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Green Halloween Treats

written by: Laura Jean Karr•edited by: Donna Cosmato•updated: 8/24/2010

Try to make this year's Halloween a bit more green by getting only organic treats to gift your trick-o-treater's with.

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    Making Halloween Green

    The main part of today's modern Halloween celebrations is all about the candy. Whether you buy trade friendly and organic treats for the little goblins that come to your door, or you just want to have some extra green goodies on hand for a Halloween party, there are several treat options you can buy into that won't leave you feeling tricked. For more information on how to green the rest of your Halloween holiday, check out Tips to Go Green at Halloween.

    All candies listed can be picked up at your local Whole Foods market and other organic food stores such as Trader Joe's.

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    Yummy Earth

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    The trademark Organic Lollipop that Yummy Earth has developed is made from a base of organic evaporated cane juice, and comes in the following flavors of individual bags: Chili Lime Lambada, Chili Mango Mambo,Ginger Zest, Googly Grape, Roadside Rootbeer, Sour Apple Tart, Too Berry Blueberry, Mango Tango, Pomegranate Pucker, Lucky Lime, Wild Peppermint, Cheeky Lemon, Hopscotch Butterstoch, Cinnamon Stick, Wet Face Watermelon, Very Very Cherry and Vitamin C Citrus Grove.

    The gummies come in the shape of bears and worms. Both the bears and worms come in packages of assorted flavors that include Pomegranate Pucker, Strawberry Smash and Sour Apple Tart.

    The candy drops are organic little hard candies that are made from a base of organic evaporated cane juice, and are currently available in the following flavors of individual bags: Ginger Zest, Roadside Rootbeer, Pomegranate Pucker, Wild Peppermint, Cheeky Lemon, Hopscotch Butterstoch, Cinnamon Stick, Wet Face Watermelon, Very Very Cherry and Vitamin C Citrus Grove.

    The Vitamin C Citrus Grove is the only mixed bag of flavors which all contain extra Vitamin C in each drop and lollipop. Those mixed flavors are Bloogorange Cocktail, Lucky Lime, Tickled Pink Grapefruit with Cheeky Lemon thrown in.

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    Glee Gum

    gleegum All natural chewing gum made from sustainably harvested chicle that come from the rain forests of Central America. Other ingredients include pure cane sugar, and rice syrup for an organic sweet edge edge to the chew.

    Flavors offered are: triple berry,cinnamon, spearmint, peppermint, bubblegum and tangerine. Glee also offers organic candy making kits for kids.

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    Endangered Species Chocolate

    ESClittlesquares This company's organic chocolates do not contain any hydrogenated fats, pesticides, growth hormones or processed sugars. And at least 10% of every sale goes to support endangered species, as well as their habitats all over the world.

    Their Halloween selection offers Organic Dark Chocolate Mint Chimp, Organic Dark Chocolate Bug Bites and Organic Milk Chocolate Bug Bites in a fun pack of 24 individually wrapped .35 ounce squares. These three flavors also come with a collectible Bug Trading Card in every individually wrapped square.

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    Crispy Cat Candy Bars

    crispycatbars These candy bars are made from all organic ingredients with a base created from Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Cane and Organic Soy Lecithin. These bars currently come in three flavors of Mint Coconut, Toasted Almond and Roasted Peanut.

    So, this year take a trip to your local organic market instead of the mainstream chains stores, and pick up some tasty green treats for Halloween. The quickest way to find a store near you is through the online retail search by states and zip codes listed below.

    Whole Foods Markets

    Trader Joe's