When I was a kid, there was no such thing as peanut allergies. Everyone consumed gluten (particularly since no one knew what it was) and “vegan” wasn’t in any dictionary. Eating meat was something all people did (unless you were a relic from the ’60s, in which case we didn’t know you existed anyway because you lived far away on some kind of a commune, or in Oregon).
Which is why Halloween was that much better back then. No one had to tiptoe around special dietary needs. Sugar wasn’t the enemy. In fact, it was every kid’s best friend. Particularly when it was served in straws (hello, Pixy Stix!).
Take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the candy that made Halloweens of yore so much better than it is today (and also be reminded of some of the “treats” that kids dreaded having dropped into their plastic jack-o’-lanterns):