Share with us your favorite Halloween candies from childhood or your favorite Halloween memories, and enter to win a treat bag of vintage goodies!Β  We will do a random drawing from the posts on Friday, November 5th.

To get the ball started, I vividly remember Halloween as a child. I grew up in Charlotte, NC, and my dad was a high school English teacher. Every year, Dad would borrow the movie projector and screen from the school library and would show Halloween cartoons such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Donald Duck’s Trick or Treat in our driveway. Since Halloweens in Charlotte were typically nice, it worked great! We would line up a row of chairs and pass around a giant bowl of popcorn, which Dad also made by the ton. Our neighborhood was full of children and all of them would hang out in our driveway watching cartoons. Mom, would also be handing out homemade popcorn balls to the trick-or-treaters. Very special memories!

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  1. LindaC says:

    I always liked getting chocolate candy instead of hard candy. I also like the wax lips.

  2. Such fun memories! My daughters and I still love to watch those Disney cartoons at Halloween! I don’t know why, but I always loved the wax lips and wax coke bottles…why??? They weren’t even very tasty…just fun, I guess! And those candy dots on paper like in your picture…things I wouldn’t normally get throughout the year.

    Thanks for helping me look backwards for a minute–fun! Loving your new blog!

  3. Cathy Roberts says:

    i loved the candy dots and the wax lips and wax coke bottles,

  4. Sue Alvey says:

    Mary Janes and Bit-O-Honey were my favorite!

  5. Linh C says:

    I’ve always liked chocolate candies over hard candies.

  6. Anna Fearer says:

    That sounds like so much fun! Me and my friends would love to dress up and go around the neighborhood scaring everyone! We would make candy apples and chocolate covered popcorn with halloween sprinkles for our halloween parties. Man wish I could be a kid again..LOL!

  7. Megan says:

    Favorite memory, hands down is the year I went as Glynda the Good Witch – my mom made my costume, so I had a cardboard crown and wand covered in foil, a tulle skirt and what I thought was the most glamorous makeup (but which turned out to be 70s blue eye shadow smeared all the way to my temples, weird black lines under that and oversized red lips!). I felt so glamorous and special though! (just to clarify, I was about 5 at the time, not 16. πŸ˜‰ )

  8. Jennifer says:

    I loved it all! I remember my Grandmother always made popcorn balls for us. I also loved getting gum and chocolate.

  9. Jen says:

    I liked the Hershey’s miniatures and popcorn balls!

  10. Crystal says:

    I would dig for the almond joy first..I can’t help it I love coconut. But I loved when my mom would buy the wax lips. They were fun tho not tasty.

  11. Maryellen Webber says:

    This reminds me of a least one trick or treat bag I had when I
    was a kid!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  12. Evelyn H says:

    I always loved the big red wax lips. Loved the candy necklaces too. My favorite costume to dress-up in was a witch costume.

  13. conniemelancon says:

    My favorite candy was the Milk duds.

  14. Allie Sensinger says:

    Loved and still love Nestle Crunch Bars. No real reason why. But, I love them will all my heart!

  15. Tabitha says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday! I loved chic-o-sticks. I think they still make them, but I don’t get to trick-or-treat anymore, so I have to raid my daughter’s bag!

  16. Kenna Frieson says:

    I would always go through my Halloween bag in search of Blow Pops or anything with gum in it. Fun times!

  17. Andrea says:

    I always liked Halloween (it’s still my favorite holiday) b/c any kid can enjoy it (rich or poor). I loved getting chocolate candy and hated the hard candy. I remember going to the “rich” neighborhoods and getting the big chocolate candy bars!! I love Hershey’s with Almonds!

  18. Crystal says:

    Family halloween parties playing musical chairs and hot potato were my favorite things!

  19. laura j says:

    I loved the candy necklaces on a string! We would bite them off one by one and eat our favorite colors first!

  20. bridget says:

    I always loved bit o honey. I still do, my kids pull them out and give them to me. Unfortunately, my teeth don’t love them as much as I do!

  21. Patricia Sparks says:

    I have always loved watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and eating candy corn.

  22. Sandi James says:

    Halloween has always been a favorite. Getting all dressed up and going out with the neighborhood kids. My favorite was always the good n’ plenty. Yumm.

  23. I think I was the only kid on the planet who loved Blackjack gum. It was black licorice flavored.

  24. Monica B. says:

    Hi, I just found your site. How lovely! I loved the strawberry candies. They had a corn syrup-y strawberry filling. I have no idea what those are called, and my husband dislikes them. But dang, those were good!

