What’s your favorite and least favorite Halloween candy?
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Favorite: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (cannot buy to give to the kids, because I'd eat them all myself)
Least favorite: the picture above; never could get into 'em.
By the way: what's the age limit for trick or treating? I'm thinking about 13.
When I was a kid, I threw out the following:
-Candy Apples (there were one or two ambitious neighbors)
-Anything Apple flavored (jolly ranchers, lolly pops, etc)
-Anything Pineapple flavored
-Anything Strawberry flavored (except red licorice, which I don't believe shoud count)
-Anything Banana flavored
-Very Dark Chocolate
-Some of the mints
But at least those people tried. I really hated the pennies. And thank goodness nobody gave out toothbrushes back then.
The "meh" stuff:
I was psyched for just about all the standard stuff, and especially excited if any of the candy was regular OTC-sized instead of the snack size.
-Reese's Cups & pieces
-M&Ms, reg & peanut
-Twix, reg & PB
-Twizzlers, Red & Black
-Hershey Bar, w & w/o nuts
(I'm sure I left some of those standards out, but you get the point)
But the true "home runs" were the rare ones:
-Krackle & Mr Goodbar
-Blow Pop, cherry & grape
-Tootsie Pop - any flavor
-Tiny size chicklets
Candy corn is wack. So are boxes of raisins. Candy Cigarettes were the bomb.
Bit o honey gets the Gas Face, too.
When I'm foraging through my kids' candy, I'm looking for Reese's, Snickers, KitKats, Peppermint Patties or Crunch/Krackle bars. The rest of the garbage is theirs.
I dig a Kit Kat.
I agree with Jon and Alex, except Jon's standards were mostly my home runs. Throw in 3 Musketeers and Special Dark (which would have been my porn name if I'd to cross that line in the film world). As my tastes grew more sophisticated, I learned to love chocolate mints (Andes Candies are the bomb) and even accepted York Peppermint Patties as a semi-grownup.
My older sister and I were reminiscing about the Halloween procedure in our household; as I am far younger than all of my siblings, I missed out on the interesting capers they used to pull; but when I was old enough, my niece and I would usually bring in a huge haul; of which a percentage went to Mom and the various older siblings. I was rather philosophical about this; I usually ended up with enough candy to last me through Christmas anyway, plus my oldest sister would take the stuff she knew I wasn't going to eat. She especially liked one candy that my other sister and probably anyone here would wholeheartedly agree was the absolute worst candy ever given out to unsuspecting kids on Halloween. If you knocked on someone's door or rang the doorbell on Halloween and they gave you this, know that they hate you and never want you to come on or near their property again. Automatic tee-pee.
7) yeah, mary janes are ratshit.
Wow, some of you folks have really made a study of this! Just to let you Banterers know, I saw a parade this morning and Spiderman is big for the boys this year and Doc. McStuffens for the girls. But there was a little girl dressed as a strawberry that was the bomb.
On topic, it's Mounds all the way. Those bite sized ones.
 You ever had a green tea kit-kat? That's one of the few weird flavor candies that really works for me.
Great points about raisins, bit o honey & mary janes. Those were all in the trash.
Bit o honey and mary janes, just the wrapping made them look 40 years old.
I am so overjoyed by this thread, it's almost painful.
Reeses PB Cups remain the gold standard for me. Candy Cigs..hard to believe that happened!
Showed the Jazz Kids 'It's The Great Pumpkin..' last night, what a classic.
 Green Tea 'anything' tastes real good to me now. Ice Cream especially.
Last night we gave out butterfingers and then I had to take the remainders to work otherwise The Wife would consume them all.
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