M&Ms and Merlot? Charleston Chews and Chardonnay? Skittles and Sangiovese? Yes, you CAN pair wine with leftover Halloween candy (or those pieces you swiped from your 4 year olds Trick-or-Treat stash on the sole basis of protecting her teeth).
In the basic world of food & wine pairing, the wine should always be sweeter than the food. But, when looking at most candy that is passed out on Halloween night, you’re talking high sugar and lots of sweetness, and there are exceptions to that rule. After all, the adults schlep the kids through the cold, dark streets on Halloween night and deserve a little treat of their own! Here are our picks for tasty treats for the adults:
Hershey Chocolate Bars paired with a Jammy Zinfandel
Snickers Bars paired with Port
Skittles paired with Moscato
Sour Patch Kids paired with a Bubbly NV Rosé from France
Heath Bars paired with Sherry
Red Licorice paired with a Pinot Noir
Kit-Kats paired with a Merlot
M&M’s paired with a Malbec or Merlot
100 Grand Bar paired with….why a Grand Cru Bordeaux of course!
Happy Halloween candy and wine sipping!