Halloween is two weeks away, which means you’re probably stocking up on candy and costumes, or stumped over what kind of Halloween candy to buy. We hope this post can…

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What Kind of Halloween Candy Should You Buy?

Halloween is two weeks away, which means you’re probably stocking up on candy and costumes, or stumped over what kind of Halloween candy to buy. We hope this post can help you decide on the best Halloween candy to get this year that your kids will enjoy and that will be the least harmful to their teeth.

Here are some of the top candies to keep away from your kids’ teeth:

What Kind Of Halloween Candy Should You Not Buy

If you think the infographic above has ruled out all of your options, don’t worry. There are plenty of great treats you can pick up for Halloween this year. Here are some alternatives to consider:

    • Powdery Candy. While powdery candy may contain a lot of sugar, it also dissolves quickly, which prevents it from sticking to teeth. Some of your powdery candy options include:
        • Pixie Sticks
        • Fun Dip
    • Dark Chocolate. Dark chocolate is much better for your kids’ teeth and health. When choosing a chocolate treat to give out, choose this one.
    • Pretzels. This is another option to consider when choosing a treat to give out for Halloween.
    • Fruit. If you want to give out fruit, make sure it’s something with a peel. Parents may not trust anything without a peel for their kids.
    • Fruit Snacks. Check the sugar count in the fruit snacks you buy, but this could be a good alternative to candy for Halloween.
    • What Kind of Halloween Candy Should You BuyPopcorn. Who doesn’t love popcorn? Passing out mini popcorn packets would be a hit!
    • Money. Passing out money might be a viable option. Rachel was a big hit doing so on Friends, but be prepared for the influx of kids.
    • Pens or Pencils. While pencils might not make you the favorite house on the street, lots of kids like cool pens. Look at your local dollar store for some cheap but stylish options.
    • Toys. Kids love toys. If you can’t find any good candy to buy, pick out some fun, cheap toys kids will enjoy. It could be anything from bouncy balls, sticky hands (See photo above), Legos, etc.

It may be tempting to stick with the typical, cut-and-dry Halloween bucket, but thinking outside the box and doing something different may make your house stand out all the more—and for the better! You’ll never know until you try. And the great benefit to this is you’ll be setting a good example for your neighbors and kids and helping protect kids’ teeth this year.

What alternative Halloween treat have you given out for Halloween? 

 

Natasha is 1Dental’s managing editor and copywriter, focusing content on dental and health news, advice and tips straight from the experts. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has since been a book editor and now copywriter and managing editor on dental and health. You can find her on Twitter and all of 1Dental’s social networks.

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