Trick Or Treating was hard work as a kid.

You know that you have to calculate and be cunning in your planning choices of which neighborhoods to ransack ... all on the quest for your favorite candy. You hope that you'll get a massive quantity of your favorite candy for free. You then can store your candy so it would tide you over until Thanksgiving.

I have compiled with the help of my Facebook friends the Top 5 Candy picks for you to ponder and perhaps consider distributing giving the kiddos on Halloween night.

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    Chick-O-Stick is a candy produced by Atkinson Candy Company that has been manufactured since the Great Depression. It is made primarily from peanut butter, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and toasted coconut, with colorings and preservatives added. There is also a sugar-free version of the candy and is quite crunchy and delicious
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    Candy Corn

    Candy Corn history dates back to the 1880s when the Philadelphia-based Wunderlee Candy Company's George Renninger invented this popular candy. Wunderlee Candy Company was the first company to manufacture the candy. In 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company, which later became the Jelly Belly Candy Company, started making these candies and continues to make candy corn today...

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    Idaho Spud

    The Idaho Spud is a candy bar made by the Idaho Candy Company. It has been produced since 1918 and is distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The wrapper of the product bears the slogan "The Candy Bar That Makes Idaho Famous." The candy bar consists of a cocoa-flavored marshmallow center which is covered with compound chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes. The oblong shape of the candy bar resembles a potato.

    Elliot Moore
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    DOTS were introduced in 1945 by Mason and trademarked that year. In 1972, Tootsie Roll Industries acquired the DOTS brand by purchasing the Mason Division of Candy Corporation of America. Prior to that acquisition they were manufactured by Mason, AU and Magenheimer Confectionery Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn and later Mineola, New York

    artwork created by Tootsie Roll Industries LLC
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    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    The Holy Grail of Trick Or Treating! The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is a brand of candy filled with peanut butter and a chocolate cover, marketed by The Hershey Company. They were created in 1928 by H. B. Reese, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. Reese was inspired by Hershey, so he left the dairy farm to start his own candy business. The H. B. Reese Candy Co. was established in the basement of Reese's house in Hershey, Pennsylvania and used Hershey chocolate in his confections. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were his most popular candy, and Reese eventually discontinued his other lines. Several years after his death, Reese's company was sold to The Hershey Company, then known as Hershey Foods Corporation, in 1963 for $23.5 million.