Halloween Candy Without Palm Oil: Palm Oil Free Candy

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Before you buy Halloween treats, use this list to find candy without palm oil. By taking a few seconds to look at ingredient labels, you can choose orangutan-friendly Halloween candy.

Even on the same shelf, for the same type of product, the ingredients may vary. For example, BRACH’S has several different kinds of candy corn with palm oil and several without it.

This is the same with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. They have different recipes — some contain palm oil and some do not — so it’s important to read labels and buy accordingly.

For a list, click to download and print Orangutan-Friendly Candy Without Palm Oil for 2019 then continue reading below for tips. (This list is a guide only; it is not guaranteed.)

Candy without palm oil

Less ingredients = Less chance of palm oil

At Halloween, candy companies sell big bags with a mix of different candies. When you buy a bag with just one type of candy, it’s easier to avoid palm oil.

Buy just one type of candy per bag, and make your own mix!

Read labels

Manufacturers change their labeling regularly. This list of candy without palm oil is intended to be a starting point. We researched online, in stores, and emailed companies and used this list of hundreds of names for palm oil. (Most don’t include “palm” in the ingredients.)

We regularly update this candy list. You make a big difference when you support orangutan-friendly palm oil free candy and treats at Halloween and all year.

Chocolate without palm oil

These convenient options make it easy for the Everyday Consumer to make an impact.

chocolate without palm oil

Hershey’s Bars: 
  • Milk Chocolate 
  • Milk Chocolate with Almonds 
  • Skor
  • Special Dark 
  • Special Dark with Almonds 
  • Halloween labeling: Glow in the Dark Snack Size Wrappers Milk Chocolate (shown)

Note: Bags of Hershey’s Miniatures may contain palm oil derivatives. See below. Mr. Goodbar Chocolate Candy with Peanuts includes palm oil.

palm oil free chocolate

Hershey’s Kisses:
  • Milk Chocolate – silver foil
  • Milk Chocolate with Almonds – gold foil or holiday colors
  • Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate – purple foil
  • Halloween labeling:
    • Fall Harvest Milk Chocolate – autumn-colored foil
    • Monster Kisses Milk Chocolate – green, blue, purple (shown)
    • Spooky Kisses Milk Chocolate – purple, green, orange foil with Halloween patterns

Give a handful to trick or treaters!

Hershey’s Nuggets:
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Special Dark
  • Special Dark with Almonds

Note: Hershey’s Nuggets Assortment bags may contain a flavor with palm oil.palm oil free Halloween candy

M&M’s:
  • Milk Chocolate – plain, regular brown bag; all sizes plus holiday labeling
  • Almond – beige/tan bag
  • Dark Chocolate – purple bag and winter holiday bag
  • Mint with Dark Chocolate – green bag and winter Holiday Mint; (not the Crunchy Mint)
  • White Chocolate Peppermint holiday bag
  • Pretzel – blue bag
  • Mini’s Milk Chocolate Minitube – 1.08 oz
  • MEGA 3x the Chocolate
  • Halloween labeling:
    • M&M’s Fun Size Milk Chocolate Glow in the Dark Trick-or-Treat Packs (shown)
    • Cookies & Screem 
    • White Candy Corn 
    • White Pumpkin Pie 
    • Milk Chocolate Ghoul’s Mix (not Peanut Ghoul’s Mix, Caramel Ghoul’s Mix, nor Peanut Butter Ghoul’s Mix; only Milk Chocolate Ghoul’s Mix)

Note: M&M’s Dark Chocolate Peanut – purple and yellow bag – contains palm oil.

In 2018, Peanut M&M’s (yellow bag) changed their recipe and now includes palm oil. Labels now list palm oil as an ingredient.

Be sure to read all labels. Some newer flavors may contain palm oil derivatives, including Mixed Tocopherols.

Please note, Mars Wrigley Confectionery does not make claims these M&M’s are palm oil free. In addition to researching labels, I am using personal experience to say these M&M’s flavors are palm oil free. My son gets very sick from palm oil and derivatives and has enjoyed these M&M’s safely.

