Halloween is approaching and that means spooky decorations, cool costumes and most importantly candy. A lot of candy. But not all Halloween treats are created equal. In the fall along with the start of changing leaves and chilly air, arguments over best to worst trick-or-treat sugary candies erupt from the constant bombardment of when you and your friends trade goods and chatter about your favorite sweets while cackling your way through haunted houses. Here presented is a Halloween Candy tier list, sorted to indicate must-haves to please-avoids.

S Tier: The Untouchables

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Oh my god, two of my favourite things combined (though I have to leave behind most chocolate in order to keep my weight under control). Reese’s cups are the first ones depleted in that huge Halloween candy dish.
  2. Snickers: With peanuts, caramel, nougat and a milk chocolate coating, Snickers bars are ridiculously filling and tasty; no Halloween night is complete without one.
  3. Twix: The fundamental deliciousness of buttery cookie, caramel and chocolate puts Twix in S Tier, and the crunch delivers as well as it tastes.

A Tier: Excellent Choices

  1. Kit Kat: Whenever I wish upon a star, even when it feels pretty far, Kit Kats are here, their breakable bars easy to share. With wafers and chocolate, Kit Kats are the lighter choice but still deliver lots of flavour.
  2. M M’s: Great and colorful candies in delicious flavours like peanuts, peanut butter and classic.
  3. Skittles: You say you prefer fruit flavours to chocolate? Well, why did you even bother to ask?;

B Tier: Good, Solid Options

  1. Milky Way: Melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate covering gooey nougat and buttery caramel makes this a favorite of many.
  2. Hershey’s Bars: Awesome in their pure, Hershey’s milk chocolate bar-ness, they are the bomb. And probably your safest bet, too.
  3. Sour Patch Kids: It is sour at first but then it becomes sweet. – Jade, Hanceville Middle School, Alabama This candy trick has become the third most common plural in the kit, best in most regions as night approaches. Its sudden transformation from sour to sweetness suggests the mere beginning of an experience, which we can imagine continuing into something akin to transcendence, as indeed it could happen.

C Tier: Middle of the Road

  1. Candy Corn: The most polarising of Halloween candy, some can’t get enough of it, and others can’t get it into their mouth fast enough.
  2. Tootsie Rolls: The chewy, chocolatey bits are perennial underdogs, upstaged by flashier candies.
  3. Smarties: Easy to share, tarted up a bit, and nice. But not really memorable.

D Tier: The "Only If You Must" Group

  1. Almond Joy: Blending coconut, almonds and chocolate isn’t to everybody’s taste, keeping Almond Joy at the lower end.
  2. Good Plenty: The licorice-flavoured confection is polarising, not for flavour alone, but because licorice itself is a contentious flavour.
  3. Dubble Bubble Gum: Though the initial chew is delightful, the bubble doesn’t last long.

F Tier: The Trade Pile

  1. Necco Wafers: Chalky Necco Wafers are usually picked last from the candy stash.
  2. Circus Peanuts: The banana-flavored, marshmallow-textured candy often leaves people confused and dissatisfied.
  3. Wax Coke Bottles: These fizzy treats may tickle the taste buds with childhood memories, but the wax exterior and sludgy interior are no match for the superior, creamier competition.

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