It’s the day before Halloween and you didn’t think ahead to buy vegan candy online. There’s no way you’d purchase the animal-based sweets, but then again, you don’t want to be that house giving out pencils. Don’t panic, and don’t pay the extra overnight shipping fee for the vegan candy you should have purchased online a week ago—just go to Target. VegNews editors conducted a thorough search of the Target candy aisles, inspecting each shelf for animal-free sweets—right down to the ingredients label. Grab a cart (you’ll need one) and fill it to the brim with these 30 vegan-friendly treats.  

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Dum Dums
These mini suckers have stood the test of time—every generation loves them. Just be prepared to have a line at your door as the kids sift through the bucket to find their favorite flavor. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Jolly Ranchers
One of the original candies that taught us “blue” is a flavor, these classic hard candies remain a staple in every well-stocked candy bucket. 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Airheads
Half the fun of these stretchy sweets is molding them like silly putty. Think of it as giving away a toy and a snack. 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Sour Patch Kids
There’s no gelatin or animal bones in these gummies! Save a few fun-sized bags for yourself. 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Ring Pops
Really, Ring Pops are just ordinary suckers … yet they somehow taste ten times better because they’re candy bling. 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Market Pantry Soft Peppermint Puffs 
Is it too soon to enjoy peppermint treats on Halloween? Nope! 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Market Pantry Butterscotch Disc Hard Candies
Don’t fear the butterscotch—they’re vegan! 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Fun-Sized Laffy Taffy
This candy can be a bit polarizing—particularly the banana flavor. Even if you’re not a fan, at least read the wrapper for a good pun you can throw out at your next party. Note: only the fun-sized varieties are vegan—the regular sizes contain eggs. 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Smarties
As of 2015, the family-run company was selling 2 billion Smarties rolls a year. Apparently, Smarties are here to stay. 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Skittles
This might not be what the doctors mean when they say “eat the rainbow,” but we’re going to ignore that thought for the sake of the holiday. 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Individually-wrapped Strawberry Twizzlers
It’s not exactly hygenic to answer the door with a bucket of unwrapped Red Vines, but these packaged single-serve Twizzlers will do the trick for licorice-lovers. 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Fun Dip
While Cherry Yum and Razzapple flavors might not exist in nature, kids love the interactiveness of these sweet and fruity packs of sugar powder. 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 
Justin’s nut butter cups are the vegan equivalent of Reese’s. Target sells both full-sized and minis, so you decide—will you be that house rumored to hand out full-sized candies? Yes, yes you will. 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks
If kids had the opportunity to create their own dietary guidelines, gummies and fruit snacks would definitely be a food group. 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Gushers
90s throwback! While our palettes have matured, there’s no doubt these squishy artificially flavored snacks will thrill anyone under the age of 12. 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Gogo Squeez
Squeezable fruit is all the rage at the lunch table. Vegan-friendly flavors of this applesauce brand include apple, apple cinnamon, apple strawberry, apple banana, and a special Halloween pack in Raspberry Rush and Berry Madness. 

 
 
 
 
 
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17. Mamma Chia Prebiotic Squeeze
The parents might steal these from their kid’s Halloween haul. The fruity flavors include Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Lemonade. With all the candy they’re consuming, trick-or-treaters could use a prebiotic boost. 

 
 
 
 
 
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18. Annie’s Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
All trick-or-treaters are warned about accepting baked goods—these mini cookie packs are the next best thing. 

 
 
 
 
 
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19. Oreo Minis
No one can pass up (dairy-free) milk’s favorite cookie.

 
 
 
 
 
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20. Fig Newtons
Were we the only ones who loved Fig Newtons as kids? These figgy bars aren’t just for old people! 

 
 
 
 
 
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21. Barnum’s Animal Cracker Mini-Packs
These classic animal-themed cookies are so old, they’re officially retro. 

 
 
 
 
 
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22. Larabars
With flavors such as Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, you can bet these fruit-and-nut bars won’t be traded in the lunchroom the next day. 

 
 
 
 
 
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23. Oreo Handi-Snacks
We like to think of these lunchbox treats as deconstructed, interactive versions of America’s favorite accidentally vegan cookie. 

 
 
 
 
 
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24. Clif Bars
Go for the nut-butter filled varieties or the minis. They’re still sweet but offer a more robust nutritional profile than your standard Halloween candy. Parents will thank you. 

 
 
 
 
 
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25. Clif Z-Bars
Like the originals, these kid-focused bars come in nut-butter filled and minis. Pick up a few boxes of the Double Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter. 

 
 
 
 
 
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26. Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
Candy can be divisive. Everyone loves kettle corn. The choice is obvious. 

 
 
 
 
 
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27. Utz Halloween Bats & Jacks Single-Serve Pretzel Snacks
It’s an unspoken rule that every Halloween haul must include a pack of holiday-themed pretzels. You can help the trick-or-treaters hit this quota. 

 
 
 
 
 
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28. Ghoul-Aid Jammers
On Halloween, it’s okay to drink the (Scary Berry) Kool Aid. 

 
 
 
 
 
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29. Surf Sweets Organic Spooky Shapes
Pumpkins, witch hats, and skulls, oh my! Delight any trick-or-treater with these vegan gummy treats. 

 
 
 
 
 
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30. Kathy Kaye Foods Popcorn Balls
Another classic, popcorn balls will never go out of style. Save a few for yourself and dress them up with a coating of vegan caramel or a drizzle of melted chocolate. 

Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and fitness enthusiast living in Orange County, CA.

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