Accidentally Vegan Candy (in Canada)
Halloween in just around the corner. A time to ignore all your dentist’s wishes and indulge on bags of candy that’s full of sugar, fat and everything nice. However when you’re a vegan it’s not that easy. There are a lot of candies out there, but unfortunately many of them have animal products or by-products in the ingredient list. Good thing for you is there are some exceptions to the above. There are companies making vegan candy and accidentally vegan candy out there that’s just as delicious, if not more, than the non-vegan varieties.
Before we get into the list, we want to make sure to mention that this list is just for Canada. Ingredients can vary from country, city or town-to-town. Be sure to always read the ingredients to double check, as this list doesn’t necessarily get updated in real-time, some of the below may have changed since writing this blog post. Lastly, please keep in mind that sugar may or may not be vegan. Typically in Canada most sugar is vegan, but some isn’t, especially on imports. There is no way to tell if a candy uses vegan-friendly sugar or not unless they state it. If this is an issue, we suggest no indulging the Candies unless clearly labelled vegan-friendly.
Fuzzy Peaches are one of the many vegan Maynards candies out there.
Childhood favourites, that yes happen to be vegan! Good thing for Canadians, Maynards has a tonne of vegan candy options available, more will be listed below. Fuzzy peaches come in a Maynards Halloween candy pack, plus are available in bigger bags in case you just want to stay at home with the lights off and eat candy alone.
Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies make great snack!
This one makes us super happy! Finally a kind-of chocolate candy/treat to enjoy on Halloween night *cough* every night of the week *cough*. Around Halloween they release these in mini packs for giving away to trick-or-treaters and during the school year as snacks. We love this quick and easy accidentally vegan sweet treat.
Sour Patch Kids for the childhood nostalgia.
Everyone’s favourite accidentally vegan candy is yes, still vegan. Available in pretty much every grocery store, convenience store and movie theatre across Canada makes this one a go-to for literally everyone. Sour Patch Kids also come available in a Halloween Candy pack for trick-or-treating.
Swedish Berries are always a great addition to movie night.
Another Maynard candy that you can never go wrong with; Swedish Berries. This accidentally vegan candy is perfect for when you’re looking for a gummy candy, but don’t need to crush a sour craving. Like other Maynard candies these are available in Halloween packs and large snacking bags.
Skittles for a good ol’ reliable accidentally vegan candy.
No lie, Kat has a box of vegan skittles in her closet right now. Chewy and sweet candies that are perfect for Halloween movie nights.
Chewy and delicious Airheads taffy!
A Halloween haul staple that you won’t be sorry to receive as they’re vegan! Plus they come in a variety of delicious flavours.
Rockets for a nice sugar rush.
Anyone else remember those pure sugar tablets that come in a plastic candy wrapper? If you’re American, you know this
candy as Smarties, but here in Canada we call them Rockets! Pure sugar and absolutely delicious, plus did you know each colour actually has a flavour?
Rockets Lollies we’re Kat’s Halloween candy king.
When sorting our childhood Halloween hauls, Rocket Lollies were a coveted find – at least in Kat’s childhood. Basically bigger rockets on a stick. Yep, pure sugar magic.