Here we are, T-Minus 24 hours until all those cute little ghosts and goblins hit the streets to beg for candy on All Hallows’ Eve. In
case you haven’t purchased the goods yet, I wanted to share this list of the 10 most-hated Halloween candies from the fine ladies at The Kitchn. However, know that I take exception to (almost) all the candies listed.
Want my advice? Check out the list, see what you think, and (might I suggest) stock up on mini chocolate bars, just to be safe. I’m just sayin’.
10. Mary Janes. What’s so wrong with chewy peanut butter-flavored sugar? Even if they have been around since the dawn of time?
9. Good & Plenty. OK, I’ll give them this one. Not because I dislike licorice, but because of the whole candy shell deception.
8. Black Licorice. Again. I’ll let this one slide. I’d rather have chocolate.
7. Smarties. What’s wrong with these people? Who doesn’t love a roll of Smarties? While the penner of the article admits one roll isn’t so bad, she goes on to claim no one can eat more than one roll. I beg to differ. Try harder.
6. Tootsie Rolls. For the love of God, is nothing sacred? Placing this childhood classic at No. 6 is just wrong! Who doesn’t love Tootsie Rolls? Even owls love them! (Especially in Tootsie Roll pops. But I digress).
5. Peanut Butter Kisses. First, if we’re placing Mary Janes at 10, and these at 5, something is amiss. They are almost identical. I stick to my original assessment, though and say these have no place in the top 5 or top 10… And a big thank-you for not indicting Bit-O-Honeys.
4. Necco Wafers. Come oooon!. Getting these flat discs is like getting a Smartie roll. With 10 or 12 wafers per score, Neccos give a lot bang for your buck. And we all know it’s about making that candy last as long as possible. Preferably through Thanksgiving, assuming you can keep out prying hands of family members.
3. Wax cola bottles. Yeah, okay. I’ll give them this one. Personally, I’d have placed it at No. 1. But what do I know. I like Tootsie Rolls. I did enjoy those oversized wax lips we used to get. Those were a lot of fun. Not to eat, of course, but to wear. 🙂
2. Candy Corn. I think we all know there are two camps involved with this one. Either you love it or you hate it. Still, sugar is sugar. and when you eat it by color section (clearly the way its makers intended) the experience isn’t half bad. Until you’ve made your way through the whole bag… and then you’re half sick…
1. (Can you guess it??) Circus Peanuts. Alright. I may grant them a spot somewhere in the top 10. But the No. 1 worst candy for Halloween? They’re cute! And a little bit fluffy. You know that feeling on your teeth when you bite into one? That foamy mystery flavor? Formed into a peanut shape? What’s not to love?
Why I wasn’t consulted about this list is beyond me. But whatever. Here’s my line-up of the worst Halloween candy:
1. Individually wrapped mints
I can’t wait to hear yours! What did you dislike finding in your Trick-or-Treat bags?