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Best Halloween Candy
updated: Nov 01, 2012, 1:58 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

What is the best Halloween candy to receive when trick or treating? My co-workers are having a hearty debate. So far we are tied between Snickers and KitKat.

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 COMMENT 337986 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:06 PM

Reese's Peanut Butter cups of course!

 

 COMMENT 337987 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:06 PM

Pay Day's are the best. How about the worst???

I remember...

Raisins (nature's candy my a##)
Walnuts (cheap-os)
Double Bubble (rock hard, pulled my braces off)

 

 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:07 PM

Tootsie roll.

 

 COMMENT 337991 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:09 PM

Reese's PB Cups! Chewy Sweet Tarts are one I usually only see around Halloween - so delicious, but once or twice a year is enough.

I was counting on people bringing leftover candy to the office this morning, but no such luck... This afternoon is going to drag with no sugar!

 

 COMMENT 337999 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:25 PM

Reese's hands down

 

 COMMENT 338001 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:26 PM

toothbrushes

 

 COMMENT 338003P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:30 PM

Back in the good old days of ultra-safe Halloweens, the BEST items were all homemade e.g popcorn balls, carmel apples, cinnamon apples, Rice Krispy treats, etc.

My brother & I could eat all those things until they poured out our ears!

 

 LOUWHO? agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:33 PM

A few years back there was a rumor that Oprah was giving out iPods. She was not. However she gave out FULL SIZE snickers. My boys were so impressed that the candy bars were full size that they didn't even care about the iPod's. So anything full size get's their votes.

 

 COMMENT 338007P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:35 PM

when I was a little girl, I once had a lady give me a handful of chocolate chips because she ran out of candy! That was weird...

 

 COMMENT 338008 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:36 PM

Milky Way!

 

 COMMENT 338012 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:39 PM

Turn the sprinklers on them :)

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:49 PM

Money!

 

 COMMENT 338020 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 02:55 PM

Twix.

End of thread.

 

 COMMENT 338026P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:05 PM

You asked about candy but at my house I gave the choice between candy or a glow bracelet. The kids chose the glow bracelets 4-1 over candy. My favorite trick-or-treater last night was the little girl who couldn't decide which she wanted so she eenie meenie miney mo'd to decide. When she stopped on the candy she said she'd really rather have the bracelet. She was so cute I gave her both.

 

 COMMENT 338034 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:22 PM

026 Way to go! Nice alternative to candy. :-)

 

 COMMENT 338039 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:27 PM

Reeses. In fact, that is what we hand out, so if we have extra (which we always do), we've got treats for the next few days.

 

 COMMENT 338044 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:31 PM

The candy delivered by the 22 yr old red head who lives next door.

 

 COMMENT 338046P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:34 PM

When I was a little kid, living in San Fernando Valley, some guy gave us a 45rp record after he ran out of candy! btw- that would have been in the late 50's !!! yes, I'm hiding my handle

 

 COMMENT 338049 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:40 PM

My grandson received a bar of soap shaped like a pumpkin with the name of the person who made it and the phone #.
Thats a first for me.

 

 COMMENT 338050 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 03:40 PM

A gatt!

 

 COMMENT 338065 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:08 PM

Skittles - Original.

 

 COMMENT 338071 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:16 PM

Tish: ok, that's just creepy. Almond joy the winner for me this year, but that's probably because it's been years since I had them, and they were awesome. Normally I'd say Reeses.

I also had glow sticks and candy. But alas, I get no trick or treaters. :(
FYI, you can get 10 packs of glow sticks for a buck at Michaels. I'm pretty sure you can get a lot cheaper in bulk online - might be worth looking into for the people who get tons of ToTers for next year to save some money!

 

 COMMENT 338078 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:22 PM

Almond Joy, no contest.

 

 COMMENT 338080 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:25 PM

Snickers. Early this morning I woke up and checked my computer for stories.

I thought back to the mid '60's when I grew up in Detroit. I ended up puking from eating too much candy. . .

 

 WILLOW agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:27 PM

KIT KATS!!!!!!

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:32 PM

Lemonheads

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:34 PM

Malted milk balls

 

 COMMENT 338099 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:48 PM

Tootsie. Roll. Full stop.

