Finally, somebody said it.
People around the country are becoming more conscientious about the candy they give out on Halloween. Movements like the Teal Pumpkin Project aim to raise food allergy awareness by encouraging households to offer non-food options to trick-or-treaters.
But that’s not why city officials in High Point, North Carolina, “banned” its citizens from handing out peanut butter kisses this year. No, they banned the orange and black-wrapped candy because it’s the worst.
“Alright everybody, we're giving you a one-week notice as you prepare for trick-or-treaters to remind y'all that by order of the City of High Point Emperor of Acceptable Candy (it's a real thing), these are banned,” states a post on the city’s Facebook page. “No one likes them, don't give them out.”
It’s pretty clear that the town meant this as a joke, but I can’t help but picture the local jail filled with confused, well-meaning elderly people who genuinely enjoy the Necco candy.
High Point officials aren’t the only ones who hate peanut butter kisses. CandyStore.com ranked them No. 5 on its “10 Worst Candies” list.
TBH, I didn’t know these chewy monstrosities were even called “peanut butter kisses.” I’ve always just recognized them as “that gross thing nobody wants.”
I applaud High Point for taking the necessary steps to keep its children (and their teeth) safe from disgusting candy.
Next up: Circus Peanuts.