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Boys’ Life Staff’s Top Ten Candy Bars

With candy on the mind this time of the year, we did an informal poll at the Boys’ Life office to find out everyone’s favorite chocolate Halloween candy.

Here are the top ten:

1.  Kit Kat

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It’s hard to not like Kit Kat. Maybe it wouldn’t be at the top of the average candy lover’s list, but it’s commonly in the top five. The mass appeal of this wafery treat lands it at the top of our list.

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (tied)

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There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s. In fact the only way you can go “wrong” with a Reese’s, is to not have one at all.

2. Almond Joy (tied)

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Almost everyone on the Boys’ Life staff loves this tropical vacation in a wrapper. A few also mentioned its lesser-appreciated cousin Mounds, but without almonds there can be no joy.

4. Snickers (tied)

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Every group needs a leader; the face of the brand. Nintendo has Mario. The Avengers have Captain America. The candy bar world has Snickers.

You could argue that the original Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar could be the ‘standard,’ but seriously, Snickers is much more exciting.

4 – Twix  (tied)

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There has to be psychology behind it, but Twix feels like it’s more bang for your buck. It’s basically the same size as a Snickers, but the fact that there are two makes it feel like a deal. Oh, and it tastes great too.

6. M&Ms (peanuts, peanut butter or plain)

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While not exactly “chocolate bars,” we decided to allow M&M’s on this list. Our staff love all types of M&M’s – plain, peanut butter, peanuts – whatever they throw in there we generally like. That puts them at number six.

7. Hershey’s Bar (plain, almond, dark, cookies and creme)

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No good candy bar list could leave off the old fashioned Hershey’s bar. Tried and true, the original Hershey’s Chocolate Bar was invented in 1900. It demands respect for its age alone, but it still has the classic great taste after all these years. Throw in the other flavors and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

8. Heath

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A little under the radar, Heath is not usually the first candy bar to come to mind. This might just be the most underrated candy bar out there.

9. York Peppermint Patties

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While it doesn’t fit the traditional candy bar description, neither do M&M’s, so here it is at number nine. It also deserves extra credit for having the unique sound when you break it in half slowly.

10. Crunch

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Crisp rice covered in chocolate, what could go wrong?

Others receiving votes: 100 Grand, Payday, 3 Musketeers, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Milky Way, Mr. Goodbar, Krackel

Did we miss something? Disagree? Were we spot on? Let us know in the comments!

19 Comments on Boys’ Life Staff’s Top Ten Candy Bars

  1. Boss_dude416 // July 2, 2016 at 11:46 am // Reply

    Crunch is so much better than 10th place! I mean seriously, Heath beat it?!

  2. SIMO be farting // June 22, 2016 at 7:01 am // Reply

    DEFINITLY YORK!!

  3. Seriously almond joy 😩

  4. YORK!! YORK!! YORK!!

  5. your real name // June 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm // Reply

    Gotta love Reese’s.

  6. DribbleBot // June 16, 2016 at 9:52 am // Reply

    My top 5: #5: 3 Musketeers, #4: Butterfingers, #3: Reeses, #2: Snickers, #1: Almond Joy

  7. Heath, Butterfinger, Twix and Payday are tops for me. M&Ms, Reese’s, and Yorks are great but not really candy bars.

  8. 100 Grands are the best!!!!!

  9. America4Ever // December 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm // Reply

    PAYDAY all the way!! That sweet + salty combo is the winner everytime for me. With a chewy caramel river weaving its way through a tunnel of roasted salty peanuts (the Cadillac of nuts), you can always take a Payday to do the bank.

  10. I think 3 Musketeers deserves some credit. You just cant go wrong

  11. Some Random Guy // November 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm // Reply

    Baby Ruth is my favorite chocolate bar

  12. I think milky way should have been on of the top ten

  13. CRUNCH should be closer to the top.

  14. my dad would disagree (he loves 3 Musketeers) but i just love candy

  15. Good list, but IMO, Reese’s will always be at the top for me.

  16. Butterfingers and twix should be tied for first

  17. I like pie more than candy bars. Pie =YUM! Candy = The Rank That’s right under pie.

    • I sorta agree. I really like COOKIES (the kind that my mom makes), but candy is great. Especially TWIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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