10/21/2013 04:51 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2013

9 Candies That Adults Love But Kids Hate

Matt Gross

The other day, I realized I had a problem: Halloween is approaching, and with it my annual craving for candy. Why is that an issue? Because I've got a nearly five-year-old daughter, and if she saw me knocking back a few Kit Kats, she'd assume she could do the same thing -- whenever she felt like it.

Which sent me on a quest: What candy can adults gobble in front of kids that kids would never ever want to eat themselves? For answers, I turned to my Bon Appétit colleagues, who gave me some surprising answers (see the slideshow above), including this one from our editor in chief, Adam Rapoport, who picked dark chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups. "The kids don't ever want the dark chocolate," he said.

Poor kids -- they don't know what they're missing.

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