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 Pawtucket-based 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 items like orange cream-flavored jack-o-lantern pops and cafe mocha-flavored leaf-printed pops popetteofpendulum.com. Local stores including Ellie’s in Providence, Feast and Fettle in East Providence, the Sacred Cow in East Providence and Sweet Lorraine’s in Barrington also carry the candy. stores.popetteofpendulum.com.
2. Glee Gum
Glee Gum is headquartered in Providence and the company makes gum that does not contain artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives. It’s candy you can feel good about. The products are locally available, too, so check your favorite stores. gleegum.com.
Sweenor’s in Cranston and Wakefield stocks chocolate pops formed into jack-o-lanterns, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, witches and skulls, as well as plenty of other treats worth stocking your Halloween candy bowl with. The kiddos will especially love the felt jack-o-lantern bag filled with bag of jelly pumpkins or candy corn (you choose), a three pack or Halloween deco Oreos and a chocolate pumpkin pop. 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.
Family owned and operated since 1995, this sweet shop offers the largest selection of handmade chocolates, cookies and edible gifts in Newport and surrounding areas. It offers more than ninety varieties of hand-crafted chocolates, including a wide variety of molded chocolates available in milk, dark and white flavors. In addition to witch pops and pumpkin chocolates, other specifically spooky sweets include chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered Oreos, brownies and halloween cookies. Halloween pre-orders are available until Monday, October 24 at 5 p.m. 82 William St., Newport, 401- 619-4600, newportsweetshoppe.com.
Editor’s note: This story was updated from a previous version published in 2021.