  25. Kelly Ulanday says:

    Some of my fondest memories were of Halloween in Nebraska. Brrr. I will never forget getting the cutest Holly Hobby costume one year. I was so excited to wear it. However, it was so cold that all I was able to wear was the mask. I would have froze my buns off wearing the nylon dress that came with it. It seemed that every year we had to plan our costumes around our winter coat. Being a Mom of four and now living in Texas, we now have the opposite problem. We have to have costumes that keep you cool because it is often hot, humid and full of mosquitos. I love seeing my kids trying on their costumes for the first time. Brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. Happy Halloween!!

  26. Bonnie says:

    I have always loved mallowcreams…especially candy pumpkins. I still do!

  27. Pat says:

    My favorite was always chocolate…a girls best friend! then Slo-Pokes and the wax lips. Ah memories πŸ™‚

  28. Dee says:

    wax lips!! nothing to this day tastes like they did

  29. Meredith says:

    My favorite memory as a child was when all the kids came back to my friend Katie’s house and we all dumped our candy out, sorted it and traded our favorites with each other

  30. Susan Spiers says:

    Mom always made our Halloween costumes, me & my sister & my best friend! My favorite was a princess costume with crown & veils & I got to wear her bright red lipstick & pearl necklace! Off we would go with our pillowcases to collect the goodies-a special treat-gum! Only time we were allowed to have it! Fond memories!

  31. Jan says:

    I now live in England where trick or treating is not as popular as it is in Canada, where I grew up. I miss giving out candy to kiddies and remember very well the fun of trick or treating myself. My mother was very strict about what I could eat whilst I was out – “nothing that doesn’t come from people in our road” – and when I got back she would go through my haul and give anything suspicious to the dog! It was all fine – the dog lived to a ripe old age and managed (somehow) to keep all his teeth.

  32. jen fletcher says:

    Oh I love candies apples, popcorn balls, and those little caramel squares-yum-oooo!!!

  33. Randi says:

    My favorite Halloween candies as a child were: Tootsie Rolls, caramels, Boston Baked Beans, Black Jack Taffy, Sugar Babies, and all the mini-chocolate bars. You know what I hated? Those peanut butter kisses that came in black or orange wax paper. Gag. I always made my brother eat them.

  34. Grandma Shelley says:

    No matter how old I get…I still love candy corn! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  35. Heather T. says:

    Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!

  36. Patty O'Malley says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn. My favorite Halloween memory is that my Mom always made my costumes and my brother’s. As I grew older, I came to appreciate how special that was.

  37. Reel Girl says:

    Definitely the wax lips & wax coke bottles with syrup in them! I still love Smarties to this day!

  38. Angie Smith says:

    Our parents weren’t very favorable to our eating candy. However, when Halloween came around, it was our time to fill our fettish! There were Mary Janes, Slap Stix, waxed lips, candy corn, popcorn balls, candy apples, peanut butter nuggets, Slo Pokes, chick-a-sticks and lots of gum. And being the children we were, we made it last year around!!!!

  39. jennifer taylor says:

    love your site!! you know that commercial that say” do you dream in chocolate?” ?…well i drean in peanut butter and chocolate!…lol!! i have always loved and traded with friends for reeses peanut butter cups!..i love them and still would trade any candy for them πŸ™‚ happy halloween! jen t.

  40. Karen says:

    Absolutely loved the wax lips and mary janes…Yum!

  41. Patricia says:

    Halloween was so fun as a kid, I loved bottle caps candy and I was so excited when Willy Wonka brought them back. So fun.

  42. Wendy says:

    I always loved charleston chews, Swedish berries and sour candy…wait I still do, now I just eat my kids candy!

  43. My favorite Halloween memories are the elaborate costumes my mom always created for me. I always won first place in costume contests…it was so much fun! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  44. Beverly Noble says:

    I loved getting the peanut candy, and the wax lips and little milk bottles. Lots of memories in this kit!

  45. Lottie says:

    I always loved strolling the neighborhood as a group, all the kids together in harmony yelling “trick or treat”, carrying away more candy than we could possibly eat — later sharing it with Mom and Dad. Chocolate topped the list of favorites — and of course, candy corn.

  46. Erika M says:

    I remember that we were never allowed to eat any candy until my parents went through it and it always was lighter when we got it back.

