Top Four

Top Four 7: Halloween Candy


  so hi special top 4 it is a special

  November first episode

  yes November first episode of top for

  Halloween candy special because everyone

  knows that November 1st is the day that

  everyone picks out on their kids can

  Halloween candy wait we're allowed to do

  that oh yeah you totally get the stuff

  they don't like oh I don't know that yep

  and fortunately for us Adam doesn't like

  chocolate so we get to eat all of his

  chocolate-covered something I feel kind

  of bad like I feel like gotta be like a

  one for one swap I mean he really

  shouldn't he's three years old he

  shouldn't be eating that much candy

  should I go out and get like a whole

  bunch of Smarties and like we can

  replace them like one by one no I think

  that's okay I don't you know Smarties

  didn't make my list

  no they're in the middle there - in the

  middle yeah they're good they're not bad

  they're not good so anyway so now that

  our son is old enough to appreciate and

  participate in Halloween he actually got

  a pretty good load of candy this year so

  we want we started talking about our

  favorite and our least favorite

  Halloween candies because everyone has a

  preference of what they're gonna go eat

  first or save for last however you like

  to reward yourself with Halloween candy

  and so we decided to do a quick top 4

  special so you want to start with worst

  and then we'll do best end on a high


  yeah alright okay do you want my short

  list of worst how many do you have

  I had a hard time naming eight Halloween

  candy I have 10 on my short list of

  worst okay Wow let's do it all right

  well I have Milk Duds these are ones

  that all these are so guys forgot about

  those Milk Duds whoppers tootsie rolls

  or Tootsie Roll pops almond joy dots

  mounds the pumpkin candy corn I hate the

  pumpkin shaped candy corn

  Twizzlers Baby Ruth and the banana Laffy

  Taffy I hate banana flavored candy I

  think that fake banana is so disgusting

  but even runts do runts qualify you

  don't like the bananas I don't like I

  don't really care for the bananas and

  runs Wow

  usually those go first everyone likes

  them well I know that's why we're meant

  for each other because I give them to

  you really the best

  I think is probably the pink one but

  yeah and I kind of like the lime ones

  even though we spent that one time

  throwing them out of the sunroof of your

  car while we were driving because we

  eaten every other flavor and no one

  liked the lime ones but now you like

  them yeah I kind of like I like them

  better than the banana well so out of

  the so my short list for worst I'll just

  uh I'll just go through it because mine

  are already ranked oh okay I have

  rankings in there you want mine let's

  let's do I mean okay yeah do you tell me

  your rankings because our okay our candy

  taste overlaps quite a few but we both

  dislike different things so they don't

  overlap that much alright my number six

  is peanut M&Ms oh yeah they just stink

  but they're kind of in the middle around

  for me there was dating they're not bad

  this is like the context as an adult so

  it's not this tastes horrible to me it's

  this is just not worth the calories like

  this is if I'm gonna be having candy

  this is like the most boring useless

  candy the peanut M&M is just so like

  there's so many better choices and

  they're better so it's similar to that

  my number five is three musketeers which

  wait what was so your candy was hemp

  what number number six was peanut M&Ms

  oh so your oh six okay

  my bottom six this is tough number five

  Three Musketeers similar wasn't that

  it's just it's just not good enough

  Three Musketeers yeah it just tastes

  like bad chocolate and some sugar like

  there's nothing it's not good enough

  yeah it's not good enough but it's not I

  I don't hate it so I didn't put it in my

  worst worse for me is hate well not good

  enough for just like they're in the

  middle they're not even worth mentioning

  alright number four my finally bottom

  four here okay number four the plain

  chocolate Hershey bar yeah it's pretty

  yucky yeah again I hate to I hate the

  taste of certain things more than I

  dislike the blandness of an a Hershey

  bar see there there isn't a lot of candy

  that I actually dislike the taste of and

  that's why I have to go go to this

  method I'm most certain Candy's right

  and I don't have that strong opinion on

  almost any of it so yet plain Hershey

  bar just not worth it you know just

  boring not where

  that takes of space I'd rather have

  something else number three sugar

  daddies what it's on your worst list

  yeah I have sugar daddies on my best

  list no because that's just similar so

