Chef Thom’s Top 3 Halloween Treats

By Chef Thom

Halloween

MY Top 3 Halloween Treats

Halloween, the spookiest time of the year, is not only known for its costumes and eerie decorations but also for the delightful array of candies that brings joy to both young and old. Although there is a vast assortment of treats, since childhood, three candies have always been my go too!   

At # 3 

Candy Corn

A Classic Halloween Icon, Candy corn, with its vibrant tri-colored pyramid shape, has become synonymous with Halloween. For many, including myself, it evokes a sense of nostalgia, reminding us of childhood memories and the excitement that came with trick-or-treating. The unique combination of honey, sugar, and corn syrup results in a distinctively sweet and chewy texture, making it an irresistible treat for candy enthusiasts. Its iconic appearance and association with Halloween festivities have solidified candy corn’s place as a beloved Halloween candy.  At 61, I still find myself pressing them to my canines mimicking fangs.

At # 2 

Kit-Kats
Kit-Kats, with their layers of crispy wafer and smooth milk chocolate, have gained immense popularity as a year-round favorite. However, during Halloween, their popularity skyrockets. The individually wrapped bars make them perfect for sharing or enjoying on your own. What sets Kit-Kats apart is their versatility. You can savor them as is, break them apart to enjoy the satisfying snap, or do what I do, and take them to the next level and freezing them.   Believe it or not, KIt Kats, Made in the UK, have a much more distinctive chocolate flavor than those produced here in the US.  If you’re ever in a specialty store that features UK food products, I hope you stumble across these UK delites as I did living in San Diego at Major Market in Escondido.

At # 1

3 Musketeers

For me, Three Musketeers holds an unrivaled 1st place among Halloween candies, captivating my taste buds like no other. The sheer indulgence of its fluffy, whipped nougat enveloped in velvety chocolate is a second to none! Its simplicity shines, allowing the pure essence of the candy to take center stage. Three Musketeers exudes nostalgia, evoking fond memories of past Halloweens and the joy of discovering them amidst a sea of treats.  For me, Three Musketeers reigns supreme, the ultimate Halloween candy indulgence.

My Frozen temptation of Kit-Kats and 3 Musketeers takes the indulgence to a whole new level. By chilling these delectable treats, I transform them into a refreshing and delightful experience. The cold temperature adds a satisfying crunch to the wafer layers of Kit-Kats, enhancing the texture and intensifying the chocolatey goodness. Similarly, freezing 3 Musketeers bars gives them a firmness that amplifies the velvety nougat and fluffy whipped chocolate flavors. Give it a try, the icy sensation combined with the rich taste creates a unique and memorable treat.

Candy Corn, Kit-Kats, and 3 Musketeers have secured their place as my beloved favorites. The candy corn brings nostalgia and a burst of sweetness, while the Kit-Kats and 3 Musketeers allows me versatility and the enticing option of freezing them for a unique twist. Whichever candy you choose to indulge in this Halloween, may it bring you joy and a delightful taste of the season.

Chef Thom

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