Time to vote … for your favorite Halloween candy

By on October 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Yeah, there’s a big, important election coming up next month, and everybody should definitely get out there and vote for their favorite candidates, but before we even get to November, there’s another pressing issue only you, the American public, can decide.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Not important, you say? Well, according to a quiz I found on the Internet (so you know it’s true), the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy yearly – a large portion of it Halloween-generated. And the average American family spends $44 on Halloween candy. So there’s a lot at stake here.

Now some folks like hard candies, lollipops, taffy or that waxy, sugary candy corn. I’ll eat those if there’s nothing else available, but those kinds of treats are not my confections of choice. For my money there are two essential ingredients in the ideal candy, not just for Halloween, but all year long.

Chocolate.

Peanuts.

Anything that includes those two things is going to rate highly on my list. So fill my bag with Baby Ruth, Snickers, Reese’s and peanut M&Ms, and you can keep all that other stuff for yourself. By the way, that same quiz states that Snickers is the most popular chocolate bar. I rest my case.

What’s yours?

99 responses to “Time to vote … for your favorite Halloween candy

  1. Mary H says:

    i LOVE Mounds bars!  Nothing better than dark chocolate and coconut!

  2. Barbara says:

    I NEVER MET A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE I DIDN’T LIKE.
    MY ANSWER AS YOU CAN SEE IS CHOCOLATE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  3. Kel says:

    Cashew Turtles!!!  chocolate, cashews and caramel–yes please, may I have some more!!!

  4. Anne P says:

    Believe it or not it’s those sickening sweet candy corns and candy butter pumpkins. Not sure WHY I love those things, but I do. Can’t have the chocolate (brown). Have to be the traditional yellow, orange and white candy corn!!

  5. Charlotte E says:

    I love anything with chocolate in it. Also like the Reese cups for the peanut butter.
    Yum Yum, Send me all things chocolate, brown, dark,or white

  6. Rodney Moore says:

    Snickers id my favorite.

  7. kat dudley says:

    Without a doubt….CANDY CORN!!!!!

  8. Trish says:

    Bit-o-honey bars!  But I do love those good old traditional candy corn, pumpkins and marshmellow ghost, pumpkins etc….oh yummy I think I have to run to the store now  :)

  9. Penni Moore says:

    Butterfingers!!!

  10. Annie says:

    Sixlets – those little malted milk balls!

  11. Barbara says:

    peanut/dark chocolate M&Ms or dark chocolate snickers/milky way

  12. Nancy R says:

    Dark chocolate Hershey mini-bars – (sticky) hands down!!

  13. SHEENA WOLSKE says:

    I LOVE…..TOOTSIE ROLLS, AND THE SUCKERS WITH THE GUM

  14. February says:

    Reese cup

  15. Traci says:

    Of course Candy Corn and Reese’s!!

  16. Sophia says:

    CANDY CORN!!!!!! :) YUMMMMMM!!!!

  17. Jayne says:

    Snickers and Tootsie Pops!

  18. DEB says:

    ALMOND JOY BARS!!!

  19. Paul says:

    Reese’s PB Cups and Hursey’s Chocolate Bars!

  20. Mary D says:

    Me I LOVE Caramel Twirts with the ICING in the MIDDLE. Their my BEST 1″s

  21. Sharon says:

    I have to have sugar free…but Russel Stover has the best dark chocolate with nuts!

  22. JENNIFER CARSON says:

    Reese’s PB Cups and Peanut M&M’s

  23. Barbara Laricchia says:

    MOUNDS AND HERSHEYS DARK CHOCOLATE!!!!

  24. Mary Wynn says:

    Reeses

  25. theresa says:

    TOOTSIE ROLLS AND THE  RED LICORICE YUM  YUM

  26. Sharon Hobbs says:

    Kit Kat and M&M candies are my favorite !!

  27. Amie Algea says:

    You HAVE to eat candy corn the entire fall season. October until Thanksgiving is the only time it tastes good to me though. It IS a fat free candy and the good ones are made with honey, that is kind of healthy, right?

  28. Sherwin Tsai says:

    Reese’s cups!  Nothing beats that chocolate/peantu butter mix

  29. Susie says:

    Carmel Apples

  30. Annie says:

    Candy corn, of course.  It’s traditional!

  31. Jodi says:

    REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!!!

  32. Mike W says:

    The only correct answer is Candy Corn. 

  33. Darren says:

    Skittles and Butterfinger

  34. Jeff says:

    Sixlets and 3 musketeers

  35. Skylar says:

    M&M’S

  36. Sue says:

    Milky Way…….I love caramel!

  37. Ranie says:

    Hersheys chocolate bar

  38. Robert F says:

    i eat it all but if i could only have one it would be SIICKERS

  39. Ann S says:

    So much candy, so little time. Yum

  40. Paula says:

    I am supposed to watch my sweet intake but it is hard this time of year, I love the Reese penut butter candy,  Happy Trick or Treatin’ everyone~

  41. Chelsey says:

    Butterfinger all the way!

  42. TK says:

    Almond Joys. If it were possible, I would live on those alone.

  43. April says:

    Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!

  44. Kat B says:

    I Love Dark Chocolate Milky Ways and Kit Kats

  45. Melissa Lowery says:

    dark chocolate!

  46. Ellen Loney says:

    Black licorice, and then red!

  47. cindy says:

    Chocolate chocolate any kind of chocolate yeah Rocky road lots of nuts and marchmellows.

  48. Brittany Banks says:

    I lOVE Snickers, Peanut M&Ms , BIG KAT, Hersheys bar, tuti bol, sour patch kids, i like the tops off the candy corn lol,

  49. Carol says:

    Snickers!

  50. Shay says:

    I Love you Gekko!      Reeses miniature cups hands down!