Without candy, trick-or-treaters would go door-to-door filling their pillow cases with apples, paperback copies of The Hardy Boys, and sadness. Experience sugar highs instead of sugar lows with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of confections from Sweet Candy Company.
The crew at Sweet Candy Company, which was founded in 1892 and sold treats from a horse-drawn wagon, stocks a 180,000-square-foot factory with an expanding selection of confectionery treats, including more than 50 flavors of taffy that satisfy manifold sweet-tooth desires. Get your hands sticky digging into a bag of taffy ($9.90 / 3 lb.), made fluffier and lighter than traditional taffy using whipped egg-whites. Taffy is available in more than 50 flavors in mixed packages, including the Happy Hour Twist box ($4.99 / 8 oz.) with mai tai, pina colada, daiquiri, and margarita or a create a unique grab bag with the taffy mixer ($11 / 2.5 lb.). The gourmet chocolate sticks conceal orange, raspberry, and cherry jelly in shells of milk or dark chocolate ($4.49 / 10.5-oz. package), and the cinnamon bears fuse sweet and spicy heat to tingle dormant taste buds ($13 / 5-lb. bag). A menagerie of sugar-free treats such as caramel taffy whirls ($17.95 / 3-lb. bag) leaves plenty of room for extra servings of sugar cubes when visiting horse country.