Top Ten Treats

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Every year on Halloween, millions of pieces of candy are handed out to children in costumes across America. The Nation Retail Federation reports that the average expected spending for those who participate in this holiday comes in at $102.74. However, my focus every year was to go out, not stay in and hand out candy. From my experiences as a Trick-or-Treater, nothing tops going to a house and leaving with a Snickers bar. However, others may prefer different treats this time of year. Below is my subjective list of the top ten candies to receive on Halloween.

10. Skittles

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Skittles barely make the list at ten. I’ve never been a big fan of Skittles but I know many people who would be upset with me if I left them off this list. These are a staple to every child’s Halloween, so they barely squeaked by.

9. Hot Tamales

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This selection might not be popular with many but I have always grown up loving Hot Tamales. My mother used to eat them when I was younger and every once in a while she would give me a few. Their sentimental value lands them at nine.

8. Starbursts

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Starbursts may be higher on others’ lists, but I don’t like the pink flavor. Orange, red, and yellow starbursts are all fine with me, but there is no worse feeling than opening up a pack of Starbursts and seeing two pinks inside.

7. M&M’s

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This may also be relatively low on my list compared to others but that’s just because M&M’s lack something special. They’re just small colorful pieces of chocolate to me. Nonetheless, still good enough to earn the seventh spot on the list.

6. Sweet Tarts

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Sweet Tarts are a nice change to the different variations of chocolate found on this list. The one thing that stands out to me and why I gave them the sixth spot is they are relatively unique. Also, there are different variations of Sweet Tarts in stores that are also good.

5. Hersheys

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Hershey’s is an example of a classic that has withstood the test of time. A simple chocolate bar but always good.

4. Gummy Bears

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Gummy bears are another classic that had to make the list. Nothing much to them but always a favorite amongst kids.

3. Twix

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The top three are all really close in my opinion. Twix lands the third spot only because I think the two candy bars ahead of Twix are just better.

2. Reese’s Cups

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Reese’s cups might be a consensus favorite for many but they make the second spot on my list. A classic go-to all year and especially during Halloween.

1. Snickers

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Snickers bars are the best there is plain and simple. They’ve been my favorite growing up and they’re even better during the Halloween season.

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