The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Halloween Candy Edition

Tami Benedict

Halloween is just around the corner but what candies are the best to get? Photo by Tami Benedict
Halloween is just around the corner but what candies are the best to get? (Tami Benedict/ Xpress Magazine)

Halloween is only a few days away, and soon we are going to stuff our faces with our favorite Halloween candy. But what are the best and worst candies to sink your teeth into? Well, I am here to help you make that decision. I took recommendations and tried some of the best and some of the worst Halloween candy that I could get my hands onto.

Marshmallow Pumpkin Peeps: Peeps are probably one of my favorite holiday time candy. I am a sucker for marshmallows with thin layers of sugar over them. With the cute faces and pumpkin design, I am easily sucked in and can eat them for days. I have even used Peeps for making s’mores, I cannot get enough of them. Rating: Good

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Hershey’s Candy Corn Candy BitsThis candy was recommended to me, so I thought I would give it a shot. This is not a candy that I would have typically bought since I am not a big fan of white chocolate or candy corn. My initial thought as I was eating was that this candy was way too sweet. It tasted mostly like white chocolate and it did not have a candy corn taste at all. The candy was not bad, but I would only be able to eat one a day because of its sweetness. Rating: Good

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Twizzlers Black Licorice: This was another candy I was asked to try and I sat in the store for a while staring at the licorice, slowly knowing that what I was about to do was not going to be fun. Before trying it, I played with the nub in my hand debating if it was really worth trying, in the name of journalism it was. The black licorice tasted bitter, not sweet at all. All I can say is if a kid gets this type of candy for Halloween, I would feel really bad for them. Rating: Ugly

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Milky Way Caramel Apple: I saw this while browsing and thought why not, I will give that one a try too! I actually really enjoyed this candy. It tasted just like a milky way, with a caramel center, but with a slightly sweet apple flavor. I like it because the apple is not overpowering and the candy is not too sweet. It is a perfect little mixture in one little chocolate. Rating: Good

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Brach’s Candy Corn: Candy corn, everyone’s favorite Halloween treat, except for me. I am not a fan of candy corn, I feel like it tastes like chalk. I think candy corn is really cute to look at but I do not recommend eating it. The candy has a weird texture and the taste is not something I am a fan of. Rating: Bad

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins: This is another favorite Halloween candy and one I actually enjoy. Mixing peanut butter and chocolate is two of the greatest things ever, then put it into a shape of a pumpkin and I am one happy person. The best thing about these is they come in individual packs, so I do not have to buy an entire bag to enjoy them. The pumpkins can be a little sweet, so buy one pack in case you cannot handle the sweetness. Rating: Good

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Caramel Apple PopsEverybody likes a good sucker, and the caramel apple pops have a good mixture of sweet and sour. My only complaint is the toughness of the caramel, it tends to get stuck to your teeth and then you are in a battle with yourself, trying to get your teeth clean. This sucker does help if you have a sweet tooth though and will keep you busy for a while when chewing the caramel off it. Rating: Good

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Hopefully this Halloween is full of a successful and good candy run. Happy Halloween!