There’s no avoiding it - halloween is a sugar-bomb. Kids who trick-or-treat come home with pillow cases stuffed with individually-packaged candies and chocolates that are full of artificial ingredients. But what’s the alternative? You don’t want to be the house that gives out raisins or toothbrushes!
Even kids need a respite from all the candy, which is why we’ve created a list of healthier treats to give away this year (without getting your house egged).
Keep your eyes peeled at your local grocery store for individually-packaged snack packs. It’s possible to find small, snack-size bags of pretzels, popcorn, nuts, fruit snacks, granola bites, and other healthier items, but they won’t always be in the halloween aisle. Unless you’re handing out treats to kids you know, just make sure that whatever you hand out is individually-packaged and sealed.
Organic Fruit Leather
Fruit leathers for kids are already packaged individually and sold in boxes, making them an easy alternative to candy.
Organic Juice Boxes
Trick-or-treating requires a lot of walking, and kids will get thirsty! Juice is still a sweet treat that kids love, and they’ll appreciate being able to dig through their bag to find a juice box when they need a break.
To avoid packaging and plastic, try handing out fun stationery items like halloween pens, pencils, erasers, or stickers. There are lots of other options out there for small, cheap toys, but stationary is something they’re likely to use (and not just toss or lose).
If there’s ever an appropriate night for glow sticks, it’s halloween! Kids LOVE glow sticks. Find these at your local dollar store (bracelet glow sticks are usually the best value).
Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly ‘healthier’ for kids, but we know it’s healthier for the planet and cocoa workers. Rumble is proud to use only organic Fairtrade cocoa and coffee in our shakes, and our staff do our best as individuals to buy all our chocolate Fairtrade. If you don’t get that many trick-or-treaters to your home every year, then it could be worth it to splurge a little on individually-wrapped chocolate treats from your local, Fairtrade chocolatier. The kids (or at least their parents!) will appreciate it.