Worst Halloween "treat"?

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  1. CarpetDiem profile image73
    CarpetDiemposted 7 years ago

    In the spirit of the holiday, what would you say is the worst Halloween "treat" that a trick-or-treater could get?
    i.e. Charlie Brown got rocks...
    i.e. I have heard that dentists had out toothbrushes...

    So have at it. What is your idea for the worst Halloween treat ever (that one could actually hand out to kids).

    1. goldenpath profile image69
      goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A Halloween Harry Potter wand that is actually an enema cartridge.  Now that's being born under a bad sign.... sad

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

    2. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rocks wouldn't be a good idea, thats like giving nuclear weapons to Iran.

      Something bad is bound to happen.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol

  2. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 7 years ago

    I remember we use to get raisins.  I also didn't like licorice, but my brother did.  I'm sure there is something worse, but I can't think of anything.

  3. CarpetDiem profile image73
    CarpetDiemposted 7 years ago

    hi Betty,

    Raisins... hmmmm... sounds like a "health nut's" house. smile

    Licorice... love it! I guess one person's trick is another person's treat. smile

  4. Ben Evans profile image71
    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    I never liked Neccos.  They taste like chalk.

    1. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We used to play communion with those.  (Catholic mass)  They were perfect.  I loved that chalky funny flavored candy.  I'd buy them for the movie and sit in the dark and try to guess what color I was getting by the flavor.  (early taste test.)  The pink ones tasted like pepto bismol

  5. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

    I got raisins before!  Not the best... Hmm... other bad ones... One year, this old man (like 200 or so) was literally scooping M&Ms out of a huge bowl with a spoon and just dumping them into our bags.  That was creepy... And, another lady gave us fruit - No thanks. tongue

  6. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Fruit is not a treat! Plus, we were told never to accept apples cuz they would contain razor blades!

    My idea of a bad haul is a house that doesn't give you any chocolate! That's just WRONG!

  7. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    BTW, Anyone doesn't like their Neccos send them to me. I LOVE Neccos, especially the brown ones!
    I'll trade you any/all licorice.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, see my posted reply under the original neccos comment.  smile

  8. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    apple

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Please. The list is infinite. My dog's latest plastic wrapped offering?

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  9. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Small hard candies bought probably in advance like 50 years back. So bad for kid's teeth.

  10. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Stale candy leftover from last Halloween (or older) mad

  11. Gypsy48 profile image71
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    When I was a kid I once got a banana, it got all mashed up by the time I got home.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awwwww,      YUCK !

  12. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Hard, unedible licorice or Nibs that are hard enough to send sailing through the giver's glass panes!!!

  13. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    For years now, my mother (85 years old) has given children their choice of freshly cut carrot sticks or candy. 

    Interestingly enough, the carrot sticks always go first!

  14. profile image0
    jca197493@yahoo.cposted 7 years ago

    A few years ago, my elderly neighbors gave my son a zip lock bag of pennies!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's better than what Charlie Brown always got!

    2. rmr profile image81
      rmrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a kid, there was a house on my block that gave out pennies. One penny per kid.

      As far as bad treats, I'd have to say sardines might be unpleasant. Also one per customer, of course.

  15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...those gawdawful brownish/orange coloured halloween chewy, some times rock hard candies...i don't know what they are called....usually wrapped in orange & black waxed paper.

    ...at one time i was into handing out really, really, healthy stuff...the kids probably didn't like coming to my place....i switched back to good ole' chocolate!

    1. Ben Evans profile image71
      Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are talking about candy corn.  Chocolate is always the best I think.

      The other one I remember that I did not like was candy that looked like caramels but it did not taste like caramel.  Most of the time you knew these sat for like a couple of years because they were hard.  They were also off brand or maybe bought in bulk.  Good caramels are tasty but these were hideous.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No, candy corn isn't rock hard or wrapped in black and orange waxed paper.

        I think they are some sort of taffy.

        1. timorous profile image83
          timorousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think they used to be called candy kisses..yeah, really hard taffy.

        2. Ben Evans profile image71
          Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          They, I guess would be a little better than a bland disk of starch.

          Pepto Bismol is a perfect description.

          1. Ben Evans profile image71
            Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oops wrong post.  I meant to reply to the neccos one.

        3. rmr profile image81
          rmrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          In my neighborhood, those were called peanut butter kisses, but they were also available in anise flavor, which I think were called blackjacks.

  16. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    worst were the bruised up apples, soft and mushy, that some people would hand out.  YUCK

  17. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    The knock off brand candies are the worst.  Like the ones that just say taffy, crunch, or peanut butter cup.  It's like a let down after getting the real Laffy taffy, nestle, or Reese's.

    By the way, if a guy named Reese comes up to you and asks you for his cups, you better hand them over.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol thats a good one !

  18. Onusonus profile image77
    Onusonusposted 7 years ago

    Anything with coconut in it.

  19. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Popcorn that doesn't pop and chalk-like candies..

    I am giving chocolates to children later, YOOHOO!

  20. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    a religious tract- cause they won't read it!

  21. Ben Evans profile image71
    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    Well, all ye ghouls
    and wanna be ghosts
    dress up real scary
    but beware of your hosts.

    What is most frightening
    is not what you have on your head,
    but what you have in your bag
    all rotten and dead.

    Bwahahahahahahaha

    Beware of hundred year old candies
    given to you in bulk and stuck in a ball
    It could be m&m's or boston baked beans
    or a chocolate or carmal candy thats small.

    Imagine getting a banana
    That would be quite a shock
    or how about a caramel
    that is hard as a rock.

    Apples, oh my goodness....
    All mushy with rot.
    That stale taste tells you
    you wont like it a lot.

    Raisins are for cooking
    or handed out for health.
    They are not a Halloween treat
    given as candy in stealth.

    Generic unbranded candy
    is suppose to taste real good.
    Well, I would rather have the real thing
    sitting in grease under my hood.

    Hard candies of unknown origin
    don't taste of what they try to portray.
    Not root beer, cinnamon, or cherry.
    We just throw them away.

    Neccos that candy
    of chalky delight
    I have nightmares about them
    especially the ones that are white.

    There are things that are bad
    like  stale un-popped popcorn too
    I would not give them
    because I would be afraid someone would sue.

    So as we near the evening
    trick or treaters beware.
    The candy you get
    may give you quite a scare.

    So if you really think
    you are giving them a scare,
    they are laughing.  If you dont believe me
    take a look in your bag if you dare.

    Bwahahahahahahahaha

    Happy Halloween everyone.

  22. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    the worst "treat" i ever received was a shiny penny! ugh..yikes

  23. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    The worst "treat" (or was it "trick"?) I ever got was last year. I'd forgotten it was Halloween. Not only did I not have anything in, I was skint...it was a really rough time in my life because I really didn't have any money for food even..
    Anyway, guisers came to my door and I answered (because I'd forgotten it was Halloween, or I'd have turned the lights out and shut the curtains, seeing as I didn't have any money to give them either). I apologised for having nothing and they said it was fine, but returned later to pelt my house with eggs.
    Thanks kids!
    They did several of my neighbours houses the same way. I know who they are but their parents denied it was them. They were seen buying the eggs in the local supermarket that day a year ago.

 
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