Pig Bones in Your Candy?!

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Posted October 26, 2012 by peta2 staff

Before you put on your Halloween costume (any other Honey Boo Boos out there this year?) and run to the store to stock up on your favorite candy, there’s something you need to know—some candy contains animal bones! I know what you’re thinking: “Bones?” Yes, bones! And I’m not talking about fake, spooky, decorative bones—I’m talking about gelatin.

Gelatin is obtained by boiling the skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones of animals—usually dead cows or pigs—with water. 🙁 Talk about a scary Halloween!

The good news is that you can still satisfy your sweet tooth without chewing on some pig bones. In fact, you can find vegan candy at every grocery store! Check out our Guide to Vegan Grocery Shopping for some yummy options.

What’s your favorite vegan candy? 

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  • Profile photo of paramorebunny

    1362 days ago

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    Sour Patch Kids! <3 😛

  • Profile photo of alexblue

    1365 days ago

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    Love Equal Exchange’s dark chocolate mini-bites! So good dipped in almond butter!!
    ps…lots of vitamins come in a gummy form now…which usually mean gelatin. Check the label before you buy!

  • Profile photo of hakred

    1369 days ago

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    Airheads, blue raspberry specifically.. yum!

  • Profile photo of MaukmaukVegan88

    1371 days ago

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    My favorite vegan candy has got to be skittles. They are now made without gelatin, so they are safe! Rice crispy treats using corn syrup rather than marshmallows is good too:)

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