Obviously the best part of Halloween is the candy. Obviously. Don't try and argue; you know I'm right.
As a child I was not allowed a ton of sugar (unless I was at Grandma's house, the land of Starbursts and Rice Krispy Treat cereal), but Easter, Christmas, and Halloween were crazy exceptions. And because candy consumption was a rare occurrence, my sisters and I would binge on the stuff and wake up all bleary-eyed, faces sticky and surrounded by wrappers.
My mom would then take the rest, put it in the freezer, and ration it out as necessary to keep us from going into withdrawals.
One time there was apparently some Halloween candy left over and she tried to use it as stocking stuffers and I was like "NICE TRY THERE ARE BATS ON THIS."
Another Halloween tradition was candy bartering. After a night of trick or treating, we would sort our bounty by category (chocolate, crappy chocolate, awesome fruit candy, terrible fruit candy, inedible) and trade.
We had one friend who loved Smarties (WHICH IS INSANE) so we liked having her around. She would trade CHOCOLATE for SMARTIES.
Obviously, people have their opinions on what the best and worst Halloween candies are, and your favorite xoEditors are no different.
I could just do what I normally do and list names and facts, but I decided to make this into a fun quiz! Try and match the candy preference to the editor!
I'll just tell you mine, though. I've already said too much.
Best: Milky Way Midnight
The Absolute Worst: Candy Corn and Smarties
Alright, the players (some of these pics are costumed; some are not):
The candy preferences:
A) F@&K CANDY CORN. WHO EATS THAT S@*T.
B) Best: Any gummy animal or insect Worst: Not applicable because I love candy.
C) Best: Reese's ANYTHING. Worst: Wax lips. Why do those exist?!
D) Love: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Hate: Tootsie Rolls
E) Favorite: those little boxes of Junior Mints (I steal them out of REDACTED's Halloween candy every year). Least favorite candy: Jolly Ranchers. Honorable mentions: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Milky Way
F) Best: Sixlets. Worst: Plastic toys that are not candy
G) Best Candy: Resse's Cups (FULL SIZE, THANKS). Worst Candy: No. Such. Thing. (Licorice, but I'd eat it)
H) Favorite: Candy Corn [NOTE: THIS PERSON ALSO LIKES CIRCUS PEANUTS]. Worst: Almond Joy
I) Um, I love candy corn and circus peanuts too!!! REDACTED and I are meant for each other. But Reese's peanut butter cups DUH are the best. The worst is those Werther's Originals butterscotch candies. BARF.
J) CANDY CORN IS DELIGHTFUL and I am really bummed it's made with eggs. Whose idea was that?! As a veeg, my options are limited (sigh), but I love swedish fish to the max. Does that even count as Halloween candy? In previous, more fun years, I was allll about the Milky Way Midnight and Reese's Bites. Almond Joys are an individually wrapped gag reflex as far as I'm concerned. [NOTE: This one is pretty obvious.]
K) I love those weird 100 Grand bars that I never see in anything other than Halloween-candy-size. I used to despise Almond Joys but they're REDACTED'S favorite so they've kinda grown on me. I still dislike smarties and tootsie pops though (that tootsie roll ruins a perfectly good sucker, in my opinion).
L) Best: Oh Henry bars (I don't know if you have those in America?), any mini chocolate bars really, peanut M&Ms, cans of pop because you'd get thirsty trick or treating! Worst: anything with black licorice.
M) Favorite: Candy Corn. Worst: Apples
N) I hate smarties. Such a cop out. I LURRRRVE candy corn. I love milky ways.
O) My favorite: those weird mellowcreme pumpkins (kinda like candy corn, but slightly diff). I also love "Indian corn," a slightly chocolatey variation on regular candy corn. Worst: breath mints or hard candy of any kind. And Smarties. I'll eat them in a pinch but they bore me.
P) Best: Swedish fish. Worst: any candy that is a liquid, like those wax bottles with syrup inside. Blech. Oh! And cotton candy "ice cream" cones. No. No. No. [NOTE: PREACH]
Q) I DON'T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THESE THINGS YOU SPEAK OF ARE.
Sorry that you had to scroll back and forth so much.
How do you think you did? I'm going to post the key now, and trust that you guys didn't cheat, but I have no way of knowing for sure.
KEY: Marianne=F, Olivia=G, s.e.=A, Abby=H, Tynan=B, Madeline=N, Somer=E, Mandy=M, Daisy=D, Marci=C, Hannah=L, Kate=J, Lesley=K, Laura=O, Natalie=Q, Louise=P, Alison=I