For our special edition of Man on the Street, we found some of our fellow city officials and asked the important questions that our community wants to know: What’s your favorite Halloween Candy and memory?
We at Wrangler News created a Halloween Poll is see what your favorite candy is. Some like sweet, some like sour and some like tart. There’s a wide variety of tastes and textures that always spark debate while trick or treating. Our poll has 10 choices of candy from chocolate, to taffy, but we want to know what you your favorite is.
Corey Woods, Tempe’s Mayor
“Reese’s peanut butter cups — it’s the combination of the chocolate and peanut butter, very much sweet but slightly salty, easily I would eat Reese’s peanut butter cups frankly all day. My brother, when we were children, used to try to hide his Halloween candy from me because at the end of the night after we would go trick or treating, we would both dump our bags of candy on the ground and I used to eat more candy than he did. He would like ration his. One time after he hid the candy from me, like six months later after Halloween I found this massive bag of Halloween candy in his closet that he had tucked away from me that of course he had never gone back to eat so at that point it was all bad. Least favorite candy, I’m going to say this just to upset people, because I know how this is going to cause a lot of tension out there, but Candy corn.”
Jennifer Adams, Tempe’s Vice Mayor
“Reese’s peanut butter cups because I love the peanut butter inside and the contrast between the peanut butter and the chocolate. I think it’s a great combination. When I was little, I used to dress up as a little tiger because I went to a Parochial school and we were the tigers, so I liked to dress up for Halloween as a tiger. Later on, I became the mascot for the school. Probably about four (years) and I still dress up as a tiger. Least favorite would be sour patch kids – too tart. I also don’t like taffy, it’s too chewy.”
Kevin Hartke, Chandler’s Mayor
“My favorite candy is probably peanut M&M’s because there’s something about the peanut and chocolate combo that works for me. Least favorite would be things that are not chocolate and peanuts, so there’s a whole variety of just sticky syrupy things that I’m not a big fan of. I used to go trick or treating in my neighborhood, I would put on one of my dad’s big coats and take a cork and burn it and give me a fake beard. My go-to was always a hobo, nothing negative for anyone homeless, but it was the quick and easy thing to do.”