  Milk Duds III didn't even I forgot those

  existed but Milk Duds have a problem for

  me that they just are like too

  time-consuming and sticky to eat very

  very easily like it's just not fun mmm

  just like sticks all over your teeth and


  sugar daddies have a similar problem for

  me they are sticky yeah well if you get

  the sugar baby ones they're sticky I

  don't like those they get stuck in your

  teeth but the sugar daddy that's like

  it's like a toffee ish lollipop maybe

  I'm thinking of the babies yeah you're

  thinking of the babies the baby stink

  because they get stuck in your teeth

  yeah okay I'm thinking of the sugar

  daddy is the ones that are like on a

  lollipop you you eat those and it

  becomes like this tremendous long string

  of disgusting wet toffee so but it's

  unwieldy it's and then if you try and

  chew it like pulls out all your feelings

  so I know I was thinking other ones that

  donut sticks they're just just

  individually wrapped all right so that's

  one over three my number two usually the

  only thing on this list that I actually

  dislike the taste of and that is I

  really really hate candy coconut and so

  number two is a tie between Almond Joy

  and mounds hmm you know the two popular

  coconut flavored chocolate bars I just

  don't I will never want to eat an Almond

  Joy or mounds bar that's so funny

  because I totally have mounds and I'm

  enjoy on here is my least favorite

  that's your number one uh some of my

  least favorite ones okay my number why'd

  we give you my number one yet oh okay

  I'm sorry that was our number two Oh

  tied for number two your lists or so

  yeah tie for number two difficult to

  keep up with you're not that much better

  recently I'm Way better well my number

  one worst Halloween candy gum got any

  particular kind of gum just in any kind

  of gum but there are bad gums and there

  are good gums no there aren't

  gum I mean first of all gum in general

  it would be like pretty bad but those

  like pink chalky

  why does a live I tell ya know the

  cylinders this though the silver worse

  yeah the the pink chalky cylinders of

  like bubble gum those are

  pretty bad well because the the problem

  with gum especially in the context of

  Halloween candy is that it just ends the

  eating and the flavors like you know

  you're supposed to chew them for a

  little while at least I don't know how

  long those people take but you're not

  supposed to you just like chew it until

  the flavor runs out and then spit it out

  even though that's what everybody wants

  to do and the flavor last like three

  seconds yeah especially those pink

  chalky ones and they come in purple -

  purple chalky I don't think I've ever

  seen yeah the purple chalky gums they

  have a slightly better flavor but it

  just stays there two seconds then

  they're over yeah so that's so just gum

  in general like the last thing I want is

  to end my candy consumption at all while

  eating Halloween candy and if I'm going

  to end it

  the last flavor I want in my mouth is

  not stale gum all right that's fair

  alright well my list is number four is

  the banana Laffy Taffy which for some

  reason always ends up in when I was a

  kid in my Halloween bag or now there's

  one hovering in Adams and yeah so curse

  and number three is the mounds um enjoy

  combo cuz it's pretty much the same

  candy so you made fun of me for

  including those as one entry in the list

  and you also include them as one and

  well I did after you did because you set

  a precedent before I only had mounds on

  here and I left out the almond joy

  because at least it had some almond to

  like placate the terrible coconut in it

  but anyway number two for me is any kind

  of Tootsie Roll Tootsie Roll pops

  tootsie rolls I don't it just they are

  terrible they look like little turds and

  they taste like I don't even know what

  they taste like they taste like they

  taste like dirty candy like just like

  muddy candy mud candy anyway so and

  number one for me is whoppers I hate the

  flavor of malt anything let me hold on

  let me get the long island in their malt

  much it anything nothing malted don't

  like the malted stuff tastes like honey

  it's just like an assault it's a mouth

  assault it's so bad I like mostly early

  I don't think

  first of that great but just like in

  general and that's malt flavor

  surrounded by Cory talk ilat right so

  they're just terrible

  right like I I like malted things in

  general but I think whoppers are not

  among the better ways to get malt flavor

  just because you're right you know it's

  it's a crappy it's a crapoly made candy

  but I don't I don't disagree with the

  flavor but so many people love mothballs

  my whole family loves everything malted

