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20 crappy Halloween candies people need to stop handing out already

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Halloween treats that need to GTFO

#1/21:

Halloween treats that need to GTFO

It's probably tacky to complain about free candy, but the children of the world deserve better than this.

#3/21:

Good & Plenty

#3/21:

Good & Plenty

Putting the "trick" in trick or treat? These pink and white candies that taste like poison, aka black licorice.

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Fruit-flavored Tootsie Rolls

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Fruit-flavored Tootsie Rolls

Scene: An elderly woman drops her purse; 500 fruit-flavored Tootsie Rolls fall out. No one is surprised.

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Tootsie Rolls

#5/21:

Tootsie Rolls

It chews like hot tar but tastes like shitty chocolate. A real Halloween dream come true.

#6/21:

Candy corn

#6/21:

Candy corn

It's 2016 — parents don't let their kids eat unwrapped candy. Stop shoveling in the candy corn, already!

#7/21:

Black and orange taffy

#7/21:

Black and orange taffy

The sketchiest. What brand is it? Who makes it? Where the hell do people buy it? And what is that flavor?

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Hershey's Miniatures

#8/21:

Hershey's Miniatures

Mr. Goodbar and Krackel are, like, the two most depressing candy bars out there. Try harder, Hershey's!

#9/21:

Dove mini chocolates

#9/21:

Dove mini chocolates

As an adult, I enjoy Dove chocolates. As a kid, I wanted to know why my weird aunt's candy was in my bag.

#10/21:

Dubble Bubble and Bazooka gum

#10/21:

Dubble Bubble and Bazooka gum

It practically breaks your teeth when you start chewing, loses flavor after one minute and barely blows bubbles.

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Jolly Ranchers

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Jolly Ranchers

You know some entitled kid picked all the watermelon Jolly Ranchers from the bowl, and the rest taste like sadness.

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Mini packs of raisins

#12/21:

Mini packs of raisins

I would rather get 300 pieces of shitty black and orange taffy than one mini box of stale, grainy raisins. 

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Necco Wafers

#13/21:

Necco Wafers

There is one black licorice wafer per roll, and that alone makes getting Necco Wafers a slap in the face.

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Wax lips and fangs

#14/21:

Wax lips and fangs

Chewing on a sugary candle you're not allowed to swallow? Now that's terrifying.

#15/21:

Smarties

#15/21:

Smarties

As a kid, I always wanted to eat chalk. Then I tried Smarties one Halloween and changed my mind forever.

#16/21:

Strawberry candies with liquid centers

#16/21:

Strawberry candies with liquid centers

1882 called; it wants its depressingly hard-yet-gooey candy back.

#17/21:

Trail mix

#17/21:

Trail mix

I don't care that it's full of off-brand M&M'S and salt — trail mix is still for the trail, not Halloween.

#18/21:

Black licorice

#18/21:

Black licorice

If you genuinely think kids like getting black licorice on Halloween, you're either European or 85 years old.

#19/21:

3 Musketeers

#19/21:

3 Musketeers

3 Musketeers was invented in 1902 by mixing cocoa powder with crafting paste. That's not true. But it does suck.

#20/21:

Werther's

#20/21:

Werther's

I personally love Werther's, because my papa always has them in his car. Stop giving kids car candy on Halloween!

#21/21:

A mini toothbrush

#21/21:

A mini toothbrush

Candy is bad for your teeth — we get it. That's why kids get free candy only one night a year! Lighten up.

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