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What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

It’s Halloween week, and today we’re all about candy — from favorite candy and candy trends to the history of candy and stories behind favorite brands.

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Snickers.

Jolly ranchers.

Jelly beans.

Gummi bears.

What's your favorite Halloween candy?

Are you old school, and love candy corn and licorice?

Or are you into extremely sour – or hot – candy?

Today, as we continue our Halloween week, it's all about candy, including the origins of trick-or-treating, retro candy and stories behind some of your favorites.

A candy historian and an insider from the candy industry join us with some "sweet" facts and to field your calls.

What do you consider the best and worst candy?

Got any favorite Halloween candy memories?

Guests:

Lauren O’Toole Boland:

Susan Benjamin:

  • Candy historian
  • Owner of True Treats
  • Author of "Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure"

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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