By Conor Doyle ‘19
Halloween, that one day of the year when we ask, why not gorge ourselves on all of that candy lying around? But what candy do you want to stuff your face with? That is the most important question we must ask on Oct. 31.
As there are thousands of different candies to choose from, it would be impractical to compare them all. Therefore we will be sticking to the basics and only covering Reese’s, Kit Kats Snickers, Milky Ways, and Twix.
When you see Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you know exactly what you will be getting out of every bite, creamy peanut butter mixed with rich and crunchy chocolate. When asked why he liked Reese’s so much, senior Christian Ortes said, “the delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate.” To those with peanut allergies I pity you, for no one should have to suffer not being able to taste the utter deliciousness that is Reese’s.
Kit Kats are great for those trying to eat in moderation, with their two separable wafers, but who are we kidding. It’s Halloween. By the time it’s over, we’ll have eaten multiple bars. This delicious treat is one of my favorite combinations, with a light, airy wafer covered in milk chocolate. With each bite, you get a satisfying crunch followed by the soothing chocolate flavor.
Another sad no-no for those with peanut allergies, Snickers is one of the most diverse candy bars I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. This treat features nougat topped with peanuts and caramel that is then encased in a milk chocolate shell. This explosion of flavors is sometimes able, no matter what science says, to turn a bad moment into a great one.
The next candy bar is the Milky Way, similar in some aspects to Snickers bars but at the same time completely different. Endowed with chocolate-malt nougat that is topped by smooth caramel and finally surrounded by a healthy dose of milk chocolate, each bite you take makes you feel like you are in heaven. I often wish that these delicious treats were as numerous as the galaxy is large.
To round out the list, I looked at none other than the Twix bar. This is a treat that is often synonymous with the words candy bar.
When asked why Twix was his favorite candy bar, senior Mat Cegielski said, “There is chocolate, caramel, and wafer – a menagerie of flavors.” The most important debate, of course, is not whether you will eat it or not (because you will), but rather between the left or right Twix.
After having covered these candy bars, I cannot simply recommend one or two for consumption as doing so would be unfair to the rest. Therefore, I encourage you to do what I am going to do; that is, eating without regret and worrying about the consequences another day.