THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN CANDY
Halloween has its roots in ancient Celtic traditions, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
The tradition of giving out treats on Halloween began in the Middle Ages, when people would offer food to the poor in exchange for prayers for their deceased loved ones.
Sugar became more widely available in the 19th century, leading to the creation of candy as we know it today.
The first mass-produced Halloween candy was candy corn, which was invented in the late 1800s.
Today, Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday in the United States, with billions of dollars spent on candy and other treats.
Modern-day Halloween candy includes a wide variety of treats, from chocolate bars to gummy worms to novelty items like candy eyeballs and vampire teeth.