What’s the best kind of candy to get on Halloween?


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A Halloween candy bucket filled with candy.

Dylan Shields, Opinions Editor

When children young and old go out to trick-or-treat, they will typically set a goal of how much of each candy product to get.  There are many options to choose from like the typical chocolates, including Reese’s, Hershey’s, Twix, Snickers, Sarris, etc.  Chocolate is the number one type of candy in America that children receive on Halloween.

In addition to the chocolate favorites, there are also the ever-popular sugar candies like Smarties, Skittles, Sour Patch, Starburst, etc.  These candies have so much sugar that kids might stay up all night after they trick-or-treat.

As common as chocolate and sugar are, some parents may opt out of handing out these candies.  Instead, some may offer kids drinks like soda or Little Hug Fruit Barrels.  Others may offer chips such as Doritos or Lay’s.  Some may even offer pencils to kids instead.  Try to avoid those houses.

Lots of people have opinions on which is the best kind.

Some may prefer chocolate products because there are many options to choose from.  It’s also easy to combine chocolate with another ingredient, thus there’s a lot of chocolate candy in the market.

Other people may prefer the sugary types of candy.  They may like the simpler taste of it.  Some really like the sour or sweet taste of something sugary to wake them up.

Although few, some people may not like candy at all.  So they’ll stick with either chips or drinks.

What’s my opinion?  Chocolate is my go-to candy of all the time.  However, I still like sugar candies as well.  But still, at the end of the day, the taste of chocolate and the options of chocolate candy that is provided makes it hard to resist taking them on Halloween.  So as long as you’re not allergic, try getting as much Reese’s and Hershey’s as you can.  It’ll be worth it.