Eating treats during the month of October is a fun and exciting time for everyone. Whether you are a child or just a child at heart, no one can resist a yummy Halloween treat. In the Whittier area, there are so many amazing companies that are offering Halloween or fall specialty treats. Many companies love this time of year and start to get really crafty with the designs and ingredients they use to create food. 

With that being said, Halloween treats are often high in sugar, but that doesn’t have to be the case! There are plenty of seasonal flavors that don’t require a ton of sugar to be tasty. Pumpkin, chestnuts, and cranberries are all tooth-friendly holiday sweets that are low in sugar. 

 Furthermore, it is important to still practice good health and oral hygiene, even on this holiday. Constantly consuming high sugar drinks and foods can lead to cavities and compromised oral health. 

Before we head into the places to check out in the Whittier area, we should talk about maintaining good oral hygiene. Being mindful of what you are intaking is the first thing that helps keep your teeth clean of certain bacterias. Certain foods, such as sugary and starchy foods, promote the formation of bacteria in the mouth. These foods can be eaten, but try to take them in moderation. Sticky foods and drinks with a high acid level can erode your tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay. Having treats can be so much more than just a plain old donut with Halloween sprinkles on it. 

See’s Candies

15530 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90603

If you are a chocolate enthusiast, you should know that See’s Candies gets quite festive around the holidays. If you have recently been into or would like to visit a See’s Candies, you will find the cutest assortment of Halloween themed candies! The candies are placed in decorative boxes that have Halloween spirit. The cheapest of the candies start at $5.95 per bag for licorice while the most expensive is $44 for “Halloween Delights”. This box includes a bewitching bundle of some fan-favorite chocolates. 

Zero Chill Creamery

15588 Whittwood Ln, Whittier, CA 90603

If you are looking for something sweet with a spooky aesthetic, Zero Chill Creamery has got the vibe for you. If you check out their Instagram, they have posted pictures of a very yummy treat that will get your tastebuds dancing. When you go into Zero Chill Creamery, order a black waffle cone, with their matcha ice cream on top! This combination of black and green is straight out of a Frankenstein movie. 

Trader Joe’s

15025 E Whittier Blvd, Whittier, Ca 90603

You can never go wrong with a visit to Trader Joe’s. Naturally, your basket is going to fill up with the best treats for the whole family. Trader Joe’s gets festive during this time of the year and puts out a lot of pumpkin items. Well, the next time you and your family go to the store, make sure to grab a box or 12 of their Boo Bark! This square chocolate is a confectionary collaboration of some of the fan-favorite Halloween sweets! They are all anchored in and held together with delicious milk chocolate. 

Another delicious item that the store carries is their Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn. This is the perfect treat for those who love popcorn and candy corn! Would Halloween truly be Halloween without the triangular treasures of candied corn? Stop by their store and pick up their nostalgic tribute to candy corn. 

We hope you go with your family to taste these awesome treats in Whittier! Remember, to have a spooky time, but be mindful of how many sweets you’re eating! Be sure to properly brush and floss your teeth after you eat to minimize damage and prevent cavities! We hope your children love these ideas as much as we do! If you have any questions or are ready to make your next appointment, feel free to contact Hacienda Pediatric Dentistry today!