Candy is iconic to Halloween as lights are to Christmas, if not the tree itself. So let's look back on when some of the best candy ever was released.
1940's - Mars released M&Ms in 1941 and Bazooka bubble gum was introduced in 1947. Hershey created Almond Joys in 1948 and the company that made Smarties first opened in 1949.
1950's - Hot Tamales, the popular cinnamon-flavored candies, were introduced in 1950 and Pixy Stix were first sold in 1952.
1960's - Starburst – which was originally called Opal Fruits – was released in the U.K. in 1960 and came to the U.S. in 1967, according to Delish. Haribo Goldbears were also released in 1960 and in 1962, Lemonheads were released.
1970's - Skittles were first produced in the U.K. in 1974. Though a similar form of ‘Carbonated Candy’ was invented in 1956, Pop Rocks weren’t invented and released as they are today the ‘70s. Reese’s Pieces were also invented and released in the same decade.
1980's - Nerds were invented in 1983 and Sour Patch Kids were introduced in 1985.
1990's - Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme bars first hit store shelves in 1994.
2000's - Jelly Belly Candy Company released Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans in 2000, inspired by the "Harry Potter" franchise.