What's In Your Halloween Candy?
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, MILKFAT, SKIM MILK, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, LACTOSE, SALT, EGG WHITES, CHOCOLATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR. (MAY CONTAIN ALMONDS)
Hungry? Why wait? Yep, those ingredients combine to form the beloved Snickers bar. This gem, made up of nougat topped with peanuts and caramel and covered in chocolate, has been pleasing folks since its creation in 1930. Named after one of the favorite horses of Frank Mars, the bar has expanded to include treats like Snickers Dark Chocolate, Snickers Almond, and Snickers Peanut Butter Squared, among others. Snack on that.
SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL; LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF: CITRIC ACID, TAPIOCA DEXTRIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, COLORS (TITANIUM DIOXIDE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, YELLOW 6, RED 40, YELLOW 6 LAKE, RED 40 LAKE), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM CITRATE, CARNAUBA WAX. (GLUTEN-FREE, GELATIN-FREE.)
Taste the Rainbow. People. Love. These. Candies. Proof: More than 200 million Skittles candies are produced on a daily basis. Original Skittles were born in 1979, featuring orange, lemon, lime, grape, and strawberry bites. Their cousins, Skittles Tropical and Skittles Wild Berry, appeared in 1989 and kicked it up a notch with flavors like Kiwi and Wild Berry. Circa 2000, Skittles went Sour. And in 2011, Blenders made their debut. This year, Skittles introduced Riddles, a pack of candies where the flavors and colors dont match.
MILK CHOCOLATE, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, LESS THAN 2 PERCENT: MILKFAT, COCOA POWDER PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, LACTOSE, MALTED BARLEY, WHEAT FLOUR, SALT, EGG WHITE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
Chocolate malt-flavored nougat and caramel covered with milk chocolate that is a Milky Way bar, the first of which was created in 1923. Fans of this candy are no stranger to the Milky Way Brand Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels, and the Milky Way Midnight Bar, made up of dark chocolate, golden caramel, and vanilla nougat.
SUGAR, GLUCOSE, PEANUTS, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA POWDER, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, MOLASSES, CORNFLAKES, SALT, SOYA LECITHIN, CORNSTARCH, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, TBHQ, CITRIC ACID, COLOR.
The crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery, chocolate-coated treat also known as Bart Simpsons go-to candy bar was created in 1923 by the Curtiss Candy Company of Chicago. Its tag line, "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger," was popularized throughout the 1990s in commercials featuring Americas favorite cartoon family the Simpsons.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, COCOA BUTTER, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, LACTOSE, SOYA LECITHIN, POLYGLYCEROL POLYRICINOLEATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR, HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL OR MODIFIED PALM OIL, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SOYA LECITHIN, YEAST, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
Gimme a Break. Made up of Light, crispy wafers covered in milk chocolate, the popular candy was originally dubbed "Rowntrees Chocolate Crisp," at its 1935 launch in London. Two years later, the name changed to Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp, then to Kit Kat after World War II. Although there is no official confirmation of this, the name is thought to be inspired by the famous Kit Kat Club of the 1920s.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS), SUGAR, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1 PERCENT: CORN SYRUP, GUM ACACIA, COLORING (INCLUDES RED 40 LAKE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, YELLOW 6, RED 40, BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, BLUE 2), DEXTRIN.
These bite-sized chocolates in a candy shell have been a hit since 1941. So popular, that they have birthed a ton of varieties milk chocolate, peanut, dark chocolate, dark chocolate peanut, almond, peanut butter, pretzel, and coconut and also fun commercials with anthropomorphic candy. Fun fact: the iconic white "m"s on the candy didnt appear until 1950 and they were black.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN), SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL AND/OR PALM OIL, LESS THAN 2 PERCENT: COCOA POWDER PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SALT, EGG WHITES, ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLAVORS.