Nestle:
  • Goobers Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts
  • Raisinets Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins
  • Sno Caps Semi-Sweet Chocolate Nonpareils
Reese’s:  READ LABELS
  • Peanut Butter Cups: some individually wrapped snack size and standard size

Note: They’ve confirmed they have different recipes for their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

You must read labels. Look for the BAGGED, INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED snack size or standard-sized cups in the candy section without a holiday theme. Many are palm oil free.

See below for an explanation about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Milk Caramel Sea Salt
  • Dark Almond Sea Salt
  • Dark Chocolate
  • White Raspberry Popping Candy
  • Milk Honey Almond Nougat
  • Milk Hazelnut
  • Dark Pecan Coconut
  • Dark Milk Pretzel Toffee
  • Halloween labeling: Milk Caramel Sea Salt Halloween Tiny Tony’s

They wrote to say they don’t use palm oil in any of their chocolate.

chocolate candy without palm oil

York Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties:
  • All varieties and sizes, including Halloween labeling:
    • Halloween Snack Size – purple spiderwebs on bag (shown)
    • Halloween Pumpkins – autumn-colored bag
DOVE Chocolate Simply Smooth:
  • Milk Chocolate Promises
  • Dark Chocolate Promises 

Candy without palm oil

  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Candy Corn – read labels to find it without palm oil; see below
  • Dots – including bag with 17 mini boxes for Halloween 
  • Dum Dums Original Pops – all flavors
  • Good ‘N Plenty 
  • lollipops without palm oilJolly Rancher:
    • Hard Candy – All flavors of their Hard Candy is free from palm oil derivatives. This includes their bags of Original, Fruit ‘N’ Sour, Fruit Bash, plus individual flavors. Give a handful!
    • Lollipops Spooky Sweets (shown)
  • Nerds:
    • Rainbow
    • Grape and Strawberry “For the Love of Nerds”
  • Red Hots Original Cinnamon Candy
  • Ring Pop:palm oil free candy
    • 22 Halloween Ring Pop bag
    • 36 Halloween Ring Pop box (shown)
  • Saf-T-Pops Lollipops
  • Wholesome Organic Lollipops – 30 count
  • Yum Earth:
    • Organic Pops:
      • Assorted Flavor Lollipops: 80 count; at Target
      • Hot Chili Lollipops
    • Organic Candy Corn: 24 count; at Target
    • Organic Hard Candies:
      • Wild Peppermint
      • Favorite Fruits
      • Cheeky Lemon
      • Pomegranate Pucker
      • Roadside Rootbeer
    • Gummy Bears:
      • Assorted Flavor
      • Organic Pomegranate Pucker
    • Assorted Flavor Gummy Worms
    • Organic Sour Beans
    • Gummy Fruits
      • Organic Fruit Snacks: 12 pack at Target
      • Organic Tropical Fruit Snacks

YumEarth very transparently lists all of their ingredients on their website.

Candy corn without palm oil

candy without palm oilBRACH’S:
  • Candy Corn Treat Packs – 55 and 70 treat packs bags (shown)
  • Classic Candy Corn
  • Mellowcreme Pumpkins
  • Mini Candy Corn & Chocolate Peanuts
  • Mini Candy Corn
  • Naturally Flavored Candy Corn
YumEarth Organic Candy Corn

candy corn without palm oil

  • 24 pack Halloween packaging; at Target (shown)

You must read ingredient labels before buying candy corn.

You can find some flavors, shapes and varieties of brand name and store brand candy corn without palm oil and palm kernel oil but it often contains it.

Gummy snacks without palm oil

  • Black Forest Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks – 24 pack
  • Kirkland Signature Organic Fruity Snacks – 72 pack; at Costco
  • Surf Sweets by Wholesome Organic Halloween Spooky Shapes – 20 pack; at Target
  • Yum Earth Organic Gummy Fruits – 24 pack; at Target

Palm oil free Halloween trick or treating

Many candy companies report they are working toward sustainable palm oil. We support the candies and treats that don’t use any at all.

