Halloween won’t be very happy if these candies end up in your bag of treats.
Ask any kid of any age. Heck ask anyone who’s ever been trick-or-treating. There’s a clear hierarchy when it comes to Halloween candy.
Unfortunately, you can’t really control which kind of treats end up in your bag, but you can be aware of those so-called undesirable treats when you come across them on Oct. 31.
To help identify the worst Halloween candy, Candystore.com compiled an ultimate list based on 12 independent lists of best and worst candies published on reputable websites, and customer survey data from more than 40,000 people.
The results, which will surely be debated, can be seen below.
10. Mary Janes – Peanut butter-and-molasses-flavored taffy-type candy. All good things, but not together.
9. Good & Plenty – White-and-purple cylinder of sweet black licorice, coated in a hard candy shell. Can we just get some Jelly Beans?
8. Licorice – Specifically, black licorice. Duh.
7. Smarties – Sweet tablet candies that come in a variety of colors. A classic, but too sweet after a while. And very chalky.
6. Tootsie Rolls – Chocolate-flavored taffy-like candy. Another classic, but very bland.
5. Peanut Butter Kisses – Bland sweets come in plain orange or black wrapper. So bad, they were banned in one North Carolina city.
4. Necco Wafers – Sweet disks similar to Smarties, except worse.
3. Wax Coke Bottles – Wax treats filled with sugar water. Not suitable for anyone over five years of age.
2. Candy Corn – Candy kernels with broad yellow end, orange center, and a pointed white tip. Michigan would disagree. It was named the state’s favorite Halloween candy in 2017.
1. Circus Peanuts – Peanut-shaped marshmallow candy that is more suitable for circus animals.
And just for the record, the best candies ranked in order include Hershey bar, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Butterfinger, Nerds, M&Ms, Kit Kat, Twix, Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
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