Gourmet Candy That Makes Halloween Even Better

by Hillary Eaton

For anyone that has a sweet tooth like we do, the best part of Halloween is the candy, hands down. But now that we’re all grown up (and slightly more mature), our diets should reflect our older, wiser and more stylish lifestyles. This year, celebrate the spooky holiday with a sugar rush of beautifully hand-crafted chocolates and other sweets. How’s that for a treat?

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Quin Candy

This Portland-based candy company focuses on reimagining classic candies with organic and local ingredients. From bright-colored lollipops to chewy bon-bons, Quin Candy creates treats that are as beautiful as they are delicious.



Handmade in Los Angeles, Compartés is no ordinary chocolatier. Turning out delicious artisan chocolate bars whose artfully designed wrappers are only to be matched by their imaginative flavors, Compartés is just the place where you can find flavors like “cereal bowl” that look like a work of modern art.


Mast Brothers

With flavors like smoke, olive oil, and coffee as well as chocolates made with sheep and goat milk, Mast brother’s is the perfect bar for the chocolate aficionado. And it's wrapped in beautifully understated artisan paper, which almost makes it too pretty too eat. Almost.


Cracked Candy

A candy made from birch tree bark? Seriously. Besides tasting really good, Cracked Candy is also GMO, soy, and gluten-free, which makes it better for you. Infused with essential oils, their signature candy is produced as a sheet and is then “cracked” to create unique shapes in flavors like peppermint, lemon, cinnamon, and orange. And if that’s not enough, it even comes in it’s own cute little tin.


Sugar Knife

With a focus on boozy-flavored treats like the ale and organic pumpkin marshmallows cleverly named “smashing pumpkin”, Sugar Knife’s adult versions of some of your favorite childhood flavors are the best way to enjoy Halloween.