Today I have a special bonus post to celebrate Halloween! I’ll be honest, this holiday isn’t as big in Australia as it is in America, but it’s still fun and I always acknowledge it. If you haven’t already guessed, I am going to be taste-testing vegan Halloween candy from America and providing my honest thoughts. I have never tried any of these and they are all confirmed vegan on this list. I was able to find all of them at a local candy store that also stocks American products. Without further ado, let’s get tasting!
1 – SWEDISH FISH
For so long I was like what the heck is a Swedish Fish? It has such a strange name! I certainly didn’t think it was a candy. Surprisingly however, these were so delicious and chewy! They reminded me of red frog lollies we have here in Australia. I am a big fan of the assorted flavours. I could definitely see Abi having these as a treat every now and then. I give these a 4.5/5 stars.
2 – LAFFY TAFFY (GRAPE)
Delicious! Both my husband and I enjoyed this! It tasted exactly like Hubba Bubba Bubblegum. Plus, who doesn’t love grape flavoured candy? I was always curious about what Laffy Taffy was. It turns out it’s a type of candy, made by stretching or pulling a sticky mass of boiled sugar, butter or vegetable oil, flavorings, and colorings until it becomes aerated. It was super soft and chewy. I give this treat a 5/5 stars. Would definitely eat again!
3 – WONKA’S BOTTLE CAPS
I don’t think I’ve ever gone wrong with a Wonka product. These bottle caps come in 5 different flavours: Cola, Cherry, Grape, Orange and Root Beer. They are tiny but packed full of flavour! They are almost sherbet/fizzy like. I definitely preferred some flavours over others but overall, a really fun and bite-sized treat. I give these 4/5 stars.
4 – TWIZZLERS
Twizzlers are a very famous American candy. I was pretty excited to try it but unfortunately it was really gross. Both my husband and I could barely finish our pieces. I can’t explain it but it tasted very bland for something that’s supposed to be strawberry flavoured. It had such an unusual taste, almost like it wasn’t sweetened at all. We are not going to pick this up again. I gave it 1/5 stars.
5 – FRY’S PEPPERMINT CREAM
I had to try some American vegan chocolate so I went for the Fry’s Peppermint Cream. This was so delicious and not too strong for a dark chocolate. I love choc-peppermint and this little bar is perfect to satisfy those cravings from time to time. I would definitely eat this again. I give it a 5/5 stars.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know which is your favourite out of this list? My favourite was definitely Laffy Taffy and my least favourite were the Twizzlers. Also, all of the candy we didn’t eat, is going to be given to our trick or treater’s this evening. Have a safe and happy Halloween! Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo