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What is the most popular Halloween candy?

By Maggie Donner, Features Contributor

It’s that time of year again. The leaves begin to turn and there’s pumpkin spice everywhere you look, but the best part of fall for most people is Halloween. One night a year, you can dress up to be anything your heart desires and knock on a stranger’s door asking for free candy. What could be better than that?

Since Halloween is right around the corner, the question has to be asked, what is the best Halloween candy?

According to USA Today, the most popular Halloween candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups, which has held the crown since 2007. Following Reese’s are Skittles, M&M’s and Starburst. The most popular candy in New York is Sour Patch Kids, though.

In my own opinion, the best Halloween candy is Reese’s pumpkins. They have the perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio. As a fake expert on candy myself, I find that anything with chocolate and peanut butter tastes like heaven.

In terms of gummy candy, I am a big fan of watermelon Sour Patch Kids. Each gummy is packed with a sweet and sour kick. It’s rare to find someone handing them out on Halloween, but if I do find someone giving them out, I can promise you that I’ll be back to that house next year!

In a survey sent out to my Instagram followers asking about their favorite Halloween candy, I found that there was a tie. Both Kit Kat and Reese’s got 13 votes each. The runner-up was Twix which got eight votes. I found this interesting because in the top 10 Halloween candies ranked by USA Today, Kit Kat didn’t come up. But clearly, many people love the chocolate wafer candy and I have to admit, I like Kit Kats too. But there is something about Reese’s that makes life worth living.

24 out of 30 people who took the survey said that chocolate candy is what they prefer. This didn’t surprise me because, well, chocolate is chocolate. There is no explanation I could give of how good it is that we don't know already.

Some other candies that were mentioned in my survey included Sour Patch Kids, M&M’s, Milky Way and Sweetarts.

When Oct. 31 comes upon us and the candy begins to fill the tiny little orange pumpkin buckets, I will guarantee that there will be lots of Reese’s and Kit Kat bars to make everyone’s heart happy!

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