halloween candy stats bag

We want candy

candy cornAs part of the OK Go show giveaway earlier this week, we asked people about their favorite Halloween candy.

So we thought it would be fun to see how the "bag" of Halloween candy, based on the responses, stacks up. Here are the results. (The numerical counts are also after the jump.)

We gotta say, we're a little surprised by the weak showing for such Halloween mainstays at Butterfingers and Nerds. And no Skittles?

Also, this candy corn fixation has really gotta stop...

By the way: Congrats to the drawing winner, Karen -- she and a friend are going to see OK Go tonight at Northern Lights.

Here are the counts straight up. We combined similar items (e.g., Snickers and Snickers Dark). No, this is not formal in any possible way -- so, you know, relax.

Comments

Really, Necco wafers?? ;)

I remember that Butterfingers, Snickers Bars, and Baby Ruths were the candy trinity when I went trick-or-treating. Worth their weight in gold and never traded under any circumstances.

My Mr. has a big thing for "old man candy" like Good & Plenty. I've also got a soft spot for Bit O Honey, and pretty much anything with nuts.

Mmm, Twix.... For more candy ranking analysis, I point you here: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/10/22/the-candy-hierarchy.html

The Skittles must be in the same place as my retro favs, Sweettarts and Milk Duds. THIS IS HORRIBLE!

@Kim M: It's very disappointing. No Halloween bag is complete without with Sweet Tarts and that tiny box of Milk Duds.

i always buy kit kats and then hope that no one trick or treats at my house.

Last year I handed out XL candy bars (since "fun sized" is the least fun size of all). Many of the trick-or-treaters weren't gracious or pleasantly surprised like you'd expect. Instead, many of them angrily demanded multiple XL candy bars while there parents looked on. I was disgusted with this ramped entitlement complex, and the unwillingness of the parents to correct their children, so this year it's back to "fun sized" mini-bars. Who thought Halloween candy could make me so passive aggressive and political?

Enough with candy.
I'm seriously thinking about distributing play-doh and mini coloring books this year.

How about giving out Scarrots?
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2010/10/scarrots_are_real_be_afraid_be.php

Hmm, Arielle, you've got me really curious about what town you live in. I have a couple suspicions....

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