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12 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween Candy

How much Americans really spend on Halloween, the history of “fun size” candy, and more sweet facts about your favorite Halloween treats.


You can freeze leftover chocolate

Chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date if it’s kept in a freezer, so you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. Here are more clever ways to use all that leftover Halloween candy.


These Halloween candies no longer exist

Notable discontinued Halloween treats include Brach’s Dem Bones, Chicken Dinner Candy Bar, Hershey’s S’mores, Cookies-n-Cream Twix, Astro Pops, Nestle Wonder Balls, and almond and dark chocolate M&Ms. We think some of them are definitely vintage candies that deserve a comeback, but for others—like candy cigarettes—it’s probably for the best. Next, check out the surprising stories behind your favorite Halloween traditions.

Source: USA Today; National Retail Federation;; Inc.; Live Science; Time; New York Times; University of California; Harvard; Uncle John's Bathroom Reader; Snopes; Fortune; Huffington Post;

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest