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Memories of Halloween trick or treating are running through my head, and the fun part was the after hours of walking and running. And cutting across Mr. Johnson’s lawn to save time. Finally dumping a pillowcase full of candy that would make your dentist scream.

There were always pieces of disappointment in your stash. For me, it was what they called “Circus Peanuts.” It was like eating orange styrofoam. The second was Good & Plenty licorice candy. You didn’t throw it away but you made sure it was the last candy you would eat months later when you depleted your sugar intake.

I loved Butterfingers but hate what they did to my teeth. One of my favorites was the “Marathon” candy bar. It had the slogan they last a good long time. The only problem was nobody passed that premium candy out on Halloween.

Then, some marketing guy thought it would be funny to make bite-size versions of the big candy bars. What a rip-off. Who came out with Trunk of Treats? How un-fun is that? Thinking back we had it pretty good back in the day. Yes, I did dress up as KISS one time. I got stuck being Peter Criss, but I thought it was cool. Check out the folks from Candystore.com and their list of the “Worst Halloween Candy” for 2022. The funny thing is the candy I hated as a kid I like now. Like peanut butter taffy, Sour Balls, and Twizzlers have all found their way into my heart again.

The Definitive Ranking of Worst and Best Halloween Candies

Preferences are changing all the time. Kid's these days like all kinds of things we'll never understand. Did you know TikTok is getting bigger than YouTube now? Gen Z is growing up fast. How's a grown-up supposed to keep up with the latest trends in Halloween candy?

Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle