Halloween candy

The Brief but Sweet History of Halloween Candy


Halloween and candy goes together like spaghetti and meatballs, but how exactly did this pairing come about? Did you know that it’s estimated that Americans will spend a whipping $2 billion dollars on candy during Halloween? Believe it or not, the Halloween we know and love today didn’t really come about until the 1930s. Before the 30s, Halloween was mostly treated as a night to go out and cause mischief, and not necessarily gather any types of treats. It wasn’t until the 1950s that candy companies banded together to try and come up with the perfect candy holiday, and their eyes went straight to Halloween.

It was during this time that candy companies decide to try and dominate the Halloween holiday and make it the biggest candy holiday of the year. Of course candy was a big part of Christmas and Easter, but before this, there wasn’t any type of sweet treat associated with Halloween. Can you even imagine trick-or-treating without receiving a delicious Mallo Cup? We can’t either. It wasn’t until the 1970s that candy became synonymous with Halloween, which was only a little more than 40 years ago.  From everyone at Boyer Candy Company, we hope you have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

Early Halloween Candy Preparation

Halloween Candy

Proper planning prevents poor performance they say, and we’re all about getting things done early to avoid stress! Halloween is right around the corner, and don’t worry, we can’t believe it ourselves! This year, why not start your Halloween candy shopping early? There are plenty of benefits of starting your Halloween candy shopping before the rush:

  • Early Halloween candy shopping is perfect for the family member with a sweet tooth who ends up eating all of the candy before trick or treaters even arrive. With more than a month until Halloween, this will give you more than enough time to repurchase candy for those little goblins and ghouls.
  • Early shopping ensures that you’ll be able to get candy before the giant Halloween rush!
  • Buying Halloween candy early gives you an excuse to have candy on hand, which also presents you with the opportunity to enjoy a delicious treat.
  • With the kids back at school, we’re sure there are plenty of things piling up and will only get busier the closer we get to the holidays. Early Halloween preparation will give you some relief when everything gets a little crazy.

Ok, we understand that we just pointed out how quickly this year is flying by, but at least we didn’t start talking about Christmas yet! When you’re ready to stock up on the best selection of Halloween candy, choose BoyerCandies.com.