While not everyone is in it for the spooks, a sugar-coated treat is incentive enough to celebrate the night of the return of dead souls. Here is a list of 12 nostalgic Halloween candies that have stood the test of time and still taste great whether you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or relive childhood memories.
1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are easily one of the most sumptuous treats out there. With the perfect sweet-to-savory balance and year-round Halloween theme, this chocolate candy hits all the right spots. You can get creative and channel your inner Cookie Monster with recipes like Reese’s crinkle cookies.
Looking to treat all your senses? If you are someone who likes living on the edge, it is never a bad idea to pop a fist full of sugar-coated rainbow Skittles into your mouth and experience a spectrum of flavours that keep you on your tiptoes from a range of sweet to sour. Trick or treat, you never know what is coming at you.
Tired of your paper straw dissolving while struggling to be environmentally sound? Grab this sour hollow treat that enhances the taste of your favourite drinks and leaves you with a post-drink treat to prolong your experience. If that is not incentive enough, you can use this candy as a pocket-sized wand!
4. Flavoured Tootsie Rolls
What’s more freaky than chewy chocolate? These oddly textured chocolate candies have been enjoyed for generations. Some would even go as far as calling it an underrated treat, although it’s an absolute banger. I mean, who does not want a little science experiment for their taste buds?
5. Pop Rocks
Another tantalizing treat for the senses! Pop Rocks is the candy that gets you the ultimate street credit with your friends. You can’t call Halloween a party without sharing a little packet of Pop Rocks with your buddies while you take the streets. A party for your mouth any day of the year.
6. Hershey’s Kisses
While not being the most appealing in their size, these are the only kisses some of us would be getting this holiday, so let’s not be snobby. Who knows? These little chocolates might just be the most subtle way to approach your crush.
Want something peanut buttery but not in the mood for a Reese’s Cup? These crispy and chewy chocolate-covered peanut butter treats have got your back! Butterfinger is a popular candy in trick-or-treat bags and has been around for ages.
Now, this may not be Halloween-themed per se, but really, who can complain about getting a delicious crispy chocolate-covered wafer sandwich that you can cleanly break off? This candy is popular for its immaculate taste and can satisfy you if you eat it the “right way.”
These booger-shaped candies may not be the most attractive to look at, but these colourful, tangy little delights with various textures make it a fun and nostalgic treat for everyone to enjoy. Nerds also release seasonal and holiday editions for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Easter.
10. Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids is a popular sweet and sour candy with a sugary gummy covered with tangy citric powder. If the taste isn’t incentive enough, you can always pretend to be a monster biting their little heads off to satisfy your inner sadist.
These little colorful candies have been around for over eight decades. M&M’s come in a range of flavors and fillings, from peanut, peanut butter, chocolate, crispy, caramel, and mint. They are a popular topping for desserts such as cookies, brownies, and ice cream but are just as good on their own.
Saving the best for last: my personal favorite chewy, hard caramel and chocolate-coated wafer bar that makes for a perfect dessert. Twix is a popular candy bar perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. This candy bar comes in a myriad of sizes you can pick from according to your appetite.
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