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Best Halloween candy

Posted October 29, 2014

— We love Halloween candy so much, we end up eating it for weeks because everyone keeps bringing it into the station! But not all Halloween candy is created equal.

There's the cheap, so-so candy that you get to hand out to the trick-or-treaters. Dum-dums and Smarties, we are talking about you! 

Then, there's the name-brand Halloween goodies that you sneak out of your children's trick-or-treat bags after they go to bed. (Not saying I do that because I don't....) 

Here is our annual list of the five best Halloween candies that make us miss trick-or-treating: 

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - A Halloween staple that never disappoints. Huffington Post readers voted it the Best Halloween Candy last year. A reported 400 million were sold in 2013, making it pretty likely you will end up with more than a couple during trick-or-treating this year. 

Nerds - There is just something about pouring out those tiny boxes and just shoving a giant handful of that strawberry or grape (or both at the same time!) flavored sugar pebbles into your mouth! 

Snickers - Peanuts, caramel and nougat covered in chocolate. The peanuts at least give us protein right? 

Airheads - This tangy taffy is full of sugar - which means you should eat a ton of it on Halloween to keep up with your trick-or-treating children. Best flavors - cherry or watermelon! 

Fun Dip - Halloween is a sugar fest, so why not go all out with Fun Dip? The resulting fluorescent-colored tongue is totally worth it. I loved finding Fun Dip in my trick-or-treat bag as a kid, and eating it as an adult brings back some good memories.

Honorable mention: Candy Corn - This candy is so divisive! Either you love it or your hate it. I'm a huge fan and so is my son, which means we always have a bag of it during Halloween.

What's your favorite Halloween candy?


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  • Ashley Porter Oct 29, 2014
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    Peanut M&M's is my favorite candy period. We try to buy the good stuff b/c I hate the thought of buying cheap candy that will never be eaten.

  • daisy Oct 29, 2014

    Twix!! I love the bite size version

  • Progressiveredneck Oct 29, 2014

    Mary Janes. Although I doub't the mall will be handing them out this year - according to the blog guised in "top news."

  • New Holland Oct 29, 2014
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    laffy taffy is mine