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Which Halloween Candy is THE BEST?

“The Takeout” has announced their Official 2021 Halloween Candy Power Rankings and this year they are being ranked by portability, or how easy it is to stick the candy in a pocket, backpack, purse or whatever is portable for you. These are the 10 they’ve tapped as “most portable”:

  • Reese’s Cups– these are a problem if you have to stick them in your pocket because they melt easily and are hard to eat when you have to scoop them out of their cup liners.
  • Hershey Mini Bars– also a problem because they melt easily but are better than Reese’s but they also can “leak” out of their individual foil wrappers.
  • Snickers– easier to eat because you can break the bar out of it’s wrapper but still melty because of the chocolate and nougat combination.
  • Twix– these have “less gooey innards” according to The Takeout and a strong cookie foundation but can also easily melt in the heat.
  • Tootsie Pops– less melty and easier to haul around than their chocolate competitors and can last much longer.
  • Jolly Ranchers– since they come individually wrapped they are pretty much melt-proof and portable as well.
  • Sour Patch Kids– these are easy to manage and tote around since they come in a bag but make sure you don’t let the sour powder escape.
  • M&M’s– the only chocolate candy that is portable and pretty much avoids melting.
  • Skittles– melt-proof and portable, these check in as the number 2 choice.
  • Starburst– individually wrapped, no chocolate and pretty much last forever, so these are The Takeout’s #1 choice for portable Halloween candies.

Halloween is just around the corner, and folks have probably started hitting up the supermarket to get their candy stash for trick-or-treaters. But nobody wants to be that house with the candy nobody likes, and now a new report may help you make sure you pick up everybody's favorites.

  • Instacart just came out with report on Halloween candy.
  • According to their data, last year over 2.5 million pounds of candy was purchased in the weeks leading up to October 31st.
  • Peanut M&Ms were the most popular candy, followed by regular M&Ms. 

Top 10 Halloween Candy

  1. Peanut M&Ms
  2. M&Ms
  3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  4. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  5. Twizzlers
  6. Snickers
  7. Kit Kat
  8. Candy Corn
  9. Sour Patch Kids
  10. HARIBO Goldbears

Other Halloween tidbits from Instacart’s report:

  • 43% of all October candy purchases take place during the last week of the month.
  • And apparently a lot of people wait until the last minute, because the peak purchasing day is October 31st.
  • States in the South, including Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas, are the most likely to purchase candy corn.
  • 35% of people say they love candy corn, but 16% of people say candy corn is the worst Halloween candy.
  • States that purchase the most candy include Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Washington.
  • States that purchase the least include North Carolina, Florida, New York, Iowa and Connecticut.
  • 53% of parents say they are absolutely or probably going to eat their kids candy.
  • And 56% of those parents won’t feel any guilt about it. 


    Source:The Takeout & Dr Dave

    Photo: Getty

    Halloween Jack o Lantern pail, top view with spilling candy

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