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 we’re here 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.