a sweet alternative to traditional halloween candy Written by: Michael Sgro
Are you that house that was labeled “that one that gives out oatmeal by the spoonful” and incur a hailstorm of flying eggs by 12PM? Well it's that time of year again, and while you may have not desired your house to be the belle of the Halloween ball, next year at the very least you can provide the neighbourhood children with a healthy treat that will leave your house yolk and TP free. Don't fret, help is here and ready to drop bombs of knowledge with more force than a skittles-binge hangover. The word will be spread, like organically sourced peanut butter on some whole grain toast, using my (probably not)patented three-step system.
Avoid the traditional culprits. While it may be mighty tempting to take the easy route and settle on that Costco brand 738-pack of off-brand Peanut M&Ms, it's important to consider that these options are cheap for just that reason; they're inexpensive and riddled with preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Spring for some naturally sweetened treats like these uniquely delicious lollipops in flavors like mango, watermelon, pomegranate, and blueberry.
Think outside the box (of chocolates). There's more out there than just Snickers and Starburst; get creative with your offerings. Don't be caught thinking that non-traditional options are limited to honeycrisp apples and granola bars; you can still offer some unique, healthy options without incurring the wrath of dozens of airborne eggs. There are plenty of alternatives that will leave you yolk-free such as these individually wrapped gummy bear packages.
They'll never notice the difference. As easy as it is to swiftly snag that sixty-six pack of supersized Snickers, there are much better options that will yield all the same fun without resulting in sugary stomach syndrome™. Made with cocoa from farmer co-operatives in developing countries, these bars of dark chocolately goodness are as ethical as they are delicious. They're also vegan, soy- and gluten-free; sorry “3 Musketeers”, but those traits are the real triple threat.
So just remember, Halloween is about much more than leaving a sign that reads “please take just one” outside a locked door above a long-since empty bowlful of Sour Patch Kids. Don't be lazy, make sure that next Halloween, you bring a smile to kids' faces with the satisfaction of knowing those smiles will stay healthy for years to come.