Top Choices For Trick Or Treaters Or Just For You
The grocery store shelves were filled with bags and boxes of Halloween treat choices about the same time as students were preparing for Back to School. You’ve seen them for so long you probably no longer recognize them, but when it comes to sweet treats to hand out on October 31st, you have a lot to choose from. But what are the top picks? Here is our list to help you sort your way through the sea of chocolate and candy.
1 – Kit Kat
You can never go wrong with this classic Halloween choice. The product originated as Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp in 1935 and was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937. It is a chocolate covered wafer bar which contains three layers of wafers with chocolate between each. It is produced in several countries around the world and comes in various chocolate flavors in a seasonal manner.
2 – M&M’s
This fun treat dates back to 1940 and was created in the United States. They are button-shaped chocolates that have an outer coating of candy. M&M’s come in many different colors and each has a lower case letter ‘m’ written in white on one side. These are great to eat individually or by the handful.
3 – Skittles
These fruit-flavored chewy candies bear a striking resemblance to M&M’s although they are very different. The outer shell has a letter ‘S’ on it in white and they are available in many different flavors and color combinations. Again, button-sized but shaped slightly different to M&M’s, Skittles have been around since 1974.
4 – Twix
This is a finger biscuit with a topping of caramel or other flavor completely covered in chocolate. Twix was first introduced in 1967 and carried the name Raider in several European countries until 1991 and 2000. Several variations have since been introduced.
5 – Jolly Rancher
There are several formats this treat comes in including hard candy, fruit chews, gum, jelly beans and gummies to name a few. Jolly Ranchers are all sweet, small sized items that are either tangy or sour/sweet. Flavors are related to fruit with the odd exception such as cinnamon. They were first manufactured in 1949 in the United States.
6 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Created in 1928 in the United States, this chocolate cup candy is filled with peanut butter. It has several variations but generally feature the combination of a chocolate (white, dark, milk) with peanut butter. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a Halloween classic treat.
7 – Candy Corn
This three colored candy is typically only available around Halloween. It was originally created in the 1880’s in the United States which makes Candy Corn the granddaddy of all Halloween treats on our list. It was named Chicken Feed for several years and resembles a slightly larger kernel of corn.
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