Patriot Press favorite Halloween candy ranked

The Patriot Press staff

To immerse ourselves in some Halloween festivities, the Patriot Press staff have ranked their favorite (and least favorite) candies that are commonly received during Trick-or-Treat.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Catherine- KitKats

When it comes to the PERFECT Halloween candy, KitKats take the lead every year! They have absolutely every quality a candy needs: chocolate, wafters, chocolate… I feel like thats all you really need. Over the years, KitKats have been shoved into the spotlight by Kourtney Kardashian when she made a video on the proper way to eat a KitKat. If we know anything about the Kardashians we know that they have t-a-s-t-e and a KitKat is the perfect treat for anyone looking to savor their candy. In the video, Kardashian explains how she bites the ends off of her KitKat, then the sides, and finally eats it layer by layer. As a life long KitKat fan, I wholeheartedly support this method and have been doing it my whole life. KitKats are a candy that deserve to be enjoyed and you wanna make every moment last. Do yourself a favor Patties, get a KitKat.

Ellie- Milky Way

The perfect combination of a crunchy chocolate shell outside and a smooth caramel-melted chocolate inside, with an out-of-this-world pun for the name, there truly is nothing as satisfying and delicious as a Milky Way bar.

Paige- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

If there is one candy that is the absolute pinnacle of Halloween, it’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. First of all, who doesn’t love peanut butter? That’s what I want to start with, peanut butter is one of the most amazing inventions ever created (big thanks to Marcellus Gilmore Edson and George Washington Carver). But then, some genius came along and put chocolate with it, creating one of the most perfect combinations in history. Forget peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and peanut butter is taking over. No one has ever looked at a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and been like “dang not one of these,” if they did, they’re probably not sane. And the whole experience with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is amazing. It’s a challenge to get every bit of the chocolate off of the wrapper, but if you don’t then you get a bonus bit of candy after finishing this sweet treat. Basically, anyone who won’t eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups should not be trusted, it’s the best candy out there, and anyone who says Reese’s Pieces is better is A LUNATIC. 

Abby- Sour Skittles

Yes, Skittles are great, but Sour Skittles are the superior skittles. It’s all fun and games until you eat too many and your mouth starts to tense up from the sourness and your taste buds start to burn. If you’re a true lover of all things sour, you will keep eating through this pain. I can tell you I have cherry picked all the sour skittle packets out of our Halloween candy, so sorry kids no sour skittles at the Turner’s house for you. 

Adrian- Blow Pops

Come on we all know that this is the superior candy that you can enjoy as it starts out as a sweet tasting lollipop, then into gum. Its also perfect for people with dairy or peanut allergies,  and come on who can’t enjoy the savory satisfaction of a cherry flavor pop.(Drop the Mic) I don’t need to go on.

Carson- Skittles

On Halloween there is one true candy that everyone wants. They’re delicious, have a white letter right in the middle of them, and are covered with a candy shell. No, I’m not talking about M&M’s, I’m talking about Skittles. Skittles are the definitive Halloween candy for everyone, but especially for people with a dairy allergy. Whenever you receive one of those small packs in your Trick-or-Treat, you know you’re already set for the rest of the night. There are the regular Skittles, but there’s also Wild Berry, Tropical and of course, Sour. But regular Skittles are definitively better. The fruit flavor combinations that can occur are awesome and endless. Of course, the red Skittle is the best and is always worth digging through the bag for, but don’t sleep on green or purple. Yellow and orange are the cherry on top of an already great pack of candy. If you don’t get any packs of Skittles on Halloween, call the cops because you were robbed.

Mr. Burtch- Bottle Caps

When I’m out trickin’ and treatin’, I need a good palate cleanser to keep me going. And nothing is better for that than a good ol’ bottle cap. Maybe it’s orange sodie flavored. Maybe it’s a Dr. Pepper flavored sweet tart thingy. All I know is, that fizzy goodness is a perfect in-between candy when I’m slamming black licorice and Jujubees on Hallowe’en. 

McKenna- Sour Patch Kids 

Why do these exist. What is the hype. Where does the desire for this candy come from. If you are allergic to pineapple (I am allergic to pineapple) then you understand why Sour Patch Kids are the absolute worst candy to be manufactured onto this Earth. The end. 

Nick- Flavored Tootsie Rolls

There’s nothing more confusing than pulling out a colored Tootsie Roll from your candy bag. Coming in flavors such as Cherry, Lemon, Orange, Vanilla, and Lime, it seems the only time you ever come across these flavored treats are during the Halloween season. As unique and unusual these candies may be, I’m sure we could all admit to the pure pleasure we receive when we unwrap and consume these bite sized treats. 

Tanner – Milk Duds

Milk Duds are one of the best Halloween candies you could possibly receive. However, they are not for the faint of heart. Critics of The Duds will say they are “too chewy” or “cost you over $3000 in orthodontic surgery,” but this is because they lack the determination it takes to enjoy this candy of the gods. The most effective way to eat a box of Milk Duds is to send a memo to all of your friends, family and coworkers, notifying them that you will be unavailable for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Amateurs will tell you to pop them in one at a time but experienced eaters know you need to carefully place one on each tooth and have the respective tooth replacements at the ready. Above all you need to persist in your halloween endeavor. When the going gets tough, pop in another Dud and keep grinding to achieve all that you can achieve. Stay chewy and go Patriots!

Maddie and Jackson rank Halloween candy/treats they do not want

  1. Raisins
  2. Apples
  3. Pretzels 
  4. Pencils
  5. Black licorice
  6. Goldfish
  7. Chips
  8. Candy corn/pumpkin candy corn