Top 20 Halloween Candies!
Note: We are not receiving any kick-back or compensation from/for any of the companies who make these candies. We’re just calling it like we see it here. Just sayin’!
From #20 on down…Trick or Treat!
20. Mini-Candy Bars (Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Three Musketeers, Heath, Hershey’s, Mr. Goodbar, Mounds, Almond Joy, etc.).
(And for candy purists, please don’t faint from shock that we’ve bunched all these together. Just go with it…)
If this treat missed the list, @MichaelMcGannon may have a hissy-fit. Give him a small paper cup, with a package of Strawberry Twizzlers dumped in and he is subdued for hours!)
Rainbows score! Who can argue?
Any flavor, any time…even if they are made into bracelets!
(…and who remembers Nerds cereal…?)
16. Laffy Taffy.
Nothing like sticky, stretchy sugar to gum up the kiddo’s teeth just before tucking them in.
It would be criminal if these weren’t on the list (and in the bag).
14. Peanut Brittle.
Many don’t do homemade goodies any more, but traditionally this treat is hard to beat! You can get packaged peanut brittle now, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the homemade love!
13. Tootsie Rolls.
Um…duh! (And if you’ve ever been to a The Monster Guys’ show, you know just how close to our heart these babies are.)
12. Pop Rocks.
This revolutionary confectionary-concert-in-your-mouth was once the “hottest selling candy…in history”!
11. Sweet Tarts.
Sweet and tangy is sure to hit the spot!
Part of the fun was eating multiple pieces, even the whole package tightened between your fingers, at the same time.
9. Dum Dum’s & Blow Pops.
Yes, we know they are different, yet both a form of lollipop. We can’t get enough of either! (Did anyone else ever make little ghosts to hang around the house or take to school with Dum Dum’s?)
8. Bazooka Bubble Gum.
Bazooka Joe!!! An American favorite since WWII. The comic strips included inside were the best!
7. Pixie Stix.
Originally a drink mix, but the kiddos loved pouring the powdered candy right into their mouths. Also, later was solidified into a new candy we know as Sweet Tarts. Now, we can enjoy them both! 🙂
6. Caramel Popcorn Balls & Candied Apples.
And who can resist candied apples? Truly, it’s one of the few foods you don’t mind getting all sticky and nappy-faced while eating.
5. Fun Dip.
Originally called Lik-M-Aid, and is a close cousin to Pixie Stix. (It’s actually what Pixie Stix became as another way to market the powdered candy when parents were not keen on the idea their children were pouring Pixie Stix directly into their hands to lick from.) But WHO CARES???!!! The real dilemma was whether or not the dipping stick would last before the powder was all gone!
Yep. We would be unceremoniously hunted down and spat upon if these chocolaty favorites weren’t on the list. Nuff said.
3. Milk Duds & Whoppers.
Not the same, obviously, but we always love seeing these two pour out side by side from our treat bags. These were two candies you always wanted to have enough of (especially when the Milk Duds would clump up in melted glory in the bottom corner of the boxes)!
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & Reese’s Pieces.
Most would argue that one or both of these should be at number one as these are the kings of Halloween candies, we couldn’t help but put the following at Number 1…
1. Candy Corn!
Ha! Since the 1880’s when this candy was invented, there may not be another candy that has as much a LOVE-HATE relationship with candy-eaters. Some can’t live without it, and others loathe it with passion. Yet, it is a mainstay of Halloween candies and is recognized the world over by every generation.
With colors mimicking a kernel of corn, it has become synonymous with the Fall/Halloween season. Kinda’ like the fruitcake at Christmas-time, there will always be great outpourings of Love and Hate for this soft-bite confection.
To our delight or dismay, Candy Corn will always be there, year after year, for the candy-debating public.
So there you have it, folks. The top candies for Halloween. We just took the guess work out of Trick-or-treating for you. You’re welcome!
Happy Halloween 2014!
P.S. – Is there a candy you think should’ve made the list? Tell us about it. We’d love to hear from you!