Remember your childhood neighbor who always gave out terrible candy (or worse, boxes of raisins), so much so that by fourth grade, you didn’t even bother to stop at their house anymore and basically avoided eye contact with them from August through November? No one wants to be that person. To ensure you’re giving out the good stuff (or eating it on your own while binging your favorite Halloween movies), we’ve carefully ranked all the best Halloween candy of 2023 from worst to best. You can thank us later, friend.
The Best Halloween Candy of All Time, Super Scientifically Ranked from Trash to Tasty
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The Top 5 Halloween Candies
As of 2022, the most popular Halloween candy in the U.S. was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, according to CandyStore.com. In second place were Skittles, followed by M&M's, Starburst and—wait for it—Hot Tamales. Our list differs in four of five spots (to each their own, right?). Scroll down for our top picks.
Listen, we’ll trade you six green M&M’s for three red ones. We know all the colors taste the exact same...or do they?