It’s time for another list of 37 great (or not so great) things! We’ve already covered 37 must-eat foods in Minnesota, 37 best chips, 37 Must Eat Minnesota State Fair Foods, 37+ KFAN T-shirt ideas, and with Halloween sneaking upon us, it’s time for the 37 best Halloween candy options.
37. Tootsie Roll
Are tootsie rolls bad? No. But is anyone ever excited to see them in their bag? Absolutely not.
36. Junior Mints
Who asked for these? Where are the senior mints? Why is it only ever seniors that hand out Junior Mints?
The only thing worse than a Whopper from Burger King is whatever the hell these things are. They should be great, malt powder and chocolate? Sounds awesome. In reality though? Hard pass.
34. Baby Ruth
One of the oldest candy bars around and they all taste like it.
33. York Peppermint Patty
These are better than Junior Mints, and every time I eat one I enjoy it more than I expected I would. But the truth is they still suck.
32. Bottle Caps
Powdery, a little sweet. A good way to mix the bag up but nobody is going out of their way for these.
31. Mr. Goodbar
A couple of candy bars on this list I ONLY eat during the Halloween season. I’ve never once in my life purchased a full-sized Mr. Goodbar because why would I?
30. 3 Musketeers
Yeah, no thanks.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Your feeling towards coconut will change the status of this candy bar entirely. I happen to like it.
28. Caramel Apple Suckers
We’re getting controversial early here. I love the idea of these suckers much more than the actual sucker. The caramel lacks flavor and rips the roof of your mouth apart. The green apple part of the sucker is awesome but is 90% gone by the time you get through the caramel.
Wait a moment, these are not better than the sucker directly above. But I’ve already made the list so I’m not changing it. Maybe they are better. Who’s the say?
26. Krackle Bar
This is another one of those candy bars that I would never buy on its own. I’ve never once had a full-sized Krackle Bar because the crunch bar already exists. However, it’s a pretty solid option.
25. Hershey Chocolate Bar
Is this chocolate bar tasty? Sure. Is it anything to be proud of? Not really.
24. Hershey Cookies and Cream
I would say this is a much better option than the regular Hershey bar, but I only listed it one spot above. So I guess I’m not saying that.
22. Trolli Sour Bites
It seems like I’ve grouped all the hard sugar candies together. I may disagree with putting Nerds ahead of Sweet Tarts and Jolly Ranchers but then I open one of those small nerd boxes and they’re just so great.
I want to like these. Gummy, sour candy is pretty much my favorite. Based on that alone, these are solid. But truthfully, they just aren’t that awesome.
21. Sweet Tarts
I’m surprising myself with this ranking. I love Sweet Tarts. They’re sweet, they’re tart. What’s not to like? But there are roughly 20 Halloween candy options I want more.
20. Jolly Ranchers
However, this ONLY counts if they’re those long, thin jolly ranchers. The regular Jolly Rancher is great but does not count as one of the best Halloween candy options. You can get those anytime.
19. Crunch Bar
Thanks to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Crunch bar will always hold a special place in my heart. Much better than the Krackle Bar, but still worse than 17 other of the best Halloween candy options.
An arguably low ranking for one of the Halloween candy staples. But I don’t love Snickers outside of Halloween time and I don’t love them during, either. Even so, the fun-size Snickers is addictive.
Ah yes, the Troy Williamson bar. Butterfinger recently changed their recipe and what they did in doing so was make their candy bar worse. I still love them, I’ll still eat them, but it’s not the same.
16. M&M’s Regular
Here we start to get into the best of the best of the best, sir. M&M’s have strong Minnesota connections and come in strong as one of the best Halloween candy options out there.
15. Peanut M&M’s
Whereas the peanuts in Snickers only make the candy bar worse, the peanuts in M&Ms make them so much better. Peanut M&Ms are an all-time best Halloween candy option.
There’s something about the Halloween Starbust that is fantastic. The little two-pack feels like you’re opening a Christmas present. Will you get two pinks?!?! Or get screwed with two yellows. You never know until you know.
