Autumn leaves, pumpkins, and spicy lattes galore… THIS is October! Our favorite month of the fall season would not be complete, of course, without Halloween. The spookiest day of the year calls for trick-or-treating, costumes, movies (Hocus Pocus, anyone?), and best of all: candy!
With the 31st just around the corner, we thought to bring back 31 of the most popular and nostalgic candies of Halloween’s past. Warning: this post will intensify your #SweetTooth to the point of no return. Proceed with caution.
1. Wonka Pixy Stix
Downing sugary goodness one tube at a time, made simple. Wonka gets us.
2. Candy Buttons
So good, they helped Katy Perry bring out her inner “California Gurl” in her 2010 music video.
3. Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles
Jello shots reimagined.
4. Wack-O-Wax Fangs
Your vampire costume just got a whole lot easier. That is, only if you have the willpower to refrain from eating your grill!
5. Mint Juleps
The only minty breath-refresher to be considered a candy. We’ll take it!
6. Wonka Fun Dip
The fuel to trick-or-treating, flavored sugar never tasted so good.
7. Candy Corn
Even the colors scream classic Halloween.
8. Harry Potter Jelly Beans
The earthworm flavor was definitely far off our favorites list.
9. Pop Rocks
A sensational mouth party, one mini explosion at a time.
Still debating the true identity of the white, mystery flavor.
Try them chilled for a delicious chocolate-covered-raisin experience.
Forget your pumpkin pail! These necklaces are the ultimate in Halloween candy portability.
13. Bazooka Chewing Gum
The only chant associated with these pink candies: Bazooka zooka bubblegum!
14. Jolly Ranchers
For us, the best Jolly Rancher flavor was always a toss up between green apple and sour watermelon.
15. Red Vines
All fun and games until they stick to your teeth. Bring out the floss!
16. York Peppermint Patties
Time for a fun fact! The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint: PfeffErminZ.
18. Bubblicious Gum
Neck and neck with Bazooka.
19. Everlasting Gobstoppers
The closest we’ll ever get to visiting Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
20. Wonka Bottle Caps
21. Big League Chew Sour Apple Gum
Not the best idea to chew the whole pack at once…
22. Mini Gummi Hamburgers
Almost as good, and sometimes, even better than the real thing!
23. Caramel Apple Lollipops
October 31st just so happens to be National Caramel/Candy Apple Day.
24. Swedish Fish
IKEA (of Swedish origin) carries these candies that are also available in candy cane form!
Caramel and crunchy peanuts in one bar. What more could we ask for?
First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum. You know the drill.
28. Rocky Road
29. Wonka SweeTarts
Originally small discs, SweeTarts have branched out to include Giant, Chewy, Gel, and Mini.
30. MIKE AND IKE
If you lined up each piece of MIKE AND IKE candies produced in one year end-to-end, they would reach around the earth 3 times!
31. Laffy Taffy
We always understood the ‘Taffy’ part, but ‘Laffy’ actually refers to the jokes written inside the candy wrappers. Who knew?