From drug stores to supermarkets to big-box stores, Halloween candy is everywhere right now (and has been since the 4th of July, it seems). Good thing, considering you need to stock up for the neighborhood kids. How do you know what's a scary-good deal and what's more of a trick, though?
Earlier this week, we ran a story on the three best places to get Halloween candy. The post included a general rule of thumb: Never pay more than $20 for four pounds of candy. Ideally, you can pay closer to $15 and get even more candy. These deals — all on Amazon — definitely follow that rule.
Bonus: These picks only feature the good candy. None of that gross stuff that kids don't actually want (looking at you, orange-and-black-wrapped peanut butter chews!).
- MARS Chocolate Halloween Candy Variety Mix, $25 for 400 pieces: This jumbo bag holds more than seven pounds of top-notch candy including 3 Musketeers, M&Ms, Milky Ways, Snickers, and Twix. And the pieces come out to less than seven cents each, so you can probably give every kid more than one without breaking the budget.
- Brach's Halloween Trick or Treat Assorted Candy Mix, Sweet and Sour Candy Variety, $16 for 305 pieces: At a little more than four pounds, this bag is for all of you who prefer the non-chocolatey, sweet-and-sour stuff. Pay just a little more than five cents per piece and get an assortment of Warheads, Lemonheads, Now and Laters, and more.
- Nestle Assorted Halloween Sugar Bag, 265 pieces, 71 Ounce, $15 for 265 pieces: Get nearly 4.5 pounds of SweeTarts, Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and more for less than six cents each.
- Skittles, Starburst and Hubba Bubba Gum Halloween Candy Bag, $15 for 200 pieces: Another option for the non-chocolate fans, this bag is more than five pounds and the pieces are less than eight cents each.
- Hershey ALL TIME GREATS Candy Assortment, $9 for 105 pieces: We couldn't make this list and not include the most famous classics, right? This nearly 2.5-ounce bag includes Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Whoppers, and Kit Kats. These pieces are a little more expensive — at almost nine cents each — but that's because many would argue that Reese's are the best things you can get on Halloween.