What Halloween treats do you prefer?


Leslye Carrasco and Karla Aleman

At Morton East, students prefer Snickers than Reese’s cups

According to History “The haunted history of Halloween,” Trick-or-treating started around the 1930s and early 1940s. Kids were given different treats than what is accustomed to present times: homemade cookies, fruits, nuts, and coins. But that tradition took a different route. In the 1970s a factory-made candy was viewed as the only acceptable treat to hand out during Halloween. This was since parents feared that home ware treats would be tampered with. One of the most famous candies is “candy corn” invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia. Other companies have come out with their candy corn version. According to Reader’s digest “12 surprising things you didn’t know about Halloween candy” Consumers spend an average of $4.6 billion. Leading to children eating too much candy. According to the University of Alabama’s Birmingham School of Public Health, estimates the average American kid eats anywhere between 3,500 and 7,000 calories, more than their recommended calorie intake.

In a recent survey of 50 Morton East students, 29 out of 50 prefer Snickers than Reese’s cups.

A few students were asked to list their favorite Halloween treat.

“I like Reese’s because I really like peanut butter and chocolate together,” senior Fatima Garcia said.

On the other hand, Cristal disagrees with Fatima.

“My favorite Halloween treat is Snickers because it tastes better than Reese’s since it’s too much chocolate in your mouth,” senior Cristal Andrade said.

In addition, Kenia agreed with another student’s Halloween treats choice.

“Snickers because caramel hits differently combined with chocolate,” junior Kenia Hernandez said.

Whereas Daniel prefers Reese’s over Snickers.

“Reese’s for sure because I love peanut butter,” senior Daniel Villanueva said.

Along with this, Zuri agrees with Daniel’s response and has another reason why she likes Reese’s.

“Reese’s cups because they have it in dark chocolate, and I like how it tastes,’ senior Zuri Deleon said.