Monday, October 8, 2018

Trick o' Treat - Favorite Halloween Candy by Kristin Wallace


So we are just a few weeks away from Halloween (I know can’t believe it either!) As a kid I loved getting dressed up for trick o’ treating. The best part was sorting through the collected “treats” to find the best candy when we got home. I thought it might be fun to do some research on Halloween candy and our most popular treats.

First, did you know that Americans spend about $2.5 billion (that’s right billion) on candy during Halloween? People Magazine did a poll of the favorite Halloween candy by state and somehow, candy corn was #1 in five states. I'm not sure what's wrong with those people because YUCK! 

Here is a list of the Top 25 most popular Halloween treats  according to a website called Daily Meal

25. Whoppers – Malted milk balls. Not a fan.
24. Toblerone – This candy is originally from Switzerland, but it’s caught on in the US now.
23. Smarties –  Are these the same as Sweet Tarts
22. Air Heads – Soft, chewy and sour, so they're good if you like sour candy.
21. Sour Patch Kids – People love sour candy that then turns sweet apparently.
20. Jolly Ranchers – Colorful, full of flavor, a little sour & sweet. These are YUM!
19. Swedish Fish – I have honestly never heard of these. Maybe it’s a regional thing?
18. Candy Corn – Again YUCK! The National Confectioners Association claims 35 million pounds of this stuff is produced every year. Mostly I think they sit around in the candy bowl until everything else is gone so you HAVE to eat them. 
17. Hershey’s Kisses – Did you know a machine wraps 1,300 kisses per minute in foil?
16. Dove Chocolate Bars – I go for the Dark Chocolate ones, bite-size are the best. 
15. Twix – Cookie, caramel and chocolate together, and it all works. 
14. Almond Joy – Why would anyone ruin good chocolate with coconut
13. Butterfinger – These are good, but I feel like I’m going to crack a tooth trying to eat them. 
12. Milky Way – They say this was named after a malted milk shake (not the galaxy).
11. Hershey’s Cookies N’ Cream – I don’t understand the point of white chocolate AT ALL.
10. 3 Musketeers – Did you know there were originally three flavors: strawberry, vanilla & chocolate? That’s where the “3” in the name comes from. In 1945, they started selling only the chocolate version. 
9. Skittles – Strangest commercials ever, but they are pretty tasty. 
8. Twix 4 To Go – I’m not sure how they managed to count Twix twice on this list. Seems like cheating.
7. Starburst – Chewy, fruity, delicious addiction.
6. Twizzlers – I’ll eat them if I have to, but I won’t enjoy it. 
5. Kit Kat Bar – Bet you can’t eat one without singing the commercial. 
4. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar – This is like America’s chocolate bar. It’s been made in Hershey, Pennsylvania since 1900. 
3. Snickers – This candy debuted in 1930. Best known these days for the “You’re not you when you’re hungry” commercials featuring actors like Betty White. 
2. M&Ms – The real question for you is…plain or peanut?
1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups - YES…chocolate, peanut butter, deliciousness!

Kristin Wallaceis the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of three best selling series, Palm Cove Tales, Shellwater Key Tales and Covington Falls Chronicles. 

Her latest release is a new installment in her popular Palm Cove Tales /Heiress Games series. SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS, 1 of 9 holiday novellas in Sweet Christmas Kisses 5. Available now for only 99cents. 


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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Halloween candy info, Kristin. Happy autumn!

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  2. Gotta love chocolate and peanut butter together! Thanks for the info, Kristin.

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  3. Snickers is my favorite.
    Margaret Daley

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  4. Candy corn. Only time I eat it

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  5. Patty Fontenot DuplechinOctober 8, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Candy corn. It's the only time I eat it

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  6. No, no, no! I love chocolate, and I love peanut butter, but please don't put them together. I know I'm in the minority when it comes to Reese's. I buy those, so I don't eat them before Halloween. I know I won't touch them. :)

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  7. Milky Way Caramels are my favorite. Not always easy to find, so when CVS recently had a few bags, I bought 3 bags.

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