Halloween is almost here, that time of year when you can feel like a kid again! Oh wait, did I say feel like a kid? I meant EAT like a kid, especially if you have kids that will be returning to your house with bags full of candy next Tuesday. The thing is though, amongst those fun size Kit Kats and Reese's Peanut Butter cups (come to mama) lurks something very scary...GROSS CANDY.
Which candy is the absolute grossest will vary from person to person, but let's discuss some of the top worst, shall we? Let's start with Dots. First of all, WHY DOTS?! No one, NO ONE, would purposely ever choose to eat these pretty much flavorless tooth filling puller outers. They are hard to eat, literally, hard, and every single year these are the only candies that will remain in the buckets year after year after all the good stuff has gotten picked over. WHY do they continue to put these into the giant Halloween candy bags? Is there some sort of agreement that if we get Snickers we must also get Dots? WHY?! Make it stop.
Second, are the fruity Tootsie Rolls. Now, as if regular Tootsie Rolls weren't meh enough, you can also have "fruit" Tootsie Rolls. Usually my kids will see these candies that are generally reserved for those parades where you get candy hurled at you from people on floats, and will get excited for a minute before they realize what they are. They will actually eat these once the good candy is gone, but they don't enjoy it.
Lastly, what are Necco wafers even? I mean really? Is this a nostalgia thing? Out of all possible candy options out there today in 2017, why are these still around? These are also a direct to garbage candy in my house because even I won't eat them while I'm rummaging around for an early November candy fix while the kids are sleeping. These are sad candy. No one thinks candy and wants a Necco wafer, no one. Give it up.
Now, for the sake of full disclosure, I'm going to tell you that we don't go all out when it comes to the candy we leave out. Mainly because I will eat all of it beforehand, and also because I want to do something easy that is also allergy friendly that I won't eat if we have leftover. And since at least one of us is usually out with the kids on Halloween AND we have a big dog that barks if you even THINK about ringing the doorbell we just throw a big bucket out there and let people do the "honor system". So...I usually just put a TON of Dum Dums in the bucket and call it a day. My husband thinks Dum Dums as Halloween candy are "lame", but have you ever seen a kid turn down a Dum Dum? Especially the Root Beer or "Mystery Flavor" ones? No, you have not. And we never have any left over, so I rest my case. So what about you? What do you give away on Halloween? Please don't say Dots.