Whether you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt or plan to give your kids a giant Easter basket, I’ve got you covered. First, some suggestions on what to give for Easter besides candy, because while I understand some treats are necessary, I’m not a big supporter of stuffing your kids with sugar. Tattoos, toy cars, bouncy balls, and basically any little trinket from oriental trading are great for eggs, while coloring books, clothes, jewelry, and games are good for baskets. But as for the candy…
Most gummies contain gelatin, which is an animal by-product. In other words, it’s a protein obtained by boiling things like skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Gross. But don’t worry, you can prevent your children from putting this nonsense into their bodies!
While there are (very few) animal-free gummies, dark chocolate’s a great thing to eat instead. It’s a great alternative to milk chocolate because of the antioxidants and health benefits in small portions. This is a great taste for your child to get accustomed to while they’re young so that they might prefer a dairy-free dark over milk chocolate in the future.
In any case, here are five vegan candies perfect for Easter!
- Swedish Fish
- Sour Patch Kids
- Air Heads
- Lindt Excellence Bars- 70%, 85%, and 90%