Halloween is fast approaching and we’re planning fun activities for everyone.

For adults, check out our spooky book discussion on the creepy short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. We’ll also be commemorating Mr. Poe’s birthday and death with an intriguing look at his final days with this stellar program.

Teens can check out a special teen-only viewing of the eerie movie  Coraline!

For kids, we have special Halloween StoryTimes, plus special programs like the Monster Mash and Trick or Treat at the Library.

But what’s so cool about Halloween anyway?  Is it the costumes, spooky houses, scary movies or candy?  Well, in my opinion it has to be the candy.  Candy is center stage of the Halloween holiday.  My favorite is an Almond Joy bar – which, by the way, didn’t even make the list.

We did a little poll and the top ten candies according to our local library taste bud sources are:

1.    Snickers
2.    Nerds
3.    Tootsie Rolls
4.    Life Savers
5.    M & Ms
6.    Reese’s Pieces
7.    Twizzlers
8.    Butterfinger
9.    Skittles
10. Candy Corn

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?  What is the candy that you will sneak out of your child’s Trick-or-Treat bag? Post your comment!

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10 Responses

  • admin Posted September 22nd, 2009

    For me, it’s a tie between Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. It just doesn’t get better than chocolate AND peanut butter.

  • Erica Posted September 22nd, 2009

    I’m pretty excited that there are now Halloween marshmallow Peeps. But my childhood favorite was from an elderly neighbor who instead of candy would give us little candy baggies full of quarters 🙂

  • RDH Posted September 23rd, 2009

    My daughter is a big fan of the sour apple lollipops dipped in caramel, available at Milburn’s Apple Orchards for 25 cents! A delicious, sticky bargain!

  • Linda Posted September 23rd, 2009

    Tootsie Roll Pops are a favorite of mine. Mostly due to the fact that they last a longgggggggg time. First the fruity, crunchy, tasty outside; and then the chocolaty, chewy, scrumptious inside. Bet you could eat one now, couldn’t you?

  • karen Posted September 23rd, 2009

    i’ll trade anything for your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…and put some in the freezer for later…

  • Rachel W. Posted September 23rd, 2009

    My all-time favorite, which did not make the list, is the Great American Chocolate Bar – the Hershey Bar. Add some almonds and there isn’t anything better. Snickers, however, is definitely a close second. As to my children’s treat bag…I have found that there is a definite candy hierarchy. The candy that we wouldn’t even consider eating that first night suddenly just has to be eaten as the days wear on and the Hershey Bars and Snickers Bars disappear. So, while we do have our favorites, “not so good” candy is apparently better than no candy at all.

  • Donna Posted September 25th, 2009

    My favorite thing to steal from my kids treat sacks
    are the Snickers. As a kid though, I absolutely loved
    a Sugar Daddy or a Baby Ruth! You don’t get many of those
    now adays.

    I still go nuts over the scent off all those sugary treats
    mixed up together in the bag! Try taking a whiff and it will take you right back to when you were a kid!

    Happy Haunting……..

  • LOB Posted September 29th, 2009

    I’m the only person in the world who loves hand made popcorn balls wrapped in wax paper! You could eat them or throw them at your sister. from the good old days.

  • Leah Posted September 29th, 2009

    I love Jerry Seinfeld’s bit about Halloween candy where he insists on “name candy only.”

    I had no idea about the peep development — FANtastic. My other favorite high fructose corn syrup delight is candy corn.

  • nintendo ds spiele Posted October 1st, 2009

    Very cool stuff here.I love Any kind of chocolate bar; Hershey’s, Crunch, Pay Day, etc.Just wana say enjoy…