With Halloween around the corner, this is the time of the year I scope out candy on store shelves. I came across five new types that must be tried before I decide to hand them out to Trick or Treaters. Have you seen these candies yet?

 

While shopping with my wife at Walgreen's recently, I slipped away from the cosmetics counter and hit the candy isle. I was surprised to find these five unique candies. They are new to me and may be a part of the goodies I hand out this Halloween.

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According to Visually.com, $6.9 billion dollars will be spent on Halloween, and of that total, $2.08 billion dollars will be spent on candy. Chocolate leads the way, followed by Candy Corn. I don't think these will be near the top anytime soon.

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I admit, when I saw 'Swedish Fish Gum' I thought 'gross'. After trying it, it did taste like 'real swedish fish' after about 30 seconds, but I have a feeling this pack will be laying around the house for few weeks like a 'fish out of water'. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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These may not be new to most, new to me. Not sure of the lingering effects of "bean" candy.

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WINNER! Enough said.

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Not sure of this one. Is it illegal to devour a Smurf in public? Pass.

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Yes, ropes. May be too much sugar for me.

The research continues in my household, but the Average American eats 3.4 pounds of candy over Halloween. I think I'll stick with Candy Corn. This timeless classic that will account for 3.0 pounds of that total for me.

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Even more good news for Candy Corn lovers. According to Visually.com, National Candy Corn Day is October 30. I can hardly wait.

Happy Halloween and Happy Treat Hunting.