By Greg Marsh 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.
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.