From the Editors: Top 5 Halloween Treats
Some may not trick-or-treat anymore, but that doesn't mean anyone should resist indulging their sweet tooth. Here's the breakdown of DIG's favorite Halloween treats.
5. The Generic Brand: More often than not, these are the candies that look odd or suspicious. Maybe the wrapper doesn't completely cover the treat, or the lack of a logo seems fishy. In the '80s and '90s, there was a scare about tampered candy, with the fear that nails or staples would be inside. People should definitely still be wary of these candies, but the generic brand is just as good as the brand named goods.
4. Pixy Stix: This can be a messy treat sometimes, especially when the powdered sugar is spilt. Otherwise, this quick fix from the Willy Wonka Candy Company can provide a sugar rush. The best part of the sticks are that they provide just the right amount to either down in one go or in portions.
3. Gummy Candy: The first type of gummy candy made was the gummy bear that originated in Germany. Later variations of the candy have been made since then, including gummy worms and rings. Sometimes, these gummy goods are covered in sugar, but the candies are still just as tasty without it. If you're a huge fan of gummy worms, the World's Largest Gummy Worm weighs 3 pounds and is over 2 feet long. The downside is that each worm costs almost $30 each.
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Reese's is a classic treat from the late 1920's that blends peanut butter and chocolate into the shape of a cup of various sizes from the minis to one that weighed almost half a pound. The cup size affects the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. This usually means that the larger the cup, the more peanut butter is inside. The best thing about Reese's is that it can be used in a lot of baked goods as well. This is true for other Hershey's products, but there are a lot of unique recipes out there including Reese's. Some can be found on their official website.
1. Candy Corn: Full of corn syrup and sugar, this treat shines during the fall. The recipe for this candy hasn't changed since the 1880s, making this one of the most classic fall candies. For those who are fans of candy corn and want to eat it at other times, more holiday and seasonal-themed variants have been released. "Reindeer corn" has a red end and a green center, while "cupid corn" has a red end and a pink center.
What are your favorite candies? What makes your perfect Halloween?