  47. Sandi Pressley says:

    I grew up in Chicago and it always seemed to be cold and blustery but that never stopped us. We would just wear our costumes over our winter coats!! Fun times! I always like the Snickers bars best and my least favorites were Milk Duds and Whoppers.

  48. Janet Goulet says:

    I always remember watching Charlie Brown’s “Great Pumpkin” television special, hoping that just once he would go trick or treating instead of wasting the night away in the pumpkin patch.

  49. Christine America Real says:

    I always wanted a “store-bought” costume but I was from a family of 14 children so it never happened, we had to dress as witches & hobos and other costumes that were hand me downs from older brothers and sisters. There was a lady in the neighborhood that always made gingerbread cookies and always singled me out to give a “special big batch to” it made me feel so special to be noticed in that big group of kids. I love Halloween and all of the candy we got and didn’t have to share, LOL. I am so happy I found this site! I collect vintage figurines, especially Bethany Lowe, I love everything vintage so I know I will be purchasing a lot from your store in the future! Thanks!

  50. Marcia says:

    The “wax” stuff, like lips, coca cola bottles, etc., always creeped me out, but it was also the first thing i looked for to see what was what!

  51. Deb Long says:

    I have vivid memories of sitting at our kitchen table with my sisters after a night of trick-or-treating, sorting our sacks of candy and trading treats!

  52. Tina Mayo says:

    I think my favorite have always been reeses..and still are, I think I can eat a whole bag at a time.. love the looks of your company..I have bookmarked you and will tell my friends. Thanks at the chance of a giveaway!!

  53. Cathy Roberts says:

    I bought Hershey Kisses that are candy corn flavored. yum!

  54. Annette says:

    I love hershey candy bars, reeses, and carmel apples. Watching scary movies was a favorite activity and organizing all the candy dumped from my pillowcase. 0;D

  55. Jean Marmo says:

    Dots and candy necklaces for sure! I remember vividly being a Hobo one year. I do not remember being very happy about it but that was my costume!

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  56. Linda says:

    I grew up in the early 60s….on our street there was a woman who always dressed up as Old Mother Hubbard. She set up a table in her front yard and served hot apple cider and homemade popcorn balls. She gave each trick-or-treater a bag filled with homemade goodies. It was everyone’s favorite stop in our neighborhood.

  57. Jan Hennings says:

    I’d forgotten about some of the candy in the picture. LOL πŸ™‚ (Probably a good thing!)
    One of my favorites were pixie stix!
    My favorite Halloween memories were really with my own children and all their excitement to get dressed up and then go gather candy!

  58. I used to love how my mother would search through all her stuff and “design” a costume for my brother and me. It usually ended up that we would be gypsies, or pirates. But the fun was in the dressing up and her putting on makeup to “finish” the look. Then, the excitement of going out to get candy and see what everyone else was wearing. And, of course, the best part~ coming home and sorting and comparing our candy~ and eating it!!

  59. steph says:

    My fave Halloween candy is candy corn, love the sweet goodness.

  60. Jane Harrah says:

    I always was impressed by the folks that made things. We had a neightbor (in Mass where I grew up) that made the best popcorn balls with nuts. She was also the lady that would make up those little wax paper bags filled with various treats. I love Squirrel Nut P-nut butter logs and still like the was bottles. Weren’t we lucky to have the opportunity to grown up with moms that had time to do these things? When I was raising my son, I never had time because I was always working. Love your site and thanks for the chance to win some treats. That is always nice unless, of course, it’s a TRICK! LOL

  61. Theresa Merking says:

    Halloween was a fun time for us growing up. We lived in a relatively safe small town. Would dress up in home made costumes and carry pillowcases to collect our loot. I don’t recall a curfew, but remember walking around the neighborhood for blocks until I was exhausted collecting goodies… thanks for reminding me of the wax candy. While chocolate has always been my fav, I have fond memories of the wax teeth and those little bottles filled with colored sugar water. Disgusting now, but tasty at the time…

  62. Skittles are my favorite but I also like smarties, nerds and blowpops. Great giveaway! Excited about the club… Cant wait to see November’s kit!

  63. lori p says:

    wow!! homemade popcorn balls….. now THAT brings back memories indeed!! in fact,
    my dad used to pay us for our homemade popcorn balls, he LOVED them!!! one time
    one of neighbors made him a bowling ball sized popcorn ball!!! what wonderful memories
    you stirred up!!! tonight, we are starting a new halloween tradition… a bonfire with franks &
    smores!! what could get any better being with family (even if our three ‘kids’ are in their 20’s!!) ‘

    happy halloween!!!! stir up some warm memories for today and for keeping in your heart!!

