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

Updated October 11, 2019 66.4k votes 3.6k voters 61.0k 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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  • Razor Blades1
    1,660
    349

    Razor Blades

  • NOTHING.... ):2
    1,076
    256

    NOTHING.... ):

  • Religious Tracts/Jack Chick Books3
    1,739
    487

    Religious Tracts/Jack Chick Books

  • A Rock...4
    919
    271

    A Rock...

    Just like Charlie Brown got for Halloween.

  • Veggies5
    1,494
    530

    Veggies

  • A Cough Drop6
    791
    253

    A Cough Drop

  • Splenda7
    1,372
    466
  • Canned Food8
    739
    252

    Canned Food

  • Salt9
    226
    49

    Salt

  • Leftover Easter Candy10
    1,248
    524

    Leftover Easter Candy

  • Toothpaste11
    529
    205

    Toothpaste

  • Bibles12
    646
    251

    Bibles

  • Liquorice13
    1,206
    663
  • Raisins14
    1,317
    626
  • Twilight Candy15
    624
    346

    Twilight Candy

  • Pucker Pete Wax Lips16
    419
    219

    Pucker Pete Wax Lips

  • Valentine's Candy17
    731
    257

    Valentine's Candy

    Does this need an explanation?  Come on!

  • Good & Plenty18
    759
    460

    Good & Plenty

  • Sugar19
    657
    321
  • Christmas Candy20
    572
    258

    Christmas Candy

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

  • Wax Lips21
    861
    576
    ...and wax bottle candy, or wax anything else
  • Craisins22
    496
    269

    Craisins

  • Pennies23
    1,041
    697

    Pennies

    or any other small denomination of money (nickels, dimes)
  • Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets24
    1,264
    566

    Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets

  • Powdered sugar25
    172
    49