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So, since becoming a vegan, I have never been tempted to stop being vegan so this is <b>not</b> a thread about temptation or fear of relapse.<br><br>
However, while not tempted, Halloween has reminded me how much I love the holiday and the candy goodness associated with it. All of my old favorites have evil milk products and I can't eat them, not even my all-time favorite Reese's cup. Even most dark chocolates in America have milk products them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
What are some commonly available candies that do not have milk products in them? Are there any popular, name-brand candies that one wouldn't think is vegan but is?
 

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All of my old favorites have evil milk products and I can't eat them, not even my all-time favorite Reese's cup. Even most dark chocolates in America have milk products them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></div>
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Forget Reese's cups! I made these last night. There's a total of 3 ingredients and it takes minutes to make. Soooo much better than Reese's and you control the ingredients!!<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>greenish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3026898"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I made myself a little treat tonight to help me avoid temptation from all the Halloween candy floating around! Homemade vegan peanut butter cups. And there's some left for tomorrow! The <a href="http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/11/raw-vegan-peanut-butter-cups.html" target="_blank">recipe</a> (scroll down) is for 2 peanut butter cups, but I made 4 smaller ones.<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6300378991/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/6300378991_44e577ca77.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
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Forget Reese's cups! I made these last night. There's a total of 3 ingredients and it takes minutes to make. Soooo much better than Reese's and you control the ingredients!!<br><br>
(Quoting myself from the Food Porn thread)</div>
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omg. I'm going to be in heaven!
 

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Forget Reese's cups! I made these last night. There's a total of 3 ingredients and it takes minutes to make. Soooo much better than Reese's and you control the ingredients!!<br><br>
(Quoting myself from the Food Porn thread)</div>
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Whoa...I am SO making these.
 

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So, since becoming a vegan, I have never been tempted to stop being vegan so this is <b>not</b> a thread about temptation or fear of relapse.<br><br>
However, while not tempted, Halloween has reminded me how much I love the holiday and the candy goodness associated with it. All of my old favorites have evil milk products and I can't eat them, not even my all-time favorite Reese's cup. Even most dark chocolates in America have milk products them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
What are some commonly available candies that do not have milk products in them? Are there any popular, name-brand candies that one wouldn't think is vegan but is?</div>
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You aren't going to find really popular mainstream vegan chocolate. It does exist of course, but the more popular chocolate candies always seem to have milk in them.<br><br>
I haven't tried them, and I don't know how widely available they are in your area, but I've heard good things about original (red package) <a href="http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/peanut_chews/" target="_blank">Peanut Chews</a>. One reviewer compared them to a Snickers bar, but I don't know how true that is. I'm eager to try them myself.<br><br>
I feel the need to mention <a href="http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/chick_o_stick" target="_blank">Chick-o-sticks</a> (even though they don't have any chocolate on them) because they're very much like the inside of a Butterfinger. Then there are Atkinson's Peanut Butter Bars (made by the same company) which are similar to Chick-o-sticks except without the coconut flavor. They're both really good. I only ever see them in dollar stores though.<br><br>
And as Greenish pointed out, making your own Reese's cups is pretty simple. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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plenty of dark chocolate bars are dairy free.</div>
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I have found that most commercially available dark chocolates have milk solids or whey in them.
 

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I have found that most commercially available dark chocolates have milk solids or whey in them.</div>
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Are you near a Trader Joe's? Their 73% dark doesn't. Others they sell don't either.<br><br>
If you don't have a TJ's near you, you might have some luck in chain export shops like Cost Plus.
 

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Big list of vegan Halloween candy here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I didn't think it would be a problem, but the halloween candy sitting in a bag on my counter is making me crazy. And every time my husband unwraps and eats a Reeses or a Kit Kat, I kind of start drooling. I am giving it all away- but have to wait until Monday. He keeps picking at it because he isn't vegan yet.<br>
Its not that I want to eat that stuff- but it makes me want something sweet or chocolaty. And immediately.<br><br>
I found my solution for this is to make things ahead of time and keep it all in my freezer. So when I am drooling and can't make it go away, I can just go and get something. I like the recipe for peanut butter cups above- I will have to make a big batch and freeze it! Right now I have vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls in my freezer. My intention was to bake one or two when I wanted them, but I keep just eating the cookie dough instead! (the one perk to not having eggs in cookie dough!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 
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