The Swiss army knife of candy, Twizzlers are not only delicious in their artificial strawberry glory, they're also useful as straws and as whips for would-be candy thieves. MacGyver didn't invent these. But at one point, we're pretty sure he used them to siphon gas and suture a wound. But not in that order.
Another in the pantheon of candy-based chemistry, Starbursts come in so many flavors, the permutations among flavor combinations are almost endless. Until you get a little pack with two lemons in it -- a cruel twist of fate that happens all too often.
The American classic is the best melt-in-your-mouth, no-frills candy in the bag. Toss in some almonds and you've got a beast. Toss in Cookies 'n' Creme and you'll wonder what the hell you're even eating.