Tricky treats

In just days from now, when smallish people in bizarre synthetic-fiber clothing pound on your front door with a three-worded singsong demand, what will you do? Perhaps chuck an egg at them, thereby fulfilling the “trick” option of their request? Technically, that’s not very vegan—or particularly nice to throw things at children. But taking the “treat” route can easily be kept animal-product free without handing out raisins or apples (so your house doesn’t get egged). Plop some deliciously junky Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Jolly Rancher (hard candy), Smarties or Sweet Tarts in those youngster’s bags, and buy extra—so you can enjoy the leftovers.