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What’s your favorite and least favorite Halloween candy?

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1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 31, 2013 10:41 am

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.

2 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 31, 2013 10:47 am

When I was a kid, I threw out the following:

-Almond Joys
-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
-Peanut Chews
-Orange Peanuts
-Pixie Stix
-Fun Dip

But at least those people tried. I really hated the pennies. And thank goodness nobody gave out toothbrushes back then.

The "meh" stuff:

-Candy Corn
-Sugar Daddy's
-Gum Cigarettes
-Necco Wafers
-Tootsie Roll
-Most gum

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
-Milky Way
-Twix, reg & PB
-Twizzlers, Red & Black
-Nestle Crunch
-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:

-100 Grand
-Krackle & Mr Goodbar
-Blow Pop, cherry & grape
-Tootsie Pop - any flavor
-Tiny size chicklets
-Candy Cigarettes

3 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2013 10:57 am

Candy corn is wack. So are boxes of raisins. Candy Cigarettes were the bomb.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:12 am

Bit o honey gets the Gas Face, too.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:16 am

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.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:20 am

I dig a Kit Kat.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:25 am

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.

8 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:43 am

7) yeah, mary janes are ratshit.

9 MSM35   ~  Oct 31, 2013 12:05 pm

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.

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 31, 2013 12:41 pm

[6] 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.

11 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2013 1:05 pm

Bit o honey and mary janes, just the wrapping made them look 40 years old.

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:13 pm

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.

13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 31, 2013 11:14 pm

[10] Green Tea 'anything' tastes real good to me now. Ice Cream especially.

14 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2013 7:52 am

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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