Spooky Sustainable Halloween Treats from Social Supermarket

Get ready for Hallowe’en with Social Supermarket’s edit of the most eco-friendly food, drink & more for spooky season
These items won’t do terrifying things to the environment; they’re all purposeful products that were made sustainably and designed to give back to social causes.     

  Vegan Bunny, Bunny O Lantern Candle, £8.90 and Trick or Treat Halloween Candle, £11.90 5% of their profits go towards Viva!, a charity that focuses on undercover investigations of animal cruelty and with every order, Vegan Bunny plant a tree
While you’re getting cosy, light a candle with a surprise twist. The Trick or Treat Candle appears to be white and cutely topped with Halloween-themed sprinkles. But, as it burns, the wax turns black. Meanwhile, the Bunny O Lantern smells like pumpkin patches.

  Left: Bare Kind, Save the Bat Bamboo Socks, £9.50; 10% of profits support animal conservation charities that relate to the animal you’re wearing – in this case, the Bat Conservation Trust.Right: Miss Macaroon, Jack O Lantern macaroons, £16.00 – £41.00; Helping unemployed and disadvantaged youngsters get work experience, learn catering skills and build confidence. 
For getting cosy while watching spooky cinematic favourites, pop on a pair of Bare Kind’s bat-themed socks. If the thought of carving pumpkins and finding a recipe for the pumpkin seeds doesn’t appeal, then instead go for Miss Macaroon’s Jack O Lantern themed macaroons. Every pack of 7, 14 or 21 helps to support youngsters into employment too.

  Tea People, Spiced Pumpkin Pie Loose Leaf Tea, £6.95 – 9.20Investing 50% of profits in education projects in impoverished tea-growing regions   Popping the kettle on is now more impactful than ever with Tea People and their autumnal Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea with comes in a variety of sizes, from a sampler pack through to a keepsake caddy.

Refuge Chocolate, Zesty Orange Drinking Chocolate Blend, 765g, £18.00 Fairtrade, vegan-friendly hot chocolate, 100% of profits from go to Flourish NI, an anti-human trafficking organisation. Pick up a sharing pack of Refuge Chocolate’s bestselling hot chocolate – perfect for warming up on a cold October night with a wintry orange twist.

  Refuge Chocolate, Zombie Bunny Marshmallows, £6.50 (online from the end of September) 100% of profits from go to Flourish NI, an anti-human trafficking organisation. While Patagonia’s founder may be making headlines for giving away 100% of profits, that’s standard practice for a lot of Social Supermarket’s social enterprise brands. Like Refuge Chocolate, which since launch has committed 100% of profits to Flourish NI, an anti-human trafficking charity.

  Left: Grace Chocolates Changing Lives, Hallowe’en Solid Chocolate Lollipops, £4.50 for a pack of 3 (online from the end of September); Supporting women who have touched the Scottish justice system by helping them with employment and economic development.  Right: Grace Chocolates Changing Lives’ Hallowe’en Chocolate Making Kit, £15.95 (online from end of September); Supporting female ex-offenders with training and rebuilding their self-confidence   Looking for something to keep the little ones occupied? Grace Chocolates Changing Lives’ solid chocolate lollipops come in a pack of three and help to provide training and employment opportunities to female ex-offenders. Their chocolate making kits are fun for everyone to get stuck into on blustery nights and the seasonal theme will no doubt make a fun treat.  

Güsto Snacks, Wonky Apple Crisps Trial Pack, £9.99Saving wonky apples which grocery stores wouldn’t accept, reducing food waste.
A great, guilt-free option to give out to trick and treaters, Güsto’s healthy snacks also save food from going to landfill, the cause of an estimated 8-10% of global emissions.
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