  you like malted things anyway but I

  wanted did you did you listen to my list

  my big shortlist well I had dots on here

  yeah I know how you feel about dots yeah

  they're so awful can I tell you dots are

  in my top list I figured they would

  that's why I want to bring it up right

  now while we're talking about the worst

  because of dr. the war alright so

  they're so stupid they're just like oh

  they're they're just like gummy color

  like yeah but and so the color doesn't

  taste like anything oh it tastes like

  color sugar so much better so so my my

  best list is also again in the context

  of an adult so it's not necessarily what

  tastes best but what I am happiest to

  see in Halloween candy specifically

  right and so one thing here so and this

  is anyway we got to point out that these

  are the mini versions of things so

  you're not committed to eating an entire

  something or a huge role of something

  that you know you would just pick up at

  a CVS or a drug store or a pharmacy or

  anywhere that sells candy you know this

  is the the one bite that's what we're

  focusing on so it's okay to include

  candies that you normally wouldn't buy a

  whole chocolate bar of but it's fun to

  get in a Halloween candy wear and that

  not really that right there is the

  premise of what maybe pick the ones I

  did as my favorites because we're not

  really big candy people most of the time

  and if I were to like go to the

  drugstore and buy a candy bar well I

  really never do that but if I was gonna

  do that whatever bar I would pick would

  be different than what I have on this

  list here because what I have is listens

  like things I like having a little like

  you know trial baby size of and a lot of

  things don't come in the trial baby size

  and even if they do they're kind of rare

  so I wasn't like inclined to include

  them nobody makes like a little mini

  whatchamacallit bar

  even that whatchamacallit bars are one

  of the best full-size bars you can buy

  mm-hmm yep although not as good it's a

  score bar but anyway so this and also

  that the the flipside of what you just

  said is that many of these candies you

  don't really ever see except for

  Halloween like you don't really see or

  you wouldn't buy it so like glaring you

  I don't think I agree with that all

  right well anyway so let me start so so

  my number seven is Reese's peanut butter

  cups because they're very good but you

  can kind of get them whenever you want

  yeah buying them stand alone isn't that

  ridiculous so like you know I wouldn't I

  mean I don't I wouldn't do it

  necessarily but like if I was like at a

  gas station on a road trip and I wanted

  like a quick sugar rush for some reason

  even I don't usually do that but if I

  were to do that I would consider buying

  a little two pack of Reese's Cups and

  and cuz I enjoy peanut butter things

  they're pretty good even a little bit

  greasy for me but pretty good in general

  okay and I always I always eat those

  like near the beginning when I'm going

  through Halloween candy my number six is

  tootsie rolls but the but only the non

  chocolate flavors because like again

  when else okay

  those don't count they are a new stupid

  invention and they're not really tootsie

  rolls whatever it is not really tootsie

  rolls agreed but I actually enjoy the

  vanilla and I think there's a strawberry

  they've been on there pretty much at

  that point their taffy

  sure but regardless so you know the non

  truffula tootsie rolls or something

  again you never really see that outside

  of Halloween candy

  so tootsie rolls are supposed to be

  chocolate well that's that flavor the

  brown one it just tastes like brown okay

  I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be

  chocolate I mean I think it's chocolate

  in the same sense that like that like a

  you who is supposed to be chocolate it's

  like it's kind of loosely chocolatey

  it's brown water

  yes anyway so number six non chocolate

  it's your rolls number five Mike and

  Ikes ah see I like Mike and Ike I know

  that you like her and Mike and Ikes

  they're good a B you can get them the

  rest of the year but they only come in

  such ridiculous quantities that you

  really feel bad yet

  the rest of the year what kind of maniac

  loves a Mike and Ike I do they're really


  sometimes at our grocery store they they

  have them in the big bulk bin and

  sometimes it'll get like the stupid

  little tiny bag of them anyway that's

  number five number four Reese's Pieces

  see to me that's on my list

  yeah reason I like Reese's Pieces and

  one and the only reason they didn't rank

  higher is again that I really can get

  them whenever I want and it doesn't feel

  that ridiculous to get a little better

