Candy You Can Only Find Around Halloween

This month is October, and that means at the end of the month we will be celebrating Halloween. Is there a better way to celebrate than stuffing your face with candy? Sometimes, you’ll only find that one special candy this time of year.

I am sure if you were looking, you might find these select candies on store shelves any time of year, but here are a select few that I associate most with the fall holiday.

Runts

I do not know anyone that would refer to Runts as their favorite candy of all time, but every year these candies seem to fill up variety bags. These hard shaped candies seem to be everywhere this time of year. The banana pieces get all the glory. They are the only ones that seem to taste like what they look like, but that doesn’t mean much when it comes to RUNTS.

Tootsie Rolls

When was the last time you had a Tootsie Roll? Was it around last October or November?

Okay, I am cheating because I can easily confirm that my local grocery store has Tootsie Rolls in the checkout line, but they don’t have the fruity flavored Tootsie Roll taffy. The only time I saw the fruit taffy was when it was dropped into my treat bag at a strangers house.

What was up with the blue Tootsie Rolls? You might expect it to be blueberry or raspberry, but it was vanilla. Vanilla always seems like an odd flavor to turn into a taffy treat.

Smarties

I’m not sure if this was candy or flavored disk of chalk. It was a Halloween tradition in my schools to take your smarties, crush them up, and down all the powder at once. At the time I thought it was for the sugar rush, but now I think it was just to get the candies over with.

Krackel

I love chocolate. When I was growing up, I always loved a good Nestlé crunch bar. So I was always excited when I get Krackles on Halloween, I love them. They were usually one of the first candies I would open after trick-or-treating.

They were usually in the same pack with a Mr. Goodbar or some Hersheys dark chocolate, and I see those bars on the shelves at my store all the time. I have never seen a standalone Krackel.

Candy Corn

Comedian Lewis Black said it best…

“The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.”

What other Halloween only candies can you think of? Leave us like and let us know in the comments.

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