Today is Halloween, the day of creepy celebration! One of the many traditions of Halloween is an iconic activity called Trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treating became a popular North American custom in the late 1920’s, though Europe had this tradition since Medieval times. Children in costumes knock on the doors of their neighbor’s houses, saying “Trick-or-treat!” The “Trick” in Trick-or-treating is supposedly what happens if the children get no candy, whereas the unfortunate owner of the house has unwittingly given the children permission to “Trick”, and bring mischief across the property. The “Treat” is the candy that is received from going Trick-or-treating.
Fun Fact: One of the most common candies given out during Trick-or-treating in North America is the Snickers Bar, made by Mars, Incorporated. Snickers was originally named Marathon before the official name change in 1990. Snickers is a combination of milk chocolate, caramel, and peanuts. Although I am not a fan of peanuts, Snickers has capitalized on the peanut-cravings of others.