NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, October 30, 2015, 12:39 PM
With Halloween quickly approaching, some candies on the market are sure to induce a healthy dose of squeamishness among consumers.
Halloween is just around the corner and costume-clad kids can’t wait to commemorate the creepy occasion.
The frightening festivity fuses hijinks with horror, but some candy companies are putting a little too much “trick” in their their treats.
Here are 10 of the most vile confections — causing customers to grit their teeth.
1. Ear Wax Candy
Ear Wax Candy boasts a lemon flavor and yellow hue, and fortunately, tastes nothing like ear wax.
“Mmmm ear wax!” said no one ever.
But these ghoulish gummies, which feature a fluorescent yellow hue and a lemon flavor seem to be a popular Halloween treat.
The eerie ear wax candies may not taste like the real thing, but they are sure to provide kids with a case of the heebie-jeebies.
2. Bean Boozled Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly Bean Boozled candy is like Russian Roulette for candies — featuring flavors like canned dog food and lawn clippings.
Vomit, skunk spray and rotten eggs, oh my!
Reflect on the most repulsive flavors imaginable and Jelly Belly has most likely captured it in jelly bean form.
Intrepid candy-lovers consume these icky treats in a game of Russian Roulette — candy edition.
Among favorable flavors like plum and juicy pear, people can just as easily pop a jelly bean in their mouths with a kick of pencil shavings or baby wipes.
The terror of tasting these so-called “treats” is apropos for a freaky festivity like Halloween.
With the tagline, “The candy you love to swallow!” in tow, this borderline offensive confection is perhaps best suited for adults.
The white, wormy gummies, resemble real swimmers — leading some to burst into laughter, while others ponder their faith in humanity.
The candies, which are laden with a sugar coating, boast no added salt, according to the company — but no word yet on what they actually taste like.
4. Hotlix Scorpion Suckers
Most restaurant patrons will send back their food upon the gruesome discovery of an insect floating in their soup.
Now imagine licking a lollipop and suddenly spotting a dead scorpion in the middle of it.
Some brave — and downright strange — candy-connoisseurs are willingly sucking on candies with creepy critters nestled in the center.
And if scorpions don’t speak to a person’s predilections, no need to worry — suckers are also available with worms buried inside.
5. Ant Candy
Ant Candy is dipped in chocolate to make these crunchy critters a little more palatable.
These terrifying treats are sure to cause skin to crawl.
They say chocolate can make just about anything taste better — but it may take a lot more than a drizzle of sweetened cocoa to conceal the flavor and texture of dead ants.
Real insects are doused in white chocolate in a valiant effort to make the creepy crawlers a little more palatable.
Still, the prospect of chomping on perished pests, may incite a case of ants in the pants.
6. Sour Candy Liquid Urine Samples
Sour Candy Liquid Urine Samples are candies with a syrupy consistency, packaged in fake urine sample containers.
Parents impart a cornucopia of important wisdom to their kids — including but not limited to, “Don’t eat yellow snow!”
But for those who strive to slurp on a stream of faux pee, “urine” luck.
This sour candy with a syrupy consistency comes in a very true-to-life urine sample container.
For some, this candy elicits amusement — for other’s, it may evoke unpleasant memories of being poked and prodded at the doctor’s office.
This crispy confection apparently isn’t hearing crickets from customers, since the delicacy remains on the market.
But in case crunching on crickets isn’t enticing enough, no need to fret.
Brave buyers can sift through an assortment of savory flavors — including Sour Cream & Onion, Bacon & Cheddar or Salt & Vinegar — attributing new meaning to the aphorism, “Salt of the earth.”
8. Lick your Wounds Candy Scabs
People who purchase this product may be licking their wounds after ingesting these sweets in all their gory glory.
Dare devils dive into this crusty candy, wrapped in a very realistic Band-Aid — so realistic in fact, that the adhesive bandages reportedly may be recycled and used for a real wound.
Practical and pungent — just what the doctor ordered for Halloween candy.
9. Jane-Jane Tasty Tuna Tidbits
Don’t be fooled by the glossy exterior of these wrapped treats, because something fishy is going on underneath the surface.
These candies, which are produced and sold in Taiwan, are made with tuna fish as its star ingredient.
On the upside, the abominable bonbon purports to boost brain power, according to the company’s site.
10. Chocka Ca-Ca
Here’s one way to shoot the s–t with some buddies on Halloween.
In a voluntary case of “code brown,” consider noshing on some delectable chocolate poop — all the while swapping ghost stories.
What’s more, each bodily function treat comes wrapped in a diaper — just to make the turd-tasting experience all the more authentic.