History of Halloween candy - WNEM TV 5


History of Halloween candy

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It's throwback Thursday and with Halloween just one week away, TV5 is taking a closer look at the history of the always popular Halloween candy.

Giving out candy on Halloween is actually a recent American invention. Trick or treating didn't even become widespread until after World War 2 but it wasn't until the mid 1950's until candy was actually the treat of choice for children in costume.

The Wake-Up crew shared their favorite Halloween snacks during TV5 Wake-Up and Aisha Howard's favorite is Reese's peanut butter cups. Those much loved peanut butter cups were created in 1928 by a Pennsylvania dairy farmer named HB Reese.

When Reese's first hit the market two cups cost just one penny.

Craig McMorris' favorite is considered one of the world's most popular candy bars, Snickers.

The Mars candy company created Snickers candy bars back in 1930 and named it after the family's favorite horse.

Frank Mars and his wife began making the popular bars in their kitchen and in the early years all of them were made by hand.

Today, the company makes about 15-million bars every single day.

Catherine Bodak's favorite is Butterfinger.

So what's your favorite halloween candy? Let us know by going to our Facebook page or email us wnem@wnem.com.

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