Personally, I usually wait until about 3:30 in the afternoon on Halloween to go out and pick up candy for any trick or treaters that might be coming by our house, which usually means a pretty sad selection to choose from. Junior Mints or Smarties?
So, just in case you're inclined to plan ahead a little, here's what ABC News found out when they taste-tested some of this year's newest candy offerings for Halloween. This obviously leaves out the classics, because they only tested items that are new this year. The contenders:
Godiva Pumpkin Spice Caramels, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Dipped Peeps, Nestle Crunch Pumpkins, Butterfinger Pumpkins, Pumpkin Spice Kisses, Candy Corn M&Ms, Milky Way Caramel Apple, Cadbury Screme Eggs, Lindt Jack-O-Lantern Truffles, Lindt White Chocolate Ghosts (non-chocolate) Spooky Nerds, Mike & Ike Mummy's Mix, Life Savers Gummies Coolers Fruit Drink Flavors, Life Savers Gummies Collisions, Skittles Riddles, Starburst Flavor Morph.
And the verdict:
Best Chocolate Candy: Godiva Pumpkin Spice Caramels
Our tasters loved these pumpkin spice white chocolate candies with a caramel center. They described these as the "perfect blend of caramel and pumpkin spice." They raved about the balance of spices that was "extremely flavorful without being annoying."
Honorable Mention: Candy Corn M&Ms and Milky Way Caramel Apple
Best Non-Chocolate Candy: Life Savers Gummies Collisions
Lifesavers new Gummies Collisions have two flavors in one. The combinations include cherry watermelon, raspberry lemonade and pineapple punch. Testers loved the "perfectly chewy texture" and "tropical flavors that weren't too sweet."
Honorable Mention: Skittles Riddles
Check out more details of this all-important Halloween taste test here.
And please, whatever you decide to hand out -- No apples, and no pennies. Please.