It’s almost Halloween and that means it’s time to talk about all things candy-related. You probably remember what your favorite candy was when you were a young trick-or-treater, but chances are, you have no idea what the country’s favorite Halloween candy was the year you were born. So, you're about to be 'in the know'! Ok, so the list doesn't go before 1960...if you were born before then, it's not that they didn't have Halloween candy, it's just that this list doesn't cover it. Maybe Google will be able to tell you!
- 1960: Swedish Fish - These chewy candies really caught on in the 60s.
- 1962: Now and Later - A big hit with kids, not so much with dentists.
- 1967: Starburst - They launched in the U.K. in the 60s and became a favorite when they hit the states in ‘67.
- 1971: Laffy Taffy - The jokes on the wrappers made this a Halloween favorite.
- 1975: Pop Rocks - Despite the urban legend, these won’t make your stomach explode.
- 1977: Tootsie Roll - They had a catchy jingle back then and this was their big moment.
- 1980: Big League Chew - This pouch of gum was a huge hit when it came out in 1980.
- 1981: Jelly Belly - Thank President Reagan for this one, they were a favorite of his.
- 1982: Reese’s Pieces - This is the year “E.T.” came out featuring the new-ish candy.
- 1985: Sour Patch Kids - Coming out at the height of Cabbage Patch Kids mania helped this candy become super popular.
- 1987: Air Heads - This new candy was an instant hit.
- 1990: Hershey’s Bars - The classic chocolate bar was big this year.
- 1993: Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme Bars - This one was a game-changer and people loved it.
- 1996: Gummies - All kinds of gummy treats were popular that year for some reason.
- 1999: Jolly Rancher Lollipops - Next-level love for fans of the fruity candy.
- 2002: M&Ms - Maybe it was the introduction of purple M&Ms that made these a favorite in 2002.
- 2004: Candy Corn - These are the classic Halloween candy, nice to see them on this list at least once.
Check out the full list here.