Your Favorite Candy, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Your choice of Halloween candy isn't just about personal preference—it's influenced by the stars!
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Halloween candy and your zodiac sign
A person’s favorite things can tell us a lot about them: Their favorite movie can tell us what matters most to them. Their favorite book can tell us how intelligent they are. But what about their favorite Halloween candy? Candy is about fun and indulgence, so someone’s top choice can give you a sense of how silly or serious they are. This year, before you hunt for the best deals on Halloween candy, consider your zodiac sign and your zodiac element to see how they influence your favorite sweet treats—and what they reveal about your personality. After all, what is Halloween without a little mysticism?
We consulted an astrology expert to come up with the best Halloween zodiac sign candy recommendations for a little holiday fun and noshing. This information also may be surprisingly revealing when it comes to your zodiac compatibility with a potential partner. Once you’ve got the scoop, figure out what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign, and check out the best Halloween party games to play with your friends.
Aries (Mar. 21–Apr. 19): Red Hots
Aries is one of the boldest signs of the zodiac, and the best candy choice for this cardinal sign is one that conveys their aggressive tendencies, according to professional psychic and astrologer Stina Garbis. “Since Aries can have a hot temper and be full of passion, the perfect match would be Red Hots, with their intense cinnamon flavor that excites and awakens,” she says. As the zodiac’s bold leader, Aries might also break from tradition and try some non-candy Halloween treats.
Taurus (Apr. 20–May 20): Godiva Chocolate
Taurus, a sign that loves the finer things in life, would be happiest indulging in high-quality, completely decadent chocolate after a night of trick-or-treating. “Sensual and rich Taurus needs a smooth, deluxe chocolate that costs a bit more,” Garbis says. “Godiva milk chocolate would be sure to please.” One of the world’s biggest names in gourmet chocolate also fits this sign’s appreciation for brand-name products. Make it even more indulgent with delectable fillings like raspberry and caramel to please this zodiac sign on Halloween!
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Twix
One of the most famous contemporary marketing campaigns in the candy industry is the Left Twix/Right Twix shtick. Whether the commercials make you want to grab the chocolate-caramel-cookie candy or not, Garbis suggests that it vibes with Gemini’s role in the zodiac. “With the dual personality of Gemini, known as the twins of the zodiac, what better candy than Twix, where they can have half now and half later?” Plus, there’s the duality of the cookie and candy mixed together that appeals to their innermost selves. Geminis can also use this info to find the perfect Halloween costume.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Chocolate truffles
“When we think of soft and maternal Cancer, we think of soft center creams enrobed in chocolate,” says Garbis. Cancers—even the ones who can be hard on the outside—are compassionate and emotional, bringing comfort and love to many people. Chocolates with airy marshmallows and other soft cream fillings are the perfect metaphor for this astrology sign. Lindt chocolate truffles are a great pick because of their signature smooth, melt-in-your-mouth center. Known for their love of the past, Cancers might also enjoy hunting down some vintage candies to indulge in their Halloween zodiac sign pleasures.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22): Jolly Ranchers
Sun sign Leo is often the bright spot in any room, and this zodiac sign’s favorite Halloween candy will be one that is playful and bright. “Leo desires to be the center of attention and exudes sparkle and humor,” says Garbis. “Jolly Ranchers express the fun-loving and jovial nature of Leo.” These juicy, brightly colored hard candies are not only bursting with flavor, but they literally have happiness in their name. Something that would make anyone smile? These adorable Halloween dog costumes.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): Toblerone
Virgos always strive to be the best at what they do. Famous for their perfectionism, they simply enjoy proving (to themselves and to others) that they are a cut above the rest. Garbis thinks this zodiac sign’s favorite candy is one that is recognized internationally as being refined and of high quality. “A very tidy, deluxe and perfect candy such as Toblerone expresses the organized nature of Virgo,” she says. This earth sign should also put these incredible pumpkin-carving ideas on their Halloween to-do list.
Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
We know: Pretty much everyone loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But there’s a reason this candy queen is best for Libra. “Fair and balanced Libra needs a balanced candy,” Garbis explains. “The perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate found in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup [expresses] the harmonious nature of Libra.” Ever the entertainer, Libras will also prepare for trick-or-treaters early with these creepy Halloween yard decorations.
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21): Cherry cordials
Scorpio is mysterious, deep and seductive. There’s always more beneath the surface for them, which is why this zodiac sign’s favorite Halloween candy is sensual, with layers of flavor and texture. “Daring Scorpio needs a candy as sexy as they are,” Garbis says. “Chocolate-covered cherries shared with a lover fit the bill.” Cherry cordials are luxurious and enticing, with their smooth chocolate shell, firm candied cherry and liquid cherry filling. Scorpio should keep all this in mind when planning a Halloween party.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): Twizzlers
Garbis describes Sagittarius as “the playmate of the zodiac.” According to her, “Sagittarius needs a candy that’s fun to share … [like] a pack of bright red, twirly Twizzlers.” Pull-apart Twizzlers are an interactive candy with just as much charm in the eating as in the flavor. If you’re not a licorice person, Fun Dip is another playful, shareable candy that fits your bubbly personality. After all, what’s more fun than dunking a sugar stick into different colors of sugar? Sagittarius will love sharing their candy with their inner circle while dressed in matching best friend Halloween costumes too.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): Dark chocolate
Like Virgo, Capricorn is an earth sign with a desire for accomplishment and recognition. They’d totally win a spooky trivia night with these Halloween trivia questions. However, Capricorn tends to be regarded as more disciplined and reserved. “Capricorn is very serious and has many requirements for a refined chocolate,” Garbis says. “A 70% cacao dark chocolate bar that is consumed one square at a time would be right up Capricorn’s alley.”
Incredibly pragmatic, people born under this sign will likely think about the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate and enjoy the fact that it offers helpful antioxidants as much as they enjoy the bittersweet taste. They’ll also probably choose a brand that’s in line with their values, like this dark chocolate from Beyond Good, which is organic, fair trade and vegan.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): Nerds
Thought to be one of the most intelligent zodiac signs, Aquarius aligns with Nerds candy in practically every way. “With the varied, unique and clever personality of Aquarius,” Garbis says, “smart, fizzy and flavorful Nerds would be the perfect complementary candy.” Like this Halloween zodiac sign, Nerds are bright, zany and a bit outside the box (except for the fact that, you know, they literally come in a box). Ever the innovator, Aquarius would also admire the ingenuity of the Nerds Rope, which combines two candies into one!
Pisces (Feb. 19–Mar. 20): Gummy bears
Like Cancer, Pisces is an emotional water sign. Pisces can also be childlike and naive, so their ideal treat should reflect their youthful spirit and sensitive nature. “They need a soft, nonthreatening candy,” Garbis says. “Gummy bears are as loving as they are tasty and would make any Pisces feel safe.” Colorful, cute and whimsical, these sugary, chewy candies are always a welcome snack, no matter what your zodiac sign’s favorite Halloween candy is. Creative Pisces will also prepare their family for the spooky season with the cutest Halloween crafts for kids.
- Stina Garbis, professional psychic and astrologer