Adam 12

11am - 4pm

‘Tis the season…to raid the candy bowl before the trick-or-treaters even ring your doorbell. So what’s in that bowl? And, more importantly, what isn’t?


True story: one Halloween, when I was quite young, my Nana C bought a GIANT bag of Dum Dums to hand out to trick-or-treaters. My dad and uncles did nothing but give her grief: “Ma, that’s like the cheapest candy you can give out! Kids hate those! They’re gonna egg your house!” I didn’t understand the ribbing at all. Gimme cream soda and butterscotch Dum Dums all damn day, I say.


But maybe I’m in the minority? Dum Dums are on the short list–alongside seven other questionable Halloween candies–for this week’s poll. Pick your poison so we can determine the worst Halloween candy. And if there’s one you dislike more than the Hated Eight below, holler at us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know.