Introduced in 1932, Mars, Inc. has dubbed this treat "A lighter way to enjoy chocolate." The name comes from the original composition of the candy bar, which was vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The bar is now comprised of chocolate-flavored nougat covered in milk chocolate. To make the bars, large slabs of nougat are cut to size, then covered in chocolate in a process called "enrobing."
CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, APPLE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, GELATIN, FOOD STARCH-MODIFIED, CITRIC ACID, LESS THAN 1.5 PERCENT - PECTIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, COLORING (RED 40, YELLOW 5). GLUTEN-FREE.
The juicy contradiction. Created in the U.K. in 1960, these little squares of fruity flavor were originally called Opal Fruits. After they immigrated to the U.S. in 1967, they Americanized their name to Starburst. By 1998, the name Opal Fruits was phased out. Unique additions to this line of sweetness include Starburst Candy Canes, which appeared in 1995; Starburst Sour Fruit Chews, born in 2002; and Starburst Flavor Morph, a 2012 creation in which flavors change while you chew them.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS), SUGAR, ENRICHED FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CORN SYRUP, SKIM MILK, DEXTROSE, LESS THAN 2 PERCENT: LACTOSE, SALT, COCOA POWDER, BAKING SODA, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
What do you get when you take cookie, cover it in caramel, and coat it in chocolate? Twix, of course. First created in 1967 in the U.K., the candy didnt make it to the U.S. until 1979. The dual candy bars have millions of Facebook fans, and according to commercials can provide and excellent way to stall for time need a moment? Chew it over with a Twix.
DEXTROSE, SUGAR, MALIC ACID, LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF: CORN SYRUP, CARNAUBA WAX AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS AND COLORS.
This tiny, tangy, crunch candy was born in 1983. It comes in multiple flavor combos, such as Grape/Strawberry, Rainbow, Amped Apple & Lightening Lemon Sour Nerds, and Watermelon and Wild Cherry, among others. Created by Wonka, it is currently owned and produced by Nestl.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, MILK, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR).
In 1907, Hershey introduced the kiss. The flat-bottomed chocolates were individually wrapped until 1921, when a machine took over the process and included the signature plume to indicate that it was genuine. The plume was later trademarked in 1924. Fun fact: Some of the streetlights in Hershey, Pa., are shaped like Kisses!
CORN SYRUP; MILK CHOCOLATE ( SUGAR; COCOA BUTTER; CHOCOLATE; MILK; LACTOSE; MILK FAT; NONFAT MILK; SOY LECITHIN; PGPR, EMULSIFIER) ; COCONUT; SUGAR; ALMONDS (ROASTED IN COCOA BUTTER AND/OR SUNFLOWER, OIL) ; CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL); WHEY (MILK); COCOA; SALT; NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR ; CHOCOLATE; SOY LECITHIN; HYDROLYZED MILK PROTEIN;, SODIUM METABISULFITE, TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS; SULFUR DIOXIDE, TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS; CARAMEL COLOR
CORN SYRUP; SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE ( CHOCOLATE; SUGAR; COCOA; MILK FAT; COCOA BUTTER; SOY LECITHIN; PGPR, EMULSIFIER) ; COCONUT; SUGAR; SALT; NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR; HYDROLYZED MILK PROTEIN; SODIU, M METABISULFITE, TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS; SULFUR DIOXIDE, TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS; CARAMEL COLOR; MILK
Almond Joy & Mounds
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you dont. Coconut + two almonds + milk chocolate = Almond Joy. And what a joy it is. Its sister candy, Mounds, is created by combining coconut and dark chocolate. In 1921, Mounds made its debut as "Knights Knifty Knibbles." The cost? 5 cents! In 1946, Almond Joy was created. At $0.10 per treat, we think it was a steal.
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, NONFAT MILK, MILK FAT, LACTOSE, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, EMULSIFIER), PEANUTS, SUGAR, DEXTROSE, SALT, TBHQ (PRESERVATIVE).
