How Long Does Halloween Candy Last?

How long does Halloween Candy Last? It’s the day after Halloween and the perfect time to ask how long Halloween candy lasts. Most people fit into one of three groups, either you bought too much candy and the turnout at your door was less than expected, your kids went around the block a few too many times and have an overflowing bag, or you are a bargain hunter and would like to clean up on the half off specials at all the stores today. Either way, it’s important to know just how long Halloween candy lasts.

Tip: Most Halloween candy purchased on Nov 1st is great for stuffing stockings on Dec 24th!

How Long Does Halloween Candy Last

Halloween Candy

When you wait much longer for the 75% off or even 90% off, you will get candy that actually lasts a good while longer but it will be decorated with spiders, ghosts and pumpkins. So, besides being the least popular flavors they will be less desirable to place out on display.

Back to the question of how long does Halloween candy last… well, it really depends on the the type of candy inside the Halloween wrapper. To find out how long each of these different Halloween candies last, you need to find the eat by date for that type of candy.

So, to find out how long your Halloween candy ingredients are good for, please visit the

  • Chocolate – Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat, Butterfinger, etc.;
  • Gummy Candies – Skittles, Starburst, Taffy, Tootsie Rolls, Candy Corn, etc;
  • Hard candies – Lifesavers, Butterscotch, Smarties, Nerds, Lollipops, etc.;
  • M&M’s – plain, peanut, etc.;
  • Marshmallow – Peeps, etc.;
  • Cookies – Oreos, Chips Ahoy, etc.; and
  • Other
  • sections of Eat By Date or use the search box below!

    Additional Info

    To check on your pumpkin, check our pumpkin page. And, to find out how long dry ice lasts, check our dry ice page.

    Check our healthy sweets page if you’re trying to eat healthy and didn’t buy any Halloween candy.

    To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

    SEARCH Eat By Date

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