31 Throwback Candies for Your Halloween Sweet Tooth

Autumn leaves, pumpkins, and spicy lattes galore… THIS is October! Our favorite month of the fall season would not be complete, of course, without Halloween. The spookiest day of the year calls for trick-or-treating, costumes, movies (Hocus Pocus, anyone?), and best of all: candy!

With the 31st just around the corner, we thought to bring back 31 of the most popular and nostalgic candies of Halloween’s past. Warning: this post will intensify your #SweetTooth to the point of no return. Proceed with caution.

1. Wonka Pixy Stix

Downing sugary goodness one tube at a time, made simple. Wonka gets us.

2. Candy Buttons

So good, they helped Katy Perry bring out her inner “California Gurl” in her 2010 music video.

3. Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles

Jello shots reimagined.

4. Wack-O-Wax Fangs

Your vampire costume just got a whole lot easier. That is, only if you have the willpower to refrain from eating your grill!

5. Mint Juleps

The only minty breath-refresher to be considered a candy. We’ll take it!

6. Wonka Fun Dip

The fuel to trick-or-treating, flavored sugar never tasted so good.

7. Candy Corn

Even the colors scream classic Halloween.

8. Harry Potter Jelly Beans

The earthworm flavor was definitely far off our favorites list.

9. Pop Rocks

A sensational mouth party, one mini explosion at a time.

10. Airheads

Still debating the true identity of the white, mystery flavor.

11. Raisinets

Try them chilled for a delicious chocolate-covered-raisin experience.

12. Candy Necklaces

Forget your pumpkin pail! These necklaces are the ultimate in Halloween candy portability.

13. Bazooka Chewing Gum

The only chant associated with these pink candies: Bazooka zooka bubblegum!

14. Jolly Ranchers

For us, the best Jolly Rancher flavor was always a toss up between green apple and sour watermelon.

15. Red Vines

All fun and games until they stick to your teeth. Bring out the floss!

16. York Peppermint Patties

17. PEZ

Time for a fun fact! The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint: PfeffErminZ.

18. Bubblicious Gum

Neck and neck with Bazooka.

19. Everlasting Gobstoppers

The closest we’ll ever get to visiting Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

20. Wonka Bottle Caps

21. Big League Chew Sour Apple Gum

Not the best idea to chew the whole pack at once…

22. Mini Gummi Hamburgers

Almost as good, and sometimes, even better than the real thing!

23. Caramel Apple Lollipops

October 31st just so happens to be National Caramel/Candy Apple Day.

24. Swedish Fish

IKEA (of Swedish origin) carries these candies that are also available in candy cane form!

25. Lemonheads

26. Payday

Caramel and crunchy peanuts in one bar. What more could we ask for?

27. Razzles

First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum. You know the drill.

28. Rocky Road

29. Wonka SweeTarts

Originally small discs, SweeTarts have branched out to include Giant, Chewy, Gel, and Mini.


If you lined up each piece of MIKE AND IKE candies produced in one year end-to-end, they would reach around the earth 3 times!

31. Laffy Taffy

We always understood the ‘Taffy’ part, but ‘Laffy’ actually refers to the jokes written inside the candy wrappers. Who knew?