These are the 10 worst candies you could possibly give to kids this Halloween

Posted at 8:20 PM, Oct 19, 2017

DENVER – Halloween, one of the greatest days of the year, is quickly approaching for everyone around the U.S. and elsewhere.

You might be celebrating by going to one of Colorado’s 12 haunted attractions this year, or perhaps you might be planning to go to a corn maze with the whole family, but perhaps you’ll stay home and watch horror movies and give out candy to trick-or-treaters.  

But when giving out candy, you want to make sure you’re handing the best to all the neighborhood kids. So, which candy should you avoid giving out this Halloween?

The folks over at found out the Top 10 worst candies you can give the kids around the block this year:

1. Circus Peanuts

Ask almost anyone around and they will say Circus Peanuts are “that gross orange peanut that nobody likes.” My question is: Why would you want to paint a peanut orange? It’s a not a Cheeto.

2. Candy Corn

Candy Corn is a polarizing sweet. Some say it tastes “sugar-flavored wax,” and others say that’s precisely the point – it’s candy, it’s supposed to taste just like plain sugar. Does it, though?

3. Wax Coke Bottles

This is really something that perhaps should be enjoyed in the hot days of summer, but for some strange reason, kids and adults alike seem to think it’s cool to bite into wax. T

4. Necco Waffers

These honestly look like chalky coins from ancient Greece. Just, say no.

5. Peanut Butter Kisses

Peanut Butter Kisses are like that that kid in high school who tried to sit with the cool kids at lunch, but was never allowed to do it. Peanut Butter Kisses are not Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and they’re not Hershey’s Kisses. Nice try, but many next time.

6. Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls come in every packaging of jumbo-candy bags for Halloween. And for a good reason: They’re small, you can grab a bunch with your hand and just dump them in a bag and call it a night. But c’mon, do you remember the last time you ate a Tootsie Roll?

7. Smarties

Smarties are the best candy in the world – no contest. But like anything in life: too much will eventually become a bore.

8. Licorice

Licorice is great, to a certain degree. But around Halloween, it’s best to avoid it.

9. Good & Plenty

Good & Plenty looks like medicine pills, so it’s strange that this made it this far up in the list, but kids like this candy, for some reason.

10. Mary Janes

Oh, what else to say about chewing peanut butter on Halloween night? Doesn’t sound appealing, does it? Yeah, we thought so too. surveyed over 40,000 customers and weighted each response to come up with this list.


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