Best and worst Halloween candy ranked in new survey, still no love for Candy Corn

Candy Corn
The best and worst Halloween candy was ranked in a new survey. Phil Lempert, founder of, joined the WBBM Noon Business Hour to discuss this year's findings. Photo credit Getty Images

With less than one week until Halloween, a new ranking of the best and worst Halloween candy has sparked fresh debate — but there’s a familiar sweet that’s, once again, near the bottom of the list.

“Candy Corn always comes out as the worst Halloween candy ever,” said Phil Lempert, who founded

Lempert joined the WBBM Noon Business Hour to share the results of a survey from, which asked 30,000 people to list the worst Halloween candy.

According to the survey, Candy Corn caught a break in 2022.

“The No. 1 worst is Candy Buttons, No. 2 are Smarties, No. 3 are Tootsie Rolls — and I totally disagree with that — Necco Wafers, No.4, and Candy Corn is No. 5,” Lempert said.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups took home the title of “Best Halloween Candy,” with Snickers, Laffy Taffy, Baby Ruth, and Kit Kat rounding out the top five, respectively.

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