  64. Vicki Chrisman says:

    Not putting my name in for the giveaway …just had to say how much I am loving reading about everyones memories. WHAT FUN!!

  65. Didi says:

    I remember one Halloween my little sister had chicken pox…I had to carry her trick or treat bag for her and explain to everyone that I needed a treat for her. Most people were very nice and gave the extra treat but I was so worried and embarassed all night that everyone thought I was scamming for more treats.

  66. My favorite memory is getting homemade goodies wherever we trick-or-treated. One older couple always gave out popcorn balls which we loved. Too bad everything has to be store-wrapped now!

  67. Kristen says:

    I have always loved dressing up for Halloween! I still do it! I remember North I’d always have to wear a huge sweater under my costume, being in FL solves that problem real quick. Best candy = classic lollipops with the gum in the middle.

  68. Lauri Durand says:

    I remember a neighbor lady would be all dressed up like a witch with a black cauldron that had dry ice in it so it looked like she was brewing something creepy. She had an old fashioned pop corn maker popping pop corn and you caould watch her make the pop corn balls or pick a carmel apple instead if you wanted one of those instead, and she’d be telling spooky stories all the while. It was the best house on the street and there was always a crowd. But my other main memory was getting home with all the candy and my mom checking for anything tampered with. After a few years I caught on that it was her that actually tampered with it. She tried to be sneaky tearing the wrappers of the good candy bars saying that she didn’t trust these and they needed to go in the garbage but kept them for herself.

  69. Didi says:

    I remember one Halloween when I was a kid my little sister had chicken pox. I had to carry her treat bag along with me around the neighborhood. I was worried and embarassed to have to explain to each house about my sister. I was so sure they would think I was trying to scam extra candy. Most people were nice and sympathetic though so my sister had a decent Halloween even though she didnt get to Trick or Treat

  70. Char-D says:

    My Halloween favorites were and still are candy corn and circus peanuts. I can find the candy corn, but haven’t seen the circus peanuts for a while.

  71. Char-D says:

    My Halloween favorites were and still are candy corn and circus peanuts. I can find candy corn now days, but haven’t seen the circus peanuts for a while.

  72. Bethany C. says:

    Happy Halloween! We had friends that always handed out the most delicious popcorn balls! And one of our neighbors was German & she always had this really nummy German taffy.

  73. Tara Smith says:

    I remember when I was younger I used to be so paranoid of my brother stealing my candy..I would literally make a chart of all the types of candy I had in my bag and how many of each I had. When I would eat a piece I would mark it off of my chart! This is probably why I am now going to school for accounting! My favorite candy was always nerds!!!

  74. Erica Lasham says:

    Fruit salad & black jack chews…wow that brings back memories, I can taste them now. lol

  75. Betty says:

    I would put on all my mother’s costume jewelry, I was a gypsy every year. I still love jewelry all these years later and it many year lately. It’s all so pretty it just makes me happy πŸ™‚

  76. jan says:

    I grew up in St Clair Shores, MI and I loved getting dressed up …with what we had on hand not store bought costumes…we used pillow cases for our candy bags…anybody remember that? Favorie candy…Dots…Neccos…Chunkies…Paydays…Bubble gum with a comic.

  77. Lindy says:

    I always liked the little boxes of Milk Duds or anything chocolate.

    Thanks for the chance.

  78. Jennyfer leung says:

    This year was my daughter’s 2nd halloween. She’s only 3 but does love the idea of knocking, ringing the doorbells & saying trick or treat with her sweet voice. She loves having lots of candies and going through them and picking her faves. My friends would come over in my neighbourhood and we would form a group with our little ones singing. It’s just a simple tradition we started since last year and lots of fun!

  79. My favorite candy from childhood has to be the candy necklaces. You wore them around your neck and could bite off one piece of round candy at a time … of course your neck also turned all shades of colors, but that was part of the fun!

  80. Lori Sheppard says:

    i remember those wax lips. i used to love those things, they had a certain smell to them that i liked. i liked the little wax bottles of pop too, but there was just enough stuff in them to make you want some. thanks for the chance to win. you’ve got some really cute stuff on your site.

  81. {vicki} says:

    My favorite candy was always the SOUR stuff! Would glady trade chocolate for something sour!

  82. Aldean says:

    I remember a Halloween where I was really sick and couldn’t go out. My mom dressed me in a long tutu and shirt and let me watch out the window as all the kids went by. Wasn’t the same but fun none the less.