Click to download and print the 2019 list of Orangutan-Friendly Candy Without Palm Oil. Use it all year to choose candy without palm oil.

The non-profit organization, Orangutan Outreach, explains how the palm oil industry affects the orangutan population.

Chocolate without palm oil

  • Nuubia Chocolate:  Makes all of their chocolate without palm oil.
  • Nelly’s Organics: They make all of their chocolate bars without palm oil.
    • Caramel Nougat
    • Coconut
    • Double Chocolate
    • German Chocolate
    • Nutty Nougat
    • Peanut Butter Coconut
  • Tony’s Chocolonely: They make all of their chocolate without any palm oil. See above.

Also, it’s great The Hershey Company and Mars, Inc. still make some palm oil free chocolate. This makes it easy and accessible for the Everyday Consumer to choose palm oil free chocolate.

When possible, choose fair trade chocolate to make an even greater difference.

Fair Trade Chocolate without palm oil

There are other chocolate manufacturers — usually Fair Trade Certified Chocolate — who make their candy without palm oil as well; however, they may not be as practical to hand out for trick or treating.

We will be adding more to this post to include Fair Trade Certified Chocolate.

Some brands to consider — that as of now we believe to be palm oil free — but haven’t thoroughly researched yet — are:

  • barkTHINS Read labels; most of their flavors are palm oil free.
  • DAGOBA Organic
  • Divine Chocolate
  • Equal Exchange Chocolates
  • Theo
  • Tony’s Chocolonely — All of their chocolate bars are palm oil free.

See our post of holiday candy without palm oil.

How to find candy without palm oil

Read labels.

This is the very best thing you can do.

Do not buy products with the obvious “palm oil” words: Palm oil, palm kernel oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, etc.

You make the biggest difference — at the store — when you choose the candy that is palm oil free.

Avoid big variety packs.

Around Halloween, you will see the “candy mix” bags. These are the big bags with a variety of candy types and flavors.

Do not buy them.

As an example, you might see a bag with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate combined with Twizzlers and Whoppers. Only one of these candies is palm oil free.

Instead, if you like a mix to offer to trick or treaters, you can buy the individual bags.

Make your own mix!

For example, you can buy a bag of Milk Chocolate M&M’s, a bag of Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars with Glow in the Dark Wrappers, a bag of Jolly Rancher Hard Candies, and a bag of Dum Dum Lollipops.

Look for less ingredients.

When you have a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that’s then stuffed with Reese’s Pieces, you have even more ingredients to be concerned with.

With simple candies, you have a better chance of them being palm oil free.

Don’t buy chocolate-flavored.

The FDA has different requirements for “milk chocolate” versus “chocolate flavored,” “chocolate candy,” and “chocolately.”

Read the package description.

Less expensive holiday candy, especially at dollar stores, are often chocolate-flavored.

Chocolate-flavored candy has imitation cocoa butter (mostly from palm oil) which we explain next.

Don’t buy candy with cocoa butter equivalents or substitutes.

Avoid candy with Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE) or Cocoa Butter Substitute (CBS) listed in the ingredients.

The FDA allows for these enzymatically-produced fats made from palm oil to be used in:

  • Coatings on soft candies
  • Confections and frostings
  • Sweet sauces and toppings

Real cocoa butter is expensive. It’s one of the most widely used raw materials in the chocolate and confectionery industries.

Palm oil mimics what cocoa butter can do. Cocoa butter is responsible for the flavor release, mouthfeel, snap, gloss and the shelf life (of the final product).

Learn more here. (Go to pages 17-19.)

Learn why candy companies use palm oil.

Most chewy, creamy, caramel, toffee, peanut butter, coated, and nougat type candies contain palm oil.

magnesium stearate in candy

Palm oil derivatives — such as Magnesium Stearate — keep candy pieces from sticking to the machines.

If a company uses coconut oil or other higher quality oils in some of their products, there is a greater likelihood they aren’t using palm oil.

