MGoCandy Vote: Results

Submitted by Smoothitron on November 5th, 2016 at 12:01 PM

The most eagerly anticipated Michigan event this week is finally here! It's time to reveal what Halloween candy the MGoBoard most enjoyed to gluttonously shove in their collective maw.

There was a total of 199 responses, down significantly from the cereal vote last year, probably because millennials have terrible voter turnout. 6 of the ballots were either unfunny or offensive joke ballots, and were thrown out. Limiting the results further, I didn't read the fine print on SurveyMonkey limiting their free version poll to 100 responses. 20 people voted before I was able to set up a second poll, and SurveyMonkey won't show me those results unless I pay them, like, $25. Those responses are unfortunately lost to the mists. If someone wants to give me $25 to reveal the lost results, I'll be happy to completely fabricate 20 ballots and use your money to buy myself something nice.

I hand counted the ballots, so there are probably some piddling errors, don't @ me.
On to the Results:

The "Best Candy" vote was by far the most lopsided result, with Reese's Cups taking nearly a 3rd of the votes. Snickers and Skittles were the only other candies to garner double-digit votes.

Another overwhelming victory in the "Worst Candy" vote. Candy Corn ran away with it after a brief back-and-forth with Tootsie Rolls. For the uninitiated, Peanut Butter Kisses are those weird Grandma candies in the orange and black wrappers.

This was a real barnburner, and I expect bitter litigation to erupt in the aftermath. Candy Corn won a plurality. On the other hand, it overwhelmingly won the worst candy vote and barely received a mention in the best candy vote, so interpret the results as you see fit.

This shows the MGoBoard's hipster roots. Everybody had their own most underrated candy that you've probably never heard of. 100 Grand and Almond Joy were the only candies able to cobble together double-digit votes, with Starburst and Twix close behind.


Nailed it.

Sometimes the look of crushing disappointment on the faces of eager children is all that keeps you going.

Agreed, totally played out.

I don't see what the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud has to do with Halloween candy.

+1 vote for Assorted Narcotics

Mrs. Johnson needs to pay closer attention to her 3rd graders when they're in the computer lab.

You found the house that didn't know it was Halloween and just gave you crap out of their cupboard.

I'm aware of Amy's reputation, but no fat shaming here please.

I don't even think they make fun-size versions of these candy bars. Why spend the money on full-size candy bars and then buy the weird ones?



November 5th, 2016 at 12:47 PM ^

i'm not a millennial, but I didn't vote this year.  Have to admit, anything involving voting this fall kind of makes me nervous.  But I laughed until I cried at these responses.  Great survey and better results.  Next year, I promise to vote.


P.S.  Best candy is definitely Reese's.  Worst has to be those horrible Starlight mints.

Goggles Paisano

November 5th, 2016 at 1:06 PM ^

Candy corn is a polarizing candy.  I was surprised to see it on here as the worst.  My daughter and I love it while my wife hates it.  I would have to say those stale candy like things in the orange and black wrappers are the worst.  I also hated to get Almond Joy/Mounds - so nasty.  

Not sure if pixie sticks were on the list but I always liked those as a kid.  


November 5th, 2016 at 9:36 PM ^

I know people don't give out frozen snickers at Halloween, but that really is my favorite candy. Just be careful you don't crack some teeth eating it.


November 6th, 2016 at 3:44 AM ^

I laughed until I cried real tears at some of the incredibly juvenile answers.

It woke my wife and pissed her off. We'll, you woke me up so whats so funny, she asked.

Chocolate covered boobs, I replied.

I don't know what was worse, the ten seconds of silence that followed or the ten minutes of frantic explanations and yelling.

Everyone Murders

November 6th, 2016 at 10:32 AM ^

This was a great instance of "come for the survey results, stay for the OP's commentary. Tremendously well-done, Smoothitron.

Kudos. By which I mean Kudos is the correct answer to all four questions.