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10/15/2014 04:40 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2014

Fun Sized vs. Regular: When It Comes To Candy Bars, Size Matters

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Halloween is right around the corner, and that means candy. So. Much. Candy. Baskets full of chocolate bars and fruity candy suddenly appear on office desks, they're abundant in doctor's waiting rooms, they even pop up in our homes. The abundance of candy is great on every level, except for one little detail: the candy is wrapped up in fun-sized packages.

Many people think of fun size as a cruel marketing ploy to make people think that smaller candy bars are better than regular-sized ones. We've all heard a person say: "Whoever said tiny candy bars should be called fun size is a moron, right?" Truth is, that guy is the moron.

Bigger might usually be better -- especially when it comes to chocolate -- but it isn't always. And that's most obvious when it comes to Halloween candy. Sometimes, fun sized is better because it improves the ratio of chocolate to filling. Sometimes it's not, because it ruins the delicate balance of peanut and caramel. It's a case-by-case situation, and I broke it down for you.

Of course, this is the opinion of one sole editor on HuffPost Taste and not representative of the ideas and beliefs of The Huffington Post as a whole.

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