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Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 31, 2016 12:54PM
For me, it was the dreaded popcorn ball. A baseball size glob of popcorn welded together with Karo syrup, wrapped in saran wrap. barf smiley

A close second was the sickly looking apple. Not a nice crisp good looking apple, but one past it's prime, bruised and dented up a bit. cursing smiley

Give me a Snickers or Milky Way any day of the week!! yum smiley



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 31, 2016 12:58PM
I never ate either of those. Add Dots, Duds, and anything waxy to that list.

One thing I liked as a kid was Crunch but the small Crunches the kids get nowadays always have another taste mixed in with them which I can only assume is transfer from another candy made on the same machinery. Yuk.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 31, 2016 12:59PM
I wasn't crazy about candy that was marshmallow based. I ate it anyway because it was candy. But I didn't like it. But I ate it while protesting.

Actually, I do like Moon Pies without qualification (the chocolate ones).



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: riley5108
Date: October 31, 2016 01:03PM
The popcorn balls have to be at the top of the worst list.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: fmgtech
Date: October 31, 2016 01:20PM
Candy corn.........ugh!!
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: saintyohann
Date: October 31, 2016 01:20PM
I hated tootsie rolls myself, but circus peanut and getting pennies was lame.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 31, 2016 01:21PM
It was during my trick-or-treating years when somebody decided to start putting razor blades in apples... Parents would immediately toss anything homemade after that.

Worst was the house that would always give out candy canes. I can only assume they would stock up after Christmas and keep them until Halloween, as this was also before xmas creep.

Pennies too, I mean I would keep them, but really?
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 31, 2016 01:22PM
Individual candy corn. Some people gave out only one or two but we lived in a development that had kids in most every home and money could be tight so a bag of candy corn could cover many dozens of kids. Licorice was a close second.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 31, 2016 01:34PM
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It was during my trick-or-treating years when rumors started that somebody decided to start putting razor blades in apples... Parents would immediately toss anything homemade after that.

FTFY
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 31, 2016 01:38PM
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Lew Zealand
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It was during my trick-or-treating years when rumors started that somebody decided to start putting razor blades in apples... Parents would immediately toss anything homemade after that.

FTFY

I was a kid during that scare. I was eating candy the next day with my sister, and when she wasn't looking, I jabbed a straight pin in a mini candy bar. I bit into the bar and pulled out the pin in front of her, saying something like: "LOOK!"

She about had kittens right then and there! smiley-laughing001



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 31, 2016 01:39PM
some banana flavored marshmallow based thing.
they would come back up
barf smiley barf smiley barf smiley barf smiley barf smiley barf smiley



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 31, 2016 01:41PM
When I was very young we lived on 118th Place and Broadway in Los Angeles. I'm thinking this is in the late 60's. I was probably about 8 or 9. There were still some white people and Asian people that still lived in the community. One was this really elderly white lady that lived directly across the street from us (race matters because most of the white people flighted away by that time. The ones that stayed were generally really cool).

It was the 1st time I had ever seen giant oxygen tanks that she needed. She was really sweet and would share candy and other goodies with my brother, sister and I. She and my mother got along well.

One Halloween she made Rice Crispy Treats to give out to the children and wrapped them in plastic. I had never heard of such a thing and was a tester earlier in the day.

That evening, the kids went to her house and she would give each one a treat. Apparently people were already cognizant of idiots harming children via the Halloween treats and the kids literally just threw the treats onto the streets and warned others to do likewise.

I asked them why did they take it in the first place? They said they didn't want to hurt her feelings but it DID hurt her feelings. The fact that they threw them in the street right in front of her house made me so mad. I wanted to fight them. It literally ruined my Halloween that year. I hated those kids. I was probably more likely disappointed in them. I prayed to help me forgive them for being so mean to such a nice woman. We moved from there in 1970 a couple of miles west of there in L.A.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 31, 2016 01:46PM
Tootsie Rolls and Bit o Honey what were HARD AS ROCKS and probably pretty old or leftover from last year. Yuck...
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 31, 2016 01:50PM
Hard candy. I mean, really.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2016 01:50PM
....Vicks vapor rub.....??



