20 Halloween Candy Alternatives

Trick-or-(Unsweetened) Treat! Kid-friendly, cavity-safe trinkets to pass out on Halloween

I understand and respect the decision some parents make to hand out toothpaste and apples on Halloween — after all, there’s an obesity epidemic and cavities are awful! But honestly, what kid really gets excited for these items? This year, instead of handing out things kids are going to throw away (because they’re impossible to trade), try any of these candy alternatives. From gummy teeth to glow-in-the-dark goo, little ghosts and goblins everywhere will be treated. Click through for the slideshow.
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• How to keep your trick-or-treaters safe

• No costume, no candy? The latest Halloween policy

• 2011 Top 26 Halloween costumes for kids

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