Halloween candy do's and don'ts

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Halloween is one of the greatest days of the year for kids.

There's nothing better than being encouraged to go out and stuff your face with as much candy as you can get your hands on.

Halloween is fun for adults too.

Handing out candy is a sweet reminder of their youth.

"I bought some Kit Kats and some crunches and two of each, " said Charles Tate.

Unless, of course, your childhood Halloweens were bitter disappointments.

"I've never egged a house in my life," said Tate.

And you want to take it out on the next generation by handing awful candies, or worse, giving something other than candy on candy day.

Trick-or-treater Ricara Hele strongly disagrees with that and so does her mother.

"I realized a lot of kids don't like candy corn because my kids don't like candy corns," said Shaquawanda Boulware.

"So I don't give out candy corn anymore."

So what should you hand out to trick-or-treaters to assure your house doesn't land on the egging list?

"I mostly give out like dots and suckers and twizzlers," said Boulware.

Nothing ruins October 31st like a bag full of "treats" that you don't want to eat.

Skittles are the most popular candy, according to Google with 23.55 million people giving it the thumbs up.

Starburst, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat, and Twix round out the top five most drooled-over treats.