We all know that trick or treating is all about getting candy. Ask any teenager why they still dress up (or not) and go door to door on Halloween, and you're likely get that one-word answer—candy. I recall being in middle school, not dressing up at all and taking a plastic grocery bag door to door with my cousin, also in middle school, collecting candy on Halloween.
Now that I'm a grown-up, I care a lot more about hot buttery carbs than sweets. I'm also the parent of a child with food allergies and with teeth I'd like him to keep, so I don't go hard when it comes to buying Halloween treats. I've been guilty of handing out less than awesome treats to trick or treaters. Last Halloween, I drove across town to a holiday party and went trick-or-treating in my friend's neighborhood, but not before I filled a large beverage tub with packets of Halloween themed pretzels and set it out midway down our driveway with a sign that said, "Take one at your own risk". At least the sign was spooky. I was lucky our house didn't get tee-peed.
Without further day, or as this Youtuber says, "Let's no further then do", here's a list of what has to be the Top Five Lamest Halloween Treats ever:
- Apples and Oranges - Who needs to hide razor blades in candy when you can just dip fruit straight into poison? We wasted so much produce throwing them away every year.
- Pennies- Really.
- Halloween themed pencils and erasers- These almost always go unsharpened and unused, because who cares about Halloween after the candy raid is over?
- Sandwich bags filled with popcorn- Really.
- Coupons for snacks at the grocery store. She could have just turned off her porch light, but I think she liked the company. :-(
What's the lamest Halloween treat you've ever received or given out?