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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.

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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.

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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; lifebuzz.com; Inc.; Live Science; Time; New York Times; University of California; Harvard; Uncle John's Bathroom Reader; Snopes; Fortune; Huffington Post; candyfavorites.com

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest