The Top 20 Worst Halloween Treats

Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

As candy specialists, we know a lot of things about a lot of candies, and Halloween candy is one of our specific specialties. There’s a lot you can do right when it comes to pleasing trick-or-treaters.

Unique treats, popping candies, sour powders, and candy-toy novelties are all a good bet. When in doubt, stick to the classic candy bars that are just plain yummy.

Despite good intentions, some treat-givers still manage to raise the ire of oodles of little ghouls each year. And take it from the experts – you best not mess with a gaggle of ghastly ghosts

To help you avoid troublesome tricksters, here is our list of the top 20 treats that are most likely to get your house put on the “trick” list.

  • Boxes of raisins
  • Popcorn balls
  • Black & white peanut butter kisses
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small boxes of cereal
  • Apples
  • Pennies
  • Circus peanuts
  • Nuts & pretzels
  • Tiny bags of chips
  • Leftovers from the bingo bake sale
  • Old magazines
  • Expired candy
  • Stale candy
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Fig newtons
  • Pencils & erasers
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Plastic & paper marble games
  • Mr. Goodbar – It means all the good ones were taken

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3 Responses to “The Top 20 Worst Halloween Treats”

  1. Ken Davis says:

    I remember once when I was young an old lady was giving out hard boiled eggs as treats. Not exactly what a kid wants on Halloween.

  2. Kenneth Davis says:

    I recieved a boiled egg once on Halloween from an old lady in town that didn’t want to promote tooth decay.

  3. Dianna Yearout says:

    When I was a little girl I use to love to watch its the great pumpkin charlie brown. Well this one year I went out trick or treating and when I came home I watched my favorite halloween show Its the great pumpkin Charlie Brown. I fell asleep not long after that and I began to dream I was in that show. Only this time I was in a field of the candy pumkins and candy corn. I was growning candy corn for acres and acres and pumkins as far as the eye could see. I was so happy I would eat and eat until I would blow up like a balloon and then I woke up and boy I just had to go find me some of that candy. Those have been my favorite candies to this day. Almost 48 years laters.

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