Make me a better person.
It was either that or “What the Amish Can Teach You About Halloween Candies.”
By the way, that list would be short.
The main purpose of today’s post is to find out what your favorite Halloween candy is. I can’t believe I haven’t addressed such an important topic in my 11 years of writing at Ye Grace Full Life.
I also can’t believe I talked about laxatives on this blog before Halloween candy.
It was a low point in my life. It was also sponsored. #ad
I was going to also list my least favorite Halloween candy, but I didn’t want to stir up any controversy in this space a week before All Hallows Eve. I believe that Halloween candy is associated with core childhood memories and I don’t want to taint them in any way.
Speaking of core memories, have any of you seen the movie Inside Out? The only animated film that made me cry.
There were candies I looked forward to getting in my trick-or-treat bag, and then there were candies I craved on a regular basis. However, the two cannot be intertwined.
For example, I enjoy peanut M&M’s on a weekly basis, but if I found them in my trick-or-treat bag? Blech. So I’m not including peanut M&M’s on my Halloween candy list. To me, this makes perfect sense.
Another example: I was a big fan of green apple Jolly Ranchers when I was younger. I recall sucking on those things while roller skating around the neighborhood and listening to the Footloose soundtrack. I could be intertwining memories. The point is, I adored Jolly Ranchers very much, but had I received them in my pillowcase on Halloween? In the trash.
I don’t make the rules: they make themselves.
Here are my most favorite Halloween candies:
Reese’s peanut butter cups– When they are cold, they’re even better. I’m not a fan of a mushy peanut butter cup, so I’ll keep mine in the fridge.
Twix– With Twix, I’m the opposite. I like mine soft and mushy.
Kit Kat– I eat my Kit Kat’s like this: nibble on the outer edges first, then devour the rest.
Almond Joy– Why is this the fourth item on the list? This is a solid second place contender. I love a nutty, chocolate combination.
Chunky bar– These were only given out on rare occasions. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find one in the wild these days. If you do, please buy one for me.
Snickers– I only prefer the snack size version of a Snickers bar.
Blow pops- I need more gum in my blow pop than I’m getting. I should write a letter to the CEO.
Mr. Goodbar- These are vastly underappreciated.
100 Grand- I find that the snack size version is always stale.
Tootsie pop– Better than a blow pop. In the off season, I enjoy a Tootsie Roll or 20. Like potato chips, you can’t eat just one.
Baby Ruth– These are also vastly underappreciated.
PS- Whatchamacallit is my all-time favorite candy bar. There were no snack sized versions of this, so I didn’t get one in my trick-or-treat bag.
PPS- I never received full-sized candy bars in my trick-or-treat bag. If you did, tell us all about it in the comments.
Here are two fun articles I found:
What is your favorite Halloween candy?