November 03, 2010

Vegan MoFo: Candy

Post-Halloween, and I'm sort of glad that I didn't buy candy for trick-or-treaters this year.  After all, most "normal" candy is either gross or not vegan, and our neighborhood hardly gets any trick-or-treaters.  Maybe it's because we live in an apartment complex, but I think it has more to do with the mass migration of kids from the awesomeness of "real" trick-or-treating to the safety and homogeneity of the Halloween mall events.  Dressing up and going to the mall to trick-or-treat?  What the heck.  I don't really care about the holiday, but I do remember neighbors going all out to make it fun for kids.  The creepy old lady who would pretend to be Peter Rabbit's ancient-practically-zombified old mother?  The dentist dad who gave out candy aaaaand toothbrushes?  Come on.  Awesome.

So candy.  What kinds of candy do you like?

I don't really do a lot of candy any more.  I love white chocolate, but it's hard to come by and sometimes I don't want to have to put a lot of effort into things.

One thing I've recently found is this ginger candy.  I got it in Little Tokyo:

It's a tasty, chewy, very spicy candy.  I like it a lot, but it's more of a palette cleanser than an enjoyable treat.  

I guess I'm not into candy much anymore.  I'd rather eat a cinnamon roll or some trail mix with the odd chocolate chip.

What about you all?  How do you get your vegan candy fix?


  1. Candy is tricky. I try not to think about candy too much and instead I bake stuff and eat that for my sweet fix (which I totally require). I was thinking about making some peanut butter cups, though.

  2. I like dried fruit, mango and apricots are my favourites, big juicy dates are good as well but more expensive. Other than that there's always several kinds of chocolate in my kitchen, can't go wrong with that.

  3. I had forgotten about dried fruit, that's a great idea! Might be a good alternative for next Halloween.

  4. That's my mom's favorite candy. She goes nuts over it.

    For me, I'll take salty over sweet any day. I'm still waiting for the holiday where everyone gives me french fries.