Candy Corn from Best Halloween Candies Slideshow

Best Halloween Candies Slideshow

Candy Corn, photo by Evan-Amos

Candy Corn

Interesting fact: Candy corn is the only candy to make our 25 worst and 25 best candies list. Love it or hate it, candy corn is the ultimate Halloween candy.

M&M’s, photo by Evan-Amos


Let's face it — they probably overstated the importance of not melting in your hand. When was the last time you had a candy melt between the package and your mouth? Still, an outstanding candy.

Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddies are a good candy in spite of the fact that the name refers to a man who gives gifts to a younger person in exchange for a sexual relationship. Actually, maybe don't give these out this Halloween.

Charleston Chews

I know what you're wondering: Charleston, S.C., or Charleston, W. Va.? Neither; it's named after the dance for some reason.

Junior Mints

These are the best to get in any non-movie theater situation because they make you feel like you're at a movie theater.

Skittles, photo by Acdx


Skittles are delicious. Also, telling your kids to "taste the rainbow," is an excellent way to introduce them to psychedelia.

Atomic Fireball

One of the few candies to be cinnamon flavored, Atomic Fireballs are a bit unwieldy, especially if you get a spicy one. They're hard to eat, and that's half the fun. The other half is red drool.

Image credit: Butterfinger candy bar, photo by Evan-Amos


Early marketing for this candy involved dropping candy bars over major US cities. Thing have really changed, haven't they?

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