By Carden Stroud

Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down, and it’s almost Halloween! To get into the spooky spirit, here is a list of the top ten best Halloween candies.

10. Candy Corn

Candy corn, with its bright colors and sugary flavor, is inarguably one of the most controversial candies out there. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s not Halloween without a handful of this classic seasonal treat!

9. Starburst

Starbursts have become a popular Halloween treat over the years. They come in a wide variety of flavors, including the very popular strawberry, making them a great choice for everyone.

8. Hershey’s Chocolate Bars

Chocolate lovers unite! Although Hershey Chocolate Bars are a classic treat, that does not make them boring. They come in many varieties, ranging from milk chocolate to cookies and cream. There will certainly be something that will please everyone!

7. Jolly Ranchers

Jolly Ranchers have a sweet and sour flavor like no other. Just as the name suggests, these long-lasting hard candies are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Jolly Ranchers come in many varieties, with the most popular being blue raspberry.

6. M&M’s

These tiny, candy-covered chocolates are a must for any trick-or-treat haul. The creamy chocolate melts in your mouth and pairs perfectly with the hard sugar shell. If you want a little extra variety M&M’s also come in an array of different flavors, such as peanut or caramel.

5. Twix

We start our top five off strong with Twix. These candy bars are a great combination of chocolate, caramel, and cookie, making them both sweet and crunchy. With Twix comes the age-old question of which side is better, left or right, but whichever you prefer they are both delicious.

4. Kit Kat

Fun fact, Kit Kats are seen as good luck in Japan, especially for students approaching exams! Even if you find it hard to believe that a chocolate bar will help you ace your math test, Kit Kats still have a great taste. The crunchy wafers, smooth chocolate, and unique snap-ability are what sets this candy apart and are certain to be a fan favorite during Halloween. 

3. Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids have a flavor unlike any other. These gummies start out sour but then turn sweet! This is a delicious factor that earns them a spot on the candy podium.

2. Snickers

The runner-up is Snickers! This candy bar has several components forming a perfect combination of sweet and salty. The blend of crunchy peanuts, smooth chocolate, and caramel is what makes a Snickers bar so delicious.

1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

And the winner is… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, and who doesn’t love a Reese’s Pumpkin? These sweets are fantastic year-round.

That’s it for our top ten candies list! Whether you prefer candy corn, Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, or Snickers, there’s a treat for you! Enjoy your candy, and have a sweet Halloween!