A Definitive Ranking of Valentine’s Day Candy

By Anna Halfman

How many different candies can you shape into a heart? We may never know, but this list provides an introductory sampling into the wide world of Valentine’s Day candy. The next time you’re visiting your local grocery store, impress your friends and family with your surprising knowledge on these seasonal treats!

Pink Starbursts: 9/10

It’s arguable whether pink is a flavor or a color, but regardless, pink Starbursts are widely known as the best Starburst delicacy. Even the most cultured candy connoisseur cannot deny that pink Starbursts are simply better than the rest. This Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a bag of Starburst without those pesky orange candies getting in the way.

Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts: 7/10

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups happen to be one of the best candies on the market. However, these so-called heart-shaped chocolates often end up looking more like a dented oval. 10 points for taste, minus three for presentation.

Hershey’s Kisses: 5/10

These chocolates are a classic, but perhaps too classic; they’re boring. Replacing silver wrappers for pink ones doesn’t make the chocolate inside any different. Instead, opt for a more exciting Hershey’s flavor, like caramel or peppermint.

Conversation Hearts: 3/10

Conversation Hearts are dangerous territory. You could end up with words of affirmation, or you could end up with an addition problem like Me + You, and arithmetic does not belong on candy. Additional points are subtracted for their chalky taste.

Pink Candy Corn: 1/10

Candy corn has no place on Valentine’s Day. No candy can be associated with two different holidays, and candy corn is already a Halloween staple. Steer clear of it at all costs.

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10/10 Ratings – Izzy

Hilarious Anna – Katya