  everything feel so Halloweeny yes

  they're orange and brown and they are

  small candies yep they are small and pop

  well yeah and I would say you know

  Reese's Pieces for those who don't know

  if anybody isn't living under a rock

  here they look almost exactly like M&Ms

  but wait so what do you say Jesse do you

  say Reese's pcs peanut Oh Reese's

  Reese's Pieces yeah yeah yeah someone

  caught some people call them Reese's

  yeah well yeah I heard a lot of that in

  Ohio growing up is bouncing things no

  it's just wreath wrong Reese's Pieces

  pieces of Reese's right you don't say am

  antenori see you don't know sometimes I

  do okay anyway so so Reese's Pieces very

  good candy if I had to do just absolute

  of any candy they would probably be nice

  they might even be higher than number

  one the number four but just because of

  Halloween candy like that they aren't

  that special to see for Halloween all

  right number three dots because dots are

  complete garbage but I like them I can't

  explain it

  they're complete they were Mike and Ikes

  like there and the only the only time

  you can get dots outside of Halloween is

  generally get movie theaters and you get

  this tremendous box and nobody wants

  that many dots but my little little

  Halloween boxes only have like four dots

  in them you love the candies that nobody

  remembers exists oh except remember last

  year when we have our two years ago

  whatever it was that we had all the

  mixed candies and what went first buddy

  what do we run out of first we ran out

  of the dots first oh really yeah so hey

  dots they all commented on them and took

  them well no no it is because I didn't

  know that was our like one of our first

  years with with trick-or-treaters in the


  and I had a whole bunch of chocolate

  candies and dots so dots were the only

  like sugary chew candies and it turns

  out that now the kids these days they

  all like the sugary to junk candies and

  that is why the dots went it wasn't

  because they were dots it was because

  they were sugary chew candies and not a

  whole bunch of chocolate like everyone

  else in the neighborhood gives out and

  the kids don't really like I would be

  open to that argument if the kids didn't

  call them out by name and say hey dot

  like they were actually a box well they

  were just writing it okay all right

  that's my number three my number two


  because Butterfinger is crispity

  crunchity peanutty butter to read butter

  for you I mean obviously three of these

  things have FP butter I'm a fan of

  peanut butter and Butterfinger whatever

  it is ya own special taste I have no

  idea it's like if you start with a

  peanut butter kind of flavor and just

  cram as much sugar into it you possibly

  can to the point where the sugar

  crystallizes and forms a bark it's like

  that's whatever it is that it always

  looks like really good Leakey skin cells

  inside boo well when you look at the

  inside it's like all the layers like

  little skin you know like when you look

  at the skin cells under a microscope it

  has all like the flaky layers ooh I

  didn't say to me it looks it looks like

  like a shale kind of rock like like blue

  so that's probably way less gross than

  skin cells yeah anyway that's my number

  two and and again it's I would never buy

  a regular-sized Butterfinger bar cuz

  that would be way too much yeah yeah and

  it hurt your teeth a little you don't

  like to range long fun size one at

  Halloween that is the perfect size of a

  Butterfinger one inch I like the tiny

  ones also I like Butterfinger yeah and

  the tiny would also give you a better

  chocolate ratio like it needs the

  chocolate to kind of bounce out a little

  bit kind of finish it off and if you get

  the big bar if you get way more of the

  like peanut butter shale inside and you

  don't get enough chocolate to to

  properly balance that but yeah so I

  would never buy flosses Butterfinger but

  really enjoy having the little ones on

  Halloween and my number one candy

  mmm-hmm nerds nerds no I love nurse do

  you have a particular flavor not really

  I just like all of them okay I've never

  tried it in like I I like nerds but I


  I like them in the size of Halloween

  candy because I like the big box with

  the two openings that like I don't know

  they they slice yeah they slide like

  little doorways and it's cool and you

  could like mix them in your mouth

  I like that and I miss that in the baby

  ones so let's make my Halloween candy

  but I only would have them on Halloween

  so that's exactly it like this the

  reasons number one is a I like them a

  lot they're not very heavy

  they they're not really like peanut

  butter cups you kind of feel bad about

