Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Science: Halloween Candy Rankings ("study")

Elina Shatkin in , Oct. 30, 2018; Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Halloween candy offered for sale at Walgreens in Wheeling, IL, 9/19/13 (Scott Olson/Getty)
LAist's ultra scientific Halloween candy ranker proves Reese's is best candy bar ever
A few weeks ago, LAist asked readers to get out and vote in what might be the most important election in a generation.

They also asked readers to vote in LAist's Ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker Quiz, which was divided into three categories:
  1. Chocolate
  2. Fruity Rainbow
  3. Old Timey.
Readers delivered. They confessed in cold, hard numbers which candies they loved -- and which they hated. Want the results? Here they are. Now get out there and vote on the issues that actually matter.
"Good" chocolate (Theobroma cacao) is healthy fruit seed from Mexico, deva-food.
Bad chocolate is a vehicle for white sugar.
Chocolate is the supermodel of the candy world. As soon as she sashays into the room, heads turn, and every other confection looks downright dowdy, especially if chocolate has caramel, nougat, or peanut on her arm.

Seriously, once someone has tasted chocolate, it's hard for anything else to compete. No surprises in this category. Human beings who live in the United States under late [disaster] capitalism have a strong genetic predisposition to love chocolate, and the LAist Candy Ranker confirms that. More

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