Coming home and sorting your candy into “good candy” and “bad candy” and then making swaps with your siblings who have inexplicably strange taste in candy is one of the great joys of Halloween. It’s made even better when almost all the candy goes into the “good pile.” Here are 25 candies that should be in your giveaway bowl this year.
Interesting fact: Candy corn are the only candy to make our 25 worst and 25 best candies list. Another interesting fact: they contain neither candy nor corn. Love them or hate them, candy corn is the ultimate Halloween candy.
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Let's face it, they probably overstated the importance of not melting in your hand. When was the last time you had a candy melt between the package and your mouth? Still, an outstanding candy.
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Sugar Daddies are a good candy in spite of the fact that the name refers to a man who gives gifts to a younger person in exchange for a sexual relationship. Actually, maybe don't give these out this Halloween.
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One of the few candies to be cinnamon flavored, Atomic Fireballs are a bit unwieldy, especially if you get a spicy one. They're hard to eat, and that's half the fun. The other half is red drool.
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Nerds look like they're the byproducts of the production of some sort of larger fruit-flavored candy. But they're not about looks, they're about packing a lot of fruit flavor into a tiny candy.
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So many candies are variations on the same ingredients--chocolate, caramel, nougat, etc.--it's refreshing to see candy that breaks out with some different tastes and textures. Also, these remind me of the pill Billy Crystal uses to revive Wesley after the Pit of Despair.
Image credit: Whoppers, photo by Scott Ehardt.