Wellness Shot: How Long Does Halloween Candy Last

After bringing in your Halloween haul, you might be tempted to dole out the candy slowly to make it last. After all, the pieces are likely wrapped. But perhaps you shouldn't.

According to Readers Digest, most candies, especially the chewy and sticky ones, will last about six to nine months. You could get a little more time with white and milk chocolates.

Jelly beans and hard candies will last up to a year, while dark chocolates have a great shelf life - sometimes up to two years. As for if the chocolate develops a white "dust" on top, it's still safe to eat. But do toss if the texture or flavor has changed.

However, when you're picking up candy for the trick-or-treaters this year you may want to skip over candy corn.  According to a new survey, the tri-colored treat synonymous with Halloween has been voted as the least favorite Halloween candy. Number 2 was Circus Peanuts followed by Bit-O-Honey, Good & Plenty, licorice, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Necco Wafers, wax Coke bottles, and Peanut Butter Kisses. If by chance you're wondering what is America's favorite candy, the answer is Resse's Peanut Butter Cups.