  afterwards who they're so heavy and oily

  you can feel all those calories nerds

  kind of hide the calories and sugar and

  bright colors and the stuck in your

  teeth though now they dissolve so fast

  those sugar

  I have bumpy teeth yeah you're too you

  my awesome smooth teeth they don't get

  stuck in but so and and and like I would

  never as an adult I would never think to

  buy one of those full sized boxes and

  nerds like the ones are like some packet

  cards I would never buy that as an adult

  I would never feel like I was allowed to

  but the little tiny boxes at Halloween

  that's allowed and because they're so

  light ish and so fun and so good and I

  like all the flavors that is why and

  because I would only ever have them in

  Halloween that is why they are my number

  one Halloween candy that's fun that was

  the first thing that Adam ate from his

  Halloween candy yeah I pulled out the

  Nerds and the rescue tree and I said I

  bet you will like these and he tried the

  Nerds himself he wanted that one first

  yeah and he he tried it and he loved him

  he ate the whole box all right time for

  my list yep let's do it I'm gonna show

  you going to tell you my short list and

  then I'm gonna go through my numbers all

  right I got sweet tarts Twix Sour Patch


  sugar daddies when you have on your

  worst list Kit Kats which I love the

  tiny Kit Kats candy corn come on that's

  like the ultimate Halloween candy candy

  corn is so good butterfingers Reese's


  swedish fish the tiny bag right cuz nice

  and good to have the Junior Mints mini

  boxes awesome York Peppermint Patties

  again the mini ones and airheads and the

  mini ones so I see my peanut butter is

  your mint I don't not loudly care for me

  like I don't dislike it but I I was a

  junior mint Wow

  okay so my going from for my number four

  is airheads I really like them I love

  them mini because they're not committal

  and there's so much better than taffy

  they have like they taste like I don't

  know when Snapple came out with like

  those juices are they not like the

  regular juices they came out with like

  these sugary drinks and cool bottles

  like the first thing that they came out

  with besides the regular snapples it

  tastes like those in candy and I really

  missed those

  it's just isn't it just like taffy with

  air bubbles in it is that what it is no

  it's it's sweeter than taffy it's like

  cuz taffy I don't know it's just it's

  different it's it's different but it has

  a similar consistency to taffy okay but

  they're very good

  number two is a tie between sweet tarts

  and swedish fish because I like the size

  of different I know they're very


  I think Swedish fish are gonna have to

  go down to the number of my number five

  so those are available year-round

  everywhere like you I always guess we

  just fish like in every candy bowl

  everywhere I like the small ones I don't

  like when they're too big I don't like

  biting into a honkin fish and like

  having to take two bites of a fish I

  agree I like the mini ones there should

  be one bite exactly single bite fishes

  so but and I really love sweet tarts but

  I don't want to get a whole roll of

  sweet tarts I just want the three in the

  little pack that's all I want and I

  think they're delicious

  number three is Reese's Pieces because I

  mean come on Halloween they look like

  Halloween and they're amazing they're so

  good the whatever peanut butter is in

  there it's just delicious and my number

  one is Junior Mints

  I love the Junior Mints yeah and I'm

  looking that much I do I really like

  them they're super refreshing now have

  you have you ever been tempted to buy a

  box of Junior Mints outside of Halloween

  yes at movie theaters I will always get

  a box of Junior Mints but we never ever

  go to the movie so you don't know that

  right yeah I think woman's last me went

  to the movies like college I have no

  idea but that is my go to movie candy or

  is Junior Mints so I never go to the

  movies though the only time I would get

  a box of Junior Mints would be at


  so maybe actually maybe they shouldn't

  be my number one because I rather have a

  big box of them

  hmmm this is a dilemma I know because

  they're watching one of my my preferred

  candies out of like you know the various

  you know stock American candies that are

  out there right there are let me get

  this I really like fancy candy bars I

  would rather eat fancy candy bars than

  almost any of this junk

  but oh definit we're talking about

  Halloween candy so yeah Halloween candy

  available in America mm-hmm

  so in that case everything else would

  just move up a slot and I'd add in

  swedish fish so if I if I eliminated the

  Junior Mints junior mint well