The Halloween Candy To Eat Based on Your Zodiac Sign
With Halloween just around the corner, choosing the best candy among so many options can sometimes seem overwhelming. There are so many different brands, flavors, prices, and textures to choose from. One fun way to narrow down your choices and make the process easier on yourself is something you might not have considered yet—looking to the stars!
Our zodiac signs can tell us a lot about our desires and preferences, in addition to providing us with greater insight into the way we live our lives. So, why not use your sign to help find the perfect Halloween candy, too?
We spoke with a few expert astrologers to determine the ideal candy match for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Read on to learn more about the best candy for you based on your sign—and for more healthy eating tips this Halloween, check out 20 Halloween Candies That Are Actually Not That Unhealthy.
Aries: Red Hots
For the bold, go-getter first sign of the zodiac, why not something a bit spicy?
"Aries are known for their feisty nature and quick temper, so Red Hots gives them a burst of cinnamon fire with just the right amount of sweet to keep them cool," says Theresa Reed, a tarot reader and author of Twist Your Fate: Manifest Your Fate With Astrology and Tarot.
Taurus energy is all about stability and grounding, which is why Maria Hayes, an astrologer and tarot reader with over 38 years of experience, recommends classic M&M's.
"What better chocolate is there for the most grounded, group-oriented sign than M&M's? Bursting with flavor, it is a highly popular candy for any season," says Hayes.
People also appreciate how Taurus often provides a comfortable and familiar presence—hence why Hayes also believes M&M's make the perfect treat for this astrological sign.
"Conceived as a way to have candies that 'melts in your mouth, but not in your hands,' M&M's have become a staple for people, due to their texture and trademark aesthetic," explains Hayes. "People look at this candy and see something easy to recognize, much like how easily recognizable and familiar a Taurus is to the people around them."
Gemini: KitKat Bars
Geminis love good conversation, curiosity, and being able to share.
"And if you want to strike up a conversation with other like-minded people, but can't find the right candy for the job, the answer is simple, dear Gemini: Get a KitKat," says Hayes.
A classic staple in shareable candies, KitKat bars can be a flavorful way to quickly make connections.
"It is easily breakable and full of flavor, making it a popular chocolate bar for anyone trying to grab a quick bite," Hayes continues.
As a Cancer, you're likely going to want to give out or have a candy that can cater to your diverse and complex emotional range.
"You love expressing yourself to others, and you want them to understand just how much they mean to you," says Hayes. "Naturally, what better way to do this than with a Starburst? This non-chocolate candy literally bursts with lots of different flavors. They come in all kinds of colors and tastes that are sure to satisfy a wide audience."
Leo: Crunch Bars
Leos are the zodiac sign associated with the sun, which means they love to shine bright.
"If your sign is Leo, then you're going to want to present a candy that makes a statement by itself. So, the best candy for you would have to be Crunch," says Hayes.
Though this candy bar has been on shelves for decades and has undergone some changes through the years, it's still a timeless treat that provides warmth and familiarity—which are sentiments that Leos love to provide to those around them, as well.
"Before its name change, it used to be the 'Nestlé Crunch Bar,' but despite this, it still has the same formula—chocolate peppered with rice crisps," says Hayes. "Its texture is so good, each conversation is bound to start with its familiar crackle."
Nerds may be a bit understated, but they shouldn't be overlooked—especially for the Virgos out there.
"The intellectual Virgo is the zodiac's ultimate 'nerd' (in the best way). So, it only makes sense to toss a bag of Nerds into their Halloween bag," says Reed.
Considered to be one of the sweeter signs of the zodiac, Libras are known for being kind, open, and engaging.
"They like to keep things simple and social. They also enjoy the company of others and are loyal friends," says Hayes. "So for Halloween, you'll need something simple and sweet like SweeTARTS."
"True embodiments of passion, power, and resilience, Scorpios are loyal and dependable, just like a Snickers bar—except there's always more beneath the surface than meets the eye," says Charlotte Kirsten, professional astrologer and founder of Typically Topical. "Just like Snickers, Scorpios can have one almighty sting, especially if you're allergic to nuts. They're not ones to suffer fools gladly, and will let you know exactly whether they like you or not," Kristen continues.
Sagittarius: Sour Patch Kids
"Bright, colorful, engaging, and inspiring, this wanderlust-driven sign is known for its freedom-seeking and independent nature," says Kirsten. "And as sour patch kids can't be found in every Halloween treat bag, they fully represent Sagittarius' unique and pioneering nature."
Sour Patch Kids are also an ideal match for any Sagittarius because of their minimal tolerance for anything that might disrupt their perceived path to excellence. Should something get in the way of a Sagittarius' success, as the Sour Patch Kids' slogan goes, "First they're sour, then they're sweet."
"Fueled by ambition, the fiery Sagittarius knows exactly what it wants, and isn't afraid to break a few rules to get it," says Kirsten. "They love to be on the go and detest anything that hinders their 'need for speed,' so cue the inevitable sugar high!"
Capricorn: Swedish Fish
"Capricorns love uniformity and discipline, and tend to like giving things whose sheer presence alone says something about themselves. In keeping up with [this] organizational spirit, I suggest Swedish Fish for the Capricorn," says Hayes.
Aquarius: Pop Rocks
If you're an Aquarius, then you certainly need some exciting candy to match your eccentric energy, and nothing says excitement more than "tasting the explosion" of Pop Rocks.
"Both in action and thought, Aquarius has a true rebellious streak running through its veins, so it makes sense their Halloween candy is a little more 'out of the box,'" says Kirsten. "Aquarius refuses to be pinned down or held back by anything that puts a damper on their innovative side, and this eccentric air sign thrives on individuality and uniqueness, readily marching to the beat of its own drum before that of someone else's."
Pisces: Gummy Bears
"One of the most emotionally sensitive signs, Pisces knows exactly what it takes to comfort you, just like a bag of good ol' gummy bears," says Kirsten. "Ultra-intuitive, the visionary fish is always aware of its surroundings and can read other people's body language like an open book. They're the first to notice when something's wrong. Astrologically, they're at the end of the line being the 12th zodiac sign, so they've experienced the highs, the lows, the joy, and the pain of all the previous signs. This unique trait makes them sympathetic powerhouses, capable of immense kindness and compassion."