Nothing’s Sweeter Than Halloween Candy That’s Made in Rhode Island
Neighborhood kids will love these treats from Popette of Pendulum, Sweenor's and other local favorites.
This hard candy company uses organic, plant-based, seasonal ingredients for all of its sweet creations. Pops are free of preservatives, allergens, additives, chemicals, dyes, animal products and synthetics. You can pre-order seasonal Halloween pops imprinted with images of jack-o-lanterns, witches and grave sites at popetteofpendulum.com. Local stores including Grapes and Grains in Barrington, Barrington Books also carry the candy. 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-friendly goodies like Halloween Glee Gum Pops (fifteen count bags) and Bulk Glee Gum Pops (bag of fifty). You can also order fun Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kits, Make Your Own Chocolate Kits, and Make your Own Gummies Kits for a fun thing to do with kids at home. The products are locally available, too, so check your favorite stores. gleegum.com.
Sweenor’s in Garden City in Cranston and Wakefield stocks chocolate pops formed into jack-o-lanterns, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, witches and skulls. Kids will love the chocolate-covered Oreos embellished with Halloween details, or maybe even a gift basket or care package for college-age trick-or-treaters stocked with seasonal treats like candy corn, pumpkin pops and more. Garden City Shopping Center, 43 Hillside Rd., Cranston, 401-942-2720; 21 Charles St., Wakefield, 401-783-4433, sweenorschocolates.com.
The Apponaug shop creates some spooky treats such as ghost and bat pops, gummy lime frogs, brains and teeth, white chocolate skulls, hollow skulls and more! If you’re not into the creepy candies, the pumpkin fudge and Halloween decorated chocolates are for you. Order online or in-store. 28 Gilbane St., Warwick, 401-884-4949, chocolatedelicacy.com.
Editor’s note: This story was updated from a previous version published in 2020.