come in an assortment of ways to enjoy them, from lollipops to sticks.

To buy: Jolly Rancher Halloween Candy Assortment ($10, amazon.com)

Jujubes

Jujubes

Chewy, delicious, and gelatin-free: Jujubes really are the perfect vegan candy.

To buy: Jujubes Candy, 5.5 Ounce Theatre Box, Pack of 12 ($10, amazon.com)

Jujyfruits

Jujyfruits

Jujyfruits are the slightly cooler cousin of Jujubes because of their fun fruit shapes, and they happen to be vegan as well. They're not a substitute for actual fruit, but on Halloween they're close enough.

To buy: Jujyfruits Candy, 10 Ounce, Pack of 6 ($15, amazon.com)

Laffy Taffy

Laffy Taffy

The delicious creamy flavor of Laffy Taffy had me fooled. I never would have guessed these delicious taffy pieces were vegan-friendly!

To buy: Laffy Taffy Assorted Fruit Flavors Bulk Party Box ($23, amazon.com)

Mamba

Mamba

Mambas are basically smoothies in candy form—except they're not as healthy. But at least they're vegan!

To buy: Mamba Fruit Chews 48-0.88 oz packs ($19, amazon.com)

Nerds

Nerds

Nerds are super cute and come in a variety of colors. The fact that they're vegan is just a plus.

To buy: Nerds Rainbow Candy Video Box, 5 Ounce, Pack of 12 ($12, amazon.com)

Now and Later

Now And Later

Now and Laters are the perfect vegan candy for those who tend to scarf down their candy way too fast. They basically melt in your mouth to let you savor the flavor.

To buy: Now & Later Original Chews, 60 Ounce Jar ($15, amazon.com)

Pez

Pez

Pez is another classic candy that to my surprise is vegan. Eat them alone or in a cool dispenser for plenty of fun this Halloween.

To buy: Pez Candy Refill Assorted Fruit (3 Pack) ($11, amazon.com)

Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix are essentially powdered sugar dyed a rainbow color. It would be ridiculous if they weren't vegan!

To buy: Pixy Stix Candy Filled Fun Straws Pack of 85 ($16, amazon.com)

Red Vines

Red Vines

Licorice lovers rejoice, Red Vines are vegan and so fun to eat.

To buy: Red Vines Licorice, Original Red Flavor Soft & Chewy Candy Twists ($9, amazon.com)

Ring Pops

Ring Pops

Remember getting "engaged" to your childhood crush with a Ring Pop? You can still enjoy this vegan candy (that doubles as fun jewelry) as an adult.

To buy: Ring Pop Hard Candy Pops, Variety Pack, 40 Count (from $30, amazon.com)

Skittles

Skittles

As a vegan, Skittles are my all-time favorite. These vegan candies are like a party in your mouth!

To buy: SKITTLES Original Fruity Candy 54-Ounce Party Size Bag ($10, amazon.com)

Smarties

Smarties

I love how Smarties work for basically every holiday involving candy. The fact that they're vegan and gluten-free make them the ultimate sweet treat.

To buy: Smarties Candy Large 15 Ounce Bag ($12, amazon.com)

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch

Sour Patch Kids are chewy, sour, sweet, colorful, and vegan. What more could you ask for?

To buy: SOUR PATCH KIDS Soft & Chewy Candy, Family Size ($12, amazon.com)

Super Bubble

Super Bubble

Challenge a fellow vegan friend to a bubble-blowing contest with this vegan gum. You won't be disappointed.

To buy: Super Bubble Gum, Assorted, 54 Ounce Tub ($13, amazon.com)

SweeTarts

SweeTarts

The original hard SweeTarts are vegan, but the chewy variety are not (they're made with egg albumin). Enjoy with caution!

To buy: SweeTarts Original & Chews Variety Pack, 220 Count (from $23, amazon.com)

Twizzlers

Twizzlers

Twizzlers, like Red Vines, are a go-to vegan licorice candy that's sure to satisfy.

To buy: Twizzlers Halloween Candy, Bulk Strawberry Licorice ($12, amazon.com)

Zotz

Zot

Last but not least, the fizzy favorite Zotz are totally vegan and a sure-fire explosion in your mouth.

To buy: Zotz Fizzy Candy, 7 Flavor Assorted, 5-Pound Bag ($23, amazon.com)

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