Halloween candy competition

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

To determine the true king or queen of Halloween candy, you have to break it up into two different sections, then decide which two are superior of those sections, and finally have a battle royale to decide the fittest to be called the best “Halloween” candy.

The two categories are: Fruity and Chocolate-ty. Under the fruity division, you have your Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Haribo Gummy Bears, Starburst (but only the orange ones), Dots, SweeTarts, gummy worms and Mike and Ike candies.

The chocolate-ty division consists of Hershey’s, of course, Snickers, Kit Kat (eating it the correct way by breaking it in half then eating the sticks individually), Milky Way, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger, M&Ms, Mounds, Almond Joy, Baby Ruth, Junior Mints (yes, it’s a mint, but it is still candy) and 3 Musketeers.

For each division, it is a tournament style. The top four of fruity, in order, are Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, SweeTarts and Haribo Gummy Bears. The top four of chocolate-ty, in order, are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, M&Ms and Hershey’s.

Yes, the reason candy corn is not included is because it is only used for one month out of the year, all the qualifiers are year-round. Sorry not sorry.

Okay so, Sour Patch  Kids vs. Haribo Gummy Bears, and Skittles vs. SweeTarts. This isn’t a competition, Sour Patch Kids and Skittles advance.

Reese’s vs. Hershey’s and Snickers vs. M&Ms is a lot harder, you can’t sleep on M&Ms at all, but Snickers is such a classic, it’s hard to decide. But the ruling factor, is variability. Reese’s advances and M&Ms, in an upset, see themselves batting against Reese’s in the next round.

Sour Patch Kids vs. Skittles, oh how this is hard. You have Sour Patch Kids which is very good and definitely a childhood favorite, but then again, Skittles just hits harder and all the flavors of Skittles has to offer definitely battle Sour Patch Kid’s original taste. But, due to the just pure taste and intriguing flavors, Skittles advances to the finals.

Reese’s vs. M&M’s. Little chocolate candies vs. peanut-butter flavored cups wrapped in chocolate. It is not even a competition. Reese’s is in the finals.

It all comes down to this, Reese’s vs. Skittles, mano a mano, the final two, the championship on the line for King/Queen of the Halloween Candy, these two battle off to decide who reigns superior on Oct. 31. Reese’s has those delicious, classic peanut butter cups, Skittles has the fruity-flavored candies that comes in all different shapes, sizes, tastes and flavors.

But one has something the other cannot physically do. Make it King Size. And with that, the King of Halloween goes to… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! The winner receives a lifetime-supply of bubble gum and candy corn. But of course, there’s always a prize for second place, and an honorable mention.

Skittles receives a strengthening gym to build themselves into King Size Skittles so they can have an edge against the “bigger” candies.

The honorable mentions in this competition are Tootsie Rolls, because of how many flavors they are and the chewiness of the candy, and Dum Dum Lollipops, because of how clutch they are when people need them.