My 10 Favorite Halloween Candies And My 5 Most Hated

Halloween is a huge nerd/geek holiday. You can dress up and be anyone you want. Book or TV or comic book characters. You can be a witch or a siren. You can even make fun pop culture. I absolutely love Halloween. I know a lot about it. It’s origins, it’s different celebrations, it’s different names, just all kinds of stuff. It is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the dressing up. I always have. I have been Barbie, Wonder Woman and a 50’s girl among other things.

Source Andie Boyungs for TGON

As a kid I loved trick or treating as do most other kids. As an adult I love raiding my kids’ candy stash or raiding the candy I buy to pass out for trick or treating. When I was trick or treating with my brother and sister as a kid, we all had our favorites that we would trade each other for. Nowadays they are still the ones I charge my kids a “walking around fee” for.

My 10 best candies in no particular order:

Source Candy Warehouse
  1. Snickers- is just a superior candy no matter how big or small
  2. Butterfingers- I still remember the Simpsons Butterfingers commercials!
  3. Nerds- is there ever a bad time for them?
  4. Sour Patch anything- just saying
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups- stick those puppies in the freezer and enjoy in an hour
  6. Tootsie Rolls- my friends always hated getting them but I loved them. I could stash them easy.
  7. Kit Kat- just gotta love a crispy chocolate
  8. Starburst- the red and pink ones are the best ones. I always traded my brother and sister for red and pink.
  9. Reese Pieces- the sweet peanut butter goodness could be drawn out
  10. Laffy Taffy- it’s much fun to eat as a cheesy pizza
Source Amazon

My top 5 most hated, again in no particular order:

  1. Smarties and Necco Wafers- it’s sugar chalk
  2. Good & Plenty or any black licorice- yucky
  3. Candy Corn- If I wanted colored sugar I would use food coloring on table sugar
  4. Plain Hershey’s bars- I like my chocolate with a little something extra
  5. Pixie Sticks- more plain sugar and if you were like me you tried snorting it at least once as a kid
Source Ebay

Granted these are available all year round, but these are my favorites at Halloween. I read this article to my husband and kids and managed to offend all three with my top 5 hated ones. They agreed with one or two but by and large I offended them which started a hysterical argument. What are your favorite Halloween candies? Let me know in the comments below. Til next week…

For your nostalgic viewing pleasure…


Author: Andie Boyungs

I am a wife, mother, writer and nerd. My dad cultivated my love of sci-fi as a child and I haven’t looked back since. I love myth and magic. I am an avid reader and love TV and movies. I love the movies Willow and Legend and the Star Trek ones both old and new. Laurell K. Hamilton, who writes the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, and Jim Butcher, who writes the Harry Dresden series, are probably my top two favorite authors. I love learning and writing about mythology and there is so much out there to learn, see and imagine. Come fly away with me.

Leave a Comment Here!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.