Hooray for candy, especially the haunting kind. But what it is about this spooky
holiday that makes us crave the sweets? We want to dress up in our scariest
costumes and run a-muck, fueled by sugary snacks! Why do we trick or treat? This
tradition stems back to ancient Celtic festivals, early Roman Catholic holidays,
medieval practices and British politics. The Great Depression highlighted the act of
trick or treating, when the trick of Halloween mischief transformed into violence.

But why the treats? When the custom of trick-or- treating started in the 1930s and early 1940s, children were given everything from homemade cookies and pieces of cake to fruit, nuts, coins and toys. Soon it morphed over into handing out candy. Nestles and Hershey’s Chocolate Bars were among the most popular of candies, as were the all time favorite candy corn. All Hallows Eve, later coined Halloween, soon became an opportunity to usher in winter with sweets, and celebrate the coming of the frost with an extra layer of body fat.

Here at Dorinda’s Chocolates, we celebrate Halloween with the sweetest of treats.
Everything Halloween that you could imagine – caramel, pumpkins, apples, and, of
course, chocolate! It all screams harvest, and Dorinda’s Chocolates will be open for
trick or treaters tonight! Our employees are all dressed in their spookiest! We have
witches and skeletons, pirates and purple haired fairies! Everything delightful to
make our customers scream!