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The TBR List: Halloween Candy

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You guys, I've figured out why Halloween candy exists. It's to reward us for making it through the hellish, feels-like-it's-never-going-to-end month that is October. We made it! Let's gorge on sugar to celebrate!

In an effort to keep this short and sweet (haha, can't help myself), here are my top five Halloween candies, ranked:

  2. Starburst
  3. Snickers
  4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  5. Laffy Taffy 

Pictured above: What's rest of the Halloween candy I bought "for the Trick or Treaters" in our apartment building, whom I incidentally did not sign up to host.

What are your favorite Halloween candies?


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