Halloween Treats without the Tricks!

Palm oil is found in up to 50% of products you may purchase at the grocery store, including peanut butter, […]

Palm oil is found in up to 50% of products you may purchase at the grocery store, including peanut butter, popcorn, and candy! Unfortunately, palm oil grows best in the same areas that rainforests do. This means that as the demand for palm oil increases, more rainforests are cut down to create room to grow palm fruit trees. Animals like tigers, jaguars and orangutans need these rainforests to survive, and deforestation is a leading cause of endangerment for these species. An easy way to help out all rainforest critters is to try reducing the amount of palm oil that you consume! 


With Halloween right around the corner, consider purchasing candy without palm oil ingredients! Americans purchase 600 million pounds of candy every year for Halloween, so this switch can definitely make a huge impact! Since palm oil can be listed as hundreds of different names, we’ve created a list to help give you some ideas for rainforest-friendly candies!


  • Endangered Species Chocolate
    • All Flavors
  • Hershey’s
    • Bars: Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds, Glow in the Dark Snack Size Wrappers, Skor
    • Kisses: Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark, Fall Harvest, Monster Kisses, Spooky Kisses
  • Mounds and Almond Joy
  • M&Ms
    • Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Almond, Mint with Dark Chocolate, Pretzel, Minis, White Candy Corn, White Pumpkin Pie, Cookies & Screem, Milk Chocolate Ghoul’s Mix
  • Nestle
    • Crunch Bars, Goobers, Raisinets, Sno Caps
  • Unreal
    • Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars, Milk Chocolate Gems, Peanut Gems, Crispy Quinoa Gems
  • York Peppermint Patties



  • Airheads
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Brach’s
    • Classic Candy Corn, Mellowcreme Pumpkins, Mini Candy Corn
  • Dots
  • Dum Dum Suckers
    • All Flavors
  • Hot Tamales
  • Jolly Ranchers
    • All Flavors
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Nerds
    • Rainbow, Grape and Strawberry, Original Nerds Rope
  • Nestle
    • Sweetarts, Chewy Sweetarts, Gobstoppers, Runts
  • Smart Sweets
    • All Sour Gummy flavors
  • Yum Earth
    • Candy Corn


Other Halloween Snacks

  • Black Forest Organic Fruit Snacks
  • Pirate’s Booty
    • Original, Cheddar Blast, Crunch Attack, Boos + Bites
  • Sensible Portions Ghosts and Bats Veggie Chips
  • Smashmallows


This of course does not include every single candy without palm oil, but hopefully it is a good starting point! Checking ingredients should help you determine if your candy is rainforest-friendly. Choosing some of these candies will help make sure Halloween isn’t a spooky time for all of the animals that call the rainforest home! 






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