I think most of us have experienced dumping our Halloween bags and pulling the gross candy out. My dad was quick to devour my least favorite, Necco Wafers. Why not eat chalk? Recently, someone asked, “What is the worst Halloween candy?” Here are the top-voted responses from the internet.
10. Black Licorice
The number ten voted response is black licorice candy. Several Redditors also individually commented with black licorice to answer the question. I’m an oddball, I guess. I love it.
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9. Popcorn Balls
Someone nominated “Popcorn balls.” NextTrillion Gen X is checking in. What in the world were they thinking?!” Finally, a third commenter argued, “I like them, but you’re always taking a chance of biting into an unpopped kernel.” I don’t think people still hand these out, but as a member of Gen X, I remember them. Yuck.
One user asked, “Twizzlers. Who eats Twizzlers?” “I’ve always hated it, even as a kid. What kid hates candy unless it is god awful,” replied another. Finally, a third commenter said, “People that accept garbage.”
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7. Necco Wafers
I’m relieved to see I’m not alone in this. “Necco Wafers. What in the world are they even supposed to taste like, seriously?” One user expressed, “Reminded me of Kaopectate.” A second commenter joked, “Nah, dawg, the green ones that taste like shaving foam are the best!”
6. Good & Plenty
Many Redditors nominated Good & Plenty as the worst Halloween candy. One user expressed, “It’s like they somehow found a way to make black licorice worse.”
5. Candy Corn
One user quoted a Lewis Black bit, “Agree. It is my theory that no candy corn has been manufactured in the US since 1976. After each Halloween, all the uneaten candy corn is collected, sent back to the factory for a new coat of shellac, then rebagged and sold for the next year. The entropy on candy corn is so low that candy scientists expect our current supply to last until a few weeks after the heat death of the universe.”
Wolverhampton admitted, “I always hated to see Dots.” Several users agreed, “I hate them. They get stuck in my teeth and don’t have a lot of flavors.” Finally, a third commenter said, “I usually think of Dots as movie theater candy, but I agree. I could never stand those.”
3. A Box of Raisins
One user exclaimed, “YES! Or the house that would give out apples (fruit) or toothbrushes. Like, seriously, forget you!” Another expressed, “I love raisins, but something about the audacity of giving a box of ’em instead of candy always bothered me.”
2. Circus Peanuts
“Finally, someone that knows what Circus Peanuts are! One of my neighbors, growing up, would pour Circus Peanuts into every kid’s bag that went up to the door. They weren’t even in any packaging. They just threw them in with the rest of your candy. I despise Circus peanuts still,” one user confessed.
Another joked, “HOW DARE YOU. Seriously, tho, I exclusively ate circus peanuts my first year of college while studying and ended up with ten cavities.” “Pretty sure Memory Foam is made of those things,” joked another.
1. Black and Orange Wax Paper-Wrapped Candy
AceValentine gave the number one response, “Black and Orange wax paper-wrapped ones. Hard pass.” Another user agreed, “Waste of money. Absolutely disgusting. They’re called peanut butter kisses or Mary Janes in KY. I call them trash.” “Bleh. I repressed those nasty things. Thanks for reminding me,” a third commenter replied.
Honorable Mentions: Fake waxed lips, Smarties, and Tootsie Rolls. What do you think? Did Reddit get this list right, or are there nastier candies that deserve a place on this list? Check out these four healthy Halloween treats that your kid will honestly love.
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