Top Five Halloween Candies

Molly Dirst, Author

We all know Halloween is coming up soon and we need to figure out our costumes and the best routes to get the best candy. But, what is the best candy these days?

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are an all-time classic. Who couldn’t love peanut butter with chocolate layering on top? This candy was created in 1928 by H.B. Reese, this treat was initially called Penny Cups because of the one-cent cost of them. Back then, H.B. Reese worked as a dairy farmer for Milton S. Hershey, who is also the founder of the company, Hershey’s. Reese was so inspired by Hershey, he started his own business! Now, while you are out trick-or-treating with your friends and family, be sure to look for the top Halloween candy!

2. Skittles

    Skittles is a fan favorite by many people across the world. Skittles originated in Britain, but nobody quite knows who founded the company. Their well-known slogan,” Taste the Rainbow” was established in 1994 and is now known all over the world. We all know we always pull the same colors or flavors, but what is the rarest color? After doing some research, I found yellow is the rarest skittles color. Overall, while you look for your favorite candies, be sure to look for this fan favorite!

  1. M&M’s

    M&M’s are known for their bright colors and delicious chocolaty taste, but what do the signature M’s stand for? They stand for Mars and Murrie, referring to Forrest Mars (the son of the founder of Mars, Frank Mars) and Bruce Murrie (the son of longtime Hershey President William Murrie). The unlikely pair went into business together at the start of World War Ⅱ in 1939. Nowadays, the brands are arch-rivals. The inside chocolate used to be Hershey’s chocolate.

  1. Starburst

   Thanks to the founders in the U.K., you have an obsession with the bright-colored, fruity-flavored Starburst! The candy was originally called Opal Fruits. They were introduced to America in 1967, and have been miniaturized over time. Due to how popular they are, they added a series of jelly beans for other occasions.

  1. Hot Tamales

    Last but not least, the Hot Tamales brand was launched in 1950, Hot Tamales Brand is the #1 cinnamon-flavored candy brand in the US. They have become a popular candy over the years since it was created and their fans enjoy it for its spicy flavor and cinnamon taste in a simple but chewy treat. Hot Tamales’ biggest fans include Randy Moss, Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna, and Khloe Kardashian.

So as we all know Halloween is getting closer and closer, and we look for costumes and candies, look for these top five candies and try them out yourself, see what you think!