Happy Halloween! While most have already celebrated, we can’t ignore the candy-filled holiday in spite of its Monday status. Everyone in the killer My Athens editorial staff has shared their favorite Halloween treats, and why, below. Come get to know us here, and be safe this Halloween!
Rachel Bailey, Executive Director:
“Reese’s Sticks are the TRUF for many reasons, first among them being they are the second coming of Nutty Bars. Reese’s has perfected the chocolate-wafer-peanut butter ratio, so biting into one is met first with a little give as the wafer sinks into the PB; then a satisfying crack as it crunches. That’s why any Reese’s Sticks pro knows King Size is the ONLY way to go.”
Nina Guzman, Managing Editor:
“While the term ‘choco-holic’ doesn’t make much grammatical sense, that is ABSOLUTELY what I am. When it comes to Halloween candy I can’t choose between one chocolate treat. 3 Musketers, M&Ms, Milky Way, Twixt. I love them all! I will trade any Nerds or juice flavored candy for chocolate. However the second you add nuts or peanut butter to chocolate, I’m out.”
Kayla Renie, Director of Photography:
“Hello there! M&M’s are my favorite candy because I love chocolate, and they just go great with everything: cookies, ice cream, and my personal favorite, popcorn. They also remind me of my mom because they are her favorite candy as well, and my sister Emily because when she was little we liked to call her Em&Em. I don’t think the colors make a difference, but nevertheless the blue ones are my favorite.”
Shayon Keating, Social Media Coordinator:
“Well, hey there! My favorite candy bar is Snickers because you aren’t you when you’re hungry (or trying to hit all the houses in your neighborhood for a pillowcase full of candy).”
Eva Claire Schwartz, Arts Editor:
“Hi gang! I take candy very seriously. While I never feel I need an excuse to eat chocolate (and you shouldn’t either!), Symphony bars are my favorite. What’s a Symphony bar, you ask? Glad to take one for the team and answer. It’s a milk chocolate bar with toffee and almonds. Heavenly doesn’t even begin to cover it. I resonate with this chocolate bar; it’s discerning. Not a lot of retailers have them, so it takes the dedicated chocolate connoisseur to track one down. My grandmother used to keep them in her cabinet just for me. They usually come in a very large size, making them perfect to share or to snack on for a while. 10/10 eating experience. I almost had a square with my breakfast.”
Aspen Fairchild, Fashion Editor:
“My favorite candy is 100 Grand because I know that that $1 candy bar is the closest thing I will ever get to actually holding $100,000. Eat chocolate and feel rich at the same time, what more could anyone want?”
Sam Stephens, Food Editor:
Well, we’ve come back around to me! I can honestly say that there was nothing I loved more as a kid than a candy that both tasted delicious and complimented me! Why, thank you, Mr. Smarties! I AM a smarty– at least until I licked the powder out of the wrapper to collect as much remaining Smarties dust as I possibly could.