What Kind of Candy is King for Halloween? [POLL]
I think back to how awesome Halloween was when I was a kid. In my hometown of Carbondale Pennsylvania, we actually went trick-or-treating both the day before Halloween, and on Halloween itself.
I would dress up in my costume, and when I was really young, I would tag along with my older sisters. As I got older, I started trick-or-treating with my friends. We would go all around the west side of Carbondale, hitting at least eight blocks each night.
I remember how excited I was to get home and have my father inspect my huge bag of candy, so I could start rummaging my way through it. I remember there were only a few candies that I didn't like, so I would give those to either one of my siblings, or to my parents.
I used to love the houses that gave out bags that contained a handful of assorted candy inside. That was something my parents did every year. Since Chris and I bought our house, that is what we do. We buy little Halloween bags and fill them with 8 or 10 different types of candy.
So when it comes to buying candy for the trick-or-treaters, do you buy candy you like and hope you don't get a lot of visitors? Or do you hit the internet to find out what kinds of candy the kids are hoping to receive?
YouGov released the results of a survey that asked young people ages 8 to 17, what their favorite candies are. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups finished first by a big margin. They were chosen as the most popular candy two to one over the second-place finisher, Snickers.
The rest of the top 10 included Kit Kat, Twix, M&Ms, Nerds, Butterfingers, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, and Hershey bars.
On the other end of the spectrum, Tootsie Rolls came in last in the survey with only 1% of the vote. Smarties and candy corn finished tied for second last.
If your kids get Tootsie Rolls or Smarties and they don't want them, you can send them here to the station. If they get candy corn and they don't like it, just throw it away.