World News – CA – The best and worst Halloween candy since the 1930s


One of the best parts of collecting Halloween candy – besides eating it – is evaluating, sorting, and analyzing the merits of the Oct 31 transportation Kids can spend hours deciding which sweets should be eaten and in order; what treats should be exchanged for siblings; and what unwanted sweets can be thrown at parents

So what are the best Halloween candies to get? According to candystorecom and its annual Halloween candy ranking, the No.1 treat in the United States – in terms of purchase volume – is Skittles Next are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Starburst, M&Ms, Hot Tamales, Corn Sweet, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids, Hershey Kisses and Jolly Ranchers However, in Canada these boxes of Nestle mini chocolate bars rank # 1 People know they can’t go wrong with Kit Kats, Coffee Crisp, Aero Bars and Smarties A poll in a Canadian city last year (Ottawa) showed that Reese’s peanut butter cups were chosen as their favorite Halloween treat by 23% of survey respondents, followed by Coffee Crisp in 18% and Kit Kat at 16%

While most people enjoy a good chocolate bar, most of the favorites of days gone by are long gone, if not even gone. 1960s and 1970s mainstays like Kraft caramels and rockets are rarely seen. Little boxes of Chiclets, Dubble Bubble gum, and Mojos don’t make appearances Fortunately, those hard-to-bite, hard-to-define candy handfuls wrapped in Halloween-themed orange and black wrappers are also largely gone.

And let’s not forget the ubiquitous sucker They were plentiful and popular for decades The following Calgary Herald advertisements for Halloween candy over the decades provide a quick look at what Calgarians were handing out in October. 31 years ago

1930: This fall 1930 ad showed City Hall market specials including candy Roasted marshmallows were on sale for 19 cents a pound, sugar peanuts were 25 cents a pound, mixed chocolates cost 30 cents a pound and jelly candies cost 25 cents a pound

An Oct 24 ad of the same year, 1930, showed the Hudson’s Bay Company advertising Halloween candy at a similar price: black and orange jelly beans for 25 cents a pound, kisses from Halloween or creamy fudge for 29 cents a pound and for 39 cents a pound you could “satin candy,” with matching cream toppings in coral pink, nile green, canary and white

1940: This October 23, 1940 ad for a store called Naglers, located at 606-608 2nd St East, showed that jelly beans were still a popular treat and were selling for 10 cents less a pound than they had only done it a decade earlier – now 15 cents Halloween kisses were still on offer, but Halloween suckers were recently making an appearance – a box of 100 sold for 43 cents

Eaton on October 24, 1940 was also advertising a variety of Halloween products: paper costumes for 29 cents, masks for 5 to 15 cents, and party hats for 25 cents His Halloween Candy featured was the caramel sucker – you could get 50 of it for 38 cents The treat was expected to be so popular that the store limited suction cup purchases to 100 per customer

1950: Jenkins’ Groceteria Ltd announced a number of Halloween treats on October 26, 1950 advertisement A 10 ounce bag of roasted peanuts sold for 25 cents and a bag of Halloween lollipops cost 25 cents, while that a box of apples sold for $ 1.79

1960: Halloween suckers continued to be the treat to beat; they appear in several advertisements in the October 1960 editions of the Calgary Herald, including this advertisement from Zeller in October 26 A box of 72 suckers was on sale for 47 cents

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World News – CA – The best and worst Halloween candy, all the way back to the years 1930


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