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

Updated October 11, 2019 65.8k votes 3.6k voters 60.9k views67 items

List RulesYour 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.

Check out more lists like Worst Flavors Ever and Worst Foods to Eat on a Date

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  • 1
    Razor Blades
    1,648
    345

    Razor Blades

  • 2
    NOTHING.... ):
    1,063
    253

    NOTHING.... ):

  • 3
    Religious Tracts/Jack Chick Books
    1,729
    485

    Religious Tracts/Jack Chick Books

  • 4
    A Rock...
    910
    269

    A Rock...

    Just like Charlie Brown got for Halloween.

  • 5
    Veggies
    1,482
    530

    Veggies

  • 6
    A Cough Drop
    780
    253

    A Cough Drop

  • 7
    Splenda
    1,362
    466
  • 8
    Canned Food
    727
    252

    Canned Food

  • 9
    Leftover Easter Candy
    1,239
    522

    Leftover Easter Candy

  • 10
    Bibles
    639
    248

    Bibles

  • 11
    Salt
    216
    49

    Salt

  • 12
    Toothpaste
    517
    205

    Toothpaste

  • 13
    Liquorice
    1,199
    661
  • 14
    Raisins
    1,308
    622
  • 15
    Twilight Candy
    619
    341

    Twilight Candy

  • 16
    Good & Plenty
    753
    457

    Good & Plenty

  • 17
    Valentine's Candy
    723
    254

    Valentine's Candy

    Does this need an explanation?  Come on!

  • 18
    Pucker Pete Wax Lips
    410
    218

    Pucker Pete Wax Lips

  • 19
    Sugar
    651
    319
  • 20
    Christmas Candy
    566
    255

    Christmas Candy

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

  • 21
    Wax Lips
    853
    574
    ...and wax bottle candy, or wax anything else
  • 22
    Craisins
    489
    268

    Craisins

  • 23
    Pennies
    1,035
    692

    Pennies

    or any other small denomination of money (nickels, dimes)
  • 24
    Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets
    1,255
    565

    Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets

  • 25
    Powdered sugar
    166
    46