I ran across this post on Foodbabe.com. She is a really fascinating person and I love her passion. It maked me want to be a better person and mother! I buy candy because well i'm just handing it out. But it's not okay and after reading this I realize that. It's funny because I have a ton of food allergies and try to shield my sidekick from them but didn't think twice about getting her a bag of kit kat's and snickers a few weeks ago. NOT OKAY! I need to do a better job, for her. Because keeping her happy and healthy is my #1 mission!!
Let me know your thought on this post.
*Does this change your mind set about Halloween? Or the candy you buy?
It’s time for us to rethink how we do Halloween and stop buying these “treats” that aren’t doing anyone any favors!
There’s a way to celebrate Halloween and still have a fun time without GMOs and controversial food additives. While these alternatives below aren’t all perfect and not something I recommend eating on a regular basis (it’s candy!)… these options are way, way better than conventional Halloween treats, and you can find them at many natural foods grocery stores or online here:
- Endangered Species Organic Chocolate “Bug Bites”
- Nutiva O’Coconuts
- OCHO Minis
- Justin’s Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Unreal Candy Coated Milk Chocolates
- TruJoy Sweets Organic Fruit Chews
- TruJoy Sweets Organic Choco Chews
- Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears
- YumEarth Organic Candy
- Alter Eco Salted Caramel Truffles
- Organic Fair-Trade Hot Cocoa Packets
- Jack-o-lantern Tangerines
- Crayons and Halloween coloring books (Michaels has a great assortment of non-candy items)
- Halloween Stickers
- Halloween Stamps
- Miniature Toys – like Slinkys and bouncy balls.
- Glow in the dark sticks (these can be as cheap as candy!)
Until we successfully vote with our dollars by choosing products like these instead, stores are going to continue stockpiling their shelves with “fun size” packets of sweet additive-laden GMOs for parents to hand out to children on Halloween night.