Candy corn, widely considered the official candy mascot of Halloween, is deeply polarizing. Navigating the seasonal candy aisles during Halloween is an exercise in disappointment. Many candy makers phone it in for trick-or-treating season and merely deliver fun-size, pumpkin, or ghoul-shaped versions of their classics. Guess what? A pumpkin-shaped Snickers bar tastes exactly the same as a regular Snickers bar. Most people might actually prefer their Snickers in the regular bar form, rather than some amorphous, pumpkin-shaped facsimile. Even worse, “fun-size” bars are rarely as fun their name implies, as Gawker reported last year in a meticulous taste-test.
In other cases, garish orange-and-green dyes detract from once perfectly delicious sweets. Halloween Oreos have a traffic-cone orange cream center, but misleadingly taste exactly like the original. Orange-colored “white-kreme” covered Kit Kats taste sickeningly sweet and look positively radioactive.
But worry not, seasonal candy aficionados. There are plenty of Halloween candy options available on the Internet that will outdo your drugstore’s staid offerings in a heartbeat. Some get points for creativity or creepiness over taste (i.e. gummies in the shape of human body parts). Others, like candy bodily fluids, are just downright gross. But they all step up Halloween’s candy game considerably.
Here are some weird, geeky and otherwise unique alternatives to your typical Halloween drugstore candy:
A lovely variety of gummy vital organs and appendages.
Price on Amazon: $8.50
These Day of the Dead gummies can pull a double shift for both Dios de la Muerte and Halloween.
Price on Amazon: $12.50
They’re not scary, but they sure are adorbs.
Price on Amazon: $22.96
These gummy candy skulls aren’t spooky enough to be unappetizing.
Price on Amazon: $14.99
8) Gummi Teeth
These gummies might distract you from the damage you’re doing to your actual pearly whites.
Price on Amazon: $19.99
9) Candy Urine
Price on Amazon: $6.25
These zombie hand lollipops are smaller than actual hands, which is good news for your sugar intake.
Price on Amazon: $8.95
Sure, these Nutter Butters decorated as mummies and bats aren’t technically candy, but being wrapped in white chocolate doesn’t really help matters.
Price on Amazon: $34.99
These guys don’t look too bright, so you may as well eat them.
Price on Amazon: $11.75
Almost cute too eat (but not quite).
Price on Amazon: $14.95
16) Unicorn Tails
Licorice has never been so colorful (or magical!).
Price on Amazon: $12.99