Trick or treat?  The end of October buzzes with excitement as Halloween creeps closer. In DALINA’s grocery aisles, we encourage our customers to shop smarter.  From stocking healthier, natural products in our store, to giving small businesses the opportunity to be discovered by new fans, here are some better-for-everyone sweet treats to look into this Halloween season and beyond. 

WHOLESOME ORGANIC LOLLIPOPS

Wholesome Organic Lollipops are naturally flavoured with no corn syrup, no synthetic colouring, and non-GMO Project Verified.  For a limited time only, we have their Halloween-themed 'wicked watermelon' and 'eerie orange' flavoured lollipops which are shaped like ghosts and skulls, Thirty in each bag means there’s enough for your kids – or you – to share with all their friends.  

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SMARTSWEETS

Canadian brand SmartSweets wants to help you kick sugar this Halloween, without saying no to candy.  Their no-artificial-anything gummy bears are naturally sweetened with fruit flavours and stevia (a low-glycemic sweetener) with only 2g of sugar per bag! In addition, each packet of SmartSweets is enriched with 24 grams of plant-based, GMO-free, soluble fibre, which aids in slowing down your digestion of the candy so you stay satisfied for longer.

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BOOM CHICKA POP

Serve BOOM CHICKA POP’s limited-edition seasonal flavours of kettle corn at your Halloween get-together.  Pumpkin Spice is everyone’s favourite fall flavour, and about to be your favourite popcorn flavour too!  Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger combine for a savoury, crunchy snack.  Meanwhile, BOOM CHICKA POP’s Candy Corn flavoured kettle corn is a salty-sweet snack which is scary good. 

As always, BOOM CHICKA POP popcorn is made with whole grain, non-GMO ingredients, with 0g trans-fat and no high fructose corn syrup. Look for the health symbols on their packaging to help see the goodness that goes into every bag.

HUER FOODS NATURAL SWEETS

Canadian brand Huer Foods is dedicated to providing its customers with sensible sweets. They offer a broad selection of soft and chewy candy as well as all-time favourites that are made with natural colours and flavours.   At DALINA, we’re loving Huer’s Natural Jelly Babies which are a GMO-free and natural version of these nostalgic childhood candies.  Leave them out on your table, and they’ll be gone in no time.

GLEE GUM

Most conventional gums are made with synthetic ingredients and artificial flavours. As a more sustainable alternative, Glee Gum is an all-natural chewing gum made with chicle, a tree sap harvested sustainably to help conserve the rainforest.  Glee Gum contains no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives.  We’ll leave you to chew on that one.

Happy Halloween!