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The Best Halloween Candy, According to Kids

Ready to be the best house on the block? Someone polled 700 kids between 8 and 14 and gave them a series of candy match-ups. For example, what’s better: Kit Kats or Snickers?

All 76 candies in the poll were then ranked by winning percentage. According to the results, here are the ten Halloween candies kids like best.

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1.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  They won 76% of their match-ups.

2.  M&Ms, 73%.

3.  Milky Ways, 71%.

4.  Hershey bars, 70%.

5.  Kit Kats, 68%.

6.  Gummy bears, 67%.

7.  Hershey’s Kisses, 67%.

8.  Reese’s Pieces, 66%.

9.  Peanut M&Ms, 66%.

10.  Twix, 66%. 

Snickers, Starburst, Skittles, Crunch bars, Jolly Ranchers, and Nerds also made the top 20.   

And of the 76 candies they looked at, black licorice came in last. The rest of the five worst Halloween treats are sugar-free gum . . . an apple . . . mixed nuts . . . and mints.  

YouGov has the full rankings for all of the candies they looked at.

Jenn