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St. Louis children go trick-or-treating armed with funny jokes to deliver.
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As a newcomer to the region who has never once heard of working for your Halloween candy with a joke, I find the St. Louis tradition endlessly charming — even after the 15th “What is a ghost’s favorite food? Booberries.”

Did you know Pixy Stix got their start in St. Louis?
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Attention trick-or-treaters: The candy haul you’re preparing to collect tonight might just have some candy in it with St. Louis origins. Pixy Stix, in all their sugary goodness, for example, got their start here when they were invented by Sunmark Corporation (formerly Sunline Inc.) in 1942. 

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, in honor of Halloween, we heard from a local food historian about candies that got their start in St. Louis — and what candies are still manufactured in St. Louis today.

(via Flickr/Aaron Escobar)

If your purchased candy at TJ Maxx, Marshall's or HomeGoods stores recently, and you're allergic to peanuts, listen up - some of that candy may have been recalled.

Nassau Candy Distributors is recalling their Nancy Adams Classic Mini S'mores because the candy may contain peanuts that are not listed as an ingredient. The product was sold nationwide at the three stories above - here's the complete description: