Boo! Bulldog’s Top Halloween Candy of 2019

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‘Tis the season for all things spooky and sweet… Halloween, here we come! With bags of yummy-looking treats piled high wherever you go, though, how do you choose the top Halloween candy?

top halloween candyWe only want the best for you, bulldoggers, so we’re reminding you of some of our favorite sweets.

With all these Halloween vibes in the air, we’re here to encourage you to do a little indulging! If you try to eat clean most of the time, more power to you, but feeling guilty about what you eat is actually not productive for your health goals. What better time to drop the guilt than Halloween?

Keep scrolling for all the details about our fave seasonal sweets.

1. Candy Corn

top halloween candyCandy corn isn’t exactly easy to come by at other times of year, so we really like to live it up come Halloween. It’s not entirely clear what candy corn is made of or what exactly it’s supposed to taste like, but we know it’s good… which is why it merits a spot in our list of top Halloween candy.

Maybe it’s a Halloween cliché, but things usually become cliché for a reason, so we’re owning our love for these sweet little treats.

Also, candy corn is perfect for seasonal decorating! Toss a bag in a glass jar or vase for an inexpensive DIY Halloween centerpiece. The colors are perfect!

2. Peanut Butter Cups

According to a recent study about the most popular Halloween candy for 2019 in each state, peanut butter cups are premium trick-or-treat booty for people all over the U.S. In fact, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups take the cake in more states than any other kind of candy.

We’re not even going to try to dare to be different on this one… because peanut butter cups are quite frankly delicious.

And while you can’t go wrong with the classic Reese’s variety, we’re digging all the new twists that are now available — some with lower-sugar types of chocolate, others with lower-fat nut butters. Give us a little time to taste test. Hopefully, we’ll be able to report back next year on whether or not these new nut butter cups have become our top Halloween candy of 2020!

3. Sour Gummies

top halloween candyGummy candies are delish, anyway, but add a little sour and we’re even happier. We’ll take all of your sour gummies, please!

Not convinced? These things can change over time! Per a study in Scientific American, kids tend to like sour things more than grown-ups do, so don’t be surprised if these candies don’t hit the spot quite as much these days as they did when you were a trick-or-treater yourself.

With that in mind, you might consider stocking some sour gummy candies this Halloween, even if you’re not a huge fan. The littles in your life might still be on board!

4. Starburst

One of the best things about this top Halloween candy is that you can easily stash them for any necessary sugar rushes post-October. Leave a few Starburst candies in the cupholder of your car, the pocket of your jacket, and your purse so that you’re fully prepared next time you feel a dip in your blood sugar. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

People feel very strongly about which Starburst flavor is best, which is silly because… well, because red and pink are objectively the best. They just are.

5. Hershey Chocolate Bars

If you love chocolate as much as we do, you know how necessary it is to simplify every once in a while. Fancier chocolate bars (with mix-ins like nuts and nougat and caramel) have their merits, of course, but there’s nothing like a plain ‘ole chocolate bar to really remind you why chocolate is one of your favorite indulgences.

Maybe funkier chocolate bars will be among your top Halloween candy again next year, but for now, get back to basics.

If it’s been a while since you had a regular chocolate bar, you’re about to fall back in love. Keep the love going by stashing a bag of mini chocolate bars in the freezer. You’ll never be unprepared for a chocolate craving again!

6. Lollipops

top halloween candyHave we mentioned we dig the classics?

Well, we do. And in the world of candy, lollipops are about as classic as it gets. Remember how awesome it was to get a lollipop from the bank or doctor’s office when you were a kid? Well, you’re an adult now… and you can get a lollipop any time you want, no bank or doctor’s office required.

And since we’re smack in the middle of trick-or-treat season, you can have your pick of lollipops shaped like pumpkins, flavored like caramel apples… and more!

7. Smarties

We’ll never really know if these top Halloween candies actually make you smarter — we know it’s unlikely — but in the meantime, at least we know they taste good. We also love that they’re packaged up so nicely, making them perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters or snacking on the go!

Are costumes more important than candy in your Halloween celebration? Check out these hilarious bulldogs getting in the spirit! 

What’s your favorite Halloween treat? Tell us on Instagram (Boulder | Villanova) or over on our Boulder and Villanova Facebook pages! 

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