This Easter, make it a goal to avoid unethical child-labor produced chocolate and candy treats from questionable companies. You can celebrate with eco-friendly ethical candy treats, and not for too much more than you’d spend on conventional goodies. Below are some great Easter basket candy ideas that won’t break the bank or turn your Easter into a holiday filled with unethical labor practices, fake colors and other artificial ingredients.
Lillie Belle Farms is right here in Oregon and the owners use their own 2 acres of organic raspberries, strawberries, and marionberries to make delicious fruit filled bon bons and truffles. They also have seriously cute Easter candy goodness, such as their sweet little organic Lillie Bunnies and adorable Truffle Easter Eggs flavored with blood orange and vanilla bean in white and dark chocolate.
YummyEarth offers many organic and all-natural candy treats, perfect for Easter baskets, including…
- YummyEarth Organic Lollipops
- YumEarth Naturals Sour Jelly Beans
- YummyEarth Organic Gummy Bears – read my review of these Organic Gummy Bears.
- YummyEarth Organic Sour Worms
If you’re looking for allergen free lollipops for your child, then Strawberry Hill has got you covered. They offer a delightful range of fun lollies that are free of dies and artificial colors, gluten free, soy fee, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, tree nut free, shellfish free, fish free and they’re all made in a nut-free facility.
One of my favorite organic companies, Theo Chocolates has a wonderful new 8 piece Spring Confection Collection, featuring great spring flavors in both ganache and caramel confections. This collection includes Pearl Jasmine Ganache and Honey Saffron Caramel, Lime Coriander Ganache, Lemon Ganache and Mint Ganache, Pink Salted Dark Caramel and Coffee Milk Caramel. Wrapped in a beautiful floral sleeve this collection is the perfect gift for your favorite adult this Easter.
Theo doesn’t have any spring specials for the kids, but my son loves their Chocolate Fantasy Flavor Hazelnut Crunch and their Classic Organic Milk Chocolate bar, both of which will easily slip into an kid’s Easter basket.
Honestly, even if you’re not shopping for Easter, it’s worth the time to visit DesiderioChocolates just to see the amazing chocolate creations offered here. I guarantee they’re like nothing you’ve ever seen. Plus these confections don’t contain Corn Syrup, glucose syrup, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings. They use the best organic and Fair Trade chocolate they can get their hands on.
Endangered Species Bug Bites Organic Milk Chocolate are tasty and fun. Each little square of organic, gluten-free, kosher, Non-GMO verified chocolate comes with a fun and educational insect trading card. Plus, their cacao is sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Also available in Organic Dark Chocolate.
More Easter Treat Ideas:
- Pure Fun Organic Candy Fruit Rocks.
- Natural Candy Store has a great selection of Easter candy broken down into organic, gluten-free, kosher and more.
- Annie’s Homegrown Gluten Free Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies.
- Annie’s Homegrown Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks.
- Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans.
Now, FYI, my favorite Easter candy isn’t on this list – because NO ONE makes it in organic form. Sadness… Longer story for another time though. What’s your favorite Easter candy?