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HALLOWEEN - Healthier Sweet Tooth Swaps!


Artificial colors have one job...to distract people from the absence of real food. Real food is vibrant & colorful. Processed food with filler & chemicals...not so much. So, these processed food brands have to add artificial color to give the illusion that what you are eating looks presentable. Processed foods have ZERO nutritional value.

Artificial dyes are made from petroleum & have been FDA approved for awhile now. The United States originally had over 50 different artificial dyes but over the years, they have been recognized as UNSAFE & TAKEN OFF THE MARKET. Only 7 remain.

Over the last 50 years, synthetic food dye used in foods have increased by 500%. The consumption of food dyes & their ability to bind to body proteins can have a SEVERE EFFECT ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM & AUTOIMMUNITIES.

Source: NCBI: 25599186


The 3 most widely used artificial colors: Red 40, Yellow 5 & Yellow 6 are CONTAMINATED WITH KNOWN CARCINOGENS.

Source: cspinet.org/dyes-problem-table.pdf



Brands To AVOID




The images above (courtesy of Food Babe) show the ingredients of the same product but what each country allows. Basically, if you look under the U.S. version of the ingredients, it tells you the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and we the people don't care what kind of toxic ingredients are in our food.

On the flip side, the United Kingdom and Japan are much more strict when it comes to toxic ingredients in their food. Therefore, brands like M&M's, KitKat, Hershey's etc. must make alternate versions of their product so that they can be sold in those particular countries.

America must do better. We all must demand better. Clean food and ingredients should be the standard.

Artificial dyes are in many items from hand soap to protein powder. I will be showing you that there are in fact cleaner alternatives in my upcoming posts but for now, let's focus on Halloween candy & treats in particular.....



These SMALL BUSINESSES Below Make

The Yummiest Sweet Tooth Swaps!





UNREAL

No Sugar, Alcohols or Soy | Colors from Nature
Certified: Vegan | Gluten Free | Fair Trade | Non-GMO


DARK Chocolate ALMOND Butter Cups

7.4 oz. (Pack of 1- Family Pack) = $14.99
2 Count (Pack of 1) = $29.99
0.53 oz. (Pack of 40) = $37.99
3 Count (Pack of 1) = $38.99


DARK Chocolate PEANUT Butter Cups

9.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = $14.99
4.19 oz. (Pack of 3) = $29.97
9.5 oz. (Pack of 2) = $31.11
Halloween Edition (2 Boxes, 2 Pack) = $34.99
4.2 oz. (Pack of 6) = $40.99
3 Count (Pack of 1) = $42.99


DARK Chocolate PEANUT Butter Cups

with CRISPY QUINOA

4 oz. (Pack of 1) = $11.99



MILK Chocolate Gems

11 oz. (Pack of 1) = $14.99
11 oz. (Pack of 2) = $28.99
12 Pack = $31.14
5 oz. (Pack of 6) = $40.99


DARK Chocolate + CRISPY QUINOA Gems

5 oz. (Pack of 6) = $44.55



DARK Chocolate PEANUT Gems

1.5 oz. (Pack of 12) = $34.25
5 oz. (Pack of 6) = $44.55



DARK Chocolate COCONUT Bars

9.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = $14.99
4.2 oz. (Pack of 3) = $26.49
9.5 oz. (Pack of 2) = $29.99
9.5 oz. (Pack of 3) = $42.99


DARK Chocolate Caramel PEANUT Nougat Bars

3.4 oz. (Pack of 3) = $43.59



Vegan VARIETY Pack

2 Bag Variety (2 lbs) = $35.99
6 Piece Assortment (2.5 lbs) = $40.99



YUMEARTH

Organic | Gluten Free | Vegan | Dye Free
No High Fructose Corn Syrup | Nut Free

YUMEARTH has a huge selection of all kinds of options for all your sweet cravings. Below are just a few of their options (available on Amazon) in a variety of sizes.
I prefer to buy in bulk when I can, because it's less expensive in the long run!


Halloween Gummy Fruits (10 Snack Packs Per Bag) = $11.90
Halloween Lollipops (40 lollipops) = $13.04
Halloween Giggles (5 oz.) = $19.99



JUSTIN'S

USDA Organic | Gluten Free | Kosher | Responsibly Sourced
Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa


PEANUT Butter Cups

Milk Chocolate - 1.4 oz. (2 cups) = $2.19
Milk Chocolate - 1.4 oz. (12 cups) = $38.32
Dark Chocolate -1.4 oz. (12 cups) = $33.99




ALMOND Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate - 1.4 oz (2 cups) = $2.29

CASHEW Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate - 1.4 oz (2 cups) = $2.29