Palm oil is a cheap oil, and it’s very versatile; that’s why companies use it.

The FDA’s ban on trans fats went into effect in July 2018; candy companies have been using palm oil as a replacement.

Learn common names for palm oil derivatives in candy.

In addition to avoiding candy with the word “palm” in it, take it a step further.

  • Don’t buy candy with Mono- and Diglycerides.
  • Next, don’t buy candy with Magnesium Stearate and Calcium Stearate.
  • Then, avoid candy with Tocopherols and Mixed Tocopherols.
  • If you can take one more step, work to avoid Glycerin on candy labels.

Print out this 2019 list of palm oil free candy. 

Click to download and print this list of Orangutan-Friendly Candy Without Palm Oil. Use it when you shop.

Palm oil ingredients in candy

Remember, just because it doesn’t say palm oil, palm kernel oil, or hydrogenated palm oil, it may still contain it.

There are many ways candy manufacturers use palm oil in candy. These ingredients are usually derived from palm oil.

In chocolate-type candy, these may appear as:

  • Cocoa Butter Substitute (CBS)
  • Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE)
  • Glycerin
  • Glycerine
  • Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Monoglycerides
  • Mono- and diglycerides
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Tocopherols

In non-chocolate candy, these ingredients may be derived from palm oil:

  • Calcium Stearate
  • Citric Acid – often but not always
  • Glycerin
  • Glycerine
  • Glycerol
  • Glycerol Monostearate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Mono- and Diglycerides
  • Monostearate Glycerol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Stearic Acid
  • Tocopherols
  • Vitamin A Palmitate

Finding candy ingredients online

The Hershey Company is a company who very clearly and transparently lists all of their ingredients online. It’s very easy to find the ingredients for all of their candy products.

Some of the other candy manufacturers list their ingredients but you really have to search for the information. Most of it is just colorful, animated advertising.

Some candy companies’ websites don’t have ANY information about their ingredients.

The Hershey’s site is by far the most transparent system of any of the mainstream candy companies, including Mars, Inc., Nestle, Wrigley, Wonka, Ferrara Pan, Goetze, Spangler, Mondelez International, Tootsie Roll Industries, and the others.

Additionally, we researched in stores.

We also emailed the companies to confirm their candy is palm oil free. We are waiting for confirmation on some, especially as to where the “source” of their ingredients come from.

Many candy companies will not answer the question of the SOURCE of some of their ingredients.

Meaning, it may say “Citric Acid” on the package but was that citric acid sourced from palm oil? (We have confirmed it is the red whips, licorice type candies.)

Many companies didn’t write back to disclose the source of their Mixed Tocopherols, Mono- & Diglycerides, etc. which are common in candy.

International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme

palm oil free candy labeling
U.S. candy companies can apply to have their products assessed for Palm Oil Free certification.

The International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme certifies products that are 100% palm oil free. To date, they are recognized in 20 countries, including the United States.

We used their list — which includes hundreds of palm oil derivatives — to research ingredients in candy.

Using Palm Oil Free labeling is the only way to know for sure if something is palm oil free. Please use this list as a reference only.

Palm oil free Halloween candy

Please note, we continue to update this list to include what we believe to be palm oil free candy, chocolate and treats.

Our intention was to compile an updated list of Halloween candy without palm oil. We wanted it to be easy for consumers to find in stores so we focused on popular candies.

While there are many specialty candy companies who do make palm oil free candy — and we want to support them — it’s not always practical to buy them, especially when you want to buy in bulk for lots of trick or treaters.

Also, while it’s tempting to buy a big bag with a variety of candies, it’s better to buy individual bags of each candy.

It’s rare you will find a mix of candy without palm oil all in one bag.

Note, many manufacturers change ingredients for their Halloween and holiday candy. They may offer different sizes, packaging and flavors.

Disclaimer: We obtained this ingredient and product information from researching online, contacting companies, and in stores. Please note, manufacturers change their labeling regularly. We have compiled this information for reference purposes only. Use this list as a starting point as you read labels and do your own due diligence. This list is not guaranteed.

