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For those of you with vegan children, what do you do on Halloween? Is trick or treating just out of the question?
 

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TP'ing isn't against veganism <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I think she means:<br><br><br><br>
Do you allow your children to accept (or eat) non-vegan candy.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have kids, but would not allow them to eat non-vegan candy (I think)
 

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Ha ha Max Power! Good one.<br><br><br><br>
vegan 1...it's just that trick or treating is so fun. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I wouldn't want my kids to feel left out and at the same time I have no idea what would be a good way to solve the problem of non-vegan candy. ????
 

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Don't have kids, either, but I like to think about this stuff.<br><br>
I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. If it were something like whole hunks of cheese or beef jerky, and the kids were over a certain age, I'd leave it up to them. If they were too young to understand the idea of veg*nism, and where this stuff comes from, I would take away only stuff like I mentioned above. But I would make sure the candy I bought and gave out was vegan.
 

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I don't trust anybody in the city...I take "G" to the local mall so he can see other tricksters and pick up a few pieces of candy from store associates. Devious, tricky little being that I am, I lure my wife into Victoria's Secret, cast a spell on her, and get to watch my own little strip show.<br><br><br><br>
I pass out gift certificates, that way the parent/child can feel safe I'm not handing out tainted goods, and it allows them to purchase a good on their own discretion.
 

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I went trick'or'beering a few times in college. Good times, good times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:"><br><br><br><br>
We still do the neighbor thing for trick or treat. I figure that we are mostly likely the crazy-ass people that the other neighbors avoid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Why not let your kids T&T and then ask them to donate their non-vegan candy to a shelter for women and children or a retirement home forthe elderly This would teach many good values and lessons about being vegan and giving to their community.
 

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Eh, just let the kids T&T and tell them not to eat the candies while doing T&T. When they come home from T&T, separate the veg candies from the non-veg candies and give the veg candies to the kids.<br><br><br><br>
If that is too much work for you, tell them you'll take them to their favorite place in exchange for all the candies and their promise not to eat the candies. After T&T, dump the candies and take them to their favorite place, wherever it is.<br><br><br><br>
Hey, there are plenty of ways to do it.
 

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yes. i have two kids, one five (so he's been a trick or treater for a few years now) and the other one will be two in august.<br><br><br><br>
the five year old has plenty of non-vegan friends, so what we do is take him out trick-or-treating, and then trade all the non-vegan candies (which mostly consist of chocolates) for vegan ones from his friends' bags.<br><br><br><br>
sure, he ends up with a lot of potato chips and suckers, but he doesn't seem to mind.<br><br><br><br>
if there's ever a year where there's no one to trade with, i'll buy some extra candy and trade 'em with the kids myself. then i'll just foist the non-vegan stuff on my friends. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
there's actually been a movement to ditch the candy in a lot of places and they give out cheesy dollar-store type toys now....halloween-themed pencils, erasers, stickers, that kind of thing. my kid really likes those treats too!
 

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I personally loved all the stuff we got at Halloween as kids. I hated getting stuff like apples and toys.<br><br><br><br>
Because the kids generally look forward to Halloween as a really fun time, it makes me feel good to be someone who hands them out stuff they want, to see them smile and say thanks when we dump stuff in their bags.<br><br><br><br>
Worst Halloween candy I can remember ever were those rectangular type chewy candy (kinda like taffee) with the yellow and orange halloween wrapper. I used to hate that stuff. My favorite were always bags of chips and "rockets".... oh yeah... I remember this one place used to hand out Pez all the time... those guys rocked <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Robert - I agree, those were the worst! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I think my favorite at the time was probably little Nestle Crunch bars.
 

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We took our daughter (3) trick or treating. We let her keep the vegan candy and took away the non-vegan ones and gave them to my parents who were with me.<br><br><br><br>
We have a list of vegan candy at <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com/lists/vegan-candy.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vegfamily.com/lists/vegan-candy.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
What I would do is gather up some of those vegan candies and slip them into your kids' bag when they get home, or swap them out.<br><br><br><br>
The fun of trick or treating is going door to door dressed in costume.
 

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Nowadays, people around here don't go trick-or-treating to stranger's houses anyway. So, I guess you can plan to only go to friends' houses and arm your friends with vegan candy for your little trick-or-treater.
 

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Erin, that is so cool. WOW. I'm definately doing that (when I have kids). LOL. Thanks for the link; I've added it to my favorites. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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thanks for the list Erin, very helpful, I can now use vending mashines again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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