Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

These are the top 5 candies to hand out

Halloween just around the corner. Perhaps you haven’t had a chance to pick up the candy yet. Well before you go check out what apparently the kids all want. This list was put together by the folks at Instacart which means they do a lot of shopping and they know what people buy the most.

People use Instacart for all kinds of shopping. Whether it’s household, groceries, cleaning products, or even rummaging through the candy aisle. This must be the fun part of their job filling up the grocery cart with all kinds of candy.

Nothing new?

As you check out the list of the top five candies, you will notice that there is really nothing new on the list. You would think with the massive variety of candies and the constant introduction of new brands of all kinds that something fresh would make the list. It turns out that even kids today still prefer the candies. You probably preferred when you were trick-or-treating.

Classic candy

Why is that? Is it because these candies are all tried and true? Is it because they are the most familiar? Or is it because these candies have stood the test of time and are still the best of the best?

Looking at the list you would think this survey could’ve been taken 40 years ago or perhaps even longer. It features all of the traditional candies that I’ve been handed out for a very long time.

Where are the new candies?

When you peruse the candy aisle, you see literally hundreds of different types of candies from sour patch kids to the latest wacky spicy candy from all over the world. So why didn’t any of the new candies make the top five? Maybe it just takes a lot of time for a new candy to break the list. Offhand I can’t think of anything I would rather have than a good old bag of peanut M&Ms. Hard to beat perfection!

  • 5. Twizzlers

    Twizzlers are a perennial favorite! I know whenever my wife and I take a road trip. She is sure to have a package of her favorite red Twizzlers For me, I prefer Black Twizzlers but I am probably one of the very few, and certainly the only one in the car who is eating them. For a fan favorite stick with the Red Twizzlers.

  • 4. Tootsie Pops

    Who doesn’t love a tootsie pop? If you’re old enough to remember the old commercial of the owl, counting how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop. You probably still would enjoy one and you would lose track of how many licks the plus side, they come in a variety of flavors so everybody can be happy.

  • 3. Regular M&M's

    Good old M&Ms have been around for over 100 years. And the recipe has never changed now of course you can get very different flavors everything from cold brew, coffee flavor to caramel and many many more you can never go wrong with fun size or regular size M&Ms.

  • 2. Peanut M&M's

    I would say that peanut M&Ms would be the top of my list. They are delicious and dangerous because there is no way I cannot get through the entire bag once it’s opened. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter cannot be beat. Actually, it can be beats only by our next candy.

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    Do you remember the commercials on TV where somebody would walk down the street with a chocolate bar and another person was walking down the street inexplicably with an open jar of peanut butter? The point the commercial made was once chocolate and peanut butter got together there was nothing better. And that’s why Reesie’s peanut butter cups are still number one it’s the perfect marriage for a true candy lovers.

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