Top 5 Halloween Candy for Boston Trick-or-Treaters
Bring out the pumpkins, scarecrows, and hay bales to decorate the doorsteps. Get ready for chilly fall nights binge-watching season two of Stranger Things. And in just a few weeks, Wonder Women, Spidermen, and Pennywise clowns will be running around, so don’t forget the candy.
Boston’s favorites vary depending on who you ask—TIME recently reported our favorites are Sour Patch Kids, Butterfinger, and the very New Englandy salt water taffy—but with the popularity of online grocery shopping growing, Peapod’s results may represent the cravings of at least the most tech-savvy Bostonians. According to the leading online grocer, Boston’s favorite Halloween treats are the classics—bite size, of course, so you can eat five in one sitting without feeling too guilty.
Top of the list is snack-size Kit Kats. Whether it’s the catchy commercials or the crunchy wafers, the brand is doing something right. Nationally, Kit Kats made nearly $115 million for parent company Hershey this year alone. Second best for Bostonians is the only non-chocolate item to make the rankings: Brach’s candy corn. This classic might just be pure sugar, but the tricolored point is the pinnacle of fall sweets.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups rank third, followed by the the Mars mixed bag. That’s for those who just can’t make up their minds, with mini Snickers, M&Ms, and Twix. Last is another time-honored treat: from summer night s’mores to Halloween goody bags, it’s Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars.
Peapod has determined that our city is full of chocolate-loving Bostonians. So stock up, and get ready for the doorbell to ring on October 31.