What would Halloween be without candy… well a festival of the dead. Yeah that doesn’t sound like a ton of fun does it. Here is what Lycos says were the most searched for Halloween candies last year:
- Tootsie Rolls
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
- Nestle Crunch
- Hot Tamales
- Candy Corn
- Snickers Bar
- Baby Ruth
- Reese’s Pieces
- Almond Joy
- Milky Way
- Life Savers
- Sour Patches
What are my favorites??? Anything chocolate without nuts. I am not a fan of nuts. But I really like (warning it’s a little strange) candy sticks, those white sticks of pure sugar, yeah that would be my favorite and they are hard to find.
Do you have a favorite? Did you notice that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups didn’t make the list or Twizzlers and the more I read on-line on this topic it was said that Dum Dum’s are a bad thing to give out. My kids are still young and they LOVE Dum Dum’s and I do too for that matter because they aren’t too messy. What do I know?!
According to Serious Eats the Top 10 worst Halloween treats are:
- Toothbrushes – I think that this is pretty bad, like I need some stranger telling me to bruch my kids teeth after a night of Trick or Treating, thanks for the parenting tip but I’ve got it covered
- Raisins – I can understand why people don’t want to give out candy but raisins…
- Candy Corn – these are so plentiful and my kids go crazy, I’m not a huge fan
- Necco Wafers and Smarties – Necco Wafers yes they suck but smarties are awesome
- Dum Dum Lollipops – you saw my love of DUM DUM Declaration up above
- Apples – this has never happened to us
- Tootsie Rolls – WTF?! I wonder if this list was written by a dentist
- Miscellaneous, Hard Wrapped Candies – they give those strawberry shaped candies, butterscotch and peppermints as examples and I would have to agree.
- Laffy Taffy – yeah I am definitely starting to think of a dentist now.
- Anything Fun Sized – totally disagree the bite size are perfect for my youngsters and in this day and age who wants their 3 year old to sit down and eat an entire candy bar – I can see how it sucks to receive these for the older kids.
The other trend I have noticed lately that are readily available: bubbles, stickers, temporary tattoos and pennies are always popular but now people are told to give out small things of playdoh (um no thanks, I hate playdoh – it’s makes me crazy how messy it is), pencils, erasers, plastic jewelry, glow sticks and of course gum. I am all for receiving something besides candy, just not playdoh please (but that’s my personal decision). Whatever you like or whatever your preference, I hope you get a lot of it on Halloween, because you know it’s us parents that eat a majority of it. 🙂