OPINION:Top 5 Halloween Candy


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Elyssiah Vargas, OwlFeed Opinion Reporter

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Halloween? Well if you’re like most people the answer is probably getting the candy. And candy is a very big part of the holiday whether your favorites be Reeses’s, Jolly Ranchers, or even Airheads, but based on personal opinions here are some of the best. 

Starting off with Twix, Twix made its first appearance in the US in 1979 after launching in the UK in 1976. Twix was created by 2 brothers named Earl and Seamus when they had the idea to combine cookies, caramel, and chocolate into a bar! In an article from justfunfacts.com, it states that “Around 43 million Twix are sold each year and Mars Inc. rakes in about $172.4 million dollars in sales of Twix alone annually .” $172.4 million dollars is a large amount from just Twix alone, people sure do love Twix!

Moving onto Hershey’s Cookies & Cream, this bar was released in February of 1994 by The Hershey Company. www.statista.com states, “2.41 million Americans consumed 5 or more servings in 2020.” Then In 1894 was when Hershey’s Cookies & Cream were first originally introduced as Hershey Drops, a bite-sized treat. They were packaged in a sealable bag with no candy shell, you can find them at stores like Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.

Then onto the multicolored button like chocolates, M & M’s. Created in 1941, M & M’s have been a worldwide treat! Often seen in Halloween baskets and at most convenience stores M & M’s can be enjoyed by many, especially with their different variations. Such as crunchy cookies, and peanut butter, but most common and often seen are the classic milk chocolate and peanuts! Fun fact, M & M’s were mainly created for U.S service members deployed overseas during World War 2!

Have a break, take a Kit Kat! The original 4-bar version was developed when a worker at the Rowntree York factory suggested: “a chocolate bar that a man could take to work in his pack up.” It was then launched in the UK in 1935, known as Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp. Later on, in 1936 they launched the 2 bar version and changed the name to Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp, but was renamed to just Kit Kat after World War 2.

Lastly, first invented in Fulton New York in 1938,  initially sold for 5 cents and now a $1.17 is Nestle Crunch candy bar. Most commonly recognized for its blue wrapping, bold red lettering, and its crisped rice inside. One of the most beneficial things about the Nestle Crunch bar is that it uses 100% certified cocoa beans. Unlike other candies that mainly use oils to make up for the price of chocolate, Nestle uses real chocolate instead of mainly being built up of oils that are bad for you and your health!