10 alternatives to big-box Halloween candy

Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or giving out goodies to little trick-or-treaters, here are some fun candy alternatives.

By Martha Li

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10 alternatives to big-box Halloween candy

Are you looking for healthier options for your kids and the trick-or-treaters who will be showing up on your doorstep on October 31? Here are 10 great store-bought treats to hand out on Halloween that are so yummy the kids won’t even notice they’re good for them. Bonus: You don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying any of the leftovers!

1. Popchips

These yummy snacks are neither baked nor fried – they’re popped! They’re also happily low in calories (120), fat (4 grams) and sodium (190 milligrams). Available in potato, tortilla and kettle corn varieties, Popchips come in an assortment of flavours, including sour cream and onion, sweet potato and ketchup. This savoury snack bag is sure to be one of the first things to be devoured from the kids’ Halloween loot.

$1 (28 gram single-serve bag), available at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart and other major pharmacies, grocery and big-box retailers.

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