The Definitive Ranking of the Best Halloween Candies

Olivia Witte, Staff Writer

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It’s going to be a snowy Halloween, but don’t let that stop you from eating all your favorite candy. The staggering mountain of sugary treats may be overwhelming at first, but this list ranking the 10 best Halloween candies can help you decide which ones to give away and which ones to keep for yourself.

  1. Candy Corn

The iconic Halloween candy is the one people love to hate. It mimics kernels of corn and reminds you of the festive season. However, Candy Corn is not for everyone; many complain that it’s a stale, sugary mess. Or just straight garbage.

  1. M&Ms

They might be boring, but you can never go wrong with M&Ms. They are the quintessential simple crowd-pleaser. Plus, you can also spice things up by choosing Peanut M&Ms, Pretzel M&Ms, or Caramel M&Ms.

  1. Skittles

Skittles are pretty much the fruity, better version of M&Ms. No one is disappointed when they get a bag while trick-or-treating. But Skittles are the type of candy that a little goes a long way.

7. Milky Way

Milky Ways are great, don’t get me wrong. The caramel, nougat, and chocolate combine to make an unforgettable sensation in your mouth. But to be honest, Milky Ways are Snickers’ lame little brother. They are always missing a key ingredient that keep it from entering the greats of Halloween candy.

6. Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids could be the most unique candy on this list. They are the perfect one-two punch of sour and sweet. The only downfall is once you eat one, there’s no stopping.

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5. Snickers

With Snickers, you can taste happiness in every bite. The combination of peanuts, nougat, caramel, and chocolate creates a chewy, creamy, smooth, and rich candy bar all in one. It’s the near perfect candy bar.

4. Starburst

The best part of Starbursts has got to be the urge to rip open the wrapper and discover you’ve been blessed with with two pink ones. Of course,  if the universe hates you, you’ll be stuck with orange and a yellow. While there is no equality among flavors, Starbursts generate a lasting taste in your mouth that leaves you craving more.

3. Reese’s Cups

The unforgettable mix of milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter is a match made in heaven. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are clearly a favorite considering they’re the number one selling candy brand in the United States. And they win just about every poll.

2. Twix

There is something so irresistible about Twix bars. While it is similar in ingredients to a Milky Way, a Twix has the perfect ratio of chocolate to caramel to shortbread that makes it undeniably one of the best candies out there. And you get two of them.

1.Kit Kats

Hands down the best candy on the face of the earth. The chocolate is out of this world and the wafer part is nothing short of to die for. You probably haven’t heard anyone say “I don’t like Kit Kats” because that simply isn’t a thing. No candy will ever come close to the perfection of a Kit Kat.