Halloween is coming, and that means millions of Americans are stocking up on candy. According to the National Confectioners Association, 75% of households plan to hand out candy this year—a pretty amazing fact when you consider that trick-or-treating is a tradition that is less than 100 years old!
When the little ghosts and goblins arrive at your door, odds are you’ll give them Halloween candy—specific, special, made-for-Halloween candy. Like trick-or-treating, Halloween candy is a fairly new development—one defined by packaging.
A Very Brief History of Halloween Candy
Before the 1930’s, Halloween was a time for pranks, costumes, and parties, but not going door to door asking for treats. Trick or treating grew in popularity after WWII, eventualy becoming the major event of the holiday.
The “treats” were a little different, back in the day—candy manufacturers hadn’t jumped on the opportunity that Halloween offered. Up until the 1970’s it was common to hand out a variety of treats, including candy, but also including homemade snacks, as well as small toys. Concerns about safety lead to a preference for packaged treats, and candy became the treat of choice.
What Makes Halloween Candy Special?
These days, Halloween candy is a specialty product—it’s manufactured and sold for the purpose of trick-or-treating. It evolved over the second half of the twentieth century to the product we know, love, and steal from our kids today. The thing that distinguishes Halloween candy the most from other candy is it’s packaging.
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