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Halloween Costumes Inspired By Our Favorite Retro Candies

Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Laurnie Wilson

Nothing says “it’s time to eat candy” quite like Halloween. While we tend to think that any time of year is a good time for a sweet treat, the celebration of Halloween practically requires it! After all, the night would just not be as fun if it didn’t end with a sugar high!

But before you can even begin the trick-or-treating, you’ll have to decide on a costume, right? That is definitely the most important part. And, as a result, there’s a chance you may be at a loss for what to do.

Around here, when we have a question we can’t seem to answer, we get inspiration from our favorite retro candies! And you can, too.

A vintage Baby Ruth Candy Bar advertisement from when the company was owned by Curtis Candy Company

Try Baby Ruth on For Size

One of the most popular candy bars over the years has always been Baby Ruth. The origin of the name is a little bit disputed, which means that it may inspire more costume options! While some claim that the bar was named after the famed baseball star, Babe Ruth, others claim that it was named after the daughter of President Grover Cleveland.

So whether you like sports or children, this may give you just the boost of inspiration that you need! And it will certainly make for a great option to hand out to all of your trick or treaters.

No One Can Resist a Gummy Bear

Another fantastic retro Halloween candy is the Haribo Gummy Bear! These little cuties were first invented all the way back in 1920! Thanks to their convenient gummy nature, they won’t melt if your Halloween happens to be a little hotter or rainier than expected.

As for costume inspiration, there’s really nothing cuter than a toddler dressed as a bear, right? It’s a look that’s sure to get lots of oohs and ahhs as you go door-to-door, calling, “trick or treat!”

And, Of Course, Candy Corn

It would be remiss of us to write about Halloween without mentioning candy corn! Easily the most beloved and polarizing candy of the holiday, candy corn is a staple of October 31st, and has been for quite some time!

This sweet tooth satisfier first came into existence in the 1880’s! So if that’s not a retro candy, we don’t know what is.

We also appreciate the fact that candy corn can be so easily transformed into a cute and recognizable costume for all ages! So whether it’s your first year out on the trick or treating trail, or your 75th, you’ll be well received by everyone on your path.

So, as Halloween draws near and the scent of candy fills the air, we recommend looking to a few of your favorite retro treats to get you in the costume-making mood!

Forget Teddy Bears when you can have Gummi Bears

Monday, August 17th, 2009 by Becca Droz

 Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 6

Overall: 7

Aahhh what candy could be better known than the gummi bear? These cute little bear shaped gelatin candies are irresistible, even if you don’t like the taste. The smooth slimy texture is addicting and each color has its own corresponding flavor. The gummi bear was originated in Germany under the name Gummibär (rubber bear) or Gummibärchen (little rubber bear). Hans Reigel was the founder of the Haribo company in 1922 when he also invented bear-shaped sweets. Haribo first introduced its Gold-Bear product in the 1960s, and it has been thriving ever since.

A bag of gummi bears is just so colorful and squishy that it automatically brings happiness to anyone in its presence. A bag comes with so many that you can offer them to anyone who has bright eyes staring at the bag. The translucent bears practically glow in the light making the blues, purples, greens, reds, yellows, oranges, and pinks stand out and gleam. One thing is for sure, you can never go wrong with gummi bears.

Haribo Gummi Bears are better than teddy bears....

Haribo Gummi Bears are better than teddy bears….