October 31st, 2011
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Eatocracy's managing editor Kat Kinsman chew over the sweet taste of nostalgia.

Be sure to share your own favorite classic candies in the comments below, and tune in to SANJAY GUPTA | MD every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am ET on CNN.

Previously - No tricks this Halloween, just allergy-friendly treats and  Candy sales king-sized this Halloween

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  1. Sara

    Get a little piece of that candy? What was that at the end of the clip? lol

    I am going to get diabetes from Halloween alone. I don't eat much chocolate or sweets, but I went bananas during Halloween.. Loved me some Almond Joy action.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. bo diddly

    nothin like a Payday candy bar!

    November 1, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  3. J

    What happened to O'Henry bars? You can buy one at the gas station but you can't buy a bag of the bite-sized ones anymore. Mars bars were good too, can't buy them anymore either. And back in the 70's there was the Marathon bar...delish!

    November 1, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  4. Chocoholic@masta-o-da-dizasta


    November 1, 2011 at 8:09 am |
  5. OrangeCountyMom

    The best candy is Chocolate: Reeses and Kit Kat! Hands down! We normally give out fullsize bars but this year we gave out treat bags with a variety of the All-time Greats! Had like 40 kids!
    I ate some too!

    November 1, 2011 at 2:48 am |
  6. Maty

    I had about 30 kids- all psyched to Snickers and Reeses candies.

    November 1, 2011 at 1:59 am |
  7. nick

    I just dose all the candy I give out with LSD.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:55 am |
    • Guest

      You shouldnt give drugs to kids
      Kids dont have money,its just a waste of drugs

      November 1, 2011 at 3:11 am |
  8. David Thompson

    Necco Wafers, Bi-o-honey, Mary Janes, Chik-o-Sticks, Whoppers. Yay!

    November 1, 2011 at 12:45 am |
    • slupdawg

      Glad I ain't trick-or-treating at your house. Where the hell is the chocolate?

      November 1, 2011 at 1:46 am |
      • Chocoholic@slupdawg

        It's in the Whoppers

        November 1, 2011 at 6:57 am |
    • Chocoholic@David

      I'm with slupdawg. Except for the Whoppers, yours was the candy that always got eaten last or thrown out. Nast.

      November 1, 2011 at 6:59 am |
  9. Carl

    How about the waxy skulls that you bit into and they were filled with sweet liquid? What happened to those? Must be getting old....

    November 1, 2011 at 12:37 am |
    • Chocoholic@Carl

      Don't remember skulls – even for Halloween. I remember the wax soda bottles with the juice in the center. Chewed it like gum 'til the flavor was gone. (: I'm old, too. :)

      November 1, 2011 at 7:00 am |
  10. jeremy

    ABBA-ZABA BAR 4 LYFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! or until it yanks the last of my teeth out woooooooo

    October 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Walker

    Late 70/early 80s it was all about almond joy, Reese's and snickers. I did like the homemade popcorn balls but the Tylenol scare and some razor blades in apple rumors ended all those. What sucked....root ever barrels, braces butterscotch (the last cady eaten) but a penny might get your hose turned on... We give ou full size candy bars at our house, everybody remembers the generous house (and doesn't egg it).

    October 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • Pam Jackson

      Those popcorn balls WERE good :) dang, that reminds me of those popcorn chains we used to make in school with
      the thread, ahh the good ol days :)

      October 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    • mickey1313

      It is too bad also, that THERE WAS NEVER A SINGLE HALLOWEEN POISINING that was not someone the child knew, useally a family member. There was never a confirmed stranger passing this crap out.

      October 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
      • trixen

        yeah there was... when I was a kid in Houston, one of our neighbors was arrested for putting needles and razorblades in random Halloween candy. sick f***. I remember after that, my mother always took us to get our candy x-rayed.

        October 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
      • Guest

        Your neighbor probably just copied the bad urban legend

        November 1, 2011 at 3:09 am |
  12. Truth@Kat

    Great interview, Kat!
    From my days as a young'un, I liked Clark Bars, Necco wafers and the time honored Butterfinger Bar.

    Great feature!

    October 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Caravelle Bar

      My favorite candy to get on Halloween was a Clark Bar or Krackel bar. Yes, that was 40 years ago now. What do I enjoy now? A Clark Bar or a Krackel with a nice single malt scotch. I will never tire of chocolate.

      October 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
      • RealVTR

        I loved mallow cups and Zagnut bars! whatever happened to Zagnut??

        October 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
      • Chocoholic@RealVTR


        November 1, 2011 at 7:55 am |
      • masta-o-da-dizasta

        Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis?

        November 1, 2011 at 8:00 am |
      • Chocoholic@masta-o-da-dizasta

        Yessssss. Good Job.
        Just F _ _ _ing Google It

        November 1, 2011 at 8:03 am |
      • masta-o-da-dizasta@Chocoholic

        Hahaha! Just messin' wid ya this early mornin.

        November 1, 2011 at 8:06 am |
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