Top Six Halloween Candies
Halloween is this Tuesday so for all you that still partake in the festivities or that take your kids out trick-or-treating, here are the top six candies you’ll find in your bag o’ sweets!
6.) PayDay – A vastly underrated candy. On my personal list, this would be number two. The combination of sweet and salty is the new hotness and with everyone going nuts over the trendy salted caramel flavored items, it doesn’t get any better than this salted caramel bar from heaven.
5.) M&M’s – A staple. A classic. If you don’t like one variety, chances are you like another. Plain, peanut, peanut butter, pretzel, caramel, almond – there’s something for everyone.
4.) Skittles – There are those out there with the nut allergies, chocolate allergies, or (in the case of my youngest) they flat out don’t like chocolate. For a kid that doesn’t like chocolate, there aren’t a whole lot of options left when rooting through their haul. Skittles are a favorite for sure.
With the First Pick
3.) Sour Patch Kids – A wild card jumps into the top three! Sour candy is awesome. Gummies are a solid choice when you’re in the mood and it doesn’t get any better than that sour bite in the beginning then the sweetness takes over. There are those that love the lemon because the sour never quits, but don’t sleep on the orange. Might be the most underrated of the sour patch family.
2.) Snickers – Chocolate, peanuts, caramel. Perfection. And now that they’ve dropped the peanut butter variety on us, they’ve only become stronger contenders. Even the almond is good in those bite size and fun size varieties. Snickers has the candy bar game on lock.
1.) Reese’s – All varieties. Cups, pieces, pumpkins, nutrageous, fast break, minis. No matter how you shape it, package it, or prefer it, Reese’s is the candy king. Lucky for me, as I mentioned earlier, my youngest hates chocolate so he is more than happy to give his Dad all his Reese’s.
*NOTE TO ALL PARENTS*
As parents, it’s our job to prepare our children for the real world. There is no better time for this than Halloween. You can give your kids chores and pay them an allowance – that’s fantastic. Teach them they have to earn what they want. However, we overlook the realities of the cruel, cruel world when we do this. Halloween is the time to teach them about tax. Yes, they did the work by dressing up and going door to door asking neighbors for treats. However, “the man” (us, as parents) are going to make sure we get our cut. Before they crack in to their pile of cavities, make sure you get your 15%.