Halloween Countdown with Molly Weir: Day 18

Oct. 18
In a previous article, I discussed the top 10 best Halloween candies. I thought it would be fun to figure out what the top 10 least favorite Halloween candy was and I was very interested in the results, so let us dive right in. 

10. Mary Janes. I personally have never even heard of this candy, and when I was researching it for my story, a source at OldTimesCandy.com said they “have been discontinued by the manufacturer.” This unfortunate news shows how little everyone seemed to like the molasses and peanut butter combination of this outdated confection.

9. Good & Plenty. It is the oldest branded candy in the United States. But, much like Mary Janes, should remain a thing of the past. Unless you like the taste of black licorice coated in hard sugar, these candies better be good and plenty for someone else.

8. Licorice. I was generally surprised by this general ranking because I like licorice and I have never met anyone who does not. Although, I understand wanting chocolate on Halloween and getting licorice might come as a disappointment–especially if it is the aforementioned black licorice taste of number nine.

7. Smarties. Again, I am surprised because smarties have always been a fan favorite. However, I am getting the understanding that many people like chocolate on Halloween..and maybe this list was contributed to by parents sick of all the pure sugar.

6. Tootsie Rolls. No matter what time of year it is or what event, you will always find Tootsie rolls in the mix. Maybe the little candies have gotten old? Or, maybe, the sticky residue left in your teeth is what puts it at six.

5. Peanut Butter Kisses. It is very similar to Mary Janes in just being a hard peanut butter candy. Not a bad idea, but there could be better brands with higher quality flavors than high sugar peanut butter. But A plus for the festive colors…maybe a good decor item instead of party favor?

4. Necco Wafers. I understand this one. It looks and tastes like chalk. I think that sums it up.

3. Wax Coke Bottles. It was a great idea, drinks in wax so it does not go bad. But, if you really think about it you understand why it is on this list. Pure sugar, no chocolate, and unflavored wax for kids to wad up in their mouths or stomp into their parents’ carpet sounds like the recipe for a number three to me.

2. Candy Corn. The candy of Halloween is one of the worst Halloween candies. Ironic? All that sugar, dye, and cornstarch is making my teeth and stomach ache just looking at their bright colors.

And, finally, as the number one least favorite Halloween candy, Circus Peanuts. It us a marshmallow candy shaped to look like a peanut. Maybe a good idea at one point, but not anymore. 

Despite how you feel about what is on the list, candy is still amazing and everyone’s preferences are different, these are just the majority. Until next time, have a spooky day!

All photos courtesy of Wikimedia and Flickr.

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