 

 COMMENT 338100 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 04:48 PM

TISHERSELF, that strikes me as a bit creepy. I could see handing that to parents to drum up business but why put it in a kid's candy bag? A kid's not going to call up and order two dozen Santa soaps for Christmas gift bags.

When I was a kid, I liked full size candy bars with caramel. I'm trying to think of the name of the one that was made of chocolate-covered twists of caramel but I'm drawing a blank.

 

 COMMENT 338112 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 05:07 PM

Kingsized anything!

 

 COMMENT 338119 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 05:14 PM

Hmm, now you guys have me thinking. What age are the people posting their favorites as Tootsie rolls (what I consider an old school candy)? I'm curious if there are generation gaps between candy choices. I was never a huge fan of them (I liked them, but it wasn't my 1st choice - actually my last), but I do recall loving the flavored ones I got as a kid (orange, vanilla, lime, etc). Oh, and I actually like raisinets - but I agree handing out raisins is not what kids want. If you're going to hand out stuff that isn't candy, make it fun stuff. Glow sticks, bouncy balls, creepy rings, the kind of stuff Oriental Trading sells or you'd get from a coin machine - cheap, but fun (and not "health food").

 

 COMMENT 338122 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 05:16 PM

Pencils, they always take the pencil over the candy. Not one person last night. :(

 

 COMMENT 338149 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 06:08 PM

There's a house on Skyline on the Mesa that always hands out water bottles...the kids are so grateful because trick or treating is thirsty work!!

 

 COMMENT 338150 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 06:15 PM

119, I just love tootsie rolls, I'm young at 32. Not quite old school...yet! ;)

I think it's because I don't really see/eat them any other time of year.

 

 COMMENT 338159 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 06:36 PM

Fat joint.

 

 COMMENT 338170 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 07:20 PM

@338100,,, Marathon. It had a red wrapper with the name "Marathon" spelled out in yellow. And then came along the Charleston Chew,,,, oh, good times!!!!

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 07:30 PM

Twix (thanks 020), Kit Kat, and Reese's PB Cups. Almond Joy rules too. Tootsie Rolls are an insult to trick-or-treaters everywhere.

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 07:34 PM

100: I'm with you on the twists of caramel covered in chocolate. Is it the Marathon bar you're thinking of? Google Image it. Yum!!

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 07:36 PM

Did anyone else freeze Charleston Chews in the freezer, then crack them against the edge of the counter into bite-sized pieces?

I love that, despite our occasional bickering, we can all come together peacefully over... CANDY!!!!

 

 COMMENT 338181 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 07:46 PM

Marathon! That's the one.

 

 TRUTHTELLER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 08:19 PM

Snickers will always reign supreme. After him, it's his stout sister, the Reeses Peanutbutter Cup; followed by the the eager M&M's, KitKats, and Milkyway/3 Muskateers/M&M's variety. Gotta hand it to Twix---he could always stand his ground. Mounds/Almond Joy: now there's a respectable confection! After all, they DO contain more fiber and potassium than their opponents. But, alas, who amongst us will be the first to cast a stone upon the rejects of the sack? Give me your Tootsie Rolls, your Kraft caramels, and your hard butterscotch candies! He'll, in this economy I'll even take the pennies and nickels you threw in there. But walnuts, and fruit, and pretzels???? Now you're just askin' for it! ( Nature Boy,,,I called the Marathon bar 20 mins b4 u did. Maybe u can stump me with one!)

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 08:39 PM

TruthTeller, yes i noticed that you scooped me on the Marathon thing, damnit!! But challenge accepted. Let's see how well you do on the George Costanza Candy Identification Quiz!

http://mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=436

 

 COMMENT 338206 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 08:43 PM

Peanut M&M's, havent had them in years! snuck them out of my kids' take!

 

 TRUTHTELLER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 08:44 PM

Chunky!

 

 TRUTHTELLER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 08:45 PM

No,,,it was rollos's!!!! Yes,,, it's all coming back to me now!

 

 COMMENT 338220P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 09:45 PM

BUTTERFINGER

 

 COMMENT 338231P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-01 10:59 PM

Snickers - (what happened to Mars bar?)

 

 COMMENT 338241P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 12:39 AM

My druthers: See's candy chocolate lollipop. That would be my first choice. Next: some kind of See's candy wrapped. Then the Reese's pumpkin thingy, wrapped (cost: 79ยข each or some such).