This is not meant to be medical advice. As the consumer, please read ingredient labels for each product you plan to purchase. Contact companies if you have questions about their ingredients.

Sometimes even on the same shelf, for the same exact-looking product, the ingredients vary. (This is especially the case for Brach’s Candy Corn and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Some state “Palm Oil” ingredients and some do not.)

Candies with palm oil ingredients

While this site strives to focus on and highlight products and candy without palm oil, we want you to know the candies we researched to show you how prevalent palm oil is popular candy brands.

We researched each of these candies and treats. If they are appear below it is because their labels list “Palm Oil,” “Palm Kernel Oil,” “Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil,” or due to their ingredients, they contain what appear to be palm oil derivatives.

We emailed companies to confirm and will continue to update as they get back with us. If they didn’t get back with us, we included them on this list because they didn’t confirm with us.

Many companies wrote to say they use sustainable palm oil and that they are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). However, we choose candy without any palm oil.

Remember, with so many orangutan-friendly candies to choose from (above) you can easily choose those that don’t contain palm oil.

List of Halloween treats and candies which have flavors that contain or may contain palm oil ingredients

palm oil free candy
By reading labels, you can choose palm oil free.
  • Airheads – You have to read the label on each package and variety; most contain Palm Oil, Glycerol, etc.
  • Almond Joy
  • Baby Ruth
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • BRACH’S:
    • Mellowcreme Autumn Mix
    • Harvest Corn
    • Football Candy Corn
  • Bull’s Eyes – Goetze’s Original Caramel Creams & other flavors
  • Butterfinger
  • Candy bracelets
  • Caramel Apple Pops (Tootsie)
  • Charleston Chew
  • Dove:
    • Pumpkins- Mixed Harvest
    • Pumpkins- Caramel & Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate & Cookie Crisp
  • 5th Avenue
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Haribo Gold-Bears

List of more candies which may contain and do contain palm oil

  • Heath
  • Hershey:
    • Cookie Layer Crunch Bar
    • Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bar
    • Hershey Gold
    • Kisses: Read labels; many list palm oil
    • Mr. Goodbar: Hershey’s Mr. Goodbar now includes palm oil (summer 2019). You may find both of these on the shelf:
      • Milk Chocolate with peanutsdoesn’t list palm oil in ingredients
      • Chocolate Candy with peanutsincludes palm oil in ingredients
    • Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment

A note about Hershey Miniatures: This is a mixed bag of their mini candy bars. It will include some combination of Special Dark, Milk Chocolate, Mr. Goodbar, Krackel. Most all varieties with Mr. Goodbar now contain palm oil.

  • Jolly Rancher:
    • Awesome Twosome Bites
    • Crunch ‘N’ Chew
    • Filled Pops
  • Kit Kat
  • Krackel
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Milk Duds
  • Milky Way
  • M&M’s:
    • Caramel
    • Peanut
    • Peanut Butter
    • Thai Coconut Peanut
    • White Chocolate Peanut
  • Mr. Goodbar: See above under “Hershey”; their “Chocolate Candy with Peanuts” now contains palm oil
  • Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar
  • Payday
  • Quaker Chewy Halloween Mini Chocolate Chip Granola Bars – 28 count for Halloween
  • Red Vines – There is a minute amount in their Citric Acid which is derived from palm oil.
  • Reese’s:
    • Fast Break
    • Peanut Butter Cups: Miniatures, Halloween versions (Pumpkin, Bats, Ghosts, etc.), Stuffed with Reese’s Pieces
    • Nutrageous
    • Reese’s Pieces

A note about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Reese’s makes so many different versions and flavors, with different ingredients and suppliers.

They usually list palm oil, palm kernel oil, etc. so read the label in advance. If it says Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and doesn’t cite the source, there may be palm oil in it, according to what it says on their website.

We wrote to them about their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Snack Size; 10.5 oz;  UPC: 3400040211

When we sent them the UPC code, their nutrition expert confirmed they do not contain any palm oil or palm oil derived ingredients.

