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The Fascinating Origins of Your Favorite Halloween Candies


The history of America's favorite Halloween candies goes way back.

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Dubble Bubble

Dubble Bubble is another easy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, given its individual wrapping and small format.

It was introduced in 1928 by Philadelphia's Fleer Chewing Gum Company, which had worked to create a formula for gum that would allow for blowing bubbles without sticking. An accountant at Fleer named Walter Diemer came up with the winning recipe, which was pink because it was the only food coloring available to him. Diemer decided to wrap each piece individually, and Dubble Bubble was born. T

Today, the gum is owned by Tootsie Roll Industries.

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VIDEO: French Tarte Tatin

This French tarte tatin is golden, caramelized apple perfection!


  • 1 puff pastry
  • 6 apples, sliced
  • 3 oz.  chilled butter, chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar



  1. Roll out a puff pastry.
  2. Lay out the apple slices in a pan.
  3. Add chunks of butter on top of the apples.
  4. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes in oven at 350°F, to caramelize the apples.
  6. Place puff pastry on top of the caramelized apples.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes at 350°F.
  8. Enjoy!

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