13. Reese’s Pieces
I cannot believe I’ve ranked these this low. I may lose a bit of credibility here.
Twizzlers are an elite candy year-round. But both the single-serve Twizzle OR the chubby two-pack Halloween Twizzler are some of the best Halloween candy options you’ll find in the bag. I don’t care what my friends say.
Airheads were SO close to cracking the top 10. They literally couldn’t be closer. Every airhead tastes the exact same. They’re all always a little stale. But it doesn’t matter, they’re incredible.
THE TOP 10.
We’ve made it to the elite class. The best Halloween candy options are available. The holy grail. Who will take home the crown? Let’s find out.
I may be one of the few people that prefer the green apple skittle to the lime skittle but that’s a different topic. Skittles are tremendous.
9. Laffy Taffy
Plenty of debate on which flavor is the best. We all know banana is the worst. No debate that Laffy Taffy belongs in the top 10 best Halloween candy options.
8. 100 Grand Bar
I love the idea of these candy bars so I’ll happily eat them, but they also always taste like they’re 42-years-old. Still, they’re great.
7. Milky Way
The Milky Way was created in Minnesota and is just a better option than Snickers. Snickers bars are always rock hard. Milky Way bars are not. They’re better.
6. Almond Joy
I love Almond Joys but this is very dependent upon your feeling on coconut. I’ll understand if you think this is a crazy high ranking, but remember, I wrote the list. And that means I’m right.
I’m told some people think Dots suck. How does it feel to be wrong? The small box of Dots is fantastic. I can house about 50 of them, probably. Maybe. Absolutely.
4. Sour Patch Kids
First, they’re sour–then, they’re sweet. As PJ Fleck might say, they’re elite. Sour patch kids are the best gummy options available during Halloween.
You don’t know if you’re getting a left Twix or right Twix in the single-serve Halloween version, but if I’m being honest I can never tell the difference. I’m starting to think it’s all a marketing ploy.
2. Kit Kat
With only two bars (one kit and one kat, if you will) versus four in the regular-sized version, you can eat 15 of these, and it still feels like you’ve eaten less than 1 regular-sized sharing. Halloween Kit Kats were almost the best Halloween candy option but we all know what’s coming next.
1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (But keep going, there’s more)
I don’t care if you’re going for the pumpkin shared cup or the regular cup, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are undeniably the best Halloween candy. If you’re one of those freaks that dislikes peanut butter and chocolate, I don’t have time to tell you how wrong you are. If you have a peanut allergy, I can only say I’m sorry. I can’t get through one of these lists without bringing up Tom Brady, and these are the Tom Brady of Halloween Candy. GOAT.
That’s my list. My 37 Best Halloween Candy options. Did I miss any? Do you think I’m wrong about any? Tweet me! @NickLewis37
These aren’t candy. These are things I want to see handed out for Halloween. Make it happen.
1. Raising Cane’s Chicken Strips
Imagine walking up to someone’s house and they just have a party platter of chicken strips and Cane’s toast. You thought full-sized candy bars were cool? Not anymore. Upgrade your Halloween offerings. A house giving out chicken strips is the kind of house I want to trick or treat at.
2. 7th Avenue Pizza
Forget the Twix Bars and M&M’s. Imagine the joy on everyone’s face if you just threw a frozen pizza in their bucket. It’s a brilliant thing. Halloween is usually cold enough to keep the pizza frozen long enough until you get home. Then there’s something to offset all the sugar. Wow this is a good idea. But if you’re going to give out frozen pizzas, you may as well give out the best one.
“Did you just give me a frozen pizza?!”You’re god damn right I did, Timmy.
3. Michelob Golden Light
We have a 21+ option here but this is something I hand out at our house for Halloween. I need a weird amount of attention so we hand out full-sized candy bars and Goldies and no shock, our house is rather popular. Adult trick-or-treating is a fantastic activity and it requires a fantastic beverage to go along.
Happy tricks and or treating.
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