Look, not everything for Fright-A-Thon needs to be terrifying, brutal, bloody, gore-filled, or frightening. It might have Fright in the name, but sometimes you just need to go down to Target, grab the biggest bag of candy for $30 and go to town. Most years, unless Halloween falls on a Friday or a Saturday, I’ll be at home handing out candy and watching movies. It’s a joyous occasion to see all the costumes that kids wear and see the look on their faces when you dump more candy in their buckets than they were expecting. There are tons of different Halloween candy packs out there. You’ve got Nestle brand stuff, Wonka candy, Dum-Dums, and plenty of others.
However, because it’ll hurt people’s feelings, this is my list, not yours. So if you don’t like these choices, feel free to let me know in the comments what yours are. Let’s get on with the list.
5. Sour Patch Kids
You’ve gotta have something sour with the sweet of all the Halloween chocolate out there. Sour Patch Kids are the perfect blend of sour and sweet and they won’t upset your stomach like Warheads or Toxic Waste will. Plus, they’re chewy and not hard candy, so they don’t get stuck in your teeth. If only they had an actual Halloween-branded version of the Sour Patch Kids and this might be higher on the list.
4. Snickers Ghoulish Green Fun-Size
This can go for the normal Snickers fun-size bars, but the ghoulish green variant just adds some Halloween fun. No matter how gross it looks to be eating green nougat, it’s quite tasty. Snickers are always a good choice, no matter what season it is. The combo of nougat, peanuts, and chocolate will always satisfy. That sounds like copy for a Snickers ad, but I’m not kidding. You can’t go wrong with Snickers.
3. Crunch Bar
These were always the ones that I looked forward to when I was little and trick-or-treating. It’s not quite as frilly as other chocolate bars. You get chocolate and little crispy rice pieces, that’s it. Think about a Rice Krispie Treat, but with more chocolate and less to get stuck in your teeth. Crunch is classic and it’s been in Halloween candy mixes for this long because they’re amazing.
Twix combines the feeling of eating a chocolate bar, with a cookie, and throw in a dash of how your teeth feel after chomping on some Whoppers after each bite. It was a close race between KitKat and Twix, but the extra heft of the caramel and cookie brings Twix over the top of almost any other Halloween candy. The Cookies and Cream Twix were a welcome addition to their lineup, but you have to go with the original over anything else. Also, Left Twix just tastes better.
1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
In the battle of peanut butter supremacy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups do the job better than Butterfingers. If we’re talking the Butterfinger Balls from the early-2000’s, this might be a different story, but in other hot take news, the seasonal variations of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups like the Eggs for Easter and Pumpkins for Halloween are infinitely better than the standard issue Cups. You don’t get the 95% chance that the Cup breaks up or is stuck to the paper, you just get all the sweet chocolatey peanut butter goodness.
So that’s it for the best Halloween candy, what’re your favorites?
And that’s it for most of Fright-A-Thon, we’ll be back on Monday for Halloween and a big sendoff.
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