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My 10 Favorite Halloween Treats

It's that time of year again, you guys. The time where we cover our houses in lights, cobwebs and inflatables, carve crazy and scary faces into pumpkins, watch hours of funny Halloween specials and scary movies grandma dress up in ridiculous outfits and go door to door begging complete strangers for large amounts of sugary, cavity-inducing treats! That's right! It's Halloween! And there are five things that I love about Halloween: the decorations, the costumes, the movies, the music, and of course, the food, especially candy! And today, I'm going to talk about 10 of my favorite Halloween treats. These are the treats that I loved getting in my trick or treat bag when I was younger and that I still love getting nowadays. Now these are treats that I personally love, I know you guys had your favorites too. Let me know in the comment section down below what your favorites are. But for now, without further Ado and in no particular order, here are my 10 favorite Halloween treats!

 

Nerds (1983)

 

Starting things off, we have a candy that was a big part of my childhood. Created in 1983 by the Willy Wonka Candy Company, which was later acquired by Nestlé 5 years later, Nerds are crunchy little candy pieces that usually come in these medium size boxes that have two flavors. Like many iconic snacks, they were created kind of by accident. While checking the machine that made Everlasting Gobstoppers (which is another iconic candy from the Willy Wonka Candy Company), workers discovered that some of the candy coating from The Gobstoppers fell under the machine, forming these little candy nuggets that would become the Nerds we all know today. While Nerds usually came in double compartment boxes with two flavors (strawberry and grape were the flavors I grew up eating the most), they also came in smaller individual boxes with a single flavor (shown above), which is usually what people give out to trick or treaters on Halloween. I usually open up the box and dump the whole thing in my mouth at once. That's usually how I eat them.

 

Sour Patch Kids (1985)

 

 Created in 1985, the same year as Back to the Future, Sour Patch Kids is another iconic candy that many of us have grown up with. Covered in sour sugar, this sour gummy candy would go from sour to Sweet while being eaten, as the candy's current slogan suggest. In addition to coming in big zipper bags and theater boxes, the candy also comes in small packages (as shown above), which is usually what people give out the trick or treaters on Halloween. While Sour Patch Kids isn't my favorite sour candy (I'll go to my favorite one later), it's definitely not my least favorite. I definitely would think my teeth into these babies when given the chance.

 

Reese's White Chocolate (2003)

 

 Now here's a brand that I'm sure at least most of us are familiar with. While Reese's Peanut Butter Cups originally came out in 1928, Hershey's came out with several variants of this iconic candy since then, including a version of it covered in white chocolate instead of milk chocolate. This version, known as Reese's White, was released in 2003. In addition to being sold as two packs and king size 4 packs, just like the regular Reese's, these babies were sold in single serve packs, as miniatures, and in the shape of pumpkins (as shown above), all three of which can be given to trick or treaters and Halloween. Now for those that don't know, I can have chocolate unless it's white chocolate, so growing up in the 90s, there weren't many options for candy bars other than payday. So when the white chocolate Reese's came out, you can imagine how happy I was to them.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants Gummy Krabby Patties (2004)

 

 Originally released in 2004 as a way to promote the SpongeBob SquarePants movie, the Gummy Krabby Patties have since become a mainstay candy stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and supermarkets, as well as a favorite for candy lovers and SpongeBob fans alike. The candy usually comes in four pieces: two for the buns, one for the Patty itself and one for the pickle. After all, what's a Krabby Patty without pickles. The candy comes in either boxes, or smaller packages (as shown above), which is what people usually give the trick-or-treaters on Halloween. While I usually prefer gummy worms, I just love eating these tasty little treats whenever I get my hands on them. *Laughs like SpongeBob*

 

Warheads (1993)

 

 Originally created in 1975 in Taiwan, before being imported to the US in 1993 is an iconic sour candy that most of us have grown up eating. Again, while it was originally created in 1975 in Taiwan, it didn't become popular until it was brought to the states in 1993 by the foreign candy company in Hull, Iowa. The brand was later acquired by Impact Confections in 2004 and are still making Warheads candy to this day. While Warheads has come out with other types of sour candy, the Extreme Sour candy is their most popular product. The extreme sours comes in five flavors: blue raspberry, black cherry, watermelon, Apple and lemon (the last two are my favorites). The individually wrapped candy shown above is what people usually give the trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I do like these candies. They have a very sour kick to them.

