The Perfect Halloween Candy for Your Zodiac Sign
When you think about it, Halloween and astrology really have a lot in common. They’re both a little witchy and mysterious, bounded by the night and stars. And they both give us an opportunity to boldly embrace who we are or, sometimes, who we want to be.
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But ultimately, they’re both all about having fun. So that’s what we’re channeling here: If you want to be selective in your snacking this year, or you just want to choose the most on-brand candy to stock your trick-or-treat bowl with, we’ve taken the duty of aligning classic Halloween candies to the personality traits of each sun sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 19): Hershey’s Miniatures
As the first sign of the zodiac, you love to be number one, Aries. And your pioneering nature is a perfect match for some classic chocolate Halloween candy like Hershey’s Miniatures. They’re straightforward and uncomplicated, just like you.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Soft Caramels
You’re dependable, Taurus. There’s something solid and trustworthy about you. You’re like a classic soft caramel, in fact. Comfortable, but also a little clingy. The caramel sticks to your teeth just like you stubbornly stick to things and ideas.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Twix
There is no better candy match for Gemini—the twins—than a Twix bar. You’re both well-loved, but easily detached. Plus a pair of Twix is a great candy for sharing, which lets you express your social side.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): York Peppermint Patties
Cancers are emotional people, but they’re also nervous to share their delicate inner selves with the outside world (which means you often come off cold). Your perfect match is a York Peppermint Patty: a dark and foreboding outer shell with a squishy sweet inside.
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Candy Corn
Happy, vivacious Leos love to be the center of attention. Their confidence and theatrics are captivating for some people and overwhelming for others. Actually, a lot like candy corn: It’s everywhere, and you either love it, or you hate it. Plus candy corn shares the fiery coloring of Leo’s symbol, the lion.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): M&Ms
You’re a perfectionist, Virgo, who loves applying logic and organization to any aspect of your life, including eating candy. M&Ms let you embrace your tendency for order. You can sort them into lines by color, or decide to eat them systematically until you have an even amount of each hue. Plus the hard shell makes them practically mess-free—great for your neat freak nature.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Represented by scales, it’s no surprise that Libras love harmony. Since you’re obsessed with symmetry, you probably love the balance of a pair of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Their nutty flavor is grounded, like you, and elegantly simple.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Jawbreaker
Scorpios are known for their passion and power—and also for being tough. Nothing intimidates you, Scorpio, just like how nothing gets through a Jawbreaker. Both of you are hard, resilient, and always have a ton of staying power.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Starburst
Nobody loves to chase adventure like freewheeling Sagittarius do. You’ll take on any pursuit you can, which often means being on the go. You need a candy that travels well, like individually-wrapped Starbursts. They’re popular, cheerful, and the variety of flavors means your indecisive self has plenty of options.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): Smarties
With a Capricorn, you know exactly what you’re getting into. You’re simple, loyal, and practical, Cap. You’re always the person who buckles down and gets things done. Smarties are similarly trusty. They’re fun and colorful, like Capricorns, but ultimately they satisfy your sugar fix without a lot of fluff getting in the way.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Sour Patch Kids
Aquarians are clever, witty, and fun. And they love when they can be a little unconventional and live life off the beaten path. Sour Patch Kids aren’t in every treat sack on Halloween, but they’re unique and special—and well-liked, just like you.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Kit Kat
As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, you’ve got a little bit of all the others’ traits mixed in. It means you’re deeply layered, kind of like a Kit Kat bar. Plus you’re a people-pleaser; you’ll love that you can break off a piece to share.