Remember when candy bars sold for five cents? It's definitely been awhile. Take a look back at candy costs through the history of some favorite Halloween treats.
If the high price of Halloween candy has you shrieking, you aren't alone.
Almost everything used to cost less in "the old days," and Halloween treats are no exception.
Tootsie Roll (1896) -- Large Tootsie Rolls sold for one penny each 115 years ago. Today, a 2.25-ounce package is 99 cents.
Hershey's Chocolate Bars (1900) -- These sweet rectangles of chocolate were originally sold for five cents, and you could still buy a giant Hershey's bar for just a nickel until 1969. Today, a giant bar costs $2.29.
Baby Ruth (1921) -- This chocolate-peanut-caramel confection originally cost just five cents. The king-size version goes for 99 cents today.
Milky Way (1923) -- Created by confectioner Frank Mars, these chocolate malt nougat-coated bars were originally priced at just five cents. Today, they sell for around 67 cents.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (1928) -- Originally, you could buy Reese's Cups for a penny, two cents or five cents each, depending on size. Today, a package of two goes for about 89 cents.
Snickers (1930) -- Now the world's best-selling candy bar, Snickers originally sold for 20 cents. The average price of the chewy confection today is 75 cents.
3 Musketeers (1932) -- Like many candy bars at the time, 3 Musketeers bars originally sold for five cents. While prices vary locally, the going price seems to be 89 cents.
M&M's (1941) -- Originally packaged in a tube for U.S. soldiers, this treat sold for about five cent a tube or bag. A bag these days averages about 69 cents.
SweeTARTS (1963) -- The colorful, sweet-and-sour little candies originally sold for five cents a package. Today, you can expect to pay about 89 cents.
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (1971) -- Sweetened with natural flavors for the first time, Jelly Bellys originally sold for $2 a pound. Today, you can buy a 1.6 ounce box of 20 flavors for $1.25.
Skittles (1981) -- These colorful, sweet and juicy candies debuted in America in 1981. At that time, they sold for 88 cents per small bag. Most small bags still go for around 88 cents!
Dove Chocolate (1992) -- Nine years ago, you could buy an 11-ounce package of milk or dark chocolate Dove chocolate candies for $3.29. Today, you'll pay about $4.79 for a 9.5 ounce package.