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Old School Halloween Candies

November 1, 2011

After a gooey sweet Halloween, I am crashing from my sugar high at full speed. In fact, there is a good chance I’ll get the shakes if I even look at another miniature chocolate bar. That is why it is necessary to officially ban myself from treats until…well…I don’t want to be rash, here so let’s say…five – no – three days. Yes that should do it.

The thing is, I do not even have an excuse for buying so much candy. Kids aren’t allowed to go door to door begging for hand outs in my building. But there I was in the Shoppers Drug Mart cashing in all of my points when I saw these:

Chicklets

Chicklets

I just had to have them.  Every Halloween my grandmother would fill little paper sacks with gum and candy to hand out to the neighbourhood kids (I always got two bags). And every year the same items would be in them. Chicklets, just like above, and some other things. I bet you are dying to know what else those orange and black sacks held!

sugar daddy

Sugar Daddy Lolly Pops

Black Liquorice Candy

Goodies - Black Liquorice Candy

Kraft Caramels

Kraft Caramels

Jujubes

Jujubes

candy corn
candy corn
Oh Henry

Oh Henry

Of course, we would also make these:

popcorn balls

popcorn balls

 

Yum!

Do you see how one little bag of Chicklets could open the floodgates? Once those buggers were in my cart, I could not seem to stop myself from throwing other candies in after them. Sigh. Time to hit the gym.

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2011 3:12 pm

    So cool! I remember lots of these and my personal fave was always CHUCKLES!

  2. November 1, 2011 4:09 pm

    Chuckles look awesome! I want to try them.

  3. November 1, 2011 4:45 pm

    Do love those Kraft caramels. They are the best. Candy corn – blech. Never could eat it and I lost my front tooth in a Sugar Daddy sucker.
    Remember Milk Duds? They glued your mouth shut!
    My favorite two will always be Baby Ruth and Butterfinger. Yum! I too have had my fill. No more until next Halloween!

    • November 1, 2011 10:10 pm

      Love Milk Duds! I’m pretty sure Baby Ruth’s are just like O’Henry’s so, love them, too! Don’t even get me started on Butterfinger deliciousness….

  4. November 1, 2011 9:50 pm

    Wow, Kraft make candy? Who would’ve thought… Here they make Peanut Butter and Vegemite.

    • November 1, 2011 10:24 pm

      Kraft makes peanut butter here, too. And Mac & Cheese and other stuff. No Vegemite, though. We don’t really have that here. But I would totally try it if we did.

  5. November 1, 2011 10:10 pm

    Candy corn, Kraft Caramels & Sugar Daddy’s, um, um, um – but you must have the candy corn with peanuts (sinful). The lady in my profile pic (my grandmother taught me how to eat it that way).

    • November 1, 2011 10:23 pm

      Maybe I should try that in my popcorn balls? Just mix the caramels, candy corn and peanuts all in there. I bet it would be good. Wait. And chocolate chips. Must add chocolate chips.

  6. November 2, 2011 5:08 am

    The Halloween bowl was full of Snickers (including the peanut butter ones) and M&Ms (the peanut ones of course). The Ghouls & Ghosts fortunately left enough for me to snack on until Thanksgiving… Okay, enough to last the next couple of days!

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