Sure, sugar overload is a concern, but did you also know that many kinds of candy contains gelatin and other animal products? Even chocolate contains stearic acid, which is a fatty substance made from animal stomachs. That's bad news for moms who worry about what they are putting into their little one's tummies.
Luckily, PETA has a long list of healthy(ish) Halloween treats that are better for kids. I'm sure you'll recognize most of the candy on it.
(Thank you to Aurorabunny for passing this along!)
Vegan Candy List from PETA Kids
Atkins peanut butter bars
Brach's Cinnamon Hard Candy
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews
Hubba Bubba bubblegum
Jolly Ranchers (lollipops and hard candy)
Mary Janes (regular and peanut butter kisses)
Now and Later
Ring Pop lollipops
Smarties (U.S. Brand)
Sour Patch Kids
Tropical Source mini chocolate bags
What treats are you giving out for Halloween?