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ranking Halloween candies

I’m not sure where you fall on the celebrating Halloween, and that’s okay.  It’s not really pertinent to this post.  What is important is fun sized candies, and which ones are the best.  I know that tomorrow, I can buy whatever fun sized candy I want for half price or less.  So even if you pass on Halloween celebrations, you still have a vested interest in this time of year and its candy offerings.  Here are my favorite Halloween candies to receive, and by receive, I mean take from my son’s candy stash the day after Halloween.

1.  Butterfinger

I don’t know what it is about shrinking this candy bar down to size that makes it taste so much better.  I kind of like Butterfinger in its original state, but I don’t really buy it.  Maybe it’s too crumbly or greasy or sticky in my teeth.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that Jakob will not get to eat any of those this week, because I will eat them all as soon as he goes to bed.

2.  Heath bar

Here’s another candy that I do not buy in full size form, but I love to eat in miniature versions.  It’s also really good on ice cream.  Although I couldn’t stand to eat a full size Heath bar, I could gladly stand to eat an entire bag of little Heaths.  It doesn’t make sense.  It’s just the way life is.

3.  Peanut M&M’s

This is actually my favorite candy.  If I walk into a store with the intention of buying candy, or I get suckered into buying one at checkout, it’s almost always going to be Peanut M&M’s.  I just love them.  The only downside is that it is also Jakob’s favorite candy, and I could never steal his favorite from him.  That’s why I don’t let him have little Butterfingers.  I don’t want it to become his favorite.

4.  Mr. Goodbar

Such a distinguished candy!  Nobody knows what his first name is, because he is so respected that no one is on a first name basis with him.  I’m surprised his distinguished position doesn’t move him above fourth place, but you can only rest on your past accomplishments so much.  But he’s still tasty enough to come in the top five.  Not too shabby for a candy bar that is just chocolate and peanuts.  He doesn’t even have a candy shell!  And that, Mr. Candy, is why you are not in third.  Sorry.

5.  Hershey bar

It’s pretty plain.  It’s usually the last candy to go.  But it is so good.  You can’t argue with Hershey’s milk chocolate, unless you’re European, and then you probably can, because I hear your chocolate is richer and more delicious than the American version.  But I digress.  They are just square Hershey’s Kisses, and since I have personal space issues, I prefer a bar to a kiss.  Plus, they’re more securely sealed, so I don’t have to wonder if you secretly licked the candy before giving it to me, a concern every boy has for his entire life.

Those are my top 5.  What are your favorites?

Fun fact: none of the candies I listed are in the picture I posted.  Shame on me.


Comments on: "ranking Halloween candies" (2)

  1. Miss Kathy said:

    Wow, this is a hard one! My faves would have to be:

    1. Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate minis
    2. Mounds
    3. Whoppers
    4. Twix
    5. Kit Kat

    Now, if someone would just combine Mounds and Almond Joy into one candy (with coconut, dark chocolate, and almonds), that just might be my new favorite. And if PayDay came in mini form, that would have beat out Kit Kat …

    • I’m not a fan of dark chocolate or coconut, so I wouldn’t eat it, but I’m surprised they haven’t made it. They make dark chocolate versions of so many candy bars now.

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