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What was the most ridiculous, useless or horrid "treat" you ever received on Hal

  1. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    What was the most ridiculous, useless or horrid "treat" you ever received on Halloween?

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  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image97
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Horehound candy was the most horrid tasting candy. I had never seen it before and an elderly lady was passing them out. when I took a piece to pop in my mouth, I spit it out right quick. When we got home I showed my Mom and told her how awful they were. She took them because she loved the taste. Yuck !

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Phyllis, yeah I remember some kids hated Horehound. I personally love it!

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image83
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years ago

    All of them are pretty useless because I keep forgetting the bag to carry them around in!

    I've never really had much bad experiences with trick or treating when I was a nipper, so I guess something like a Freddo bar (5 pence back in my day!) because of how cheap it was. Can't complain though - it was free afterall! ^^

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. What is a Freddo bar?

    2. JohnGreasyGamer profile image83
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's a small chocolate bar in the shape of a humanoid frog called "Freddo". They make nice treats, but aren't very filling - you get what you pay for I suppose! ^^

    3. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ok! I think I have seen those smile

  4. blake4d profile image59
    blake4dposted 3 years ago

    I distinctly remember as a child these orange harmonicas that you could play it and then eat it. And they tasted terrible because they were made of wax, it was like eating a soft stale candle. Wax candy in general is bad, but those orange harmonicas made Halloween absolutely suck.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! I remember the wax lips candy. Never were much use for candy, for sure!

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Any of the wax things were the worst.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    One family in my neighborhood passed out Christian tracts to trick or treaters one year spouting "Halloween is the Devil's Holiday" nonsense. Needless to say, that went over really well. So many kids crumpled them up and threw them back onto their lawn that the next morning it looked like it had snowed.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      FatFreddysCat, I got a few of those as a kid. Did the ones you got come with the horrid illustrations and anti-papal propaganda?

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image100
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's been so many years that I honestly don't remember...if I had to guess, I'd bet they were part of the comic book style "Chick Tracts" series by fundamentalist loonie cartoonist Jack Chick.

  6. recappers delight profile image82
    recappers delightposted 3 years ago

    Religious tracts, for sure. I guess it's more common than you might expect!

    Also, I really dislike licorice, so any form of that usually went into the trash.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, apparently so. I guess the religious zanies have their own ideas on how to scare little kids!

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I guess, when I was young, what I thought was the most useless "treat" while I was still young to only expect candy was fruit - or eggs.

 
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