Best Halloween Candy

Story posted November 2, 2022 in CommRadio, Arts & Entertainment by CommRadio Arts & Entertainment Department

Candy lovers rejoice!

It's finally the time of year in which everyone can eat as much candy as they like. Members from our Arts & Entertainment department wrote about what their favorite candy is to eat during Halloween.

Kit Kat

As far as the best Halloween candy goes, look no further than a Kit Kat. It has the chocolate, it has the crunch, there’s really nothing more a person could want.

It has a classic taste that can do no wrong that also doubles as a palate cleanser between more flavor packed candies, if necessary.

Whether it’s the Kourtney Kardashian way or not, eating a Kit Kat is always an enjoyable experience, especially in October.

On top of its traditional greatness, the flavors offered ensure there’s a Kit Kat everyone enjoys. While Kit Kats made in the United States only have a few flavors, the international Nestlé produced ones have an overwhelming variety.

Kit Kats are a necessity for Halloween. Celebrating without them would be a crime.- Megan Kelby


On Oct. 31, the trading of sweet treats between trick-or-treaters is inevitable. Take note: DOTS is an elite halloween candy that should be kept safe from the candy trading market.

The delicious gumdrops come in an assortment of five flavors: cherry, strawberry, lemon, lime and orange. DOTS’ packaging is vibrant yellow boxes, standing out in a bucket of candy like bars of gold.

A common complaint surrounding DOTS is that the candy takes forever to chew. That is part of what makes it better than other candies! The gumdrops are bursts of flavor that are not immediately fleeting like many other halloween treats.

Even if a person does not enjoy the variety of flavors that DOTS offers, the colorful gumdrops can still be put to use at a future holiday.

After halloween is Thanksgiving, but after Thanksgiving… it is gingerbread house season. Stale gumdrops are perfect decorations for gingerbread houses, as long as the houses are not for eating. - McKenna Wall

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

For chocolate lovers out there, Reese's peanut butter cups are such a classic.

The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is unbeatable, and makes it no wonder why the candy will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in less than 6 years.

For years, Hershey has continued to expand the Reese’s peanut cup varieties ranging from dark chocolate, to cups stuffed with Reese’s pieces.

One version that is particularly appealing is the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. It delivers the candy’s original simplicity and a richer chocolate taste, which chocolate aficionados far and wide can surely appreciate.

The most eccentric type of peanut butter cup available would have to be the potato chips big cup. As creative as the concept is, it doesn’t sound appetizing, maybe it tastes better than it sounds? A highly unlikely optimistic view, but considering the amount of successful types of peanut butter cups that have been created, if this is a flop, it can be excused. Everybody makes mistakes.

Although there are so many different types available, the original peanut butter cups will always reign supreme, showing up in the candy baskets and selections of many. More is less after all. - Abby Chachoute

Tootsie Roll

When I’m craving something sugary, it is always a hard choice to pick between something gummy and something chocolatey. With Tootsie Rolls, you don’t have to.

They have a delicious chocolatey flavor that is not too overbearing, and rather compliments the texture of the chew. The consistency is perfectly chewy and runny and keeps me going back for more.

Tootsie Rolls also have small, simple and effective packaging that makes them perfect to throw in children’s Halloween candy bags.

Even better is the Tootsie Roll Child's Play Favorites mix, which includes fruit chews, Tootsie Pops, and Dots along with classic Tootsie Rolls.  My night of trick-or-treating was always made when a house had a bag of these. - Rachel Fisher


Megan Kelby is a third-year majoring in journalism. To contact her, email

McKenna Wall is a first-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email

Abigail Chachoute is a second-year majoring in journalism. To contact her, email

Rachel Fisher is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism.  To contact her, email

About the Contributors

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Megan Kelby

Fourth-Year / Journalism

Megan Kelby is a fourth-year from Newark, Delaware majoring in journalism and minoring in English and history at Penn State. She is a member of the arts & entertainment department for CommRadio. To contact her, email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Rachel Fisher

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Rachel Fisher is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. She is the DJ Coordinator of the Arts and Entertainment Department and an involved member, focusing on music and TV news. She is from Ocean, New Jersey, and is interested in singing, food, music, and audio production.  Follow her on Instagram @rachelfisherrr_

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McKenna Wall

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McKenna Wall is a first-year student from Allentown, Pennsylvania majoring broadcast journalism. Wall is a multimedia reporter for CommRadio. She got her start as a camera operator in high school, learning how to use professional handheld camcorders, ENG cameras, and a jib camera. Wall is currently involved in After the Whistle, gaining experience both on-camera and behind-the-scenes filming, editing and completing work on a deadline. If you would like to contact her, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)