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Worst Halloween Candy (As A Kid)


With Halloween fast upon us, it's hard not to reflect back to simpler times. 

Back when you would roam the streets with a pillow case full of candy.
 (Yes... we used pillow cases back then.)

You would return home after a long day of trick-or-treating, dump your booty onto the table, and examine your spoils. Some Snickers, Kit-Kat, Swedish Fish, and maybe even a Reeses Peanut-Butter Cup or two... if you're lucky.


It's a trap!
During this ritualistic process, you would break the candy into two piles... 

The Good candy and the Bad candy. 

You know what I'm talking about. 
  


Now, as an adult, I would totally eat most of what I used to consider 'bad' candy. But back then, there was definitely two distinct piles.


Here's a few of the candies I hated getting on Halloween.



Candy Peanuts:

Listen, maybe they are good, I just wouldn't know because you dumped them into my bag unwrapped. No way I'm eating that.



Dum-Dum Pops:

I love lollipops, but Dum-Dums were meh at best. Get me a Tootsie Roll pop or even better - a Blow Pop! Dum Dums were small, no treat sat at the center, and always half unwrapped for some reason.


This Bubble Gum:

First off, it was always rock hard... teeth shattering hard. Second, it was the same flavor as the gum that came in packs of baseball cards - and nobody ate that!


Mary Jane Candy:

These are one of those candies I hated as a kid, but enjoy now. They used to creep me out. Bent up, half-opened candy that looked like it was around when Lincoln was President.
 
Raisins:

Do I even have to explain?




Necco Wafers:

I would eat the yellow and orange ones, then toss the rest.

Popcorn:

Small plastic bags of  home popped popcorn... seems sinister to any child. I just assumed it was poisoned.


This Mint Candy:

I could get these anytime I wanted... at my great-grandmas house, which also fits the description of who usually handed these out.


Good & Plenty's:

No. Not now... not ever.





Sugar Daddy's:

Another one of those candies I would have no problem eating now, but for some reason hated as a kid. To me it was basically a Mary-Jane on a stick.



 
Pennies:

I didn't mind getting money, I would add it to my Garbage Pail Kid fund, but I didn't want something I could easily find digging through my couch.



Obviously this post is tongue-in-cheek. Free candy is free candy, It was just fun to reflect back to a time when things like crummy candy was such a big deal.

Simpler times....



15 comments:

  1. I LOVE - LOVE - Circus Peanuts! But I don't think I ever got any when trick-or-treating.

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    1. I tried one after writing this and must agree with you. They are good. But I remember people putting them in my sack unwrapped at all. They would end up smelling like fabric softener mixed with pennies.

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  2. I'd beg to differ on the Dubble Bubble and Dum Dum lollipop....

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    1. I think I actually have memories of you eating both... together... in the basement.

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  3. Haha! I agree with most of these. Dum Dum's though my friend are the best! Still as an adult I can eat these one after another. I buy the huge bags and only let my kids have the flavors that aren't my faves! LOL

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    1. I guess after discovering Blow Pops it was hard to go back. Something about hard red candy covered gum. Mmmmmmmmm.

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  4. I agree with everything but the Double Bubble. I would enjoy the heck out of those rock hard pieces of gum...all 4 seconds of flavor. Good and Plenty's always reminded me of medicine...I don't know why they're even still around

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    1. Ha! Yes - that's the flavor... medicine. Amazing. You nailed it.

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  5. These can all suck it, politeness be damned. Everybody knows the King of Halloween candy is mini-size-and-up candy bars. That's why I'm handing out cans of sardines this year.

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    1. Mmmmm.... Halloween sardines. Just look at their faces.

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    2. That adorable mix of confusion and of "marking" my house for later.

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  6. I remember liking the Dum Dum pops (my taste is questionable), but man eff those guys who gave out pennies!

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    1. I think I was just spoiled by the Blow Pops at the time. I must admit that dum dum pops had some amazing flavors. But make 'em bigger! More more more!

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  7. We had a neighbor who gave out fortune cookies. Where do you rate that?

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    1. Not really candy, but do to the 'fortune factor' I would give it a 5... which is both good and bad.

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