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Carley Nail

Best Halloween Candy

Every Halloween, kids run door to door saying “Trick or treat, give me something good to eat,” hoping to get handfuls of their favorite candy.

But that begs the question: what is “something good to eat”?

When I went to a house and they gave me a handful of Tootsie Rolls, I wasn’t happy. Now as an adult, I have a mental tier list of the best Halloween candy.

1) Sweetarts: Bones & Skulls

When I was a kid, this was my favorite candy. I waited all year for the Bones & Skulls version of Sweetarts to start being sold again. Sweetarts are already a great candy that have the perfect amount of tartness, but the Bones & Skulls taste even better. Each Sweetart is looks like a bone or a skull, adding some Halloween Spirit.

2) Twix

Twix are always a solid choice as far as chocolate candy goes. The smooth caramel complements the crunchy cookie, and the chocolate ties in all together. Twix is a classic candy bar. A Milkyway or Snickers bar will never compare. This year I’ve seen fun-sized Halloween-themed Twix where the cookie on the inside is a ghoulish green color. Although I know it is just food colorful, I appreciate the colorful inside of the candy.

3) Sour Patch Kids

Last year, I took my niece and nephews trick-or-treating. When we got back home, I stole all the packages of Sour Patch Kids they had gotten that night. They were young and didn’t even notice the candy was missing, so don’t think that I’m evil. I love this candy. When Halloween comes around, they sell Sour Patch Kids Zombies to add a spooky twist. 

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