Women in Music 2016

From Candy Corn to Reese's, Waka Flocka Flame, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Get Sweet About Their Ultimate Halloween Candy

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Photo of Waka Flocka Flame in 2015

Whether you’re an ordinary trick-or-treater or one of today’s hottest artists, everyone loves to overload on sugar this time of year. Billboard asked some big names in music, from Jack Antonoff to Waka Flocka Flame, which sweets they go crazy for. (Who knew candy corn could be so polarizing?)

Waka Flocka Flame

“Them little miniature Snickers. I used to f---ing love those. I would grab all of them and crunch them together in my hand and eat it. Nasty shit.” -- 

Jack Antonoff 

“I’m one of the few people who likes candy corn and doesn’t think it tastes like an oily mess. I don’t know why. It’s so disgusting, but you just keep going.”

Alessia Cara 

“The cookies ’n’ creme Hershey’s chocolate. Finding one of those in my bag was definitely an event.”


Maddie Marlow, Maddie & Tae

“Kit Kats are delicious, but I love Pillsbury Halloween Cookies.”

 

Charlie Puth 

“I’m usually dressed up as an animal of some sort at a Halloween party, eating all the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I take the leftover Reese’s I don’t eat on Halloween and put them in the freezer for consumption the next day.”


Dustin Lynch 

“I always find myself digging for the mini Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but there’s an endangered species, Snickers Pumpkins -- that’s like finding gold!”


Elle King 

“Definitely Kit Kats.”


 

“Weird Al” Yankovic 

"I like candy corn, because they’re too small to stick razor blades in. Better safe than sorry.”

Robert DeLong 

“Big orange frosted sugar cookies are my favorite. Not only do they fit the color scheme of Halloween, but they have the right sweet-to-hearty ratio: not as sweet as most treats -- I’m often overwhelmed by the sugar in other candies -- but filling on their own, leaving little temptation to eat more than one.”


Lil Dicky 

“M&M’s. I just really enjoy the simple classic chocolate circle.”


Grace Mitchell 

“Tootsie Roll Pops; nostalgic and profoundly soothing.”


 


Melanie Martinez 

“This is the hardest question ever, because candy is like my family. But if I had to choose, I’d say candy corn for candy, and 3 Musketeers for chocolate.”

Dinah Jane Hansen, Fifth Harmony

“Candy canes -- because I like to combine my holidays.”

Alex Pall, The Chainsmokers

“I could more easily tell you what isn’t my favorite: candy corn. Eff that candy, seriously. And also anyone who gives out pennies as their trick or treat.”

Additional reporting by Steven J. Horowitz and Jason Lipshutz.

This story originally appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of Billboard.