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Halloween “Trick-or-Treating” Candy Alternatives

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October 20, 2014

Halloween “Trick-or-Treating” Candy Alternatives

Halloween “Trick-or-Treating” Candy Alternatives


With the weight problem our children are facing, BMI of Texas wants to help you by providing some alternatives to passing out candy on Halloween.  Most children love candy and if they go trick-or-treating, they’ll be getting way more of their share.   There are also children who suffer from food allergies and often feel left out during Halloween because they are allergic to most candy.

Here are some ideas that can make Halloween just as fun but not filled with sugar.  These candy substitutions can be found at your local grocery store, dollar store, craft store, or online wholesale vendors like Oriental Trading (

  • Halloween Jewelry – such as spider rings, head bands, earrings, necklaces
  • Stickers – Halloween themed or character themed (Disney, etc)
  • Tattoos – Halloween themed or others
  • Stamps – Halloween themed or others
  • Slime or Play-Doh
  • Coloring books
  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks – these come in necklaces, sticks, etc
  • Small Halloween toys – fangs, eye balls, spiders, etc
  • School supplies – erasers, pencils, crayons, paper pads etc
  • Halloween crafts
  • Fruit – Apple or Orange
  • Small bottles of water
  • Tooth brush
  • Small Hand sanitizer
  • Homemade crayons made in baking tins in a fun Halloween shape


Please share with us your great ideas so we can add to our list next year!

Have a fun, healthy and safe Halloween!



Melinda V. Gonzalez, PA-C

BMI of Texas