  83. Rea says:

    Mrs. Livingston made the best popcorn balls. Our Trick 0r Treat bags were mostly filled with homemade goods.

  84. Laura Snazel says:

    I was the oldest of seven children and always came away with the most loot when it came to going out trick-or-treating. When we came in from our night of begging, we would make a “community pile” and share-out everyone’s favorites to each other. Mine? Bubs Daddy bubble gum, Slo-Poke on a stick, Chunky candy bars, and of course Reese cups!

  85. Roxanne says:

    Bit o’ honey!! MMmmm.

  86. Wanda Contreras says:


    I see one of my favorite candies in your display, “MARYJANE”. My favorite memories of Halloween is my mother making our costumes. We grew up in Puerto Rico and we celebrate like the americans do. One year, my mother made witches costumes for us ( we are 3 girls) and still remember the hair made out of a mop and she dye it Orange. It was beautiful!!!
    thank you for the opportunity to enter and from let me sharing one of my favorites memories of Halloween!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda C.

  87. Olessya says:

    When I was a child we didn’t celebrate Halloween in my country, so when we moved I was amazed by this greatest day of the year! Every year we have a party with my friends, and this is so much fun; I feel like a child when I’m dressing-up or go trick-or-treating with my kids.

  88. Kristin Townsend says:

    Seeing things from my time being called vintage makes me feel really old. I loved Strawberry Kits, they were taffy I can’t find them anywhere. I also loved these big fat bazooka peices. I am getting hungry!!

  89. Kristie says:

    I used to love getting those awful candy dots! What WAS I thinking???

  90. Valerie Bishop says:

    I loved getting the Mary Janes and Sugar Babies…yummy!

  91. Wow, loving this place! All the vintage goodies are amazing! My favorite Halloween candy growing up was the Hershey’s Miniatures Dark Chocolate. I was lucky I liked them because none of my cousins or friends did so they always traded with me! lol.

  92. Beth Moore says:

    Ahh, I remember so many of the candies in your display! But my favorite were the wax lips by far!

  93. jen roemer says:

    My great aunt and uncle ran a neighborhood grocery store. Getting the candy dots on the long strips of paper was a treat.

  94. Monique Fox says:

    My favorite Halloween candy was and still is Mr Goodbars, Snickers, and Baby Ruths.

  95. Donna G says:

    I have always LOVED candy corn and chocolate bars. I also have fond memories of homemade treats and candy necklaces that bled colors all over our necks. Such fun to recall those childhood memories.
    Love your site, and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  96. I clicked over from Scrapscene and I’m loving all the yummy vintage!

    My favorite candy bar back in the day was the “whachamacallit”, however it is spelled!

  97. BeckyH says:

    By far popcorn balls, and tootsie rolls were the best! All of the neighborhood kids would take pillow cases and have contest to see how much candy we would get and then we would meet at one of our houses and see who the winner was. Then going home and dumping it all on the kitchen table and taking stock of what I had been “treated” with.

  98. shelly w says:

    I always liked chocolate(still do, hehehe) and I also liked those sugary dots that came on a white strip of paper, I don’t think they had a name.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  99. Starqueen says:

    Halloween still gives me thrills and chills! I love the old candies…wax lips, candy buttons, BIG chocolate bars. The puny little assortments that are sold today really don’t compare. I do enjoy seeing all the cute costumes and the excitement that is timeless for all kids!

  100. Lyla says:


  101. scrappyleigh says:

    My Mom made our costumes and that is one of my fondest memories of halloween. All the time she spent to make us three girls look great with her awesome seamstress talents. Trick-or-treating with Dad is another great memory. He always made us feel safe and protected. Thank you!

  102. Debbie Kaste says:

    As a child I’d love going out trick-or-treating with my brother, then coming home and searching out all the chocolate! We’d do a major swap (with of course, me giving up two pieces of candy for each of HIS chocolates)…lol. It was such great fun. We loved going out when it was dark and spooky outside with lit pumpkins leading a path for us:)

  103. Juanita says:

    I love the big blow gum (always loved my gum) and it was only a penny. πŸ™‚ Sometimes I would take a dollar and buy a bag full. πŸ™‚

  104. Betty Jo says:

    I always loved Bit o’Honey and the candy cigarettes… and Aunt Allie’s homemade popcorn balls went really good with Aunt Opal’s homemade brownies!! Good memories!

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