When trick or treaters come knocking on your door this Halloween, you may feel a sharp pang of guilt handing out the usual holiday fare, which is loaded with unhealthy ingredients, artificial colors, and flavors. We’re here to help you find some more green Halloween delights to really treat those cute little costumed greeters. Glee Gum and YummyEarth lollipops are true treats for the taste buds and the earth; and what little kid won’t think he hit the jackpot when he receives gum and lollipops after yelling “Trick or Treat?”
Glee Gum is chewing gum made out of chicle, a sticky tree sap harvested from the rainforests of Central America. You may recall chicle from another old-time gum favorite: chiclets. Yep, it’s the same chicle, but Glee gum has raised the earth-conscious bar to a whole new level. Glee gum is made without any artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Harvesting chicle is a sustainable practice that keeps the rainforest trees healthy.
Glee gum is certified vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association. The gum comes packaged in recycled cardboard, and can be recycled again. Glee Gum is: additive free, lactose free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, casein free, egg free, yeast free, nut free, peanut free, and soy free. Glee gum comes in six yummy flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, and triple berry. Glee gum can be purchased at specialty stores and chains.
YummyEarth organic lollipops were created by two daddies who were frustrated with the quality of typical candy, and they wanted to share treats that were both yummy and healthy with their little ones. The two inventive fathers created YummyEarth lollipops, which contain no chemical colors, artificial flavors, corn syrup or other chemicals. YummyEarth lollipops come in 21 enticing flavors, including popular, pomegranate pucker.
The lollipops are made with real fruit extracts and have won the 2008 Kiwi Kids Food Award. Organic carrots, organic wheat grass juice, and organic pumpkin are used to add rich, vibrant color to these delectable lollipops, which adults will savor too. YummyEarth is certified organic by the USDA and European Union. Yummy Earth lollipops are also kosher, casein-free, GMO-free, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and they do not contain high fructose corn syrup. YummyEarth lollipops can be found at various specialty stores and vendors.
These treats are guaranteed to make Halloween spooktacular, while keeping little bellies happy and healthy!