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Created in 1928 by H.B. Reese, a former Hershey employee who started his own candy company out of his basement, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups combine two of the nations great loves: chocolate and peanut butter. In 1963, Reeses candy company was purchased by the Hershey Chocolate Company. Popular versions of this candy include Reeses Pieces, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures.
SUGAR, SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLIN), CORN SYRUP, CONFECTIONERS GLAZE, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, PEPPERMINT OIL, THE ENZYME INVERTASE, THE PROTEIN SOYA ALBUMIN, AND GELATIN.
Introduced in 1949, this popular candy was named after Junior Miss, a Broadway show of the time. The candy even made an iconic appearance in a Seinfeld episode where a candy fell into the abdominal cavity of a patient during surgery solidifying its place as the perfect candy to indulge in while watching, well anything.
CORN SYRUP; SUGAR; VEGETABLE OIL (COCOA BUTTER, PALM, SHEA, SUNFLOWER AND/OR SAFFLOWER OIL); NONFAT MILK; DEXTROSE; CHOCOLATE; CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: BROWN SUGAR; WHEY (MILK); MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES; SODIUM BICARBONATE; MILK FAT; SALT; RESINOUS GLAZE; SOY LECITHIN; TAPIOCA DEXTRIN; VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
Invented by Sean le Noble in 1926, these favorites of movie-goers were intended to be perfectly round. When it was clear this was impossible, the name "duds" came into play. The first part of the name refers to the large quantity of milk used in their creation.
CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: MALIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (RED 40, BLUE 1, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6).
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
The Jolly Rancher Candy Company was founded in 1949 in Golden, Colo., by Bill and Dorothy Harmsen. Although they made ice cream and chocolate, their fruit-flavored hard candies were a hit and the company was ultimately acquired by Hershey. Featuring grape, cherry, apple, watermelon, and blue raspberry, these individually wrapped bits have many spin-offs, including lollipops, gummies, and jelly beans.
SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE (CHOCOLATE, SUGAR, COCOA, MILK FAT, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, EMULSIFIER, VANILLIN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), INVERT SUGAR, EGG WHITES, OIL OF PEPPERMINT, MILK.
York Peppermint Pattie
Get the sensation. When peppermint meets dark chocolate, you get this classic treat, which has been refreshing mouths since 1940. In 2009, Hershey introduced us to York Pieces candy the bite-sized, candy-coated version of this iconic candy.
SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, CONFECTIONERS GLAZE, SALT, HONEY, DEXTROSE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, GELATIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE COLOR, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 5, RED 3, BLUE 1, SESAME OIL.
Mark your calendars, Oct. 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Yeah, thats a real thing. Invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, these sweet kernels have been popular ever since. Originally made of sugar, water, corn syrup, fondant, and marshmallow, the pieces were poured into molds by hand, color by color.
CORN SYRUP; ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, AND FOLIC ACID); SUGAR; CORNSTARCH; CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: PALM OIL; SALT; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR ; MONO, AND DIGLYCERIDES; CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVE); ARTIFICIAL COLOR ( RED 40) ; MINERAL OIL; SOY LECITHIN; GLYCERIN.
The twist you cant resist. Got time to kill? Great, because it takes 15 hours to make Twizzlers. In 1998, the candy made history: Y&S Candy Plant, located in Lancaster, Pa., created the longest licorice ever 1,200 feet and 100 pounds. Bet that made a few mouths happy. Other versions of these sweet whips include Twizzlers Pull n Peel (1994) and Twizzlers Rainbow (2006).
PEANUTS; SUGAR; CORN SYRUP; NONFAT MILK; PALM OIL; CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: SALT; CARRAGEENAN; MONO & DIGLYCERIDES; EGG WHITES; SOY PROTEIN
Sick of chocolate? Look no further. When salty peanuts and sweet caramel join forces, the result is PayDay. Created by Frank Martoccio in 1932, the candy bar is now a product of Hershey. Its popular 2011 commercials featured dancing peanuts diving into a mound of caramel, and suggested viewers experience "The Sweet Taste of Energy."