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 31, 2016 01:56PM
In my neighborhood that was a doctor and a dentist and they both gave out apples instead of candy. Always viewed that as a health statement on their part.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 31, 2016 02:07PM
These crappy, dry, waxy peanut butter things:

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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 31, 2016 02:12PM
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Acer
These crappy, dry, waxy peanut butter things:


Yes! I still ate 'em.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 31, 2016 02:20PM
^^

I love those things, still do.

Worse -- I had a dentist who gave out toothpaste. Seriously..



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2016 02:27PM
....depression....??



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 31, 2016 02:30PM
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Ombligo
^^

I love those things, still do.

Worse -- I had a dentist who gave out toothpaste. Seriously..

In the tube, or did they just squirt some into each kids bag.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 31, 2016 02:43PM
Grew up next to a dentist. Humorous dentists give out caramels and taffy, to keep business robust. This fellow (a good guy, but not funny) gave out toothbrushes.

Terrible candy:
  • Candy corn/pumpkins
  • Tootsie anything
  • Circus peanuts
  • NECCO wafers
  • Baby Jane
  • Mounds/Almond Joy
  • Dum Dums
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • All forms of cough drops



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 31, 2016 02:47PM
Tootsie anything

NECCO wafers

Mounds/Almond Joy
Dum Dums

yum.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 31, 2016 03:01PM
There was one house that gave out those crappy religious tracts.

The word went out. They received toilet paper on their trees.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 31, 2016 03:10PM
Some of the crunchies gave out apples. This was at the height of the razor blades urban myth, so the apples got tossed.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 31, 2016 03:45PM
Those little boxes of raisins. smiley-talk034
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: October 31, 2016 04:59PM
Another vote here for many corn.
Back in my day, since many families knew each other, some would bake homemade cookies. Most of those were made too far ahead and were overdone, Hate burnt cookies.

Our secret family recipe chocolate chip cookie, they were not.

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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: 3d
Date: October 31, 2016 05:19PM
Random McDonalds Happy Meal toys
And
a Chinese take-out fortune cookie.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: October 31, 2016 06:35PM
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DeusxMac
Those little boxes of raisins. smiley-talk034

Yes used get about three of those a year . Gave them to my mother or sisters. Sisters were better because younger could trade for something wanted.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: October 31, 2016 06:47PM
> What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?

A penny wrapped in a paper doily along with a slip of paper telling me that I was going to hell if I didn't find Christ.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2016 08:03PM
....razorblade.....consequently.....infection....



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 31, 2016 08:41PM
Loved Necco Wafers and Kandy Korn. Hated getting fruit. Got a fig one year. Yeccchhhh.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 31, 2016 09:54PM
>> A close second was the sickly looking apple.
Yeah, beat up apples went into the garbage.

I would eat just about anything else. Boxes of raisins would go into lunch boxes. Chocolate got saved until last.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: h linamen
Date: November 01, 2016 06:59AM
A pinch of potato chips (loose) not even a handfull. By the time you were done, they were crumbs in the bottom of the bag.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: November 01, 2016 07:04AM
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h linamen
A pinch of potato chips (loose) not even a handfull. By the time you were done, they were crumbs in the bottom of the bag.

I remember that woman! The one with the pekingese and the taped-up bathroom window at the front of the house.



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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: rz
Date: November 01, 2016 08:38AM
I love Necco wafers. I still eat them as an adult, usually when I'm driving long distances. I like Circus Peanuts too, but only one or two.

Hated getting tootsie rolls and candy corn.
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Re: Halloween - What Was The Worst Treats Received When You Were A Kid?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: November 01, 2016 10:27PM
I miss getting Necco chocolate wafers. The other type was okay, but the chocolate ones were one of my favorite candies. Have not seen them in stores in a while.
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