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.



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. Shay says:

    And Im sorry I spelled your name wrong Mr. Gecko…Still love you tho!

  2. Ruth says:


  3. Lloyd Marshall Jr. says:

    My favorite candy is KitKat… followed closely by CRUNCH and Twix.

  4. Earl Gamache says:

    reese’s peanutbutter cup

  5. Tierney Washington says:

    reese cups

  6. Tiffany Robinson says:

    Twix and Chocolate Tootsie Roll Pops!

  7. kr says:

    fun size Snickers!!!

  8. Jessica Hardy says:

    Watermelon Laffy Taffy (with the candy seeds!)
    Reese’s Pieces
    Orange Tootsie Roll Pops

  9. Jules says:

    Oh Henry! I’m pretty certain that 23 of my 24 lbs of yearly candy consumption is from Oh Henrys on Halloween! (Except this year, I can’t seem to find them…)

    I won’t even touch candy corn though. Calling it “candy” does not make it so!

  10. Lynn C says:

    I love Baby Ruths.

  11. Kate says:

    Twix and Snickers Fudge version. Mmm. I love me some chocolate. :)

    And my favorite overall thing in my Halloween basket HAS to be the cheap bright plastic spider rings! :D YAY SPIDER RINGS!

  12. Jessica says:

    I love those big, fluffy peanut butter taffies that are wrapped in black and orange.. don’t know what they’re called, but they’re the first thing i help myself to from my kid’s bags!!

  13. Maalik says:


  14. Denise says:

    I love Twix and Twizzlers! I always take these from the kids’ halloween bags. :)

  15. Michelle WB says:

    Baby Ruths, Tootsie Rolls and Mary Janes!

  16. KayLa says:

    reeces pumpkins! YUM!

  17. Jamal Smart says:

    Is there any other halloween candy besides Candy Corn?

  18. Mary says:

    any thing CHOCOLATE! NO PENNIES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Erin says:

    I LOVE MARS BARS. For some reason, they fell off the face of the earth when I was in middle school. Now, at the tender age of 28, I found a box of mars bars in walmart in went NUTS! I purchased fifteen of them and put them in the freezer :-). Unfortunately for the trick-or-treaters, these will NOT be given out for halloween.

  20. Erin says:

    **Candy Corn makes me hostile. Disgusting.**

  21. kim says:


  22. Susan says:

    Sweet Tarts!  Mmmm my favorite !

  23. Kameika says:

    My favorite candy is Reese’s  Cup

  24. Rusty says:

    Hersheys Kisses!  Hersheys Nuggets.

  25. Tammy Ussery says:


  26. Yvonne says:


  27. Mike Eavey says:

    My favorites aren’t candy.

    I like fresh apples and home made ginger snaps (Yummy)  Of course you can’t get or give either now.

  28. Traci says:

    Candy Corn!!!

  29. Geralynn says:


  30. emtpnlw says:

    reeses peanut butter cups

  31. Lloyd Marshall Jr. says:

    Tis the season for “bad” intake habits.  First: the Halloween candy.  Next: Thanksgiving pig-out.  Lastly: More pigging out at Christmas/New Year’s.  And then that number one “New Year’s Resolution”— LOSE WEIGHT!!

  32. Debbie says:

    By far BabyRuth.

  33. Brian says:

    My favorites aren’t candy.
    I like fresh apples and home made ginger snaps (Yummy)  Of course you can’t get or give either now.

     Really?  You can’t give out apples anymore?  I never heard that.  Of course, I haven’t seen any given out since I was a kid.

  34. Ellen says:

    Hersheys with almonds

  35. angela phillips says:

    my favorite this year so far is the pixy stix my fav since i was a child and still is so far

  36. boris says:

    skittles, taste the rainbow!!!!!!!

  37. Mike Eavey says:

    Brian:  Apples are routinely thrown away for fear of tampering (razor blades have been found in some and injected drugs and poisons in others).  There are some really sick people in the world.

  38. sheilamarie says:

    coconut long boys, squirrel nuts who knows about these?

  39. Samantha says:

    junior mints & whoopers

  40. Matt says:

    If it has chocolate, then it has my name on it.

  41. julie says:

    reeses fast break bars or take 5 bars

  42. Zee says:

    I like Candy Corns, I like Candy Corns, I like Candy Corns!!!

  43. Zee says:

     Really?  You can’t give out apples anymore?  I never heard that.  Of course, I haven’t seen any given out since I was a kid.

     Just Give money instead lol!

  44. angela phillips says:

    i did not realize either that apples were no longer allowed but it makes since if i had kids i would not let them eat it either in this days but it wasa fine when i was a kid how times have changed it is sad

  45. kim says:

    I love Milk Duds, Junior Mints and Dots and of course anything chocolate.  I cannot stand Twizzlers, sweet tarts or any kind of gummy sour candies.

  46. S Wynne says:

    Nestle’s 100 Grand
    Riesen Chocolate Caramels
    Milk Duds caramels
    Nestel’s Crunch

  47. Craig B says:

    Bit O Honeys Rock!

  48. Dave Marsh says:

    Candy Corn wins hands down!  No contest!!

  49. Philip Brumbles says:

    I prefer dark chocolate candy bars