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Best And Worst Halloween Candy (PHOTOS)

10/17/2013 02:07 EDT | Updated 10/17/2013 08:45 EDT
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Growing up, there was nothing more satisfying than opening your trick or treating pillow case to find piles and piles of chocolate bars, classic candies and even bags of chips.

But often, buried deep in that pile of deliciousness, are awful, stale and questionable Halloween "treats." We're talking about the candy corn, stale gum and the random apples people thought were a good idea.

And even though Halloween is probably a dentist's worst nightmare, some experts recommend giving out chocolate bars instead of candy since chocolate melts quickly in your mouth and decreases the amount of sugar left on your teeth.

And whatever you do, DON'T give out sugar-free candy. It's called "trick or treating," not "trick or disappointment."

While you're at it, here are some of the worst (and best) treats we've received as kids:

  • So it's Halloween and you're all excited
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    Remember these days?
  • Remember when trick or treating looked like this?
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    Pillow cases and pillow cases full.
  • Just kidding....some 'treats' were always off
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    Sugar free?!!
  • Like Werther's Original that stuck to your teeth
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    Am I trick or treating or at an old folks home?
  • Or this sparkly stuff
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    Who eats this? Really?
  • Or the 5 cent gum that got slimy after 5 chews
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    We did appreciate the comic.
  • Or to the person who thought boxed raisins were a good idea
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    Stick to candy, people.
  • Or these suckers
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    That particularly sucked.
  • Or that time you got a granola bar
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  • Or when you're trying to get the wrapper off these stale ones
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    Why do these exist?
  • And the WORST is the person who gave you fruit
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    Clearly someone was shopping in the wrong aisle.
  • But wait, there is good Halloween candy out there
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  • Like these candy sticks that looked like chalk
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  • Or chocolate peanut butter heaven
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    Reese's for the win.
  • Or just bags and bags of Skittles
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    Don't forget the sour ones!
  • Or when companies got creative with themes
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    Clever.
  • Or when you got FULL SIZE bars
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    Look how big this is.
  • Or any brand of milk chocolate
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    This is what dreams are made of.
  • Or anything by this man
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    Nerds for all!
  • And lastly, M&M's
    Forget the brown ones.

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