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UNDATED (WKZO) -- If you want to be popular with the neighborhood kids, Snickers mini bars top the list of Halloween favorites for trick-or-treaters.

According to a new online survey from TheDailyMeal.com, Americans picked Tootsie Pops as runner-up. Bazooka and Hubba Bubba bubblegum both cracked the top ten, which was rounded out by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, Twizzlers, Starbursts, KitKats and SweetTARTS.

Gummy candies, Almond Joy, Milky Way and classic Hershey's bars all made the top 30.

If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, then Halloween may be the most dangerous.


This bookend to the holidays is everything Chirstmas is not. Naughty and nice isn’t the issue, Gholishness is. Christmas involves staying near home and hearth, Halloween means getting out into the neighborhood.

Deb Carpenter with the Safe Kids Coalition says a child is twice as likely to be struck and killed by a car on October 31st, than any other day of the year. She says one reason that’s true is distractions, like smart phones.  Rule one is look both ways, then look again. 

Carpenter says it’s the older children you have to worry about...because presumably you are escorting the younger ones.

She says another rule, collect it, but don’t eat it until its been inspected.

 One Portage Dentist, Dr. Susan Dennis is willing to take that Halloween candy off your hands for a dollar a pound.


Spokesperson Chrisy Longacre says they will be making this offer during office hours on Monday, so you have all weekend to sort thru the bag and keep the good stuff.

last year they collected nearly 400 pounds of candy.  This year they want to go over 1,000 pounds.