Halloween

The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag 

Chef Jen
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Updated October 11, 2019 65.8k votes 3.4k voters 59.6k views 70 items

List Rules Your least-favorite Halloween candy of all time.

What is the worst Halloween candy ever? Oh, the choices are seemingly endless: Whether it's that creepy older lady down the street who insists that little boxes of raisins are just wonderful for the trick-or-treaters, or the health food nut next door who believes that trail mix makes a perfect treat, we've all been stuck with terrible Halloween candy at one point or another. That's what this list is all about: The nastiest, grossest, stupidest, worst things to get when trick-or-treating. Be sure to vote, and add any ridiculously bad Halloween candy you've gotten, too.

Here's the thing about the worst Halloween candy: Sometimes, people give out things that aren't candy at all. Look, if you run out of Snickers or Reese's peanut butter cups (no doubt among the best Halloween candy choices ever) just turn the porch light *off*. Don't go scrounging around the house for other things to dump on unsuspecting kids (and yes, that means no packets of sugar-free hot chocolate, Splenda, or Taco Bell hot sauce). Resist the urge to give out coupons, too, because kids don't CARE. They want their treats, and they want them now -- not next week, not next month.

Consider this list a guide for what *not* to give the adorable trick-or-treaters who show up at your door this Halloween...unless you actually want your yard TP'ed. If so, then by all means, hand out some horrible generic made-in-China knockoff Halloween candy to the sweet, eager, costumed faces that hold out their sweet, adorable plastic Jack-o-lanterns and offer you the "trick or treat" holiday greeting. Your "candy" will wind up in the discard pile once everything's divvied up, and you'll become the pariah of the neighborhood.

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Razor Blades is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
killakane94 added Razor Blades
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Veggies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
kaylive added Veggies
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Religious Tracts/Jack Ch... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
MadameLil added Religious Tracts/Jack Chick Books
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Splenda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
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NOTHING.... ): is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Siersha 2 added NOTHING.... ):
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A Rock... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Siersha 2 added A Rock...

Just like Charlie Brown got for Halloween.

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Liquorice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
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Raisin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
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Leftover Easter Candy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Leftover Easter Candy
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A Cough Drop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Vixenamour added A Cough Drop
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Pennies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Pennies
or any other small denomination of money (nickels, dimes)
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Circus Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
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Canned Food is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Siersha 2 added Canned Food
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Wax lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
...and wax bottle candy, or wax anything else
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Coupons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
KRISTYFOX added Coupons

Kids don't want coupons, they want candy, RIGHT NOW!

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Bibles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
BHinz added Bibles
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Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pack... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets
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Good & Plenty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Good & Plenty
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Twilight Candy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Twilight Candy
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Plastic Spider Rings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Plastic Spider Rings
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Toothpaste is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
BHinz added Toothpaste
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Sugar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
reinaldo added
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Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
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Christmas Candy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Siersha 2 added Christmas Candy

It's either way too early....or WAY too late

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Valentine's Candy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Things to Get in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag
Siersha 2 added Valentine's Candy

Does this need an explanation?  Come on!