Top Ten Candy

Halloween is tomorrow and with that in mind, I’d just like to say Happy Halloween to everyone! Halloween is a very fun night and I have always enjoyed dressing up and getting candy. Even though I don’t go trick-or-treating anymore, my sister and I still enjoy dressing up and handing out candy to all the kids that stop by our house. Candy is the sweetest part of Halloween (of course) and I would definitely say that I have a sweet tooth. Here are the top ten candies, in my opinion.

10. Hershey’s Chocolate. I love chocolate, and this is definitely a great classic, sweet candy.

9. Milk Duds. Milk Duds used to be my favorite candy, but they can be a little hard to chew sometimes. I’m a big fan of chocolate and caramel though, so Milk Duds are still pretty good.

8. Nerds. These tasty little sugar crystals used to be my favorite candy as well. They’re still nice to have every once in a while and the many different flavors keep Nerds interesting.

7. Swedish Fish. The classic red Swedish Fish are the best ones. I love that they are chewy and have a really good taste.

6. Snickers. Bringing caramel and chocolate, plus some nuts together is a delicious combination. Snickers are good when you need a change of texture with your candy.

5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Peanut butter and chocolate go really well together and the creamy texture of peanut butter with yummy chocolate are amazing. I also struggle to finish these before they melt on my fingers, but it’s fine.

4. Skittles. Sour Skittles and the original Skittles are the best Skittles in my opinion. One year for Halloween, I was really excited because I got a king size bag of sour Skittles. I didn’t get to grab it from the bowl, but it was placed in my bag. When I got home to eat the sour Skittles, I felt that there were no Skittles in the bag and the bag was sealed! It was the weirdest candy experience I’ve ever had.

3. Milky Way. Once again, caramel and chocolate are soulmates.

2. Twix. Twix was my favorite candy until Sour Patch Kids came along. I love Twix because of the combination of a crunchy cookies covered in caramel and also chocolate. I never get tired of Twix and I absolutely love them!

  1. Sour Patch Kids. Sour Patch Kids are becoming pretty popular lately. They’re like a regular gummy, but covered in sour sugar and they are so good! Sour Patch Kids are great movie snacks and also nice to eat at home when you’re just chilling.

There’s plenty of other great candy out there and it was honestly so hard picking the top ten. Have a safe, fun, and candy-filled Halloween tomorrow night! top ten candy

The Origin of Halloween

Halloween is the that special time of year for cute, funny, or scary costumes and candy. But why do we celebrate this frightfully fun holiday and where does the name Halloween come from?

About 2,000 years ago, the Celts celebrated the end of summer and beginning of cold, gloomy weather. The fall and winter were often associated with sadness and death. They celebrated this occasion with a festival of Samhain on the night of October 31st where the people believed the spirits and ghosts of the deceased would travel from the spirit world to the real world. People would dress up as angels, devils, and saints and have big parties with bonfires and lots of food.

This tradition and belief remained a trend for the Celtics but when the Celts where conquered by the Romans, the festival of Samhain had a few adjustments. The Romans celebrated two festivals around the same time of year that were held to honor the dead and revere the Roman goddess of fruits and trees. Over time, Celtic and Roman traditions for October 31st combined. When the Roman Empire’s religion was mostly Christian, the Christians decided to replace the festival of Samhain with something similar but easy for the church to control. So, the Romans declared November 1st All-hallows or “All Saints Day” and November 2nd “All Souls’ Day”. On All Saints Day, the poor would beg for food and the people would give them “soul cakes” which were little pastries and this is where trick-or-treating originated. The night before All-hallows, October 31st (the original night of Samhain) became known as All-hallows Eve and people dressed up and threw parties. All-hallows Eve was eventually shortened to Halloween.

Halloween remained a popular holiday in Europe and when it reached colonial America, new traditions appeared. The people shared stories of the deceased with one another, ate sweet treats, had “play parties”, celebrated the harvest, and played tricks and pranks on each other. It wasn’t until the 1850s that Americans started dressing up, and that’s when the holiday really took off. Halloween evolved into a community holiday where neighbors could get together, dress up, pull pranks on each other, and share spooky stories. In the early 20th century, kids could receive a small treat by showing a trick and this is how the tradition of trick-or-treating got started in America. It has been one of the most popular and expensive holidays celebrated since then. People have gone crazy with candy, party supplies, costumes, and house decorations. Families still get together to celebrate the holiday and party and kids still go from door to door asking for something good to eat.

What kind of turn will this crazy, fun, and festive holiday take? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe upcoming Halloween. Don’t eat too much candy!

The Origin of Halloween
“History of Halloween .” A+E Networks, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.

Halloween is Coming Up!

Halloween is a holiday enjoyed by many throughout the United States. The yummy candies, the costumes whether they’re silly, scary, or pretty, the spooky stories, and so on, make October 31st a well-loved holiday.

My sister and I are going to be Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and we hope the night will be fun and filled with lots of sweets!

Since this great day is right around the corner, here’s a poem from 5th grade about Halloween. I just couldn’t wait so here it goes. Happy reading!

Halloween is Coming Up!

Put on your costume,

Tonight’s the night,

To trick-or-treat,

The moon is bright.


Snickers, Reese’s,

Give me more pieces,

Hubba Bubba Gum,

I got a Dum Dum!


Halloween is the best of the best…

Now I need some sleep and rest!


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To everyone, I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween! 🙂

Halloween is Coming Up!