The 10 Best Halloween Candies Ever.
When it comes to shopping for Halloween candy, everyone knows the basics: no generics, no toothbrushes, no mystery baked goods, and if you're giving out king-sized candy bars, word will quickly spread through the trick-or-treat grapevine that your house is the jackpot.
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But what are the specific candies that kids (and their sugar-craving parents) look for inside their plastic pumpkin baskets and worn out pillowcases? To help you navigate through the candy aisle this fall, we've compiled a list of the top ten candies we'd like to see on Halloween.
What sets these pops away from those other suckers? More bang for your buck. A gum filled center beneath a generous coating of artificial flavors like sour apple, watermelon, and cherry, gives lolly-lovers two candies in one. And even if you have the patience to lick your way to the chewy core of this sucker (because let's be honest, we all eventually cave and just bite our way into it), you're still ending with the non-digestible substance that is gum. So safe to say this is a post-dessert dessert, and a good ending note to your sugar bender.
Starburst has been giving us soft taffy imitations of our favorite fruits for decades. And although they've expanded to include more exotic flavor packs like Sweet Fiesta and Flavor Morph, the Original pack (cherry, orange, lemon, and strawberry) is still the most popular.
(Note: They now offer a FaveRed pack, featuring just pink and red. Finally.)
Is it possible to get full off of gummy bears? We're afraid to find out. All we know is that eating forest animals never tasted so good.
We also know that you shouldn't sneeze while you're eating one of these gummy creatures. Personal experience has shown us that these gummy creatures can get easily lodged up your nasal cavity. And for the rest of the day you'll be blowing into a tissue what looks to be fluorescent brain matter.
Slap on some temporary tattoos, place a candy cigarette between your lips and pretend like you're a total badass.
Sure, some people may disapprove of this as a gateway candy, but perhaps it will serve as a nice comparison if you ever find yourself mistakenly biting into a Marlboro cigarette. Besides it can't be half as bad as children enjoying candy filled syringes (which, we're sure one of the major candy corporations is working on as we speak.)