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5 Halloween Treats We Hate – #3 Necco Wafers

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I assume I’ll receive an enormous amount of hate mail and disputes on making these pieces of randomly flavored chalk only #3. I’m sure you think they should be #1, and by many standards, you could have a point. But to be honest, I slapped these tooth-breakers in at 3 because, well they’re NOT SOOO bad.

These things are so pervasive, that you can probably find them all year-round.

In case you’re wondering, each roll of Necco Wafers contains eight flavors: lemon (yellow), lime (green), orange (orange), clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black), and chocolate (brown). Now seriously, who came up with the idea that making the purple wafers clove flavored? That’s just some damn cruel joke, some sick twisted sadist in the R-n-D department came up with that one.

“Oh, hey, let’s fool every little kid into thinking the purple ones will be grape flavored!” – Some Jackass Scientist

AND the pink ones are flavored with Pepto-Bismal? Brilliant.

The ingredients in Necco Wafers are sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, gums, colorings, and flavorings. Again, there seems to be a theme running thru all the worst stuff, right?

Well maybe, until you see the terrible terrible ingredient list of:


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