Halloween Treats You DON’T Want To Buy!

Halloween is just a week away folks!  It’s almost time for getting dressed up, Halloween costume parties, and trick-or-treating!  So, about that last part.  You remember being a kid I’m sure, when you’d go trick-or-treating and someone would be offering candy that you didnt recognize — some that  looked downright nasty!

 

These days, you don’t just find the standard old Reeces Cups, Snickers bars, Milky Ways, M&Ms, Three Musketeers, etc. when you go trick-or-treating.  Candy companies are trying to invent new versions of these old classics.  While we do enjoy some of them, other candy classics just need to be left alone!

 

Here are a few of those new types of candy you might see on Halloween night — ones that we wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole! (And we don’t even want to know what kind of dental damage they would cause…)

 

1)  Candy Corn M&Ms

 

Maybe it’s because I don’t like candy corn, but it seems that all chocolate candy is going with a candy corn flavored option.  Why anyone thinks candy corn and chocolate mix well is beyond me.

 

2) Caramel Apple Flavored Milky Way Bars

 

Again, a very weird combo.  Milky Way bars are delicious on their own — why add in another flavor, especially something as bizarre as caramel apple?

 

3) Starburst Candy Corn

 

Again with the candy corn.  But this time, the starbursts aren’t candy corn-flavored like you might think — they’re certainly shaped like candy corn, but they taste like starbursts still.  How misleading is that?

 

4) Pumpkin Spice Flavored Hershey Kisses

 

Everything is pumpkin spice flavored lately, have you noticed?  There’s pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice butter, pumpkin spice pop-tarts — you name it.  Do kids even like pumpkin-flavored chocolate?  Seems like it would be a stretch.

 

5) Candy Corn Hershey Bars

Again with the candy corn!

 

6) Cadbury Schreme Eggs

 

Basically, these are the same as those Cadbury creme eggs you purchase around Easter.  Except Cadbury wanted to get in on the Halloween-themed candy, so they came out with the ‘schreme egg.’  It’s essentially the same as a regular creme egg except the center is not just white, but white mixed with green.  Gross!

 

dentist-atlanta-meet-the-drDr. Hugh Flax has a passion for practicing dentistry. He takes great pleasure in changing patients’ lives through their smiles. He received his degree in dentistry at Emory University and began Flax Dental in 1987. Outside the office, Dr. Flax loves music, New Orleans, traveling and more music. Follow Flax Dental on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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