5 Options for Locally Made Halloween Candy

Instead of handing out mass-produced candy loaded with chemicals, give one of these local companies creations a try.

The best treats are locally made. Instead of handing out mass-produced candy loaded with chemicals, give one of these local companies a try.

 

Popette of Pendulum Halloween pops.

  1. Popette of Pendulum

This all-natural hard candy company uses organic, plant-based, seasonal and responsible ingredients for all of its sweet creations. Pops are free of toxins, preservatives, allergens, additives, chemicals, dyes, animal products and synthetics. You can pre-order seasonal Halloween pops imprinted with images of fangs, black cats and creepy grave sites by emailing orders@popetteofpendulum.com or by communicating through Instagram and Facebook for local orders. Local stores including Grapes and Grains in Barrington, Anchor Toffee in Newport and Stock in Providence also carry the candy. Halloween pops will be available at the Hope Street Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday. stores.popetteofpendulum.com

 

2. Glee Gum

Glee Gum is headquartered in Providence and the company makes gum and gum pops that do not contain artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives. It’s candy you can feel good about. Stock up on eek-o-friendly goodies like Halloween Glee Gum Pops (fifteen count bags), Bulk Glee Gum Pops (fifty count bags), Mini Glee Variety Packs, Mini Classic Glee Gum (eighty count), and Mini Sugar-Free Glee Gum (eighty count). The products are locally available at Whole Foods on Waterman Street and Eastside Marketplace among others. gleegum.com

 

Sweenor’s marshmallow pops before they get dipped in chocolate. Photo from Sweenor’s Facebook page.

3. Sweenor’s Chocolates

Sweenor’s in Garden City stocks chocolate pops formed into jack-o-lanterns, vampires, ghosts, werewolves and skulls. There might even be some green marshmallow Frankenstein pops dipped in chocolate. Hosting a Halloween party? Guests will love the chocolate-covered Oreos embellished with Halloween details, or maybe even a gift basket or care package stocked with seasonal treats like jelly pumpkins, candy corn, pumpkin pops and more. 43 Hillside Rd., Cranston, 401-942-2720, sweenorschocolates.com

 

Yummy Yum Edibles.

4. Yummy Yum Edibles

Local chocolate maker Amie Allen has all kinds of Halloween-themed treats including chocolate-covered pretzels and Oreos, Halloween chocolate-dipped apples and more. Some of our favorites are the marshmallow and cookie pops designed to look like a one-eyed monster. You can find Yummy Yum in a few retail stores around Rhode Island, including Li Rog Flowers in Providence, Hair Heart and Soul in Bristol and Sweet Lorraine’s Candy in Barrington, or you can place an order by phone at 401-391-9644 or through the website, yummyyumedibles.com.

 

Betty’s Candies Rice Krispies treats pops. From Betty’s Candies Facebook page.

5. Betty’s Candies and Baskets

The Pawtuxet Village shop makes all kinds of cute chocolate treats, including Halloween pops, chocolate-covered Oreos, mummy and bat Rice Krispies treats pops, ghost and pumpkin pretzels, melted witches chocolate novelties and more. Contact Betty’s to place your order, or just stop by the shop to see what’s available. 2197 Broad St., Cranston, 401-467-2727, bettyscandy.com

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