Reese's seasonal peanut butter cup treats (ones shaped like pumpkins and Easter eggs, etc) always have more peanut butter in them---Reese's copped to it, years ago.

Fourth choice would be a Look bar. But I don't think they sell those in snack size? I saw a snack pack of Abba-Zabba, Big Hunk and the like today at Gelson's. Even at 50% off, I couldn't pry open my wallet for it.

Fifth choice would be Cup-o-Gold. Remember those? Or maybe a Fifth Avenue. Yum.

 

 COMMENT 338242P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 12:57 AM

NATURE BOY. Question: are you really male? Hmm.
SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE TAKING THE CANDY QUIZ----DON'T READ ANY FURTHER, that would be cheating.

I took the challenge and only got 40% on Constanza's quiz. However, I was docked for misspelling "whatchamacallit." So let's say I got 50%.

Having never eaten or seen a "zero" and not knowing a 100 Grand was divided into two parts---I think I did okay. (Plus I think some of the candy bars looked a little elongated in the photos.)

Hope I didn't spoil the quiz for anyone else. I did warn you.

 

 COMMENT 338276 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 07:32 AM

338170 - Good call on the Marathon Bar, but you implied that Charleston Chew came along AFTER the Marathon, which is not true. Charleston Chew came out more than 50 years before the Marathon Bar did (and, unlike the Marathon bar, Charleston Chews are still around).

My grandmother owned a candy store when I was growing up in Philly, so I saw and ate all of it. By far my favorite was the 100 Grand bar, but you rarely got those in your Halloween bag. Of the popular Halloween treats, Milky Way reigns king.

 

 COMMENT 338284 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 07:52 AM

I LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, any size, and will eat them until I am sick ... but I have always wanted to vent a little bit about all that wrapping! Jeez, first the orange crinkly wrapper outside, then that little dark grey square of cardboard, and of course the formed paper "cup" that always retains tiny chunks of chocolate that are supposed to be MINE ...

 

 COMMENT 338289 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 07:57 AM

there was a house in my neighborhood (growing up in Palo Alto in the 1970s) that gave out homemade rice crispie treats wrapped in wax paper....those were the best. They were down the block from the homemade caramel apples- also on my list. Ah, the good ol' days!

 

 COMMENT 338329 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 09:11 AM

abba zabba!

 

 COMMENT 338356 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 09:48 AM

I vote King-Size Kit-Kats....kids like Skittles...and hubbie likes Reese's Pieces or 3Musketeers.

 

 COMMENT 338386 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 10:42 AM

Love the carmel Milky Way.

 

 COMMENT 338387P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 10:42 AM

The full-sized Hershey bar was considered the pinnacle of Halloween TorT'ing in the 50's. This was before they made bite-sized. My fave TorT candies were Queen Anne's Butterballs, Sugar Daddy, then Ice Cubes, and Salt Water Taffy.

 

 COMMENT 338423 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 11:41 AM

Am I too late to mention what I found in my son's Trick-or-Treat bag? Packets of catsup!! The packets you get at a fast-food window such as McDonald's or Jack-in-the-Box. Catsup! My boy told me the woman had a basket filled with these packets and gave each kid a handful. He heard her say something about Catsup being healthier than sugar. One of the kids found a packet of taco sauce along with the Catsup. Is this legal, to hand out these packets to kids, on Halloween night?

 

 COMMENT 338452 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 12:30 PM

241: PLEASE tell me where you can find Cup-O-Golds in this town. It was my Mother's and my favorite for years, and I cannot find them anywhere!

 

 COMMENT 338479 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 01:29 PM

Oldlawoman-try the candy store in the San Roque strip by the post office. They have all kinds of great candy, old and new !

 

 COMMENT 338497 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 02:01 PM

338479 - That San Roque candy store (Kingston's) closed a little over a month ago. Their store in Ojai is still open.

 

 COMMENT 338503 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 02:19 PM

231p I used to love Mars bars--found a store with some recently and was disappointed that the ingredients were different--and not so good. Sunny I'm with you on the carmel Milky Ways!!!!

 

 COMMENT 338508 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 02:34 PM

OLDLAWOMAN - Vermont Country Store (online) has tons of old fashioned candy.

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-02 04:57 PM

Full size gets my vote too.

 

 COMMENT 338982 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-04 08:27 AM

Baby Ruth's beats Snickers by a mile.

 

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