Best and Worst Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat! Let’s talk more about the treats and less about the tricks. According to a Huffington Post article, they picked their favorite and not-so-favorite Halloween candies. Although my mid-20s have focused on the costume part of this holiday, I grew up with Halloween being all about the candy. My brothers and I used to get the biggest bag we could find, in fear that a smaller size would not hold all of our findings. We’d run home from school to begin the chocolate hunt in our best dressed Power Ranger and Princess attire. After three hours, we had enough candy to last us an entire year. The best part of my childhood candy-gathering experience was when my brothers and I would dump all of the food onto the floor when we got home from a long day’s work. We’d separate all of candy so that all of the Kit-Kats were together on one end, Hershey products on another side, and then the “we don’t like” pile was always the highest. Another hour later, we would bargain and make trades. Usually my parents took five to six pieces as that was all they were allowed. After I saw this Post article, I have to say that I absolutely agree with the list that was selected. For their “best” candy, I would say that those do fall into the most delicious category and are the ones that evoke the most excited responses from kids. Since I have a coconut sweet tooth, Almond Joy and Mounds would have to be added as well. I know that is not everyone’s cup of tea, or type of bar. The “worst” category is absolutely on target. The only thing missing is when I would get little packs of carrots or apple pieces. It is safe to say that those fell into the “give to dog” pile. As Halloween approaches I just have one piece of advice for homeowners, “Please Take One” buckets just do not work. Unless you want one kid to get his candy shopping done in about five minutes. Huffington Best: Kit Kat, Starburst, Twix, Pop Rocks, Butterfinger, Snickers, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Crunch Huffington Worst: Smarties, Raisins, Pencils, Good & Plenty, Candy Corn, Dots, Now and Later, Hard Candy, Flavored Tootsie Rolls, Bubble Gum