Who doesn’t love Halloween? Who can forget the joy of putting on a totally awesome costume, collecting a huge stash of delicious candies, and gobbling them down with your pals under the moonlight or while watching something spooky on TV?
The only negative to the whole evening is the occasional house that seems to be totally clueless as to what it’s like being a kid on Halloween.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the five worst Halloween treats:
There’s nothing that says “we don’t care” more than a house that hands out pennies to trick-or-treaters. First, who uses pennies anymore? Second, the two or three random coins tossed into a bag full of candy will be lost, forgotten, or thrown out long before a kid can put a few together to actually buy something.
At the end of a long evening of trick-or-treating, pulling out a fuzzy, stale popcorn ball from your bag is downright demoralizing. Like pulling a pebble from your show, these nasty things are treated more like a nuisance than a treat and quickly discarded.
Fruit and Other Healthy Stuff
Those well-intentioned people who hand out healthy snacks on Halloween may as well turn out the lights and give up dealing with trick-or-treaters completely. To most kids, seeing an apple or box of raisins in their bag of goodies is only slightly better than seeing a rock or bottle cap. Really, what’s the point of doing this anyway? Will that one uneaten and quickly discarded apple change a kid’s eating habits for life?
Dental Hygiene Products
This is another well-intentioned Halloween giveaway that is about as fun as a poke in the eye for a young trick-or-treater. Yes, dental hygiene is important and Halloween is a good time to remind kids of the need to brush. However, there’s also something to be said about letting a kid be a kid and have at least one crazy day a year. Give away travel size toothpaste tubes at your own risk-they make for splendid “get even” pranks against you.
Unless a grandma shows up trick-or-treating, absolutely nobody will get a kick out of your collection of hard candy treats. Hard candies are always the last left in the trick-or-treat bag and frequently find themselves transferred over to a living room candy dish, where they will sit and sit until eventually thrown into the trash.