Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed.
Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by doling out any combination of these twenty-one Halloween candies, which are pretty much the only reason kids look forward to trick-or-treating. Yeah, we're pretty certain no kid ever anticipated Halloween night because they couldn't wait for a sack full of candy corn, peanut butter kisses or raisins. But that's just our opinion.
Caramel Apple Pops Walking into the grocery store around late September and seeing caramel apples is one of the best feelings ever. It's a sure-fire sign that summer is over, and it's time for sweater weather and pumpkin-flavored stuff. Fortunately, that awesome feeling has been formed into another awesome thing: caramel apple pops. Few things can compare to the marriage of sweet, soft caramel and tart, bright green apple candy. Caramel apple pops are a cleaner, more convenient way to enjoy one of the best treats autumn has to offer.
Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins We're all about balance, but the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin throws that out the window. While the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is balanced mass-produced candy perfection - just enough milk chocolate, just enough of that gritty peanut butter that doesn't exist anywhere else - the pumpkins' perfection is in its bombastic peanut butter blast.
Come on! The gritty peanut butter goes all the way to the edge of the chocolate coating! There's no superfluous ring of ridged chocolate! It's big and over-the-top, a little off-kilter, and everything that makes Halloween candy awesome.
Unless you're allergic to peanuts. If that's the case, Halloween's pretty much mean to the point of tortuous, anyway.
Any Full Size Candy Bar After years of celebrating Halloween, every trick-or-treating pro knows that any full-size candy bar is where the money is, and most know which house on the block hands out these treasures. These neighbors know what's up, and they are probably the most awesome people around because they know the three important facts about those grownup bars. Fact: Most full-size candy bars are made of chocolate. Fact: Halloween is not a time to think about fats and calories. Fact: The bigger the candy bars are, the better they taste. Fact: Kids have expectations. It you're going to wander around town in a pleather catsuit with chains and KISS makeup, you deserve a full-size candy bar.
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