What’s the best Halloween Candy for 2022? There are so many to choose from. However, no job is too big to tackle on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida.

In fact, being the staff sugar-holic, I jumped at the chance to lead the charge. It’s a big job but somebody had to do it.

First of all, I have a lot of candy eating experience. Since I’ve been eating candy for so long I am able to remember the classics as well as be aware of the newcomers.

Secondly, we have to remember to consider the many groups of candies available to us. For example, we have the chocolate bar. In fact, Hershey’s has made the simple classic chocolate bar for over 120 years.  And it’s still great today. But now, in addition to the flat chocolate bar on the market, there are chocolate bars stuffed with caramel, nougat, nuts, pretzels and anything else you may think of.

Then there are the fruit flavored candies. Some are hard. Some are soft. Many are sweet and some are sour. There are so many to choose from.  So sit back and enjoy as we rank the best Halloween Candy for 2022.

And Happy Halloween!

Craig Shemon

  • 40. CANDY CORN

    The worst. And yet here they are.

  • 39. MIKE AND IKE

    Used to eat a lot of these as they were readily available at my school.

  • 38. DOTS

    Dots do nothing for me personally. But they are everywhere and make the list.

  • 37. TWIZZLERS

    Never a big Twizzler’s guy nor do I like licorice of any kind in general.

  • 36. JOLLY RANCHERS

    Good taste until they stick in your teeth (or break your teeth)!

  • 35. ALMOND JOY/MOUNDS

    I hated coconut as a kid but I love it as an adult.

     

  • 34. TOOTSIE POP

    Another old time classic. One of my favorite treats as a kid. I would be impatient after a while and start chewing on it to get to the Tootsie Roll center. Hence, the classic commercial from my youth:

  • 3. YORK PEPPERMINT PATTY

    Nice change of pace and crisp and cool.

  • 32. AIR HEADS / LAFFY TAFFY

    Didn’t really get into these until I had kids. My children turned me on to them and they taste really good.

  • 31. RAISINETS

    Honestly, I have not eaten a lot of these but when I have I found them to be surprisingly good.

  • 30. SOUR PATCH KIDS

    Not my thing but my kids love them so they make the list.

  • 29. THREE MUSKETEERS

    It has its place but gets lost next to Snickers and Milky Way.

  • 28. CHARLESTON CHEW

    An old classic everyone likes to mention. But when was the last time you ate one?

  • 27. JUNIOR MINTS

    It’s very refreshing!

  • 26. NERDS

    Didn’t get these until later in life. Nice change of pace from chocolate if you want a fruity kick.

  • 25. BUTTERFINGERS

    I used to love these. As I get older and my taste buds change, this is just too sweet.

  • 24. SWEDISH FISH

    Not my thing but they pack a powerful taste.

  • 23. SWEETARTS

    Ate a ton of these as a kid. Total sugar buzz after school.

  • 22. SMARTIES

    They are not great but you get addicted to the sugar real fast and then you’ve eaten two pounds of them before you realize it.

  • 21. PAYDAY

    Sweet and salty!

  • 20. BABY RUTH

    Highly under rated!

  • 19. SNICKERS

    If this were a sports league, Snickers would be a dynasty.  Although, like teams that win every year, I grow tired of them.

  • 18. TAKE 5 REESE'S

    This is a relatively new item. One of my kids just introduced me to this product.  Take all the things you like about Reese’s and add caramel and pretzels and put it in a candy bar. In fact, this may be under rated here. Maybe a big mover in next year’s ranking!

  • 17. MILKY WAY

    The classic of classics. This is the first chocolate bar I remember eating as a small child.

  • 16. 100 GRAND

    I don’t eat them often but when I do it is very satisfying.

  • 15. WHOPPERS

    I love Whoppers. Chocolate. Crunchy. Light and airy. Solid effort.

  • 14. STARBURST

    Starburst’s fruit flavors taste better than real fruit flavors. One of my most consistent go-to snacks in a movie theatre.

  • 13. SKITTLES

    This is like an M&M version of Starburst. Just as good. And no candy wrappers.

  • 12. CLASSIC HERSHEY'S BAR

    This has been an enjoyable classic for 120 years. Great then. Great now.

  • 11. TOOTSIE ROLLS

    Large or small this is a safe staple any time of year.

  • 10. M&M'S

    I don’t need fancy Godiva chocolates when I can just load up on M&M’s by the pound!

    M&M's

    NEW YORK – MARCH 12: M&M’s candies in new, redesigned packaging are seen March 12, 2004 in New York City. Masterfoods USA, a unit of Mars Inc., is re-introducing the nation’s number-one selling candy with a major advertising campaign, a bolder logo on packaging, and brighter-colored candy shells to induce sales in the flat U.S.chocolate industry. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

  • 9. PEANUT M&M'S

    What is a better snack than Peanut M&M’s and a Diet Mt. Dew?

  • 8. NESTLE CRUNCH BARS

    Chocolate with crunch. Strong effort by Nestle.

  • 7. HEATH BAR

    Personally, this is my favorite. I will not apologize for this high ranking. I’d rank it even higher but I don’t think you all could handle it!  A hard toffee center surrounded by soft chocolate. This is a completely overlooked candy bar. Plus it’s versatile. You ever crumble one on a bowl of ice cream? How about a DQ Blizzard or Culver’s Mixer? Ever have a toffee-chocolate cookie? Yeah, Craig right again.

  • 6. ROLO

    This is a majorly under rated candy. Chocolate and caramel are never bad. And you can roll a Rolo to your pal.

  • 5. MILK DUDS

    One of my all-time favorites. Love how the caramel sticks to your teeth while you chew at the chocolate!

  • 4. KIT KAT

    A formidable classic in any list.

  • 3. TWIX

    Chocolate and caramel with a cookie crunch. And the left tastes as great as the right. Nothing else to say!

  • 2. REESE'S MINI'S

    Regular Reese’s vs Mini Reese’s: More effort to unwrap more mini’s.  However, is it me, or is the taste more condensed and power packed inside a mini?

  • 1. REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP

    Hands down. Number One!

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