Happy Halloween all you ghouls and vampires! The day has finally arrived, even if we aren’t celebrating this long night the way we thought we’d be.
Whether you’re having a household-only party, telling spooky stories under a fort of blankets, or baking scarily delicious treats with your loved ones, we know that you’re looking for some guidance.
The shops are open, the Halloween candy is plentiful… But is it good?
At Taffy Mail, we’ve gone ahead and rated some of the most popular candies from best to worst!
These are U.S. and U.K. candies that should be fairly easy for our readers to find. For the American candies, try your local Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe, or keep the autumnal spirit going by subscribing for a huge box of candy to be delivered directly to your door next month!
#1 The Best – Spooky Lollipops
An unbranded item, one that you’ll be able to find in any supermarket, corner shop, bargain shop… Pretty much everywhere. They’re often in the shape of ghosts, pumpkins, and other spooky beings. Sometimes they’re fruit flavoured, sometimes they’re crafted from chocolate.
Whichever version you get, they’re timeless, delicious, and cheap.
#2 Candied Apples
Are they technically a candy? We think so! Candy or Candied Apples are fresh, delicious apples coated in caramel. They have a wooden or paper stick poked into the bottom so that they can be held and eaten.
These beauties have earned their place because they can be easily made at home with caramel or chocolate coatings. Instead of coating a whole apple, try slicing the apple into thick pieces to make them easier to eat.
#3 Reese’s pieces
Peanut butter, chocolate, and a candy coating in Halloween colours. There’s no reason to dislike a candy that’s so easy to eat – unless you’re allergic to peanut butter, then please don’t try these ones.
#4 Haribo Scaremix
A staple for any party or movie night during the autumn season, the Haribo Scaremix is a perfect treat. They’re inexpensive and contain several shapes with different flavours. Will you dare to try a Toffee Apple Monster’s Eyeball? Perhaps a Bubblegum Vampire Heart?
#5 Jelly Eyeballs
Definitely a good one for the gross factor of the holiday… Jelly Eyeballs are fruity gummy sweets that look like a bloodshot eye.
#6 Dracula Teeth
Strawberry flavoured gums with fangs, delicious! These gummies come in the shape of vampire’s teeth and are very popular with young children. Who doesn’t like pretending they have fangs?
#7 Pixie Sticks
We love Pixie Sticks here at Taffy Mail, but they aren’t very seasonal. That’s the only reason they aren’t higher on our list, though! Pixie Sticks are fun, sugary, and the perfect amount of sour without being overpowering.
#8 Hershey’s kisses
Hershey’s are a great brand of chocolate, but it’s curious that these get handed out at Halloween so often when they’re more of a Valentine’s Day and Christmas treat.
#9 Candy Corn
The only reason this writer isn’t rating Candy Corn at the bottom of the list is because it’s an iconic Halloween candy in America. You either love them or your hate them, and they are EVERYWHERE in the U.S.
#10 The Worst – Sour Patch Kids
It’s not that Sour Patch Kids aren’t liked, it’s that not everyone enjoys extremely sour candies. They’re perfect for kids and adults that enjoy that sour tang, but they aren’t for everyone. So, they rate at the bottom of our list.