Halloween is only a few days away, so now is the perfect time to decide what candy to hand out to trick or treaters. But you also want to make sure you have candy you love left over after Oct. 31.
Each year, there are plenty of old favorites handed out each year, from Dum-Dum lollipops to Candy Corn. These are the candies that children are excited for year after year.
If you are stumped on what candies you want to get and are desperate to avoid being the one person who hands out toothbrushes, scroll on for a look at 30 of the best Halloween candies.
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30. Almond Joy/Mounds
Almond Joy and Mounds go hand-in-hand. Unless you know someone who loves coconut though, not too many people are going out of their way to eat them.
29. Blow Pops
Blow Pops are weird. If you want bubble gum, why not just get bubble gum and skip the lollipop part. But if you want a lollipop, why do you want one wtih gum inside?
28. Jolly Rancher
Jolly Ranchers are flavored like fruit, but could also be choking hazards.
27. Milk Duds
If you need a way to pull out a loose tooth, Milk Duds are for you. They will give your jaw the workout it needs.
26. Milky Way
Milky Way squares are hard to avoid on Halloween and are not that bad. They just aren't that exciting. There's no crunch.
25. Hairbo Gummies
Hairbo Gummies are available in all shapes and sizes. While they are most famous for bears, getting them in dinosaur shapes would be make anyone's day. Unfortunately, many of these fun shapes are not available in fun-size packs.
Skittles can provide the tasty sugar rush you need. They also give you something to chew for awhle.
Is there anything wrong with a slab of carmel and nuts stuck to it? Absolutely not. Do not freeze it though.
22. Junior Mints
As long as you don't eat them in an operating room, Junior Mints are great. If you want a bigger mint though, you can always get full-size York Peppermint Patties.
Dum-Dums are a perennial favorite, and it would be harder to go a Halloween without them than with them. Just make sure you get a root beer-flavored one.
20. Tootise Pops
Tootise Pops are also unavoidable on Halloween, and for a good reason. They are really good, especially the chocolate-flavor one. After licking a chocolate lollipop, you get a chocolate Tootsie Roll.
19. Reese's Pieces
Reese's Pieces are good, but are no replacement for real Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are great, but can be a little bland without chocolate involved.
18. Nestle Crunch
Nestle Crunch bars provide the extra pop plain chocolate candy bars don't have. It's a classic, but not a really exciting one.
17. 100 Grand
Thankfully, the great-tasting and underrated 100 Grand does not cost $100,000. Why would anyone want a plain Crunch bar when you could have a 100 Grand with caramel inside.
Twix is another caramel-based treat, bringing cookies into the mix. If you get the peanut-butter variety, add a bonus 10 points. It's so good and fun to try to eat the caramel or peanut butter before the cookie.
Would you share your TWIX with a ghost? pic.twitter.com/tP973nu1K3— TWIX® (@twix) October 20, 2018
15. Mr. Goodbar
Mr. Goodbar is a great source of more nuts. It is a real shame that Hershey's does not make whole bags of fun-size Mr. Goodbar pieces.
Starbursts are the king of chewy fruit-flavored candies. One square can keep you chewing for awhile and they are pretty flavorful.
The Heath bar is one of those candies that seems to be more available at Halloween than any other time of year. Toffee adds a unique flavor to the Halloween mix.
12. Tootsie Rolls
The classic Tootsie Roll is unforgettable. Tootise Roll also makes flavored Tootsie Rolls, although nothing beats the original chocolate.
M&M's are a classic, and are great on their own. If you are extra creative, put them in a cookie and you have a piece of sugar-rush heaven.
10. Flavored M&M's
There are so many other M&M's flavors now, including the classic peanut and peanut-butter. The other flavors are a fun way to surprise tirck-or-treaters.
Inbox: pic.twitter.com/qkqkfSKADq— Sam Ro (@bySamRo) July 17, 2018
Twizzlers are like the go-to, ultimate Halloween candy. They are delicious and actually do taste like (artificial) strawberry. Plus, they are easy to eat on the go, which should be a major requirement for all great Halloween candy.
This is a very personal choice, since most might overlook Whoppers. The taste of malt feels like a throwback to the days of soda jerks.
Remember how Milky Ways have no crunch? Well, if you add peanuts, you get Snickers and it's awesome. That's why the celebrity-starring ads make sense.
Butterfingers are perfection. It's like peanut butter-flavored toffee shavings crammed into chocolate.
That feeling when you figure out your Halloween costume. pic.twitter.com/83DToA7TyQ— Butterfinger (@Butterfinger) October 25, 2018
The classic KitKat is another unavoidable candy of Halloween. Milk chocolate with sugary wafers inside. There's a reason why it is popular all over the world.
4. Hershey's Dark Chocolate Bar
If you're looking for a Halloween candy that tastes great and also might have some health benefits, Hershey's Dark Chocolate (or any Dark Chocolate) is the way to go. It's an underrated part of the Hershey's mix bags.
3. Hershey's Chocolate Bar
The classic Hershey's Chocolate Bar is another candy you just cannot go wrong with. Hershey's has also introduced several different flavors, including Cookies & Cream, which add some unique flavor to the treats.
2. Candy Corn
Candy Corn is a Halloween classic. Some hate it, others really, really hate it. Still some like it, but even I will admit it should not be eaten outside of the Halloween holiday season. Also, this is one case where extra flavor does not help out.0comments
1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
It's the best. A mix of pure peanut butter and chocolate. You do not need anything else for a short blast of sugar-coated bliss. Sure, Hershey's is now making Peanut Butter Cups with Reese's Pieces inside them, but that seems like a nutrageous idea.