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Most Popular Halloween Candy: Favorite Holiday Candies Kids Love

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What Halloween candies do kids like most? This article analyzes Halloween candy favorites with trick-or-treaters. However, if you like to think outside the Halloween treat pail so to speak, there are a number of unusual holiday sweet suggestions as well.

Most Popular Halloween Candy Treats

It’s common knowledge that baby candy bars are really popular for Halloween. We can simply think back to our own experience as kids trick-or-treating to come to this conclusion. However, are candy bars really the most popular treats? You might be surprised by the answer.

According to Holidays.net, the search engine Lycos identified that the candy most searched for on the Internet at Halloween a few years ago was – drum roll, please – the tootsie roll!

Though the candy bar missed the coveted number-one spot on the “most searched for Halloween candy” list, various candy bars made a good showing. There were five candy bars (Hershey’s, Nestle Crunch, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Almond Joy, and Milky Way) in the top 15 candies. Treats similar to candy bars, including Reese’s Pieces and M&M’s, also made the list.

Rounding out the search-engine Halloween sweets list were sugary candies without fat: Nerds, Hot Tamales, Candy Corn, Razzles, Life Savers, and Sour Patch.

Analyzing Internet searches, it would seem Halloween shoppers can’t go wrong buying candy bars. It’s a pretty safe bet trick-or-treaters will like them. According to GKLife.com, the most popular candy bars are Hershey’s, Kit-Kat, Milky Way, Butterfinger, Three Musketeers, Oh Henry!, Baby Ruth, and Snickers.

Creative Halloween Goodies

It’s a no-brainer that if you have treats that trick-or-treaters like, your house will be popular on Halloween. But how can you stand out from the multitude of other houses that also have delectable goodies that kids like? This is where you need to don your creative-thinking cap.

If you want your Halloween offerings to be remembered, you might want to consider uncommon and cool Halloween candies to buy that were not on the most-popular treats list, such as:

  • candy Halloween charm bracelets or necklaces
  • gummy Halloween candy (skulls, goblins, ghosts, witches, black cats)
  • Halloween candy rings
  • candy teeth with fangs
  • Halloween Pez dispensers and candy
  • pumpkin lollipops

If your local retailers do not have a large Halloween treat selection, you can purchase these specialty sweets online.

Popular Halloween Treats

When deciding which holiday treats to buy, keep in mind that chocolate is a safe bet. Chocolate bars and candies consistently top the most popular candy lists.

However, it is worth pointing out that kids also love sugary candies that are funky and fun (think Nerds and Sour Patch Kids), but tried-and-true favorites (Life Savers and Candy Corn) are also popular with trick-or-treaters.

If you want to get a little more imaginative with Halloween candy this year, think about buying unique and quirky treats. Many of these holiday specialty goodies are available for purchase on the Internet.

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