CLEVELAND — To be fair, there is no proper answer to what "the best" Halloween candy is, nor is there a universal answer to what "the worst" Halloween candy is. It's simply a matter of preference, and people have different palettes.
So, for every 1,000 normal people who prefer Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, there's a miscreant who prefers Mallow Cups.
Obviously, everything is subjective when it comes to personal taste. I recognize that there are some sickies out there who just can't get enough black licorice and consider white chocolate superior to real chocolate. I can't do anything to help those people; all I can do is keep them in my thoughts each night and wish them the best.
What I CAN do is tell you what I, personally, consider to be the worst Halloween candies, and then I can feed those candies to children to see how they respond, all in the name of "Halloween Science."
So, that's exactly what I did. Thanks to my fellow WKYC employees enlisting their young family members for the task, I had some kids of today try some old-timey candies and let us know if they liked it or not, and they definitely let me know what they thought.