An apple? Seriously? When your kid spreads his candy out all over the living room floor after a successful night of trick or treating, there are a few candies that he’s delighted to see and others that fall to the bottom of the pile. You remember it, right? The dismay at that popcorn ball or the black licorice when all you really wanted was the miniature chocolate bars?
Here’s our list of least loved Halloween candy that sits in the bottom of the bag until Thanksgiving.
Anything licorice doesn’t really belong anywhere near the Halloween candy bowl. And if it’s black, you can just forget about it. Good and Plenty, which shouldn’t be allowed to be a candy no matter what time of year it is, falls into this category too.
Almond Joy. No kid eats these. But at least they have some chocolate, so when the kid gets desperate there is some redeeming quality. This is an adult candy that kids have no problem relinquishing when parents exact a candy tax.
Toothbrushes. Aside from the fact that this is the opposite of everything Halloween represents, it is not edible or even useful. The Halloween toothbrush is lucky if it ends up cleaning the toilet rather than going directly to the landfill.
Bubblegum is not just a sticky nightmare for parents, it definitely isn’t the kids’ favorite either. By the time anyone gets around to opening that wrapper, it’s hard as a rock. After 5 minutes there’s no more flavor anyway, so why even try?
Smarties are chalky little discs that have been around far too long. Every kid knows that Smarties are the candy of choice for the neighborhood miser.
Necco Wafers. This old-fashioned candy is still around, although it’s unclear exactly where people go to find them for Halloween distribution. The only thing they are good for is roofing your gingerbread house in December.
Chocolate coins. Lest you think all kids want at Halloween is chocolate, these cheap “chocolates” are the poster child for fool's gold. They are so unlike the real thing that even children can detect it.
Fruit. Mini packages of raisins, apples, and the like simply don’t count on a day that is all about candy. Come on, it’s Halloween!
Jawbreakers. No one should have to worry about breaking their teeth or falling asleep while eating a candy. Jawbreakers do both.Unless of course you are talking about the Everlasting Gobstopper. It's the only exception.
Whoppers, kids steer clear of these unless they are the only thing left, then they are magically edible again.
Stuff that’s not edible like temporary tattoos, stickers, cheap plastic toys, pencils, and glow sticks just aren’t candy. Though glow sticks are kinda cool.
Tootsie Rolls, especially the fruit flavored ones. Sugar is sugar, and they get eaten in the end, but it might be time for these old-time candies to have a retirement party.
Pennies. What's up with this? These go in the same category as Smarties.
Root beer flavored hard candies. These are just weird. If your kid wants root beer, give her the real thing. She’ll thank you later.
Peanut Butter Kisses. You know, those taffy-like candies wrapped in black and orange waxy paper? They've been around forever and some grownups swear by them. But once again, Kids only eat them after all the good stuff is gone.
Circus Peanuts. What are these anyway? Marshmallow? Absolutely nobody eats these willingly.
Which disgusting candy should have made the list? Wax nostalgic with us and leave a comment below letting us know what you think. Happy Halloween!