The Definitive Ranking of Every Halloween Candy from Worst to Best

Whether or not you’re ready, it’s coming. That’s right folks, Halloween is fast approaching. Even if you’re over 18 and no longer technically allowed to go trick or treating, there is no reason that you can’t continue to enjoy the real reason we all love the holiday so much: candy!

Whether you steal a few pieces from children, siblings, or friends, you want to make sure that you don’t just blindly reach into a bag of sweets and hope for the best. Bad idea. You wouldn’t want to hope for a Reese’s and end up with a Smarties! Therefore, it’s best to look before you grab. However, you have to know the yumminess ranking of what you’re selecting. So what is the official ranking of Halloween candy? Check it out.

18. Whoppers

I know I will be unpopular in this opinion, but malted milk is disgusting. Why would you package it up and claim that it’s a treat? The mysteries of the universe are endless.

17. Smarties

The chalky texture of these little bites is just too close to a Tums. And no one needs to be reminded of all the tummy medicine they’re going to need after their binge while they’re still binging.

16. Candy Corn

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I’ll admit that it’s probably the most festive candy out there, but it really just tastes like candle wax.

15. Tootsie Rolls

Somehow this waxy wannabe-chocolate candy has been making it into Halloween bags since 1896. How? That’s a great question.

14. Laffy Taffy

I’m skeptical of real bananas when they get too ripe. So the fact that this flavor was purposefully harnessed and infused into a stretchy mass is just not good.

13. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

While these chocolate bars aren’t particularly offensive, once you’ve grown up and had real chocolate, these childhood staples just seem lackluster. And why waste part of your sugar quota on that?

11. Starburst

Getting this treat could go one of two ways: Pink and red? Glorious, divine happiness. Orange and yellow? Trash can.

10. Skittles

Similar to Starburst, your happiness quotient depended entirely on the colors you received.

9. Milky Way

This one just can’t rank as high as others because we all know it’s just Snickers missing an ingredient. And why go for second best when you probably have the real thing hiding in your bag somewhere?

8. Three Musketeers

Yes, the chocolate is airy. That’s the point! It’s not as if they advertised a heavy, gloppy treat, but that’s what makes these so good. You can eat them when you need a break from the heavy-duty chocolate.

7. Kit Kat

There’s just something so perfect about the ratio of wafer to chocolate.  Like Baby Bear said, “It’s juuuuuust right.”

6. Twix

Kit Kat bars’ cousin, Twix is a slight upgrade from its family member due to the introduction of caramel into the mix. If you haven’t had one, I suggest buying one immediately and not waiting until the 31st of October to try your first.

5. Reese’s

Mini Reese’s come wrapped in gold for a reason. They are basically the Halloween equivalent to hitting a jackpot.

4. Jolly Ranchers

What could possibly be better than turning your tongue blue and savoring the flavor of imitation blue raspberry for 10 minutes? That’s right, nothing.

3. Almond Joy

I know I’m a weirdo. Most people think the coconut ruins the chocolate, but I beg to differ. Then again, I’ll eat almost anything if it involves that creamy, tropical flavor.

2. Snickers

Snickers are delicious year round, regardless of whether you’re an adult or a child. The only issue with this candy is deciding on the best part: peanuts, nougat, caramel, or chocolate.

1. Peanut M&M’s

There’s just nothing like them.

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