5 Treats You Should and Shouldn’t be Giving Out This Halloween

Published October 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm


Halloween, one of the few days a year where you can eat sweets to your heart’s content and no one can judge you.

Despite Halloween being a day that anyone can enjoy, the popular concept of trick or treating is mainly just for kids (sadly).

With that being said, most people when handing out candy and chocolate tend to give out what they think children will enjoy. Some people nail this, while others, even though they may have good intentions, do not.

We’ve come up with a handy list to help you out this Halloween when deciding what to give out.

Here are 5 treats you should and shouldn’t be giving out this Halloween. 

What you should give out:

5. Rockets

Commonly referred to as Smarties in the U.S., rockets are a dangerously addictive candy that come in a variety of flavours such as cherry, grape, orange, etc. They come in small twist-wrapped wafer rolls so (maybe it’s just me) you can easily lose count of how many you’ve eaten (no one is judging you it’s Halloween – indulge!). One of the many good things about this candy is that they will not melt.   

Photo is courtesy of Rockets Candy.  

4. Mini chocolate bars 

These you really can’t go wrong with because there’s a mix of everything. Usually, as shown in the photo below, these come in a big package and typically consist of KitKat bars, Coffee Crisp, and Smarties. Hand out two or three of these to each child and you’re bound for success in their eyes.


Photo courtesy of Walmart. 

3. Skittles (flavours can vary, but you can’t go wrong with original)

Another dangerously addicting candy – Skittles! Similarly to Rockets, Skittles can come in a variety of flavours such as grape, orange, green apple, sour, tropical, etc. Skittles are easy to eat, especially when you’re in between houses while trick or treating, and are a good option when you want to snack on something on-the-go.


Photo courtesy of Skittles.

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter lovers rejoice, because this sweet treat made it onto our list, and with good reason. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, they will leave your mouth watering for more. Take caution when handing these treats out though as peanut allergies can be quite common. 


Photo courtesy of Hershey’s.

1. Sour Patch Kids

Don’t worry, we wouldn’t forget about the kids that love sour candies! Sour Patch Kids candies are a candy that starts of sour and gradually gets sweet. Like Skittles, they are a quick and easy candy to eat while on-the-go and while in between houses during trick or treating. 


Photo courtesy of Walmart.

What you shouldn’t be giving out:

5. Fruit

On Halloween, for most children, fruit never seems to go over well. Although parents may appreciate the effort you’re putting towards healthy eating, on Halloween it’s never fun to receive an apple. Also, fruit often tends to get heavy after trick or treating for several hours. 

4. Candy Corn

Although it would only seem appropriate for candy corn to be the pinnacle of Halloween candy this is not the case. Candy corn is not as exciting as some of the other candies we’ve touched on already. The flavour, at least in my opinion, can often be quite bland and may leave kids disappointed.

Photo courtesy of Candy Warehouse.

3. Popeye Candy Sticks

Popeye Candy Sticks are those candies that every parent probably dreads their child getting due to their resemblance to a cigarette. But besides this, these candies often leave your mouth very dry and may not be a top choice amongst kids.


Photo courtesy of Candy Fun House.

 2. Twizzlers 

Twizzlers, although good, are just not very exciting when placed into your bag on Halloween. 


Photo courtesy of Walmart.

1. Raisins

Raisins tend to not go over so well even if they’re covered in chocolate. So, handing out a package of raisins this Halloween may not be the best choice if you want to impress the neighbourhood kids. 


Photo courtesy of Walmart.

What are you handing out this year?

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