The Candy You Should Eat, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Whether you're sweet, sour, or nutty, there's a candy out there to satisfy your cosmic cravings.

Treating yourself to something a little sweet is a perfect way to break up the at-times mundane routine of adulthood and add a bit of fun nostalgia to your life. Whether it reminds you of trick-or-treating, stopping by the general store after school, or visiting your grandparents' house, a piece of candy is a tasty way to put a smile on your face. Keep reading to hear from astrologer and author Desiree Roby Antila about which candy will best satisfy your sweet tooth, based on your zodiac sign. Will you be chocolatey and nutty Snickers or chewy and fruity Gummy Bears?

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Aries: Red Hots

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Some like it hot, but you like it hotter, Aries. As the feisty and fiery first sign of the zodiac, you're always looking to leave your mark. Whether you're making moves in the boardroom or attracting attention on the dance floor, nobody does it quite like you.

"There is no spicier sign in the zodiac than the ram, and everyone knows that Aries loves to get fired up," notes Antila. So, when it comes to choosing the candy that best represents your passion and zest for life, spicy Red Hots fit the bill. Sure, they might have you puckering your lips from their intensity at first, but if you stick it out, you'll find the warm and sweet center.

Taurus: Snickers

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You're a lover of the classics, Taurus. Some might say your taste for the finer things in life makes you stuck up or stubborn, but you're not apologizing for knowing what's good. As a lover of all things sensual and luscious, you need a candy bar with a certain depth. And since you have no problem indulging, you'll always opt for a sweet treat that's packed with all the bells and whistles—like a good old-fashioned Snickers.

"Have you ever seen a hangry Taurus? You don't want to," says Antila. "The Bull's life revolves around food, making the candy bar that has it all perfect for them." With layers of rich peanut, caramel, and nougat, all covered in chocolate, this classic candy bar will always hit the spot and never let you down.

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Gemini: Sour Patch Kids

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Of all the zodiac signs, there's no one more misunderstood than you, Gemini. You like variety in life and enjoy the freedom to change your mind (and change it again). Some might see this behavior as a little duplicitous, but you prefer to think of yourself as flexible. Plus, your observant nature and quick wit allow you to see both sides of any situation.

"A dualistic candy for the mischievously multi-personality Twins. Let's be honest, most Geminis are both a little sour and sweet," says Antila. That's why Sour Patch Kids should be your go-to candy. No matter what mood you find yourself in, these colorful gummies will hit the spot.

Cancer: Hershey's Kisses

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Stable. Predictable. Comforting. These are just a few words that could be used to describe you, Cancer. While it's true that you cry a bit more than the average person, you're also one of the more emotionally aware signs of the zodiac. When life gets rough and people are looking for someone they can count on, you're the first person they think to call.

It's only fitting that you enjoy a candy that is just as sweet and solid as you—like Hershey's Kisses. As Antila notes, these little chocolate drops have "all the nostalgia that Cancer loves." They're also perfect to have around if a loved one needs a little TLC.

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Leo: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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People born under the sign of Leo like to live their lives boldly. Your confidence and captivating communication style attract friends and opportunities into your life. And as someone who prioritizes having fun and expressing yourself, there's nothing you won't try at least once.

"Leo loves being the center of attention, and there is no wrong way to please this sun sign," says Antila. It's only natural, then, that you'd go for a candy that matches your intensity and flavor. The classic combination of salty peanut butter and sweet chocolate in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups always adds a little life to the party, just like you, Leo.

Virgo: M&Ms

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Famous for perfectionism, Virgos likes things in a very particular way and feel most content when things are running smoothly. Your eye for detail gets you ahead in life, even if some people say it makes you a bit boring. Practical and health-conscious, you don't often step outside your daily routine or overindulge in sweets.

But when you do need a sugar fix, the ideal candy will be portable, delicious, and easy to enjoy without disrupting your usual way of doing things. Enter M&Ms. "A tidy candy that you can organize by color. The perfect candy for this focused and systemized sign," Antila explains.

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Libra: Twix

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You're a person of refined tastes, Libra. And while it does mean that you seek out luxury products and experiences, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the simple things in life, too. For you, it's all about the quality of whatever you're enjoying, not the price tag. However, your difficulty in making decisions can get in the way.

The marketing behind a Twix bar asks you to choose between Left and Right Twix. "It only makes sense that the most indecisive sign in the zodiac is assigned the candy bar that has you make a decision," says Antila. Luckily for fair and balanced Libra, both candy bars are the same. And their combination of creamy caramel and delicious chocolate will indulge your particular tastes.

Scorpio: Tootsie Pops

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You have a mysterious, deep, and seductive way of moving through the world, Scorpio. A lot of people are put off by your tough exterior, but those close to you know that your aloof personality is just a front to protect yourself. Inside, you have a sensitive and sweet side that you guard with your life.

So, what better candy for this secretive sign than Tootsie Pops? "How many years does it take to really get to know a Scorpio? No one really knows," says Antila. "Just like this sucker, Scorpio is hard to crack on the outside with a surprisingly soft inside."

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Sagittarius: Gummy Bears

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You're an adventurer, Sagittarius, and while most people chalk that up to your love of travel, the truth is that you'll try anything at least once. Fueled by fire and passion, Sagittarians are known for being the most open-minded and optimistic sign of the zodiac.

"This verbose sun sign has the juice, and it is always worth the squeeze," quips Antila. That's why Gummy Bears are the perfect treat when you want to keep things light and playful. "This fan-favorite candy comes in a variety of flavors and is a kick in the mouth just like this funky and fun sign."

Capricorn: Kit Kat

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People born under the sign of Capricorn have a natural leadership streak that's hard to ignore. Focused, fair, and impartial, you're someone people can trust to deliver on your promises. As an earth sign, you like when things are predictable and consistent, so you know exactly what's expected of you and how to deliver.

Your commitment to being the best will get you far in life, but "no one needs a break more than a Capricorn," explains Antila. "This hard-working sun sign could use an excuse to break them off a piece of that Kit Kat bar." Plus, the gridded design of the candy will appeal to your type-A ways.

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Aquarius: Milky Way

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Aquarius is one quirky and out-of-this-world sign. When everyone decides to go one way, you're likely to take the road less traveled and blaze your own trail. Rebellious and always ready to question the status quo, it can be hard for you to relate to others; which is why you're affectionately referred to as the "alien of the zodiac." But that doesn't bother you.

"Aquarius knows that life is better out in the Milky Way because life on Earth is never as exciting for these aliens," says Antila. This namesake candy bar isn't as unconventional as you normally prefer, but the balance between the rich chocolate outside and pillowy soft inside is the perfect vibe for your unusual but sweet personality.

Pisces: Skittles

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As a Pisces, you are very emotionally in tune with other people, which means you find yourself playing mediator and mentor to your friends when they spill their guts to you. But you don't mind. You love sharing your perspective with others and showing people what the world could look like with an extra dash of kindness in the mix.

This only works, though, if you have time to recharge and give yourself that same level of compassion back. "The escapists of the zodiac would love nothing more than to be somewhere over the rainbow, where their troubles can melt away," Antila says. Colorful skittles remind you of your bright outlook on life and provide a sweet boost to get you back out there.

Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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