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Let's Dish: Growing Up, What Was Your Top Halloween Candy?

Let's Dish: Growing Up, What Was Your Top Halloween Candy?

We never had much candy in my house when I was growing up, as my parents wanted to encourage us to eat healthy as much as possible. Every October, I would count down the days to Halloween, when I knew I'd be going trick-or-treating. I looked forward to all candy, but in particular, I loved Baby Ruth bars. The combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and — my favorite part — chewy white nougat made this my favorite Halloween treat of all time. What about you? What treats did you look forward to eating on Halloween, then and now?

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Ladyd27 Ladyd27 5 years
My mom never had candy in the house growing up and since I was a bit on the chubby side, she always watched me like a hawk to make sure I didn't sneak anything sugary home from school. So given those circumstances, my favorite Halloween candy was anything I could get my hands on, opened up, popped into my mouth and swallowed before I got caught. However, my favorite were the little bags of m & m's, both plain and peanut. I would separate all the m and m's by color and each color would have it's own pile. I would each one m & m at a time to savor every last bit of flavor and would finish each color before moving onto to the next. Mixing the colors and eating them all at once was complete sacrilege.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm with Party - I still love Caramellos! I'm also still a sucker for regular candy corn. It's a classic.
mtiger mtiger 7 years
Pixelhaze, I love those! Candy corn pumpkins, regular candy corn, snickers, any hershey's chocolate, and m and m's! But I was always afraid I would run out of candy, so I used to just eat a tiny bit and try to make it last...it all ended up going bad!
chow chow 7 years
starbursts, but my parents would never let me eat them. there's this one house that used to give out dollar coins. i hear they still do it...
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
candy corn pumpkins! They only come out around halloween.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Reese's peanut butter cups, then and now!
JessicaLE JessicaLE 7 years
Anything but the Smarties and Sweet Tarts. Never a fan. Oh, and wasn't it cool when the houses passed out drinks? I lived in the deep south, so actually it was often still warm outside on Halloween nights. Getting those little plastic barrels of fruit punch was SO cool. Ah memories.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i was always a reeses girl - any type of the chocolate/peanut butter combo would make me happy. i'm kind of in the same boat as you - we didn't have TOO much candy around the house growing up, so it was a novelty. we only really ever had hersey's kisses to eat, and those are kind of boring after a while since they are so one note.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Any full-sized candy bars. I loved it when some homes gave full-size candy.
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 7 years
MMmmmm I used to looove Twix, Bit O Honey, and Sugar Daddies!!! These posts make me miss all the free candy! ;)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Snickers, baby ruth and butterfinger!
Marci Marci 7 years
Peanut Butter Cups, Mounds and Snickers. :) :)
verily verily 7 years
Twix. Chilled first.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
Or York Peppermint Patties.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
For the sake of length of words, I'll say the candies I NEVER liked were Milk Duds and Raisinets.
kia kia 7 years
I was never a big trick or treater. My family would take me to the mall, how lame is that? I would consider it a grand haul if I got a few Smarties. For a few years we did make popcorn balls though, mmmmm.
lesmar912 lesmar912 7 years
My favorite growing up were mini Snickers bars, luckily my little sis is a weirdo and doesn't like chocolate so it was easy to get all of hers! Plus my neighbor used to give out the full size bags of Peanut MnM's which were also a favorite instead of the fun size and that was always fun to get them from him!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
starbursts and skittles and sour patch kids and sweet tarts! :P caramilk bars too (its canadian)
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Mini snickers! Although, I also love Tootsie Rolls...it's really the only time of year I ever eat them.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Peanut butter cups, peanut M&Ms, Snickers... but my favorite of all was Baby Ruth! My least favorite were those hunks of pink bubble gum that were wrapped in yellow and blue paper. Tasteless, hard, horrible gum.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 7 years
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, all the way. Starburst was a close second, especially the pink and red ones!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Nestle crunch, Butterfingers and KitKats! I also loved grape Jolly Ranchers.
DearSugar DearSugar 7 years
Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. Best candy every made!
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 7 years
fruit tootsie rolls, crunch bars, and 100 grand bars!!! yuuuumm
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Mini Three Musketeers bars.
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