Throwback Thursday: Your Favorite Candy

In North America, trick-or-treating has been a Halloween tradition since the late 1940s. According to USA Today, about 4 percent of all candy consumed in this country occurs on that one day. What candy were you most excited to see in the bottom of your pillowcase or pumpkin bucket on Halloween? Are you a child of the ‘70s who enjoyed Bottle Caps and bubble gum cigars, or a child of the 90s who liked Big League Chew and Warheads? Share your favorite candy on today’s Hopkins Happenings “Throwback Thursday.”

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Barbara Xecominos November 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

Any chocolate bar or Bazooka bubble gum with a comic inside!


toynesha gartley October 31, 2013 at 11:46 pm

smarties!!!!!! I just love them!


Roe October 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Red Shoe Strings...hands down!


Tamara October 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm



Justin Kovalsky October 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Peanut Chews—a Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York thing.


Cymantha (Cy) Governs October 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Have you seen the signs on 83?!


Justin Kovalsky October 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I have, Cy. I believe their plant is in Philadelphia, but they're definitely claiming Baltimore on one of those signs!

Danielle Jones November 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

Yes Peanut Chews!!! a facebook group I belong to is talking about throwing a party in 2015 to celebrate Peanut Chews' 100 year anniversary.


Kristen October 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Ooooh, this is my favorite subject! I actually a recovering sugar addict! 🙂
I love laffy taffy, skittles, sour patch kids, now and laters, sweet tarts.....the list goes on and on and of course now I'm craving some!


Bonnie October 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Anything Chocolate really.....but my favorite was Whoppers or Bazooka Joe bubble gum!! yummy.... 🙂


Anita October 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

back in the day - Candy cigarette sticks, bubble gum cigarettes that blew out a white powder, sweettarts, Peppermint patties
now - Reese cups, Almond Joys, Goetez, I'm gonna have to get a 25cent box of Boston Bakedbeans from the gift shop 🙂


Judy Reid October 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

Oh my goodness, the CANDY CORNS. Remember how you would eat them; you had to eat the small end first, slowly eat the orange part. Heaven!!!!! But sometimes a stomachache later, but well worth it. (lol)


Nicole October 31, 2013 at 10:00 am

Any house that gave out full sized candy bars. All of the kids in my neighborhood would go there first.


DEBBIE WRIGHT October 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

Nestle Crunch Bars...we got the long bars....not the mini size!!!!
Happy Halloween......I left my "flying monkeys" home today! 🙂


Bridget Sandkuhler October 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

Reeses anything and ring pops!


Robert O'Connell October 31, 2013 at 9:44 am

If I could only have one food for the rest of my life
That's easy
Cherry flavored Pez
No question about it
-- Jerry O'Connell as Vern Tessio
Stand by Me, 1986


Bridget Sandkuhler October 31, 2013 at 10:16 am

I knew this quote instantly. Great movie!


Minke October 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

"Back in the day", we would get WHOLE candy bars when Trick r Treating. My favorite was a ZERO BAR, white chocolate and a mysterious filling!


Debbie October 31, 2013 at 9:04 am

Since I was allergic to chocolate, I have fond memories of pixie-stics and mini red vines.


Anita October 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

yeah, Pixie sticks...they would get wet and clogged and you have to tear off the end


LBP October 31, 2013 at 8:55 am

Jawbreakers...last forever, and so does your dental problems!


Karen Tong October 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

I'm with Cymantha! Reese's anything! White reese's cups, mini reese's, double peanut reese's, reese'e pieces. Jelly beans are a favorite, too. And, I love Bottle Caps! Too many options to enjoy them all this time of year!


Judy October 31, 2013 at 8:34 am

Gummy Bears, but, any chewy gooey candy will do 🙂


AJ October 31, 2013 at 8:28 am

Three Musketeers bars or Milky Way bars. These were the bewt because they were more expensive then the junk candy.


Stephanie H. October 31, 2013 at 8:26 am

Swedish Fish - although not a popular Halloween candy. You really can't go wrong with Swedish Fish.


James Held October 31, 2013 at 8:17 am

Caramel Creams (Bulls Eyes) allll the way!!!


Cymantha (Cy) Governs October 31, 2013 at 7:32 am

This is impossible. Who can pick one? Reeses anything. Or black jellybeans. Or pop rocks.


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