From the middle of October through Halloween is annually one of the busiest times of the year for Hilliards House of Candy, the top Greater Boston candy maker.


In addition to our vast variety of delicious confections that we always carry, and so many of which have been perennial favorites of local trick or treaters, we create special delights for Halloween, including candy apples, samples of which are shown in the attached photo.


So what are the origins of Halloween candy?We went online and we did some research and we found a story published in the Atlantic on October 21, 2010, and written by Samira Kawash, PhD, known as “The Candy Professor,” and probably the top candy expert on earth.


Here is a link to Dr. Kawash’s story, titled, “How Candy and Halloween Became Best Friends.”

-Hilliards House of Candy

“Halloween Candy Apples”


By the way, Dr. Kawash, a professor emerita at Rutgers University, writes and publishes the Candy Professor blog. It is a treasure of a blog on candy – well written and well researched and containing all sorts of interesting and fun information.


More information on Halloween and Halloween candy will be posted here up through October 31.And, please, for your Halloween candy needs think of Hilliards, and any of our three stores, in Easton, Canton, or Hanover.


-Hilliards “Milk Chocolate Fall Leaves”