At the National Confectioners Association All Candy Expo 2004, held in June, nearly 500 candy manufacturers presented America's newest treats at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
Here's some of what those trick-or-treaters knocking on your door Sunday would really like to get from you:
-- Brain Drain Liquid Candy: A candy gel that's said to feel like "brains rolling around in your mouth" when eaten. It comes in a pocket-sized, brain-shaped container. (Made by Kandy Kastle Inc.)
-- Tooth Ache Candy: Inside a tooth-shaped container are two types of candy and a plastic stick. Using the stick, kids pick up tiny white candies shaped like teeth and dip their "roots" in a raspberry-flavored red gel. (Kid's Brands Inc.)
-- Toxic Waste: Hazardously sour candy in flavors of apple, watermelon, lemon, blue raspberry and black cherry. (Family Sweets Candy Co.)
-- Diablo Ignited Sours: These little mints in flip-top tins combine a sour flavor with a fiery jolt of chili pepper. (Big Sky Brands Inc.)
-- Bug Factor Lollipop: Kids will love these green lollipops with a crawly candy bug trapped inside. (Cap Candy)
-- Mean Green Blow Pops: This nearly translucent lollipop has a bright green gum center for an eerie but delicious eating experience. It leaves your tongue extra green. (Charms)
-- Madelaine Chocolate's Bumble Bees and Lady Bugs: Creamy solid milk chocolate bumblebees and ladybugs are individually wrapped in colorful foil to look like the bugs they represent. (Madelaine Chocolate)
-- Mega Smarties Roll: Traditional Smarties candies in the giant-size version that provide a mega-burst of sweet and sour flavor. (Ce De Candy Inc.)
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