Spooky season also happens to be a great snacking season. You’ve got your witches’ cauldrons of mini candies on every surface, of course, but even beyond that there’s movie snacks for scary movie marathons, that one pumpkin beer you have every year, and chili because for whatever reason everyone makes chili on Halloween. And you’ve come to the right place for the best recommendations for all of your ghoulish grub needs. Here’s all the best Halloween foods and drinks to buy for you and all your gobblin’ goblin pals.
You simply cannot have Halloween without Halloween candy. Do not be that house on the block giving out homemade popcorn balls or, god forbid, toothbrushes. Even if you turn off all the lights and pretend not to be home so you don’t have to deal with trick-or-treaters, you still need to indulge in some of the best Halloween candy.
If chocolate isn’t your bag, there’s a lot of fruity, chewy, and plenty spooky out there to enjoy, from super squishy strawberry brains to vegan fruit snacks trick-or-treaters will love (promise).
Nothing would be scarier than a Halloween without miniature versions of your favorite chocolate candies. Well, we’ve rounded up a bunch of the most spooky, seasonal version of those, along with some totally new candies you’re going to want to stock up on before the 31st rolls around.
Best Target Halloween Candy
If you find yourself at Target at least once a week to pick up necessities (or just to sniff candles), be sure to check out their collection of private label Halloween candy. From little chocolate bars that crackle and pop to fruity, filled candy straws, these were our faves.
Best Halloween Snacks That Aren’t Candy
Candy is the reason for the season, but sometimes you need a break. Here are some other spooky options.
Are you a roll of Smarties or a little box of Nerds? We consulted the stars to find out what Halloween candy you are based on your zodiac sign.
From gummy boogers to insects embedded in lollipops, these Halloween candies are not for the faint of heart. Ever wanted to gnaw on a lung? This list is for you.
Want to become a neighborhood legend? Hand out full-sized bars this Halloween. Here are the best candy bars you can buy.
If you are of legal drinking age and enjoy beer, then you are required to drink a pumpkin beer while carving a pumpkin. It simply must be done. Whether you like your pumpkin beer dark and brooding or light and zesty, there’s a gourd-infused brew for you on this list.
The kids go out trick-or-treating, the adults stay in and eat chili and drink wine. When and where did this tradition start? I have no idea. But it’s here to stay. And you’re too busy fixing face paint and trying to make your kid’s dream of becoming “grass” come true to make chili from scratch. So just buy a few cans of the best canned chili instead.
Eat like you’re in your favorite horror movies. We rounded up the best food moments from the scariest horror movies so you can stock up and eat along with the soon-to-be-deceased characters.
No theme here, just classic movie night foods! From the best microwave popcorn to the best cheese puffs, here’s everything you need to set up your own at-home concession stand.