Candy is beloved by children and adults all over the world. A sweet piece of candy can add a spring to your step, brightening up your day through the sweet sensations of deliciousness. But many families have become more health-conscious in recent years, and they recognize that not all candies are suitable for children today.
That’s why there’s been such an increase in demand for vegan candy, which is one of the healthiest snacking choices a family can make. Unlike traditional candies, vegan candies are primarily made using plant-based ingredients as opposed to artificial flavors. Many vegan candies are also gluten-free, ensuring children with potential celiac disease or other underlying health conditions are not threatened when trick or treating.
At Better Bears, we provide thoughtful snacking choices for people wanting a healthier option. As we learn more about healthier alternative options to replace traditional candy, it helps to know that you can rely on a provider of healthy nutritious snacks all year round. Better Bears is committed to supporting great health, excellent taste, and making everyone feel better as they go about their days.
Why choose vegan candy?
One of the primary reasons why you should choose vegan candy as a snack is that they contain no artificial or animal-derived ingredients. Vegan candies contain natural sweeteners and plant-based ingredients that support active healthy lifestyles with a delicious taste.
Also, since vegan candies contain no animal ingredients, consuming more vegan candies contributes to a global fight against excessive animal agriculture. Studies have shown a direct link between livestock production and greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to further destabilize the planet’s environment. Less demand for candies with animal-sourced ingredients deemphasizes demand for livestock production, which helps in the fight against climate change.
At Better Bears, we believe in environmental sustainability. That’s why all of our products are made with eco-friendly packaging that contributes zero waste to the environment.
What type of candy is vegan?
If you do choose to indulge in vegan candy, it helps to know what types of sweets you can have that fit the bill. Thankfully, the team at PETA put together a brief overview of the types of candies that are vegan-friendly and healthy for all children at any time of the year, including Halloween.
For example, most dark chocolate is vegan. Dark chocolate contains no artificial ingredients, and the higher quality chocolates have much higher concentrations of cacao and cocoa butter, a type of cocoa fat that is, in fact, vegan. Dark chocolate is also very popular with kids and can make an excellent handout for trick or treaters on Halloween.
Smarties, Airheads, JuJubes, and Swedish Fish are all vegan-friendly candies that are very popular treats. Of course, if you want a delicious candy treat with low sugar content, you can always choose Better Bears gummies so children can have a healthier snack throughout the day.
Non-vegan ingredients to watch out for
Now, you want to make sure that you purchase vegan candies you can trust that do contain only vegan ingredients. In today’s world, there are so many misleading concepts about “organic ingredients” and “natural flavors” on product packaging that it’s hard for people to understand what truly classifies as vegan ingredients.
Thankfully, there’s a helpful list of non-vegan ingredients to watch out for that you can use to ascertain if candy or gummy actually qualifies as a vegan product. Some of the most common ingredients you should watch out for on packaging labels include:
- Oleic acid
- Vitamin D3
Additionally, if there is any mention of ingredients that are sourced from animals (i.e. milk, dairy products, etc.), that’s another sign that the candy is not actually vegan. Use all of these ingredients as warning signs to help you identify what candies align with your decision to select vegan candy choices.
Best vegan candy
So what is the best vegan candy you can choose? At Better Bears, we have collections of vegan-friendly gummies that are high in fiber, contain only 50 calories per bag, and taste as sweet as high sugar concentrated candies but with only 1 gram of sugar. If you want the best vegan candy, it’s in one of these three packages.
Mixed berry gummies
Our mixed berry gummy bears include different flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry all combined into one berry delicious package. You can enjoy the taste of real berry fruits with zero guilt about eating them in candy form. Try them out and we promise you’ll be hooked!
Tropical Citrus gummies
When the temperature changes, it means summer is over. But why let it remain gone and forgotten? Instead, help kids recapture the feeling of summer with our Tropical Citrus gummy bears. With a healthy blend of citrus-like fruits of lime, orange, and pineapple in every bite, you can give your costumed neighbors a delicious night to remember!
Variety Pack gummies
If you really want to experience the best of vegan candy, our variety pack gummies include all 6 of our sugarless, gluten-free, and plant-based gummies. If you want to experience the best of what Better Bears has to offer, this is the healthy snack for you!