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The Best and the Worst Halloween Candy (according to Huffington Post)

submitted on October 30, 2010 by HouTex in "Products / Gadgets"
Last week, Huffington Post asked readers to vote on Halloween candy choices to select
the 10 best and 10 worst.
Very few of the 75 choices were healthy, so I guess I should be glad that the raisins and apples fell somewhere in the middle and not at the bottom of the list! All the voters were probably adults, so I doubt this reflects the opinion of any potential kid-size Trick-or-Treaters.

But, without further delay - here are the results:

10. Candy Necklaces & Bracelets
9. Hard Butterscotch
8. Bubble Gum
7. Good and Plenty
6. Necco Wafers
5. Big League Chew
4. Mary Jane
3. Jawbreakers
2. Circus Peanuts
1. Generic Hard Candies


10. 3 Musketeers
9. Hershey's Dark Chocolate
8. Milky Way
7. Butterfinger
6. Twix
5. Kit-Kats
4. Plain M&Ms
3. Peanut M&Ms
2. Snickers
1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

See a pattern here? Cheap stuff at the bottom, and brand name chocolates at the top. Crackerjack, which at least comes sealed in individual packages, also fell somewhere in the middle. Sniff.
1. What treats do you give out for Halloween?
 I buy the good stuff
 I buy the cheap stuff
 I look for healthy treats
 I don't hand out anything (that may be doing the kids a favor!)
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  • 85522
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    11 4 1
    Posted by Solstice on October 30, 2010
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    In my first apartment my wife and I got really excited about being able to hand out candy. We went all out with candy bars and cool miniature toys. Nobody showed up, and we have never bothered since.

    I've gotten the impression that "Trick or Treating" has all but died in the last decade over safety concerns. Its depressing how a few sadistic schmucks can completely destroy a childhood experience.
  • 85524
    Posted by YanBz on October 30, 2010
    [reply] 2 0
    We buy individually wrapped small chocolate bars like snickers, milky way, butter fingers, musketeers, and twix. Costco sells a mix of these in a 5 lb bag, just enough to last through the night if you giveaway 1-2 to each child.
  • 85525
    7 1 1
    Posted by deathbynosleep on October 30, 2010
    [reply] 6 0
    I but the stuff that i'm willing to eat if it doesn't all go. This year i'm only handing candy out for the tiny kids...then closing up shop.
  • 85528
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    12 8 1
    Posted by sandyshore on October 30, 2010
    [reply] 3 0
    I buy the good stuff. Halloween is once a year and you only participate for a few years, and I still remember taking my candy home and separating the good stuff from the stuff I didn't like and trying to trade with my siblings.
  • 85531
    Posted by sareece on October 30, 2010
    [reply] 5 0
    I believe there will be a new one on this list come next year... I was at walmart earlier today, in the produce section and as I was picking up some peaches I noticed what I THOUGHT was Halloween candy right beside it in one of the produce bins. I thought how odd it was that there was candy in the produce section, but on second look, it was individual packs of carrots, targeted for Halloween. I had to chuckle at the thought of someone actually handing these out because I am pretty sure their house is going to get egged.

    Also I didnt see pecans on there lol! The crazy lady that used to live down the road from us used to hand out pecans that she picked up in her yard out for Halloween Amused .

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