Bad Halloween candy is the stuff that lingers at the bottom of the treats bag uneaten until Valentine’s Day… or maybe even the following summer. Really, anyone who gives these out as treats or dares bring them to a Halloween party should immediatly be disemboweled.
It seems that a lot people have strong feelings on this subject considering it’s a popular Halloween topic across the web…. and of course this list is going to be quite subjective. So what about you? What’s your least favorite Halloween Candy?
Peanut Butter Kisses – Those little black and orange wrapped candies that are supposed to taste like peanut butter but actually taste more like wall putty.
And they have the audacity to call them kisses!
Red Hots – I know a lot of people like these and I suppose Halloween is the perfect time to give them out as they are an appropriate symbol to signify a fiery pit of hell, but I just really hate them. Too hot!
Popcorn Balls – I can’t recall ever eating a popcorn ball that I actually enjoyed. The best thing you can probably do is use them in a kind of snowball fight but with popcorn balls instead of snowballs! Fun until someone gets hurt so use caution.
Raisins (or other dried fruit) – Sure, they’re a ten on the healthy factor, but they’re a zero on the fun factor. Yogurt or chocolate covered raisins or cranberries might be a tad better if you’re absolutely hell bent on providing a healthy treat.
Candy Corn – They do look fun and all with their triangle shape and audacious hues in the brightest yellow and orange you can find on earth but as far as taste you can save yourself a trip to the store and just eat straight out of the sugar bowl.
Mints – Mints are awesome, don’t get me wrong. They’re great for bad breath or an upset stomach, but kids simply do not want to see them in their Halloween bag.
Smarties – Little pieces of chalk with a tinge of flavor so subtle you nearly miss it. One package of these will suffice for an entire year as that’s the only one that tastes relatively ok. The more you eat though, the nastier they become.
Tootsie rolls – Tootsie Rolls are a bit of nostalgia for people of a certain generation.
For me these candies get old fast though. One thing I do love though is Tootsie Pops.
Lemonheads – I’m sure there are plenty of people out there that like these but I’ve personally never been a fan of anything artificially flavored with lemon. Too sour for my sweet self!