2ndVote’s Friendly Five and Spooky Six

Tonight, millions of people will either be handing out candy or sneaking some of their kids’ later that night. If you’ve found yourself shopping last minute today, 2ndVote has you covered. Be sure to check out our Spooky Six and Friendly Five guide for all your last minute Halloween needs.

The Spooky Six includes some popular brands, but these companies really do participate in scary activities. Avoid picking up any Nestle, Mars, or Hershey’s candy, and don’t swing by any Target, Walmart, or Walgreens. All of these bad actors have scores under 3, and you can see all their spooky activities by checking our Company Scores. But don’t say we didn’t warn you!


The Friendly Five are here to rescue you this Halloween. Jelly Belly is 2ndVote’s candy of choice this year, and there are many options for where to pick up a bag. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are great choices for candy, plus they’ll be friendly with your wallet too. Scrabbling for a quick costume or decorations too? Head on over to Party City and Hobby Lobby for an easy one-stop shop for candy, costumes, and decor.

Today, aim to choose stores based on the values they support with your dollar. Although you may have reasons for shopping at your ‘go-to store’, it’s always worth the extra effort to support good companies and reject bad ones. By making a handful of small changes, your dollar can easily align with your values this Halloween.

See where the companies above stand on the issues by clicking the links below:

Friendly Five
Party City
Hobby Lobby
Dollar Tree
Family Dollar
Jelly Belly

Spooky Six

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