Whether you're planning on hitting up all the houses on your block this Halloween or waiting until Nov. 1 to snag all the day-after-Halloween sales, candy and your diet are now synonymous. When it comes to the favorite, Reese's Cups may be the reigning champ, but everyone has their preference. From the silky caramel in the Milky Way and the Twix to the elusive crunch of the 100 Grand and the KitKat—from the contrast of Sour Patch Kids to the fluff of the 3 Musketeers—each of these illustrious treats have stood the test of time. Which Halloween candy is the best?
FiveThirtyEight found that most people prefer Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over all other Halloween candies. How could you not love the classic peanut butter-chocolate combo? M&M’s, on the other hand, are a time-tested favorite. Not only are they the perfect Halloween treat, but they can double as the perfect costume.
Sour Patch Kids are the perfect contrast to the overload of Halloween chocolate, while the Almond Joy is like having a bite-sized German chocolate cake in your pocket. How will you choose?
The Twix bar is a love story made in romance-novel heaven. Smooth milk chocolate encases a crunchy wafer cookie and a bed of silky caramel, creating a beautiful marriage of textures. The Baby Ruth, on the other hand, is one of those candies you generally only eat around Halloween—there’s something to be said for valuing a limited supply.
100 Grand bars may have peaked a few decades ago, but that’s exactly why we still love them. Bring back this old-time favorite in your Halloween haul—you can thank us later. Meanwhile, Butterfingers are very much top-of-mind for most trick-or-treaters. These textured, nougat-y beauties taste like true wealth.
Both of these bars offer that satisfying snap, but only one can win. Kit Kats are the candy bar that keeps on giving, while Crunch Bars offer the snap, crackle, pop usually only found in cereal bowls.
Another break from the chocolate—a necessary good. Starburst can last much longer than Skittles, but somehow popping endless Skittles seems like more fun.
The Milky Way and Snickers are like siblings. The only difference between the two is the presence of peanuts in Snickers, but boy do they make a world of difference.
The 3 Musketeers is the perfect pillow of marshmallow for you to rest on after a spooky evening out, but the Hersey bar is the true classic.