Also, they went on to explain:

Not all of our REESE’S products, however, are made with the same recipe.

For example, we do include palm oil as an ingredient in our unwrapped REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, Minis, and some of the other variations of REESE’S products such as our White REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and our Halloween White REESE’S Peanut Butter Ghosts.

In addition, the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups that we manufacture specifically for International markets may also contain palm oil.

The great news: You may be able to find Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups without palm oil! (THANK YOU, REESE’S!)

However, you must be diligent about reading the labels. If it says palm oil, palm kernel oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, etc., put it back, and look for another one.

Look for the BAGGED, INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED snack size or standard size cups in the candy section without a holiday theme.

More candies that may contain or do contain palm oil

  • Rice Krispies Treats Original – 12 count
  • Rice Krispies Treats Original Mini Squares
  • Rolo
  • Sixlets
  • Skittles
  • Snickers
  • Starburst
  • Take 5
  • 3Musketeers
  • Tootsie Roll Midgees
  • Tootsie Roll Pops
  • Twix (all, including Twix Ghost)
  • Twizzler
    • Pull-N-Peel
    • Twists
    • Nibs
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks Mixed Fruit (with Vitamin A Palmitate)
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Whoppers
  • Zagnut

Zoos support orangutan-friendly candy

Many zoos have a Halloween event — Zoo Boo, Boo at the Zoo, Boo Zoo, etc. — in which guests are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat throughout Halloween-themed areas. These are fun, family-friendly events.

Oftentimes, zoos publish lists of orangutan-friendly candy in order to create awareness. However, sometimes these lists are outdated.

Additionally, many of them focus on candies that use sustainable palm oil. These lists are important because they increase awareness around candy and palm oil.

We want to highlight and showcase the candy companies and brands who have found ways to make candy WITHOUT ANY palm oil. These are the companies we want to promote and tell consumers about.

Why choose candy without palm oil

In many areas in our world, and especially in Sumatra and Borneo, palm oil plantations are devastating tropical rain forests. Native people as well as populations of wildlife, including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and more are affected.

orangutan-friendly candy
Photo by @darmfield

Learn more about the endangered species threatened by unsustainable palm oil production.

Companies sometimes use sustainable palm oil. Yet, when companies use any type of palm oil, it creates more demand.

Therefore, we support candy and treats without any palm oil.

Many people and innovative companies seek palm oil free alternatives for environmental reasons.

Learn more about the effects of palm oil related to Halloween candy.

Support palm oil free candy

  1. Reach out to companies to encourage them to make more palm oil free candy.
  2. Contact candy manufacturers via email and on social media to tell them you want them to stop using palm oil in candy.
  3. Thank companies for making their candy without palm oil.
  4. Remember, you vote with your dollars when you buy candy without palm oil.
  5. Learn how to find products without palm oil. It’s essential to read labels before you buy anything.

Remember, when you don’t buy products that list Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, and Red Palm Oil, you will make a big difference!

We have compiled this information for reference purposes only; it is not guaranteed. This list is meant to be a starting point in order to help you find palm oil free Halloween candy and candy throughout the year.

We also want to inform you about how prevalent palm oil is in the candy industry.

Click to download and print Orangutan-Friendly Candy Without Palm Oil for 2019.

Palm oil free treats besides candy

Chips:

  • Lay’s Regular Potato Chips
  • Pepperidge Farms Goldfish – 24 count
  • Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips Ghosts + Bats – 12 count (shown)

Halloween treats without palm oil

Fruit-type snacks:

  • GoGo Squeez Fruit On the Go – Organic and non-organic
  • Stretch Island Organic Fruit Strips – 36 pack at Costco
  • Raisins, cranberries, dried fruit – must read labels

Note: Fruit Roll-Ups contain palm oil.

