The Results May Surprise You
Believe it or not, children often prefer a sour or fruity taste more than they do just plain chocolate. Still, tops on the list of chocolates were Tootsie Rolls and Kit-Kat bars, along with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Beyond that, the chocolates seem to merge. Why these chocolates? Tootsies last longer; Kit Kats are lighter, and Reese’s taste like peanut butter, al all-time favorite.
For the more popular sour and fruity flavors, Sour Skittles and Sour Smarties ranked on top, followed by Sour Patch Kids, SweetTarts, and of all things, old fashioned lollypops in the clear cellophane wrapper.
Gum figured high too, but not the usual Double Bubble staple that most people give out. Kids are looking for Hubba Bubba, because it is chewier from the get-go and creates lasting, large bubbles.
Another factor is longevity: many parents curb their kids candy eating, so sometimes a candy that will last without spoiling is favored over chocolates that may melt, turn stale, or otherwise become off-tasting by the time the kids can get their hands on them. Suckers, Smarties, and SweetTarts hold up against time.
All of this is good news to candy buyers, who will find that Tootsie Rolls are probably the best value for the money. Tootsie Rolls and Pops can be found at virtually any Dollar store in your area at the bargain price of $1 for a regular size bag. There are also discounted Nerds, SweetTarts, and Hubba Bubba packaged together in larger bags at your local supermarkets.