The Top 10 Best Candies for Halloween (Non-Chocolate Edition)

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9. Blowpops. Blowpops have two major virtues. First, their original fruit flavors are remarkably vivid (the watermelon especially) and not artificial-tasting. Second, they have a Surprise Inside in the form of a hearty ball of chewing gum that varies your consumption experience by forcing you to transition from sucking to mastication.

8. Skittles. If you can get over Skittles' current god-awful commercial campaign, give this candy a (re)try on Halloween. They're as colorful as M&Ms but less filling AND can be used to infuse vodka.

7. Airheads. At some point during grade school, Airheads were banned from campus because kids were eating too many of them during recess and returning to the classroom bat-shit hyper. Now that I've escaped the fascist prison system that is public elementary education (I have to ASK to go to the bathroom? Seriously?), I love to indulge in White Mystery and Cherry Airheads, both of which make the back of my mouth tingle in a pleasantly uncomfortable fashion.

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