David Ng and Ben Cohen

B.R. Cohen is a professor, a writer, and a guy who used to blog with Dave Ng.  He teaches at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Dave Ng is a guy who used to blog with B.R. Cohen. He runs a science literacy lab at the University of British Columbia, and can be followed at @ng_dave where he mostly tweets about science, art and Chewbacca.

The Candy Hierarchy, 2014

David Ng and Ben Cohen performed acts of science (realistic ones) in order to determine, once and for all, a true and empirical understanding of which Halloween candies induce the most joy and despair. With more than 40,000 of your votes duly recorded, the results below are indisputably unassailable.

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What are the best Halloween candies?

This is the real reason we dress up like zombies giant bottles of catsup. David Ng and Ben Cohen present a survey to determine your favorites in anticipation of this year’s all-important hierarchical delineation of candy goodness.

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The Candy Hierarchy, 2013

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The Candy Hierarchy (2012)

This year’s Candy Hierarchy provides gentle but firm instruction for your confectionary purchases this Hallowe’en, and serves doubly as a means to evaluate the success of one’s own haul of treats. Updated and newly annotated by the authors, this is the indispensable guide to a successful All Hallow’s Eve.

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