What was your favorite Halloween treat?

Today is October 16th, and that means that Halloween is only 15 days away. I have childhood memories where after battling the goblins and the ghouls to get my treats, I would return home with a pillowcase full of candy.  I would then sit on the floor with my dad to sort out and inspect my Halloween candy to make sure it was safe, and to see what sweets I had collected.  I was always excited when I got a lot of chocolate.  It was my favorite candy then, and it still is today.PicForMyNewsletterNov22003chicagoHALLOWEENCANDY

So GrubGrade readers, we would like to know:  What was your favorite Halloween candy when you were a kid?

21 comments on “What was your favorite Halloween treat?

  1. Michelle says:

    Anything chewy and fruity, like Starburst, Skittles, taffy, etc.

  2. Patrick says:

    I loooooooove Butterfinger, and Reese’s and 100 Grand are also some of my favorites. Twix and Milky Way are pretty good, Tootsie Rolls, Hersheys bars, Crunch, and M&Ms are ok, and all the other fruit flavored ones I can live without!

  3. Mia says:

    Reese’s. Yup. God, I could eat my weight in those.
    And I was a fat kid, so a lot of them. Or anything king-sized.
    Peppermint Patties, Snickers, Bazooka. Kit Kats, Twix, M&Ms, Sunbursts.
    All cool with me!
    I just loved candy, I wasn’t that picky.
    Weirdly, though, I hated Butterfingers and Skittles and Jolly Ranchers.

  4. Al says:

    Gotta be the Reese’s peanut butter cups. They are aweome. Honorable mention to the Twix bar…

  5. Adam says:

    What was? When did Halloween die? Gotta say KIT KAT for the chocolate stuff and Air Heads for the sugary stuff.

  6. RossS says:

    Yes, anything chocolate were my faves. Then things like Sweet Tarts, Necco wafers, etc…Hard candies and fruit were given to my parents. Yuck!

  7. Adam Bomb says:

    @RossS: Necco wafers are a curse on the candy world forged in the lowest depths of Hell. True story.

  8. Michael says:

    Butterfinger, Payday, Better made potato chips and those Almond joys

  9. Yum Yucky says:

    Gimme some Reeses and some Starbust and and and…..some Schnicker’s (with the “ch” in there).

  10. ChrisSh says:

    Without a doubt, Snickers.

    I would sort my candy out by types as follows:

    -Crap (smarties, apples, etc.)
    -Not good, but good enough to eat (sweet tarts, fruit tootsie rolls, etc.)
    -Decent (real tootsie rolls, jawbreakers, gum, etc.)
    -Good (Pretty much any chocolate candy bar)
    -The best (Snickers)

    I would give away or throw away the crap, then go through the not good/decent first, supplementing with some of the good for a taste of what was to come.

    Then I would work on the rest of the good, supplementing with an occasional Snickers until…

    I was left with about 10 or so Snickers. I would eat these while simultaneously enjoying every bite but also dealing with the fact that my candy stash was gone.

    Snickers weren’t even really my favorite non-Halloween candy bar, but something about the chocolate to filling ratio of a fun size Snickers is absolutely amazing…

  11. willrun4food says:

    Gotta be Reese’s, followed closely by Milky Way and the elusive 100 Grand. And it’s a good thing Take 5 wasn’t around when I was little, or I’d surely have Type II diabetes.

  12. rob says:

    Reese’s. Not many people gave them away back in the jurassic period.

  13. Spark says:

    For some reason I always loved when houses gave out “goody bags” which usually consisted of 1 good candy and then filled to the brim with crappy stuff I didn’t like. Just knowing they gave a large volume of candy always pleased me.
    I did love when I got KitKats and Reeses! Yum. The best non-candy: popcorn balls!

  14. Ryan says:

    I always remember that one house in the neighborhood that would give me a full size or King size Snickers bar. I also remember the one house that we’d avoid because they would hand out toothbrushes. There was even the occasional house that would hand out spare change. 🙂

  15. Adam says:

    Call me crazy, but I also love Candy Corn!

  16. that guy over there says:

    butterfingers. always has been & always will be.

    also really liked the weird religious tracts with grotesque cartoons about people going to hell. thought they were hilarious.

  17. plushpuppy says:

    This old school candy called BB Bats. You can only find them at speciality candy websites now. There was still a lot of generic candy when I was a kid plus you would still get homemade things.

  18. Mary says:

    Reeses peanut butter cups, plain Hershey’s bars and Mounds bars were (and still are) my favorites but anything chocolate would have made me happy – everything else except bubble gum would get recycled into the candy bags we gave out at our house when we ran low.

  19. harleytexas says:

    small aero and coffee crisp bars

  20. Hunter says:

    100 Grand for sure

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