2020 – a year to run a chill down your spine. Here’s a selection of spooky, but sweet (cause let’s give ourselves a break here), Halloween ideas.
1. Halloween cupcakes: salted caramel and pumpkin
Did you know that over half of the UK’s 24m Halloween pumpkins will not be eaten? Buck the trend by eating your carved pumpkins in the form of droolworthy salted caramel cupcakes. Once your pumpkin has been magically transformed into cake, I guarantee food waste will not be an issue.
Remember to pick up a bag of Tate & Lyle’s Fairtrade sugar to magic your pumpkin into cake.
2. Greggs’ pumpkin spice latte
Tis the pumpkin season, with spooky carvings and the infamous pumpkin spiced lattes.
Greggs’ pumpkin spice latte falls firmly under the ‘treat’ category for Halloween. A latte made with freshly ground Fairtrade coffee beans, sweet pumpkin spice flavour syrup courtesy of Tate & Lyle, cream topping and topped spiced sugar sprinkles.
3. Frightfully good deals at Co-op
Co-op has a range of ghoulish goodies to enjoy at home this Halloween, with prices starting from just £1.00.
Co-op Creepy Coins (£1/80g)
Host a spooky treasure hunt at home with Co-op’s new Fairtrade solid milk chocolate coins wrapped in foil – a delicious little sweet treat.
Co-op Pumpkin & Ghost Chocolate Lollipops (30g, £1.00)
Fairtrade chocolate lollipops that are guaranteed to put a smile on your little monster’s face
Check out Co-op’s Halloween range from scarily good sweet treats to shockingly great value decorations.
4. The Jelly Bean Factory
Brightly coloured, super tasty jelly beans. Treats from The Jelly Bean Factory would make a fun, affordable gift for Halloween.
As well as being Fairtrade, these jelly beans have natural flavourings, plant-based colours, they’re 100% vegetarian and allergen-free.
5. Divine chocolate’s Mummy cookies
Try making these vegan, Mummy sugar cookies coated with Divine’s rich dark 85% chocolate. A great easy recipe by Nourishing Amy to make with kids.
A crispy, airy centre coated in smooth, Fairtrade milk chocolate – a great treat for the little ones.
If you’re feeling inventive, try using Maltesers for spooky cake toppings like spider bodies or monster googly eyes.
Buy Maltesers in all major supermarkets
7. Save our Swirled NOW!
Halloween is a time for ghosts, ghouls and other unworldly frights. But one real world concern is the impact of climate change, and how this is disproportionately felt with marginalised farmers experiencing the issues first hand. Our partner and fellow Climate Coalition member Ben & Jerry’s, has launched Save Our Swirled Now! A new look for the coconutterly caramel flavour we can’t resist – and now with a demand for climate justice that we can’t ignore. So this Halloween find out more about this awareness raising flavour and take action on climate injustice.
For the adults
8. Pumpkin screwdriver
Chop the top off a pumpkin and fill with this dark and stormy potion:
- 30ml Fair Rum (buy Fair Rum from Ocado)
- 90ml Fairtrade Gingerella (buy Gingerella from Holland & Barrett or buy Gingerella from Ethical Superstore)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped fine
- Ice made with equal parts lime juice and water
Use a serrated knife to zigzag the top off the pumpkin, remove the seeds and wash the inside. Muddle the fresh ginger in a glass to release flavour then add to pumpkin along with the ice, stir in rum then slowly pour in the Gingerella.
9. A cosy mug of spiced wine
Winter. Love it or hate it, at least there’s mulled wine to get us through. Warm your hands and chill your heart by telling spooky ghost stories around the fire, fake fire, radiator…
- Bottle of Fairtrade red wine (Find out where to buy Fairtrade wines )
10. Cocoa Loco milk chocolate sloe gin truffles
You’ve carved your pumpkin and put on a classic horror film, now what?
Instead of a bag of Trick or Treat swag, as an adult, you have the delightful option of choosing to buy some fancy chocolate instead. It’s one of the perks. You can eat sloe gin ganache, tumbled in raspberry and coated with fine Fairtrade milk chocolate. Yum.
Cocoa Loco’s milk chocolate sloe gin truffles are Fairtrade, organic and palm oil free. Packaging is compostable.