Friday Fun…What’s In Your Basket?

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 Friday Fun…What’s In Your Basket?


Halloween is just around the corner so if you plan on handing out candy, I hope that you’ve already purchased yours!



We don’t get many Trick or Treaters on our street so I make small treat bags with candy and little toys. 


 So for fun today…what Halloween candy is your favorite…even if you no longer eat it!!  



I came across a list of the Best New Halloween Candy if you’re interested. It doesn’t look all that new…just packaged differently. 


If you want you can see which candies are the most popular in your state. For the life of me, though, I can’t understand how Starburst is the favorite in Texas! I also can’t believe that Candy Corn ended up on the “worst” candy list. I have a few pieces at Halloween each year, but that’s it. 


Since I’m asking, it’s only fair that I tell you my favorite. Actually, I don’t know if I have just one favorite. I’m not a huge candy eater, but if I had to pick it would be Peanut M&M’s.  


What I’m not overly fond of are the mini-size candies even though I hand them out. You can’t truly sink your teeth into them!!!


Ok…give it up…What’s your favorite Halloween candy??? 

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Comments (17)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... my favorite would have to be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (even if it is made by Brand x and not Mars). Peanut M&M's would come in as a close second. I still need to go out and buy some candy... because in my neighborhood it's usually a tsunami of trick or treaters.

Oct 28, 2022 04:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I bought mine weeks ago but it’s hidden from the big kid in my house!

Oct 28, 2022 05:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... the big kid in my house I'd need to hide candy from is me... my husband doesn't eat it.

Oct 28, 2022 05:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm running out of places to hide the candy here!!!

Oct 28, 2022 05:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib fortunately, my husband can't find anything in this house!

Oct 29, 2022 05:11 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I have my candy and ready for the on-slough of trick or treaters! My favorite candy (if I'm going to get it) is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I guess Snickers would be my second choice (its my brother's favorite and we always like to get them at Halloween). My grandkids like Starbursts and they don't like candy corn (I don't either).

Oct 28, 2022 05:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I'm ready to go unless we have a lot of kids. The last 3 years we haven't so we should be ok.  I've never had a Starburst. 

Oct 28, 2022 05:39 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have tons of treat or treaters at our door so we have to be well stocked. Mine is a favorite that is probably not on any top list. It's Nestles Crunch, and my least favorite is one of the more popular ones but I used to throw them out, which is snickers!

Oct 28, 2022 05:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 You know, I used to love putting a Nestle's Crunch bar in the fridge and then eat it when it was really cold!!! I never ate Snickers until I met Larry. 

Oct 28, 2022 05:44 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - my favorites are M&M's and Reeses.  That said, we go down to a street where is is mobbed with trick or treaters.

Oct 28, 2022 05:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Grant Schneider - I love Peanut M&M's and The larger size Reese/s.

Oct 28, 2022 06:14 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

I remember as a child way back then.  We always remembered the houses with the Quality Candy. 

Oct 28, 2022 06:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I can remember when our neighbors handed out homemade cookies and popcorn balls. 

Oct 28, 2022 06:32 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I had candy ready for the first year I lived here, and had not one trick or treater come by.   I have bought any candy since.   We don't have little kids here.

Oct 28, 2022 06:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox we live on a small cul-de-sac street so get very few  trick or treaters. 

Oct 28, 2022 06:33 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I will be participating in an event where we need to be prepared to hand out up to 7,000 pieces of candy, it should be interesting, haha.

Oct 28, 2022 06:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England that sounds like fun!!! Please write about it!!!   Are you wearing a costume. 

Oct 28, 2022 06:34 PM
Brian England

They have decided that our theme is Hawaiian so I will have a Hawaiian shirt on and possibly a lei, haha.  I am going to try and take pictures and avideo, then write a blog about it.  We shall see how that goes, haha.

Oct 29, 2022 06:41 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Snickers are my favourite or anything else with nuts or coconut. Not sure if we are going to get any kids in our new development, so we have not bought any candy as we definitely do not need it in the house.

Oct 28, 2022 07:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 When we moved into a new neighborhood, I asked my neighbors how many to expect. I'm glad I did because we had over  100 kids. 

Oct 28, 2022 06:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Mounds bars would be high on my list. However, anything with chocolate is okay.

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Oct 28, 2022 10:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley I think I saw one in the bag of candy I bought so I may grab it before I give it away!!! Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Oct 28, 2022 07:31 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I'm with Roy Kelley. I love the Mounds bars. I also like Twix and Reece's peanut butter cups. 

I don't get any trick-or-treaters at my house. I'm glad to see Halloween events where the kids can safely get their treats.

Oct 28, 2022 10:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I am not a big candy eater, although I love chocolate.  I like Snickers and Peanut M&M's. 

Oct 28, 2022 07:33 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I love snickers - and will take a Peanut butter cup any Day - Happy Friday 

Oct 28, 2022 11:14 AM
Kathy Streib

I love both of those too Hannah Williams 

Oct 28, 2022 08:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Happy Halloween!  - We don't get ANY - ghosts and goblins. I live in a gated community, and there are no children here except one family with kids.  Of course, we see Tristan every week, but the only other children are other grandchildren that visit during vacation time.

My favorite candy is our state candy.  Hershey Kisses or the mini-Hershey Bars.  I have a Bucket full right now...just for me! Haha!

Oct 28, 2022 01:49 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® If I had that sitting around it wouldn't be for long!! Larry would eat them all. 

Oct 28, 2022 08:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I try to make a point of not buying Snickers.  Why, you ask?  Because Snickers is my favorite candy.  If I bought it, I'd eat them all before the kids arrived at my door, and then feel bloated and guilty!

Oct 28, 2022 01:56 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I never ate them until I met Larry but I do like them now. I prefer the regular size though and not the minis that come in the big bags. 

Oct 28, 2022 08:12 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy unlike you we get a ton of kids knocking at our door on Halloween.  My wife starts buying candy at the beginning of the month each time she goes grocery shopping.

Oct 28, 2022 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I do miss having tons of kids that come by. I used to have 100-150. 

Oct 28, 2022 08:13 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Since we live in a fairly remote area with very low population density, I purchase candy and drop it off at Mohave County Sheriff's department for their truck and treat event they hold each Halloween.

Oct 29, 2022 07:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

We are ready for the Trick or Treaters, and I suspect there will be a big bunch tomorrow compared to last year. Got our boosters at CVS the other day and with our savings coupons plus the BOGOs we are set! Hopefully there will be some candy left over for snacking for this chocoholic!


Oct 30, 2022 08:02 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Snickers I think is my favorite. I like Mounds too but the coconut getting caught in my teeth is annoying.

Oct 31, 2022 07:49 AM