Halloween Horror: Top 10 Candies
Yes, this is highly subjective, and Halloween candies are generally just candies, but we will be talking about some Halloween specific ones on this list, and #1 might shock you (oh yeah, create that click bait). These are all going to be candies that you would be likely to get if you go out Trick-r-Treaing. Leave your Top 10 candies in the comments below.
10 – Three Musketeers
You’ll see some trends coming up of what I like in my candy bars, but Three Musketeers is just a nice light one. It is sweet, but because it’s the light creamy nougat it doesn’t seem as weighed down in the sweetness as other candies. And this one is good frozen as well, which sometimes happens naturally in Minnesota on Halloween.
9 – Mr Goodbar
I remember getting little baggies of Hersey’s candies, and I always wanted the Mr Goodbar. The dark chocolate was fine as well, but I wasn’t a Krackel or Milk Chocolate fan. But even with the lousy milk chocolate, having a little bite sized candy bar with a bunch of okay peanuts was good.
8 – Sour Patch Kids
Not one that we got all that often, gummy worms were more likely to be found, but whether it was sour gummy worms or sour patch kids, I like sour candies. But since most people won’t, the list only has the one of them, since I didn’t get them often for Halloween.
7 – York Peppermint Patties
This was the candy of the adult who didn’t know what kids liked, but knew that they, themselves, liked York Peppermint Patties. A pretty sweet candy, I’ve grown to like them more because of just the cool and refreshing taste.
6 – Candy Corn
Now, people who know me know I don’t gravitate towards extremely sweet things, but this is a holdover from being a kid, because all (most) kids gravitate towards sweet things. Now, I generally prefer to eat them mixed in with peanuts, and maybe pretzels to have salty to balance the hit of sweet you get from them, but I still will pick up a bag of them most every year for myself.
5 – Skittles
The real question with Skittles is, how did you eat them? Personally, I am a fan of the meld of flavors of the rainbow and will stick several in my mouth at once instead of trying to keep colors separate or eat them one at a time. There is something enjoyable about the blend of flavors that way.
4 – Peanut M&Ms
There are 14 million different types of M&M’s out there, the best two involve the word Peanut, either Peanut Butter or Peanut M&Ms. Peanut is just slightly better because the Peanut Butter can be too sweet, whereas Peanut M&M’s, I can snack on those for hours, for better or worse. There are some interesting other flavors out there, but none of them are light brown, which was the best flavor and it is a shame they got rid of it.
3 – Snickers
As we’ve seen I have a penchant for peanuts, and Snickers fits the mold with it’s basically everything candy bar nature. You get chocolate, peanuts, caramel, and more in it.
2 – Butterfinger
Doubling down on Peanut Butter, we got Butterfinger, don’t ask me what it is or how it is made, but it’s tasty. I secretly suspect that it might be the plan of dentists because how it sticks in your teeth there is almost no way to get it out without minor surgery, still, the taste is amazing.
1 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats
Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are hot garbage, a complete waste of time and manufacturing. You don’t eat Reese’s for the crappy chocolate, you eat it for the crappy peanut butter. And when it is in Bat, Pumpkin, Easter Egg, or Christmas Tree form, the ratio is right. When it is in cup form, nope, waste of your time, a waste of my time, a waste of everyone’s time.
You may think that last one comes across a bit harsh, but don’t lie, you were thinking it too. So what are some of your favorite candies you’d get on Halloween, or still do? Feel free to print off copies of #1 and give it to people who are handing out cups so that they can know the truth.