 

Caramel Apples (1950s)

 

 Invented back in the 1950s, caramel apples are an iconic Halloween treat that a lot of us have eaten at carnivals and fall festivals. They were first created by a Craft Foods employee named Dan Walker, who discovered the recipe while experimenting with some excess caramel from Halloween sales. He took an apple, dipped it in camel, and bada bing bada boom, an iconic fall treat was born! Since then, caramel apples, alongside their candy and chocolate dipped cousins, have been munched on by both carnival goers and trick or treaters alike for generations. I know some people prefer Candy apples over caramel apples, but personally, I prefer camel apples because they're easier on the teeth.

 

Popcorn Balls (1891?)

 

 Now here's a treat that some of you guys might be a bit divisive on. Showing up in cookbooks around 1891, popcorn balls are a classic American treat with a bit of a murky history, as we don't know who actually created them or when exactly they were created. What we do know is that some kids love to decorate them, and that eventually, some companies started selling them for the Halloween season. While some people aren't the biggest fans of popcorn balls, I personally love them, me being a popcorn person and all.

 

Candy Corn (The 1880s)

 

 Here's another Halloween treat that people are divisive about. First created back in the 1880s, candy corn was invented by a Wunderle employee named George Renninger. Finally enough, candy corn was originally marketed as a Christmas candy. It wouldn't be marketed as a Halloween candy until much later. Nowadays, companies like Jelly Belly and Brach's still make candy corn today, with the latter being the largest maker of candy corn today. Not only that, but they have also been many different flavors of candy corn as well. Now while I know some people don't like candy corn (I'm looking at you, Onipar!), I actually love candy corn, and will always eat some when it's available.

 

 Skittles (1979)

 

 Next up, we have a candy that I'm sure a lot of us are familiar with. Originally created in 1974 in the United Kingdom, before moving to the US in 1979, Skittles are fruit flavored candies with a chewy center covered in a crunchy shell with the iconic s on it. The original version comes in five flavors: orange, lemon, strawberry, grape and lime, the latter of which was replace with green apple, before the lime flavor came back and replaced that. In addition to the original flavors, the Skittles also came in other varieties, including tropical, wild berry and sour, just to name a few. While Skittles normally came in the big packs, they also came in smaller Fun size packs (as shown above), which is what people would usually give out to trick or treaters on Halloween. Personally, I like lemon and green apple the best. I wish they would bring that back!

 

Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops (1995)

 

 Finishing off this list, we have a candy that I personally love. Created in 1995 by the same people who gave us the Tootsie Roll and the Tootsie Pop, the Caramel Apple Pops are a favorite among caramel apple lovers. Coming in one of three flavors, those being Green Apple (son above), Red Macintosh and Golden Delicious, each lollipop is covered in caramel. I know some people prefer Tootsie pops, but those have chocolate in them, and as I said before, I can't have chocolate unless it's white chocolate, so these are a big plus for me, and a welcome addition to my trick or treat bag.

 

And now you have it! 10 of my favorite Halloween treats. Now these are just some of my favorites, there are other treats I like, so I might do a part two to this article. Again, these are my favorite treats that I like, so let me know in the comment section what Halloween treats are your favorites, and which one of these aren't your favorites. I would really like to hear your opinion. Thank you so much for reading my article and have an awesome Halloween! Take safe and be care! ;-)

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Mr Magic Posted on Oct 06, 2023 at 10:02 PM

Always looked forward Skittles, Butterfingers, and candy corn.

I'm all about the CC, baby!!!!!!!

Benjanime Posted on Oct 06, 2023 at 04:54 PM

Wow I had no idea that Sour Patch had lasted that long, living under a rock I thought it was another one of those snacks that came out in the 2010s.

RetroOtaku620 Posted on Oct 06, 2023 at 04:27 PM

Thanks! I plan to do a part 2 next year.

Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 06, 2023 at 04:24 PM

Great list! So many awesome choices here, many of which show up in our next "Celebrating Yesteryear" video.

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