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Vintage Candy: 10 Treats To Remember Halloweens Of The Past (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 10/31/2011 2:30 pm EDT   Updated: 12/30/2011 4:12 am EST

"Who can take a sunrise ... Sprinkle it in dew ... Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two? ... The candyman can." -- "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," 1971.


Your kids are likely to get their own sugar high going this week, thanks to Reese's, Starburst, Snickers, Skittles... But, candy has the power to inspire some serious nostalgia. (See: Entire website dedicated to the topic). Because our favorite sweets remind us of the time when there was no personal guilt associated with ooey-gooey goodness.

So, let's take a moment to honor the candies we remember, including some of the sweetest who are no longer with us. From the ridiculous (Chicken Dinner Candy Bar anyone?) to the ridiculously delicious, we found 10 treats we wish the neighbors were still handing out.

Take a look below and tell us which ones were your favorites. Plus, see how much you know about today's candy by taking the candy quiz and see adorable photos of babies and kids in costume!

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These chewy, fruity candies lived up to their namesake -- at least in terms of advertising (check the fantastic ad above). Once the ads stopped running, the popularity of the candy ran out as well.
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