The Progression of Halloween Candy

As the years go on, candy is slowly getting renovated.

Candy keeps getting upgraded. While walking around a grocery store, people can find many different bags of Halloween candy ranging from classic candy corn to the newer Hershey’s gold candy. Candy corn is the most basic Halloween candy. It consists of sugar, corn syrup and a couple different dyes all to make up one little candy. Hershey’s gold is made of white chocolate and is said to be burned to give a gold like look. Then, peanut butter and pretzel pieces are also added to the mix. These candies are not only getting more and more complex but the amount of sugar is increasing drastically.

“My all-time favorite Halloween candy would have to be Twix,” sophomore Sophia Semersky said. “Although there are many different choices, I love the caramel, chocolate and cookie combination.”

Twix started popping up in Halloween bags around 1970. Even though that seems like a long time ago, this is a very short time in the candy world. Since Halloween traditions began in the early 1900’s it took 70 years for Twix to appear in trick or treaters’ bags.

“I like Tootsie Rolls,” sophomore Caden Jimenez said. “It’s been my favorite for a while and I don’t think it ever won’t be my favorite.”

Tootsie Rolls were first introduced in 1896 which was a little earlier than when Halloween first began. Therefore, Tootsie Rolls can be considered a classic Halloween candy. They consist of sugar, corn syrup, cocoa bean and skimmed milk which, when combined, creates a chewy, chocolate-like candy.

With all the different varieties of candy now, no one really seems to enjoy the old candies that are still around today. Many people want what’s new, creamy, crunchy or gooey. With all the different varieties of candies to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one favorite.