We may see fewer trick-or-treaters this year, but that just means we get to keep more of the candy we buy. So, obviously, that means stocking up on the candy we like the best. (Sorry, Timmy, who lives on our block.)
We asked you, our dear readers, to vote for your favorites and you did not disappoint! With several hundred votes collected, these were your top picks:
Yes, for the second year in a row, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups secured a rousing victory with 35.71% of the total vote, more than a 13-point margin over its nearest competition, the classic Snickers bar. Shockingly, Starbursts candies, which is previous years scored highly among the non-chocolate contenders, received only 1% of the overall vote — less even than the 1.5% received by Smarties, which we have to assume was the ‘Kanye West’ protest/joke vote of this election.
In any case, you now know what to snag on your next grocery run in case trick-or-treating is on in your neighborhood. As a good backup, we also like to put out some of the Wonka candies like Nerds or Laffy Taffy as they are typically allergen-free. Happy Halloween, Westchester!