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15 Halloween Candies Kids Think Are Gag-Worthy


It happens every October. You remind yourself at the start of the month that you need to pick up some Halloween candy and then life happens and you forget until WHAM! Halloween has arrived and you’re rushing to the store to pick up whatever you can get your hands on and the shelves are empty except for that lone bag of boxed raisins and you know as you pay for them that you’re pretty much going to be the most hated person in the neighborhood, unless my kid stops by your house. My kid loves raisins.

This year, don’t let Halloween sneak up on you. Don’t let yourself be the person who hands out raisins. If you do, you’re totally leaving yourself wide open to being attacked by toilet paper, silly string and stinky rotten eggs.

I’m guessing if you’re taking the time to buy things to hand out on Halloween, at least part of you cares about kids and you want to see them happy. So what I’m saying is that if you buy any of these things 15 most hated by kids things, you’re pretty much  just throwing away your money.





Just don’t do it. Unless you’re expecting an insane number of raisin loving toddlers, or you want to unload a ton of raisins on my boy. In that case, go for it.






I remember when I was a kid and there was a couple who lived by my grandparents who always handed out apples on Halloween. I always felt so sad. Don’t be that person who causes sadness.



Anything With Hazelnuts



If you were buying candy for me, I’d beg you to stock up on Ferrero Rocher chocolates with hazelnuts. But, you’re not buying for me. If you hand out chocolates with hazelnuts, be prepared for kids to squish them between the bricks on your house to make it look like something pooed there.



Black Licorice



It’s sad, really, Kids just can’t appreciate the deliciousness that is black licorice. They’ll discover it someday, but today isn’t that day.



Almond Joys



This candy is just disgusting. Seriously, why would you even consider buying Almond Joys? Ah! I’ve figured it out- you’re hoping none of the kids accept them and you can keep them for yourself!



Wax Bottles



Oh my goodness. So much work and so little satisfaction. These are just cruel.



Good and Plenty



See #7. Unless you’ve already bought some. In that case, feel free to drop them off to me because I love them.



Sugar Daddy



Sugar Daddy candies might be gluten-free, but they’re also awesome at pulling out teeth. If you feel like screaming at the thought of your kid finding one of these in their bag, don’t do the same to other parents.



Circus Peanuts



Circus peanuts are the cheapest, nastiest excuse for a candy. Oh, and they taste like powdered marshmallows, but not the good kind in cereal. They’re just horrid.



Leftover Candy



Leftover candy canes from last year are NOT acceptable. Have you ever been given a chewy candy cane? I have. It’s a travesty and it makes you look insanely cheap.



Pop Rocks



If you hand out this candy, you might become the most popular person in the neighborhood with the kids, but not their parents. The parents will hate you because you’ve created a neighborhood full of bounced-up, costume wearing kids who are all over the place.



Candy Buttons



Other than my Mom, I’ve never known anyone who genuinely liked this candy. Think about that last time you tried it- you got more paper in your mouth than sugar, didn’t you? And that is why you should run from this candy.






Kids think malt balls are the devil. Maybe it’s because after the chocolate is gone, the candy takes on a really strange, almost scratchy texture.






Clearly, this isn’t a candy, but I had to add this to the list because some people think it’s acceptable to hand these out on Halloween. Unless you’re participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, this is a bad idea.



Those black and orange wrapped peanut butter things



I’m pretty positive that there’s not a living soul who even knows what the name of this candy is. Have you ever noticed that there’s no name on the wrapper? This is likely because the candy is so rotten that no company wants their name associated with it. There’s no doubt that a kid hater made this Halloween candy.


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