Round Table: The Definitive List of the Best Halloween Candy (according to HC at Geneseo)

Trick or treat! Our Her Campus at Geneseo contributors wanted to gush about our favorite Halloween candies this year. 


Margaux Carmel

The absolute best Halloween candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins! I could eat like 50 of them in one sitting. The fact that they’re shaped like pumpkins makes them about a thousand times better than regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 


Emily Tsoi

I’ve always loved Skittles. I remember when I used to trick or treat I would take all of the packs from my brother’s stash and give him the Butterfingers I had instead because I don’t like them.


Nina Fichera

Literally anything chocolate, but Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are amazing! My dad and I always have to fight over who gets how many of them since they’re his favorite candy as well. My second favorite is probably PayDay, but I don’t get many of those at Halloween.


Nicole Kemmett

I can feel the judgement before anyone even lays eyes on this, but my favorite is a good ol’ Almond Joy bar. My dad used to tell my mom and I it was our favorite because we were ‘nuts’ and he liked Mounds bars better. 


Monica Weber

My favorite Halloween candy has to be the fun sized Snickers bar. I feel like they get the proportion of chocolate to nougat to caramel to peanut just right in the fun sized version and I always ended up with a bunch of them when I trick or treated. 


Lily Connerton

Like Margaux, I will always stand by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins as the superior Halloween Candy. Something about the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter makes them even better than regular Reese’s, so basically a god tier candy. I think the mellowcreme pumpkins that come in autumn mixes with candy corn are almost as addicting. I mean they're basically like a giant pumpkin-shaped candy corn kernel, so how can you go wrong?


Rebecca Williamson

Like Nina, I also prefer chocolate. I love Kit Kats. Not the orange ones though. They taste different and, if I’m being honest, gross. A Kit Kat bar is probably my favorite chocolate to get at any point in the year. 


Mira Jaeger

I like any sour candy. Sour Patch Kids, sour belts, sour punch bites, anything. I also like candy corn a lot, but I like the little orange pumpkins more.


Julia Clancy

Not to brag, but the street that I grew up on was (and still is) my town's hot spot for trick-or-treating. Since we’re a dead end and have a church with a decent size parking lot, everyone (and I mean everyone) chooses my street to get their candy. With this being said, we’ve got some pretty good candy. My favorite Halloween candy isn’t even a “candy,” but nevertheless, there was a house that used to give out orange and black popcorn balls, and let me tell you … They were SO GOOD. My parents knew the family that gave them out, so we didn’t have to worry about the dangers that homemade Halloween treats can possess, but my parents always double-checked just to be safe! With that being said, I would have to say that my favorite not-popcorn Halloween candy is heath bars. 


Lucy Laats

I would have to say that my favorite Halloween candy would be either Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, peanut butter pumpkins or 100 Grand Bars.


Ally Schultz

My favorite candy for Halloween is by far Crunch bars. I don’t know what it is about them, but I have loved them since I was a little kid. Sour Patch Kids are definitely a close second, though. 


Jess Kaplan

I am a huge gummy worms fan. I will never back down from the argument that gummy worms are significantly superior to gummy bears. Also, Twizzlers are my movie go-to and, again, are significantly superior to red vines. 



Go and treat yourself with some of our favorites this Halloween!