OCHO ORGANIC

Certified Organic | Non GMO | Gluten Free | Vegan | Fair Trade Certified



DARK Chocolate

Peppermint 3.5 oz. (Pack of 2) = $17.63
Peanut Butter 3.5 oz. (Pack of 2) = $17.99
Coconut Minis 3.5 oz. (Pack of 3) = $24.68
Caramel Minis 3.5 oz. (Pack of 6) = $44.95

Minis Variety Pack
(Coconut, Caramel, Peppermint)
3.5 oz. (Pack of 3) = $26.95

MILK Chocolate

Caramel Minis 3.5 oz. (Pack of 3) = $25.95




Healthier FROSTINGS


SIMPLE MILLS

Organic | Gluten Free | Vegan | Made with Coconut Oil

Vanilla Frosting

10 oz. (Pack of 1) = $5.29
10 oz. (Pack of 3) = $15.90
10 oz. (Pack of 6) = $29.94

Chocolate Frosting

10 oz. (Pack of 3) = $34.89



MISS JONES

Organic | Gluten Free | Vegan | Non-GMO | Made with Coconut Oil

Vanilla Frosting

11.29 oz. (pack of 1) = $6.39
11.29 oz. (pack of 2) = $22.08
11.29 oz. (pack of 3) = $23.39
11.29 oz. (pack of 6) = $35.58

Chocolate Frosting

11.29 oz. (Pack of 1) = $6.29
11.29 oz. (Pack of 3) = $17.97
11.29 oz. (Pack of 2) = $21.99
11.29 oz. (Pack of 6) = $31.15

Cream Cheese Frosting

11.29 (Pack of 1) = $6.51
11.29 (Pack of 3) = $17.97
11.29 (Pack of 2) = $25.82
11.29 (Pack of 6) = $35.94

Confetti Pop Frosting

11.98 (Pack of 1) = $7.01
11.29 (Pack of 3) = $18.65
11.98 (Pack of 2) = $24.99
11.98 (Pack of 6) = $35.94

Peppermint Frosting

11.98 (Pack of 1) = $6.25
11.98 (Pack of 3) = $18.57



WHOLESOME

Organic | Gluten Free | Vegan | Non-GMO | Kosher | Made with Organic Sugar
Vanilla Frosting - 12.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = check availability
Chocolate Frosting - 12.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = check availability
Wild White Strawberry Frosting - 12.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = check availability




CAKE + CUPCAKE + BREAD + BROWNIE

Mixes




The BRANDS Below Are The BEST Swaps



ANNIE'S ORGANIC

USDA Certified Organic + Non GMO

1 (21 oz.) Box = $5.99
Pack of 8 (21 oz.) Boxes = $41.28


MISS JONES

Grain + Gluten Free | Organic | Non GMO
No Hydrogenated Oils | No Artificial Colors | From Scratch Taste

Chocolate

15.87 oz. (Pack of 1) = $6.59
15.87 oz. (Pack of 3) = $17.97
15.87 oz. (Pack of 2) = $24.45
15.87 oz. (Pack of 6) = $35.94
15.87 oz. (Pack of 12) = $96.99

Vanilla

Vanilla - 15.87 oz. (Pack of 6) = $31.65
Vanilla - 15.87 oz. (Pack of 12) = $96.99

KETO + PALEO
Grain & Gluten Free | No Sugar Added | Low Carb
Naturally Sweetened, Diabetic, Atkins & Weight Watchers Friendly
Chocolate - 10.57 oz. (Pack of 1) = $9.99
Chocolate - 10.57 oz. (Pack of 2) = $15.99

SIMPLE MILLS

Gluten Free | Plant Based | Paleo | Almond Flour

Variety Pack (Banana, Chocolate, Pumpkin) 9 oz. (Pack of 3) = $25.89
Vanilla - 11.5 oz. (Pack of 1) = $8.69
Vanilla - 11.5 oz. (Pack of 3) = $26.07
Vanilla - 11.5 oz. (Pack of 6) = $52.14
Chocolate - 11.2 oz. (Pack of 1) = $7.99
Chocolate - 11.2 oz. (Pack of 3) = $23.97
Chocolate - 11.2 oz. (Pack of 6) = $47.94
Banana - 9 oz. (Pack of 1) = $8.69
Banana - 9 oz. (Pack of 3) = $23.97
Banana - 9 oz. (Pack of 6) = $47.94



BROWNIE Mixes


MISS JONES

Fudgy Brownie
KETO + PALEO
Grain & Gluten Free | No Sugar Added | Low Carb
Naturally Sweetened, Diabetic, Atkins & Weight Watchers Friendly
Chocolate - 10.57 oz. (Pack of 1) = $9.99
Chocolate - 10.57 oz. (Pack of 2) = $15.99


SIMPLE MILLS

Almond Flour Brownies
Gluten Free + Plant Based
Chocolate - 12.9 oz. (Pack of 3) = $42.10
Chocolate - 12.9 oz. (Pack of 6) = $42.68

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