My Top Ten Week, Day 7: Best Halloween candy (A list that’s almost impossible to compile)

10. Milk Duds. Haters gonna hate; always left on clearance.

9. 100 Grand Bar

8. Nerds

7. Twizzlers

6. Tootsie Fruit Rolls

5.  Butterfinger

4. Skittles

3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

2. Candy corn

1. Reese’s Pieces


My Top Ten Week, Day 6: Worst Halloween candy (in my opinion and, in most cases, personal experience)

10. Apples (Nature’s candy?)

9. Rocks (Poor Charlie)

8. Sixlets

7. Necco Wafers (Sliced sidewalk chalk?)

6. Tootsie Rolls

5. Smarties

4. 10-year-old Snickers (previously frozen)

3. Banana-flavored anything

2. Starlight mints

1. Unwrapped, stale, fruit-flavored marshmallows

My Top Ten Week, Day 3: Best store-bought cookies

10. Nutter Butter


Peanut butter flavor and cream filling. What’s not to like? (Image/


9. Vienna Fingers


For a vanilla sort of day. (Image/


8. Windmill Cookies


Used to buy these in the bulk department at Wegmans. (Image/


7. Girl Scout Thin Mints


So good out of the freezer!


6. Oreo


Iconic. (Image/


5. Stella d’oro Breakfast Treats


One of the things we would buy on shopping sprees with our grandfather. (Image/


4. Lorna Doone


Got hooked on these when they used to give them in exchange for a little blood donation. (Image/


3. Keebler Fudge Sticks


The current “reward” for sparing a pint of blood. My favorite kind of cookie. . . dipped in chocolate! (Image/

2. Any sugar wafer


Vanilla is best, followed by strawberry, with chocolate a distant third. (Image/

1. Sunshine Sugar Wafers



Nothing compares to these, but they don’t even make ’em anymore 😢. (Image/