Question of the Week

What is the best and/or worst Halloween candy?

click to enlarge Every week, we ask our followers on social media to share their thoughts.
Every week, we ask our followers on social media to share their thoughts.

Darlene R Arnold: The worst Halloween candy is the bottom-of-grandma's-purse hard candies, like the strawberries or mints. Only thing more disappointing than that was getting a gospel tract rubber banded to Smarties or raisins.

L.A. Wold: Controversial statement: I loved the black-and-orange-wrapped peanut butter taffy. I don't pass those out though. Full-size candy giver here.

Ian Nordstrom: As a kid with a peanut allergy, I learned how to trade my Butterfingers for Milky Ways and my 100 Grands for Skittles. I soon realized that different kids valued different candies differently, and this secondary market could be optimized to my advantage. Looking back on it now, it seems like no coincidence that I became an economist with a chocolate addiction.


Pier Sanna: Anything with nuts is out, when offered a choice (chocolate v. neon anything); the kids who came to my door picked neon leaving us with the chocolate.

Carlie Harding Lee: Best: Reese's Cups (because chocolate + pb is the ultimate combo). Worst: Sweet Tarts (because they taste like tart chalk).

Steve Kelly: Only one candy that is both the best and the worst, depending on your tastes: CANDY CORN!

Angela Lalonde: Twix is one of the best. Last candy eaten were the Dum Dum lollipops.

Adela Sussman: The worst, imo, is candy corn.

Charlotte Rogers Thacker: Candy Corn [worst]. Snickers and Reeses you can enjoy the whole year. Candy Corn is fresh only for Halloween.

Alex Cox: The best candy is no candy, it's full of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Give the little monsters low sodium beef jerky and organic trail mix instead. ♦

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