Halloween is probably one of the best times of the year for college kids—it's the first time since 5th grade that we get to dress up and eat tons of candy without anyone to judge us—and with no parents this time around! But for those with dairy allergies, it can become a bit of a bummer to sift through all the bags and bowls to find something without milk. Fear not, friend! We've rounded up the top 12 dairy-free Halloween candy options.

1. Starburst

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Caroline Ingalls

Who doesn't love unwrapping whole bags of Starburst and cementing your mouth closed? Kidding aside, Starburst are the perfect sweet-sour-chewy combination.

2. Sweetarts

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Jamiesrabbits on Flickr

Ironically called Sweetarts, these great little sour candies always seem to disappear as fast as trick or treaters can pick them up. 

3. Smarties


allistrations on Flickr

Smarties are the sweeter, paler pastel cousins of Sweetarts. Very easy to eat about 1000 of these in one sitting.

4. Laffy Taffy

What's chewy, sweet, and quacks? Laffy Taffy Duck. Ha. 

5. Lemonheads


Randy Heinitz on Flickr

These are such a favorite—sweet outer coating, sour, chewy center.

6. Skittles

"Skittles, Taste The Rainbow" [EXPLORED]

Maryam Abdulghaffar مريم عبدالغفار on Flickr

Taste the rainbow! 'Nuff said. 

7. Sour Patch Kids


BaileyRaeWeaver on Flickr

First they're sweet, then they're sour, then they're gone and you tastebuds are burnt off. #worthit

8. Oreos!

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Torey Walsh

So, not technically a candy, but you gotta break up the fruity/sour thing we have going on, right? Absolutely no dairy—and they're vegan, too!

9. Twizzlers

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jronaldlee on Flickr

Nature's sweet, edible straw. 

10. Jolly Ranchers

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Jo Naylor on Flickr

Have you ever wondered what the tastiest way to accidentally cement your mouth shut is? 

11. Nerds

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JeepersMedia on Flickr

Aren't we all nerds? These spooky little guys sport some great festive colors. 

12. Swedish Fish

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debaird™ on Flickr

Swedish? No. Fish? Not technically. Delicious? Definitely. 

13. Welch's Fruit Snacks

​Photo courtesy of Welch's Fruit Snacks

Fruit snacks made with real fruit and vitamin C, in some properly spooky shapes. Perfect for trick-or-treating, or just treating yourself!

Go forth into the world, dairy-free friends, and enjoy your Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, or just buying a bag of candy for yourself!