Growing up, did you ever go trick-or-treating, thinking that you were going to score the BEST candies out there – only to be disappointed?
Well, we’ve compiled a list of the most common candies out there that are guaranteed to scare trick-or-treaters away from your house!
Here are the top 20 Halloween candies that are SO BAD, they made this list!
The dreaded candy corn is one of the most commonly disliked candies in a Halloween sack. Sticky sweet, but not in a good way, this “treat” tends to get tossed out in favor of something with chocolate in it.
Classic bubblegum seems like a safe bet, but there’s a reason that kids always wanted to spit seemingly delicious gum out almost before they finished reading the comic that came with it. Not known for its long-lasting flavor, cheap gum is quick turn into half-solid airplane glue with just about as much taste and flavor.
Though they look and feel like marshmallows, this candy also looks like it went stale the last time the circus came to town. A disappointment to most people brave enough to try them, this candy is one of the only ones that might get thrown out.
Good & Plenty
Billed as the oldest candy brand in the United States, Good & Plenty is only a hit with those who already love licorice (which is a pretty specific slice of the trick or treater population). Significantly less popular than Mike & Ike, Good & Plenty even looks like medicine. It will still get eaten, but probably closer to the bottom of the candy bag.
Commonly seen as old-people candy, butterscotch hard candies are seen as some of the most disappointing finds in your bag. Liked by a slim number of kids, this might call for eggs and toilet paper, unless it’s a grandparent handing them out.
The same company that makes Valentine’s hearts, these wafers are six shades of weird when it comes to candy. While the lemon and lime flavors aren’t too bad, the clove, cinnamon and chocolate wafers really don’t mesh with the chalky texture of the wafers. They are still given out though, which means someone out there likes them. Somewhere.
There’s always one older person or health nut who decides to give away raisins. Not chocolate or yogurt covered raisins either, just plain old dried fruit. It isn’t candy, and may result in a riot.
Less tasty than Juju Fruits, this candy is like gum drops crossed with a needy ex. There’s barely any flavor in them to begin with, and to make matters worse they’ll pull your fillings out while you try to chew them. The texture is much loved by some people, but overall Dots still belong on the public enemy list when it comes to Halloween candy.
The angry big brother of candy corn, these too-sweet pumpkins are favorites only of those with undeveloped taste buds and a massive craving for sugar. Often left till they go stale, these candies are a trick more than a treat.
Like knock off M&Ms, these not-chocolates are always a little dry and more than a little disappointing. Even if you close your eyes and try to pretend the candy coating is tasty the inner candy is always going to be less than you expect it to be.
Halloween is a time for sweet treats, so getting this sour hard candy is a definite downer. Maybe if you absolutely love all things sour you’d enjoy this candy, but the intense taste and hardness make it a candy sack obstacle.
Ugh. These things are super chewy. They fool you by tasting like chocolate at first, but then 20 minutes later you’re still eating…
There’s a very small crowd that actually likes Almond Joys. Most people just want a fill of chocolate on Halloween, but these throw in a huge chunk of gross textured coconut in there. Kids especially don’t like these.
These are so prevalent that we’re just tired of them. They tend to get old and hard anyways, its like slightly chocolate flavored taffy.
These suckers have too much hype around them. By the time you get to the bowl, you’re always stuck with the bad flavors. Or ‘mystery’, which by your luck is just going to be the bad flavors.
Who actually wants to get candy buttons for candy? These take way too much work just to receive a little drop of candy, which you can’t even tell what flavor they are anyways – There’s barely any sugar in them!
Pixy Stix are literally just sugar in a straw! Parents hate these, and they aren’t even that good to begin with! But I mean, if you want to just drink your sugar like this, to each their own.
Just like Pixy Stix, Fun Dip is straight-up sugar. Unless you’re living for childhood nostalgia, don’t hand these out!
Smarties taste like chalk and aren’t even that enjoyable of a candy to eat – I will stand by this!
Unless you like a cinnamon flavor in your candy, avoid at all costs! And you don’t even want to know how bad these are for your health.