Slideshow: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Halloween Candy

Full Size Candy Bars
Full Size Candy Bars
"I don't think I was a very picky kid when it came to stuff made of sugar, so my favorite candy was probably anything full size, whether a pack of M&Ms or a Snickers bar."—Robyn Lee, AHT Editor

[Illustration: Robyn Lee]

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
"Favorite Halloween candy—a no brainer. There will never be anything better than a Reese's cup. There's an argument to be made for full size cups to fun-sized to pieces to sticks to those new-fangled minis... I'll take it all!"—Leandra Palermo, Ad Sales
Kit Kat Bars
Kit Kat Bars
"With major crunch and only a light coating of chocolate, I can easily down a dozen Kit Kat bars and still have room to graze on the rest of my candy bag. I do genuinely like the flavor though, which is why I'm surprised I haven't made these homemade Kit Kat bars from Paula Deen. It's probably because I always overstock on discount Halloween candy."—Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor
Twix
Twix
"I'm torn; I really like Junior Mints but there are definitely people who associate those more with movie theaters than Halloween. But lately I've really gotten into Twix; there's something so satisfying about the cookie-caramel combo, and I like that you can eat it in stages, scraping the caramel off the cookie first."—Maggie Hoffman, Drinks Editor

"Mmm, Twix has always been my favorite. I flirted with various eating methods (first caramel, then cookie) before accepting that true greatness needs no tweaking."—Jessica Leibowitz

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Peanut M&Ms
Peanut M&Ms
"My favorite Halloween candies are Pretzel M&Ms. They're only a few years old but I love them. Perfect mix of salty and sweet. I'll be handing these out to trick or treaters this year."—Jen Weinberg, Ad Sales Director.
Airheads
Airheads
"Airheads, all the way. There's the texture, for one, delightfully chewy but not jaw-breaking. More pliable than Now & Laters but still too thick to just chomp down, they had some longevity but wouldn't pull off your braces. They're weirdly slick but end up a little bit grainy as you chew them, in a way I actually find really appealing. Despite being mostly sugar, they didn't taste like it; most of the flavors were at least a little bit tart. They were in great flavors like cherry and blue raspberry—and then, of course, there's the White Mystery... you've gotta love a candy with secrets."—Carey Jones, Senior Managing Editor

"My preference was always for the non-chocolate candies growing up. Sour Patch Kids. Gummi Bears. And perhaps the most prized candy in my trick-or-treating pillow case: Airheads. Not many houses gave them out, so the ones that did were on my BEST HOUSES list. With a taffy-like texture, Airheads last longer than any Fun-Sized Snickers bar or whatever the other kids were eating. Sticky and a bit grainy, but in a pleasant way, they are straight sugar with a hint of some other fruity-ish flavor. Like Blue Raspberry or Cherry or, the holy grail of all Airheads, White Mystery. What are you, White Mystery? Fruit punch? Pineapple? Solving this mystery was at the top of my to-do list as a kid. "—Erin Zimmer, National Managing Editor