The days are getting shorter, the leaves are piling up outside and the San Francisco 49ers still have a good record… Halloween must be quickly approaching! October officially marks the end of summer, even if it is still 85 degrees without a cloud in sight!
Despite my best attempts to pretend it is still summer, retail stores are showcasing their fall and Halloween displays like crazy. The orange-and-black colors is are a little irritating now; they serve as a subtle reminder that the 2010 World Series Champions didn’t make the post season this year.
But despite the Giants early exit this season, I’m still all for delicious Halloween candy. Just don’t let the retail megastores dupe you into buying overpriced candy just because it’s Halloween. If you act now, you can find colossal savings on Halloween candy on Nextag. Whether you need to cure your candy corn fix or crave a galactic, silky-smooth Milky Way, Nextag has your sweet tooth covered.
Keep It Simple with Sugary Halloween Classics
Nothing says you have to present gourmet chocolates to little trick-or-treaters. Sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics. Nextag offers an assortment of classic Halloween candy, including these favorites:
• Laffy Taffy: A dentist’s worst nightmare, Laffy Taffy’s double-edged sword is its chewy and addictive properties. We DARE you to just have ONE piece.
• Jolly Ranchers: Savor the moment with Jolly Ranchers, a hard candy that packs a TON of flavor into a little tootsie-roll-size package.
• Pixy Stix: Why bother with candy when you can get right to the sugary goodness with Pixy Stix, a tube full of pure, old fashioned sugar.
• SweeTARTS: There’s something to be said about the sweet and sour taste of SweeTARTS. Invented in 1963, SweeTARTS originated from Pixy Stix.
• Smarties: You don’t need to be smart to enjoy Smarties, a classic, pocket-friendly sweet tart.
• Starburst: It won’t count towards your five daily servings of fruit, but Starburst has a fruity flavor that will bring you closer to Mother Nature.
• Lolly Pops: Better get a sucker, sucker! Lolly Pops are a great way to experience all that Halloween has to offer, without consuming thousands of wasteful calories.
• Skittles: What does a rainbow taste like? You’ll have to try Skittles to find out! This classic Halloween treat comes in a variety of flavors and is ever so snack friendly.
Chocolate Lovers Rejoice
You either love chocolate or you hate it. For those who can’t get enough chocolate, Halloween is a tremendous time to buy the milky (or dark) goodness!
• Nestle Crunch Crisp: Who’d think crispy rice and chocolate go together? Apparently Nestle did, and the Nestle Crunch Bar has been a huge hit since 1937.
• Butterfingers: We’re not sure what that orange flaky stuff is inside, but it sure is tasty! With a slight peanut butter taste, Butterfingers are a Halloween tradition.
• Baby Ruth: Named after the best player in baseball’s history, Baby Ruth Bars represent everything that is good in life: peanuts, caramel, nougats, and chocolate.
• Milky Way: If you want to experience chocolate that is out of this WORLD, consider the MilkyWay. Filled with gourmet chocolate nougat, the MilkyWay tops it off with a layer of gooey caramel.
• Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: What’s with peanut butter and chocolate? Seriously, the two go together better than PB&J! Discover this magical combo for yourself with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
• Three Musketeers: The Three Musketeers came marching surprisingly light. This airy chocolate confection is one of the “healthier” bars on the market.
• KitKat: Take a break and treat yourself to the crispy chocolate goodness of a KitKat Bar.
• Whoppers: You don’t have to be in a movie theater to enjoy Whoppers candy!
• M&Ms: Depending which way you read them, they could be W&Ws! Just be sure not to leave them in your pocket – nobody likes melted M&Ms.
• Twix: You could tweet while you Twix, but why would you want to ruin the moment? We’ll leave you and this chocolate-caramel confection alone.
• Mr. Goodbar: Being a nut couldn’t be more of a compliment with Mr. Goodbar!
Embrace Your Inner-Child with Retro Halloween Candy
As most parents will tell you, Halloween isn’t just for kids! It’s also an excuse to bring out your inner child and enjoy the treats you grew up eating. Check out these retro Halloween candy and bring back the good ‘ole days!
• Atomic Fireballs: There’s nothing sweet about these Atomic Fireballs! Or is there? You’ll have to find out for yourself.
• Bottle Caps: Like a SweeTART, Bottle Caps are sweet, yet sour, and come in a variety of soda flavors, and fizz when you eat them.
• Bazooka Bubble Gum: First marketed after World War II, Bazooka Bubble Gum is a brand even your great grandparents remember!
• Bit O Honey: Originally made in 1924, Bit O Honey contains crushed almonds encased in a honey-flavored taffy, wrapped up in wax paper.
• Chiclets: Originally produced in 1906, Chiclets are a candy-coated gum, whose name was derived from the ingredient “chicle,” which was the material chewing gum was made out of in the old days.
• Now & Laters: Perhaps the predecessor to Laffy Taffy, Now & Laters is a fruit-flavored taffy packaged in a square cube.
• Wax Bottles (Nik-L-Nips): As the name implies, Wax Bottles (Nik-L-Nips) are, well, wax bottles, that contain fruit juice. Simply bite off the cap to enjoy the fruity goodness.
• Candy Necklaces: Who’d of thought candy could be a fashion accessory? Candy Necklaces are surprisingly hip.
Go Big or Go Home with Full-Size Candy Bars
Growing up, every kid has that one neighbor who gives out those full-sized candy bars. Can you say GOLD MINE? Be the neighbor everyone admires by handing out full-sized candy bars this year. That is, unless your neighbor happens to be a dentist. Nextag has an assortment of full-size candy bars, so go on, be the Halloween Hero on your block this year!
Surprisingly Healthy Halloween Candy
Some folks choose not to or can’t indulge themselves with sugary treats. But if you must, according to Redbook Magazine, 3 Musketeers Minis are the healthiest option with only 24 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. Fun-size Lemonheads are also a good option, since they contain no fat and only 50 calories for 10 pieces. Take THAT Starburst, which has 204 calories AND 4 grams of fat for 10 pieces. If you’re going big, a full-size Peppermint Patty is a good option, since it has 140 calories and only 2.5 grams of fat, compared to Snicker’s 240 calories and 14 grams of fat.
As disgusting as they are, Peeps Pumpkins are a relatively “healthy” choice, since they only have 16 calories and no fat, compared to Reese’s Pumpkins, which have 170 calories and 10 grams of fat. According to author Lisa Lillien, Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops are your best bet, since they have only 60 calories and satisfy your craving. In other words, they’re not as addicting as let’s say, Candy Corn, which has 64 calories per 10 corns. But let’s be real, you’re not just going to eat 10!
A Nextag Candy Bar?
If Nextag was a Candy Bar, what would it taste like? Hit up the comments and let us know what’s in a Nextag Candy Bar. One thing is for certain, it would give you the most bang for your buck!