10 Kinds Of Halloween Candy That’ll Make Trick-Or-Treaters Hate You

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The world is brimming with candy. There’s a candy out there for every taste and preference. If you like sour candies, there are myriad options. If you’re a fan of gummy candies, you can choose from gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy sharks, and eight million other varieties. Fans of chocolate have it best as the rich, dark, sweet flavor covers, or is part of, seemingly endless candy bars and other treats. But since there’s a candy for every style and personality, that means there are some candies out there that most of the world has no taste for.

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Candystore.com surveyed over 40,000 customers to determine the best and worst Halloween candy. The best list was littered with favorites including Hershey bars, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Butterfingers, Nerds, M&M’s, Kit-Kats, Twix, Snickers, and the king of all candy, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. If you’re a connoisseur of any of these classic candies, you’re a member of the majority.

However, there are those among us who lurk in the cloyingly sweet shadows. These are the people who enjoy the candy that makes many of us wonder, “Why do they even still make that?” According to the survey, here’s the worst of the worst:

10. Mary Janes

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The earliest memory of my paternal Grandma, Eliza Mae Taylor was her sweet, sweet laugh. She flew from North Carolina out to Louisiana to visit us right after my brother, her second grandkid was born. That night she curled up next to me in my bed and the following morning we both woke, our backs soaked to the bone with my pee. I was so scared that she would be upset and equally mortified that i'd relinquished control of my bladder for the comfort of my bed after being potty trained for so long. Instead, she took one look at at my pee soaked sheets and laughed the best laugh I've known to this day. That was basically her in a nutshell, always kind and forgiving to the worst of them. AND quick to gift the same hand she had just spanked with sweet treats she kept in her purse… Mary Janes usually, thus the picture. I think of her more than ever lately when I'm deciding what kind of person to be on a day-to-day basis. Grandma Taylor didn't set the bar, she was the bar… #maryjanescandy #oldiebutagoodie #grandmastories #instastories #Necco #maryjanescandy #retrocandy

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9. Good & Plenty

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Happy #NationalGoodAndPlentyDay! 🤨 *** #HopeYoureSmiling! *** 😃 . EVERYONE’S #FAVORITE #CANDY #TREAT! 😏🤦‍♂️🙈 . #NationalDay #VoluntaryDisruption #GoodAndPlentyDay #GoodAndPlenty #Licorice #Yuck #Nope #NoThanks . Photo Credit: Google Images Search

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8. Licorice

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Parasta #sairaalaruokaa synnytyksen jälkeen! #kunkaikkieienääolekielletty #lakut #panda #lakupala #licorice #lakritsi

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7. Smarties

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Don't you just love "BEFORE & AFTER" photos? 🍬✨ (I 💖 our new @Smarties logo and hope you do too!)

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6. Tootsie Rolls

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My Halloween candy weakness! What’s yours? #tootsierolls #halloweencandy #halloween #candy #cheekie #jeauxdi #jeauxdiann #itainteasybeingcheekie #ohjeauxdi

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5. Peanut Butter Kisses

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I will ALWAYS buy these when I see them…. then I will spend the next 20 minutes chewing one piece. 🧡🖤 #peanutbutterkisses #orangeandblack Black #Halloween #halloweencandy #MaryJane #maryjanecandy #itsmyfavoritetimeofyear #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear #HappyHalloween #TrickorTreat

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4. Necco Wafers

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So, if you haven’t heard NECCO (New England Confectionary Company), the company that makes those awesome wafers, has closed it’s doors. There seems to have been a couple of failed purchases of the company out of bankruptcy. They have been making these since the Civil War! The future of the wafers is unknown. I went and bought a bit of history today, the last box the candy store had. And I know where the second to last box went, and I hope to see that soon! 😉 #neccowafer #neccowafers #classic #savenecco

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3. Wax Coke Bottles


2. Candy Corn

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"Sieze the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want." . In other words, you have 2 days left to eat all of the candy corn, DO IT! . . . #kansascity #kc #candycorn #sizetheday #bestcandyever

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1. Circus Peanuts

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With Halloween coming up and all the candy talk going around we’re just gonna lay this to rest…this is the WORST candy ever invented and it’s not up for debate. #theworst #circuspeanuts #disgusting

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So, just remember, if you’re handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, it’s probably best to avoid the candies on this list. You might be able to get away with Tootsie Rolls and Smarties, but if you’re the house that hands out candy corn or the abomination known as Circus Peanuts, you’ll probably be cleaning eggs off of your front door and toilet paper off of your trees on the morning of Nov, 1.