Many companies featured on Money advertise with us. Opinions are our own, but compensation and
in-depth research determine where and how companies may appear. Learn more about how we make money.

Children enjoying treats on steps
Children enjoying treats on steps
Kinzie+Riehm—Getty Images/Image Source

Buying Halloween candy can be intimidating. When you walk into your local drug store or supermarket and see that entire aisle of fun-sized candy bars and fruit-flavored treats, there's a moment of panic. "What kind should I buy? Should I get a variety pack? What will the trick-or-treaters like the most?"

To help you out with this decision, Money went right to the source: We asked kids what their favorite Halloween candy is. Just as importantt, we asked them what their least favorite candy is. We laid out a myriad of candy of all shapes and sizes, chocolatey and fruity, and had these children pick out what they thought was the best.

Here's a hint about what kids tastes are: Coconut is not so popular with the kids these days.