Granola bars

Granola bars usually contain palm oil and aren’t a good choice to pass out for Halloween. Glycerin is a common palm oil derivative in them as well.

palm oil free Halloween

Popcorn:

  • Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn – 12 count; Halloween packaging
  • Kathy Kane Popcorn Balls – 12 count for Halloween; at Target
  • Skinny Pop Halloween Original Popcorn – 12 count (shown)

palm oil free Halloween

Pretzels:

  • Synder’s of Hanover Halloween Pretzels – 30 count (shown)

Read ingredient labels; we saw one major brand contains Palm Oil.

Gum:

  • Glee Gum:
    • Sugar-Free: Peppermint; Bubblegum; Wintergreen
    • Peppermint, Cinnamon, Bubblegum, Spearmint, Mixed (Triple) Berry

Note: Gum without palm oil is difficult to find as it usually contains Glycerin or Glycerine, typically palm oil derivatives.

Other things:

Think of other things to pass out besides palm free snacks and candy to trick or treaters. This can be nice for kids with food allergies.

  • Coins – Give a quarter, dimes or nickels. You can give a half dollar if you don’t have many trick or treaters.
  • Glow sticks, Halloween toys – Wal-Mart, Target, Oriental Trading all sell glow sticks, Halloween balls, necklaces and trinkets. Watch for the environmental impact of these items.

Here’s an alphabetical list of palm oil free candy.

List of Orangutan-Friendly Halloween Candy Without Palm Oil

  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • BRACH’S:
    • Candy Corn Treat Packs
    • Classic Candy Corn
    • Mellowcreme Pumpkins
    • Mini Candy Corn
    • Naturally Flavored Candy Corn
  • Divine Chocolate
  • Dots 
  • DOVE Chocolate:
    • Milk Chocolate Bars
    • Milk Chocolate Promises
    • Dark Chocolate Bars
    • Dark Chocolate Promises
  • Dum Dums Original Pops
  • Endangered Species
  • Goobers
  • Good ‘N Plenty 
  • Hershey’s Bars:
    • Glow in the Dark Snack Size Wrappers Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate with Almonds
    • Skor Toffee
    • Special Dark
    • Special Dark with Almonds
  • Hershey Kisses:
    • Fall Harvest Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate with Almonds
    • Monster Kisses Milk Chocolate
    • Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate
    • Spooky Kisses Milk Chocolate
  • Hershey’s Nuggets:
    • Milk Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate with Almonds
    • Special Dark
    • Special Dark with Almonds
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
  • Jolly Rancher Lollipops Spooky Sweets 
  • M&M’s:
    • Almond
    • Cookies & Screem
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Fun Size Milk Chocolate Glow in the Dark Trick-or-Treat Packs
    • Milk Chocolate
    • Mini’s Milk Chocolate Minitube
    • Mint with Dark Chocolate
    • Pretzel
    • White Candy Corn
    • White Pumpkin Pie
  • Nerds Grape and Strawberry “For the Love of Nerds”
  • Nerds Rainbow
  • Raisinets – Milk and Dark Chocolate
  • Red Hots Original Cinnamon Candy
  • Reese’s – must read labels; snack size, individually wrapped cups may be palm oil free
  • Ring Pop
  • Saf-T-Pops Lollipops
  • Skor
  • Sno Caps
  • Wholesome Organic Lollipops 
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Yum Earth Organic Candy Corn
  • Yum Earth Organic Pops 

List of candy without palm oil

Is your favorite candy palm oil free? Do you know of others? What do you think about companies using palm oil in candy? Leave a message in the Comments.

candy without palm oil
Trick or treating haul: Can you guess which pile is palm oil free?

We continue to update this post. It’s important to buy palm oil free candy all year. When you shop for holiday candy — think Valentine’s Day candy and Easter candy — read ingredient labels. They often change for holidays.

You can have a Happy Halloween and still be orangutan-friendly.

Read all labels. Manufacturers change ingredients. This list is meant for reference only and to be a starting point. 

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While we read labels, reference the list of names for palm oil derivatives, and email companies asking about their ingredients, the only way to be certain a product is Palm Oil Free is if it has been certified through the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme

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This list is not guaranteed; it shouldn’t be used for medical advice. Please do your own due diligence.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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