The Coolest Halloween Candy to Shop This Season
For the ambitious trick-or-treater.
We wouldn’t blame any parent who buys a last minute value pack of Snickers to hand out on October 31, but with a little planning you can find some more interesting goodies for your trick-or-treaters. Make Halloween even more special this year with candies inspired by your kids favorite characters, or challenge your neighborhood to try sweet treats from Sweden and Japan. Of course, it goes without saying that most kids will still be satisfied with a bag of Hershey bars.
Hello Kitty stars
We’re a sucker for anything Hello Kitty, and these star-shaped treats from Economy Candy are no exception. The New York City candy shop has a whole selection of Hello Kitty sweets to choose from, but we’d buy these for the adorable tin alone.
If you live in New York City or Los Angeles and aren’t familiar with Sockerbit, then now is the time to correct that oversight. Start with these fun Viking candies, or pick from the shop’s huge selection of gummy sour candies flavored with the likes of cola and strawberry, interesting marshmallows, and of course liquorice. Just try not to eat them all before Halloween.
Millennial pink gummies
Sometimes it’s not about the flavor, but the color. Make yourself the envy of your design-conscious neighbors by putting out a bowl full of millennial pink-colored goodies courtesy of Handsome Dan’s.
Is your kid more into video games than pink and Hello Kitty? Make another stop at Economy Candy for the store’s Nintendo-inspired candies. We especially love the Super Mario sour candies and gumballs housed in a Nintendo Wii controller.
Dylan’s Candy Bar has been churning out creative ways to give us our sugar fix since 2001, and the candy empire hasn’t lost its touch with its Halloween 2017 collection. Sure to be a hit this year are the “Eat if you dare” milk chocolates filled with green caramel.
The Japanese chocolate-dipped biscuits are a perennial treat as far as we’re concerned, but Halloween is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the popular snack. Start with the classic chocolate or strawberry Pocky, or explore more adventurous flavors like chocolate banana.
Japanese Kit Kats
When it comes to Japanese candy, Pocky is just the tip of the iceberg. Go a step further with a Japanese twist on an American favorite, the Kit Kat bar. There’s no shortage of interesting flavors to choose from, but these purple sweet potato ones might one of the more unusual. Find them and more Japanese candies at Candysan.
Sanrio x Sugarfina
Sugarfina released its collaboartion with Sanrio back in September and we still can’t get over how cute these gummies, chocolates and jelly beans are. We particularly love the Gudetama Lazy Gummy Eggs, which might share an affinity with exhausted parents more than sugar-hyped kids.