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The Top 10 Ingredients to Avoid on Halloween

by Katie Mitton October 30, 2015

The Top 10 Ingredients to Avoid on Halloween

Have you ever wondered what goes into your Halloween treats, and what those ingredients might be doing to your kids? Find out the top 10 ingredients you and your family should avoid this Halloween! And sign up for our newsletter to get more health tips and deals!  

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike. Kids get to dress up—adults do too!—and go around to the neighbourhood collecting treats. Chocolate and candy and sugar, oh my! While this might seem like a great idea at the time, you might want to reconsider some of the treats your kids might be eating this Halloween. Many are made up of harmful ingredients, or ingredients that will set your kids whizzing around the living room long past their bed time.   Here are our top 10 ingredients to avoid this Halloween, and some healthier treat suggestions for your kids. They won’t even know the difference!  

  1. Refined white sugar
  2. High fructose corn syrup
  3. GMO corn starch
  4. GMO soy lecithin
  5. GMO modified food starch
  6. GMO fructose, dextrose, glucose
  7. GMO canola oil
  8. Artificial flavours
  9. Artificial colours
  10. Any ingredient you can’t pronounce!
  Instead, stock up on these healthy treats!  
  • Endangered Species Chocolate Bars: available in milk or dark chocolate in mini bar form. A delicious, clean chocolate treat sweetened with beet sugar.
  • Surf Sweets Spooky Spider Gummies: made with organic fruit juice and organic sweeteners!
  • Xyla Naturally Flavoured Lollipops: all natural, sugar free, and aspartame free.
  • Goodness eatery cookies: made with spelt flour and sweetened naturally! Vegan options as well
  • Make your own treats! Try making chocolate bark at home, healthy energy balls, granola bars, or other treats your kids might enjoy.
For more Halloween tips and 4 delicious kid-friendly recipes to make at home, check out our Healthy Halloween Guide. It's completely free! Click here to get the guide.

Katie Mitton
Katie Mitton


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