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The Best and Worst Halloween Candies, According to Kids!

Who needs an opinion poll when you can just ask the kids? Find out what candies they love and which ones they hate.

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Halloween is a time for candy, costumes, and spooks. But what's the best part about this spooky holiday? The candy, of course! We asked 10 kids what their favorite and least favorite Halloween candies are, and their answers might surprise you. Here's what they had to say:

The Best Halloween Candies, According to Kids

Chocolate Bars

Kit Kats, Snickers, Twix

Chocolate bars were the clear winner among our young respondents when it came to their favorite Halloween candy. Kit Kats, Snickers, and Twix were the most popular choices, with nearly 60% of respondents saying they prefer chocolate bars over any other type of candy.

"I love chocolate bars because they're so versatile," says one respondent. "You can have them as a snack or a dessert, and they come in so many different flavors."

Another respondent says that chocolate bars are her favorite because "they satisfy my sweet tooth without being too overwhelming."

If you're looking for a delicious and affordable way to please your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween, look no further than your local grocery store's candy aisle - chocolate bars are sure to be a hit!

Candy Corn

Candy Corn

Divisive among adults but apparently popular with kids, candy corn came in at a close second.

Candy corn is a divisive treat. Some people love it, while others can't stand the taste. However, one thing is for sure - kids seem to adore candy corn. In fact, according to a recent survey, candy corn came in at a close second when it comes to kids' favorite Halloween treats.

So what is it about candy corn that makes it so popular with youngsters? Many experts believe it's a sweet flavor and a colorful appearance. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that candy corn is a Halloween staple - and one that kids always look forward to indulging in come October.

If you're looking for a Halloween treat that's sure to please the little ones, candy corn is a good bet. Just be warned that you might end up with a few leftover pieces yourself!



Skittles are a popular choice for Halloween candy, and for good reason! These fruity and delicious candies are loved by kids and adults alike. Skittles come in a variety of colors and flavors, making them perfect for any Halloween party. While Skittles may not be the most traditional choice for Halloween candy, they are sure to be a hit with your guests!



Starbursts are a fruity favorite that are tangy, chewy, and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. This Halloween, satisfy your sweet tooth with Starbursts. With so many flavors to choose from, there's a Starburst for everyone. So trick or treat yourself to a delicious Starburst this Halloween!

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are a classic candy that always hits the spot. Sweet, chewy, and fun to eat, gummy bears are a perennial favorite among kids and adults alike. This Halloween, why not fill your bowl with these delicious treats? Your guests will be sure to enjoy them!

The Worst Halloween Candies, According to Kids

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls

If you're looking for a Halloween candy that kids will love, Tootsie Rolls are not the way to go. Our kid respondents were not fans of the candy, saying it was too hard and not very tasty.

If you're set on giving out Tootsie Rolls this Halloween, consider pairing them with something else that kids will enjoy, like chocolate or candy corn.

Whatever you do, don't be surprised if you end up with a lot of uneaten Tootsie Rolls come November 1st.



Halloween is a time for candy, but not all candy is created equal. Jawbreakers are one of the worst offenders when it comes to Halloween candy. They're hard, they're tough to eat, and they can ruin your teeth. If you're looking for a candy that's easy to eat and won't damage your teeth, steer clear of the jawbreakers.

Peanut Butter Kisses

Peanut Butter Kisses

Kids these days have no taste. At least, that's what I think when I see the results of the latest Halloween candy poll. Peanut butter kisses came in dead last, with zero percent of kids saying they would choose them as their favorite treat.  Sorry, PB kisses!

I happen to love peanut butter kisses. They're my personal favorite candy, and I can't imagine why any kid wouldn't want one on Halloween. Maybe it's the chalky texture or the lack of peanut butter flavor. Whatever the reason, kids just don't seem to appreciate these little chocolate treasures like I do.

Licorice Whips

Licorice Candies

They are not favorite among children, but they make for a unique and tasty treat nonetheless. So if your little ones are looking for something different this Halloween, consider giving them a licorice whip!

And who knows? Maybe your child will be the one to finally acquire a taste for them!

Applesauce Packets

Apple Sauce Packets

When it comes to Halloween candy, applesauce packets just don't make the cut. These little single-serve snacks might be good for you but they definitely don't have that "treat" factor that kids and adults crave on Halloween night. If you're looking for something sweet and satisfying, stick to the classics like chocolate bars or candy corn.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it—the best and worst Halloween candies according to kids! What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below or on social media using the hashtag #HalloweenCandyKids! And be sure to check out our list of the best and worst Halloween movies for kids if you're looking for some spooky family-friendly entertainment this October!

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