Halloween Round Up

October 30, 2013 at 10:28 am 2 comments

Halloween on your mind? Here’s a round up of Candy Professor Halloween stories from the archives.

Stories of early twentieth century Halloween. Halloween was parties and pranks. No trick-or-treat yet!

Trick-or-treat, with the ring of the door-bell, the chant, the threat of trick, and the propitiating treat, doesn’t appear until the late 1930s and 1940s. After the conclusion of the Second World War at the end of the 1940s, trick-or-treat takes off. The 1950s were the trick-or-treat golden years:

After all that trick or treating, what if you have too much candy? Here’s a couple of solutions:

Off site, guest posts at The Atlantic Food Channel and Salon:

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  • 1. Sally Edelstein  |  October 31, 2013 at 10:15 am

    For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not the unhealthy villain it is viewed as today but part of “essential nutrients.”Candy was good wholesome food- nutritionists called it a miracle food as important to the body as coal or oil is to the furnace.and conscientious moms made sure Americas youngsters had adequate supplies of this energy producing treat.See when candy was dandy http://wp.me/p2qifI-1Lh

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    • 2. Candy Professor  |  October 31, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Love your blog. And we’re definitely on the same page! Lot’s of common ground in CANDY: A CENTURY OF PANIC AND PLEASURE. Thanks for the link.

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Rutgers University

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