Adult Halloween Candy & Wine Pairings

After a long night of trick-or-treating with the kids, celebrate Halloween adult-style with a glass of wine and a goulish raid on your children’s candy stash. Happy eating — and sipping! 

M&Ms & Pinot Noir 

The “melt in your mouth, not in your hand,” tagline adds a sugary kick from their candy coating, according to Wine Enthusiast. The candy is best paired with light reds like Pinot Noir.  

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & Cabernet Sauvignon 

If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter fan, grab a bottle of cabernet sauvignon to sip while you raid your child’s candy bag. The bold cabernet sauvignon pairs well with the distinct salty and sweet flavor of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 

Snickers & Port 

The peanutty, nougat goodness of Snickers pairs well with dessert wine port. The richness of port is a great addition to the chocolate, caramel and peanuts of Snickers bars, according to 

Starburst & Rosé 

If you prefer non-chocolate candy, Starbursts pair wonderfully with the equally fruity rosé. Kids love the pink Starbursts (they are on to something), so word to the wise: ask before you swipe them from the trick-or-treat stash. Most rosés correspond with Starburst flavors too — think citrus notes, cherries or strawberries. 

Skittles & Sauvignon Blanc 

If you’re going to stick with sweet, citrus flavored candy, Skittles are a great option with Sauvignon Blanc. The peachy tangerine flavored goodness of the white wine is paired well with the “taste the rainbow” flavors of Skittles (if Skittles actually have any flavor that can be classified as anything but “sugar”). 




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