Only you can determine what tops the official Hallowe'en Candy Hierarchy


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/10/23/only-you-can-determine-what-to.html

This is the real reason we dress up like zombies and giant bottles of catsup. David Ng and B.R. Cohen present a survey to determine your favorites in anticipation of this year’s all-important hierarchical delineation of candy goodness.


#2

It’s a good survey but could use some refinement - candy is really graded on a scale for example, which corresponds to which pieces get eaten over time, proving the remnants to be the least desirable.

Also, the Betty or Veronica question is incomplete - the correct answer is Midge.


#3

For additonal science: zefranks guide to candy trading:

(edit: am I missing something, how do we embed videos here? Edit 2: Thank you MarkDow. Figured it was something easy)


#4

The URL apparently needs to be on a new line to be embedded.


#5

The fascist oppression continues unabated this year as Whoppers are once again ignored.


#6

Still defending the candy corn and Circus Peanuts (I have one in my mouth right now).

Still perplexed at the absence of Abba-Zaba and Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip from the list.

Philistines.


#7

Lick your what?


#8

Powdered candy, and a candy stick you lick, dip into the powder, then suck.

Don’t knock it until you try it.


#9

Ah. We had (have?) them in merrie olde england too.

EDIT:

@Donald_Petersen, I think that must be a modern version.

This looks more like what I remember.


#10

When I was a kid, and couldn’t get down to the 7-11 to buy Lik-m-aid, I just ate whatever sugary kool-aid powder or jell-o mix mom happened to have in the kitchen cupboards. Sugar is sugar is sugar, right?


#11

I tellya right now, wild cherry Jell-O powder is better Fun Dip than actual Fun Dip. Probably cheaper too, ounce for ounce.


#12

Heh. Even in 1982, the Yankee kids looked chubbier.


#13

Also, the Betty or Veronica question is incomplete - the correct answer is Midge.

Oh yeah, right–try that. Moose will kick your ass.


#14

You can take the caramel covered granny smith apple from my cold, dead hands. That and popcorn balls are

#what make Halloween

If I don’t have an apple that is 2000 calories and popcorn that tries to rip my fillings out, then I don’t want to live here any more.


#15

Silly! That’s for Guy Fawkes’ Night (which must be the only traditional Brit festivity I miss. Halloween can suck it)


#16

I dunno what the American ones look like now. I think it might be this:

Here’s how they looked in the 1990s:

And this one is undated but old enough to have no URL on it:

But the one I remember from the 70s and 80s had the chubby freckled kid with his tongue sticking out.

Hmm. Tongue sticking out seems to be the theme.


#17

Not to derail, but yes I have been to the Guy Fawkes in York several times. Had pickled leeks. (I think I’ve been to most pubs in the UK…)


#18

A fine pub it is, too. Although there’s quite of lot of competition in York.


#19

Perhaps I’d like Halloween / Trick or Treating more if they gave out beer instead of sweets.

I’d even take pumpkin beer to keep it on topic.


#20

You need a bigger box to add unmentioned candies. I kept typing for a line and a half. Also, yes to the line for booze; not everyone likes mint juleps except for the alcohol content.