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Trick-or-Treat. . . Smell-my-Feet


This week, Carole has us thinking about the treats in our Trick-or-Treat bags.

As for me, I try to avoid Halloween candy.  It's so tempting this time of year. . . to grab a bag (or two!) of your favorite "Miniatures."  For the Trick-or-Treaters, you say.  Sure, I say.

I tend to buy my treats rather at the last moment.  (So I don't eat them first.)  And I tend to buy candies I don't really like.  (So I don't eat them at all.)

But. . . where's the fun in that?

So, today, I decided to take you on a little trip in the Way Back Machine.  Back to the 1960s.  Back to when I really DID have a Trick-or-Treat bag!


Halloween 1961
Me, a bunny, in 1961. . . bossing around my not-much-younger cousins!


Back in the 60s, "miniature" candy bars hadn't been invented yet.  I never got a Snickers or a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in my Trick-or-Treat bag.  (If I had, I'd have thought I hit the jackpot!)  Yet, my bag was always full!

What DID I get in my Trick-or-Treat bag. . . back in the 1960s?

  1. Atomic Fireballs (so hot!)
  2. Banana Split Taffy Chews (one of my favorites!)
  3. Bazooka Bubble Gum (WITH comic strips!  bonus!)
  4. Turkish Taffy (these were bigger treats, so all the more coveted)
  5. Candy Cigarettes (Ooooo!  Forbidden Fruit!)
  6. Candy Buttons (pure Sugar "dots" . . . on long, narrow sheets of paper; great for sharing on the playground)
  7. Chicklets (tiny little two-to-a-package gumlets!)
  8. Mary Janes (chewy peanut butter and molasses!  mmmmm!)
  9. Milk Duds (two-to-a-box!)
  10. Tootsie Rolls (another of my favorites)
  11. Malted Milk Balls (the best!)

How about YOU?  What's in YOUR Trick-or-Treat bag (either now . . . or then)?


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