Candy by the Decade: A Time Capsule of Halloween Treats

Although many people think of trick-or-treating a uniquely American tradition, the truth is that it’s existed in some form since the Middle Ages, when people would dress up in disguises at the end of the harvest year to fool the demons that they believe roamed freely at the end of one year and into the beginning of another. Today, we’re going to take a look at the candy that has grown up with this custom, and what people in each decade could have expected to receive while trick-or-treating.