Worst Halloween Candy Taste Test (Day 1)

– We’re gonna determine
the worst Halloween candy of all time. – Let’s talk about that. (upbeat theme music) Good Mythical Morning. – We have a major announcement. Mythical beasts of the United Kingdom, we’re gonna be playing live in concert on the evening of February 15th in London. Tickers are on sale for the public this Friday, November second,
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then go to VidConLondon.com. – And now we have another announcement. Halloween is almost
here, which means today we’re gonna embark on a
three-day taste test tournament to determine the worst
Halloween candy of them all. It’s time to begin Clash of
the Crappy Candies, Day 1. Behold our preposterously
prodigious physically preponderant candy bracket, AKA, the not so sweet 16. – It’s big alright. As you can see, this bracket contains 16 of the worth Halloween
candies voted on by you. So we started with a list
of 32 of the worst candies based on online sentiment
and Mythical Crew surveys and then 40,000 of you
voted, leaving us with these, the 16 top worst Halloween candies ever. – Okay, so then by day
three of this competition, which will be Halloween, we will crown the worst candy of them all,
but in order to get there we gotta get started now
with the first eight candies, which are black licorice,
– Whoppers. – Atomic Fireballs.
– Nik-L-Nips. – Raisinets.
– Dots. – Butterscotch.
– And Good & Plenty. – Let’s get to our first matchup. (spooky music) First up, we have the number-one seed with 18,426 of your votes, black licorice. That will be facing the
lowest-number seed, which is 16, 2,084 votes, Whoppers. – Now, black licorice
dominated the fan poll, absolutely dominated it,
almost double the amount of votes for worst candy
based on just your opinion, to the second seed, which was candy corn. I’m gonna give you some
background information so we can just make a
very informed decision. Licorice root as used for food goes back to as early as the 16th century,
but it was originally used as a medicine to soothe coughs and colds. You know the old saying,
if it doesn’t work as medicine, make it candy. However, last year the
FDA issued a warning to adults over 40 claiming
that eating too much black licorice, approximately
two ounces a day for at least two weeks could
land them in the hospital with an irregular heart
rhythm known as arrhythmia. – That’s great news, since I never eat this crap. – You think the FDA has a stance
on eating animal testicles? Somebody look that up. – Well, let’s go ahead and eat this before we get into the Whoppers. – We don’t have to
– Dink it. – Dink and sink all of ’em,
but I wanna dink this one, because I’m gonna say
right now, I’m gonna make a lot of you upset, I love black licorice. I even wore my black
licorice-themed shirt today. – I do not make a habit
of trying to eat this ever because I’m not Swedish,
or wherever people besides you, who are
normal, somehow find a way to normalize this taste. – I know that it’s polarizing. I know that it tastes like medicine, but I can’t get enough of it. – It’s so weird, man. Alright, I got some info on Whoppers. They were introduced in
1949, but nowadays people eat Whoppers for ASMR videos. (Whoppers rolling) – Do you like that sound
that the malt balls make? (Whoppers rolling) I like that sound. – I’ve sat in front of
this lady at 20 movies. She’s all, do you like that sound? No, I don’t like the sound. Just eat the freaking Whoppers. – At least she’s whispering
about it, though. – Later on in the video, which
I watched every minute of it, she does eat the Whopper and that is a cataclysmic moment that we
will recreate now for you. Would you like to see me bite it? (Link crunches Whopper) – Oh, so crunchy. It’s a malted milk ball. – It’s chocolate. – Again, I kinda like this, too. – You like both, I mean,
– I like everything. I’m the worst at determining the worst, ’cause I think it’s all the best. – I mean, clearly this is worse. I mean, I do acknowledge
that there’s a certain palette profile that does like this, but who’s not gonna like this? – I kinda feel like because I
know that it’s so polarizing, and so many of you hate it, that so many of you will
hate me if I don’t send it through, so I’m gonna defer to you. – And as a voice of reason, – And the mythical beasts. – This is horrible. So let’s keep eating it
in subsequent rounds. – Hey, great idea, yes, move it through. – Alright, well we need
someone to move it through. – Oh, where could we find somebody? – Happy Cotton Candy Day, daddies. – That’s appropriate. – Hey Link, nice shirt, dork. – I do like you, Randy. – You can go take a walk. – Can you make that licorice walk? There you go, do you need a
stepladder, okay, we got it. – Okay, licorice moves on. (spooky music) Our next matchup is the eighth seed with 3,455 votes, Nik-L-Nips versus the ninth seed with
3,264 votes, Atomic Fireballs. – Yes, Nik-L-Nips sounds
like a rejected name of a ’90s boy band, but it actually comes from a combination
of the original cost, which was a nickel and
the preferred method for eating thi, th, th, th, this. – Eat ’em. – Eatin’ thi, this was
to nip the end of it. – Ah, these are, I’ve never actually
bitten into one of these. But I guess I will now. – And then you squeeze
it, squeeze out the juice. Oh wow, it tastes like a–
– Chilly Willy. – It tastes like a
melted, warm Chilly Willy. – A Chilly Willy that was never frozen. It’s the same juice
that’s in a Chilly Willy. Y’all know about the Chilly Willys? Did you all have those? – Otter Pops, Chilly Willy. – Okay, yeah, whatever regionalisms. – It says it right here
on the back of every one, after you bite the tip
and slurp the juice, you can chew on the wax, but
it’s not meant to be swallowed. – Too late, no I didn’t. – I’m chewing on that. – While you chew on that
wax, I will tell you about Atomic Fireballs. These things were created
during the Cold War in 1954, which is a perfect time
for nuclear-themed candy. The outside layer of the Fireball is mild, but then on the inside,
it’s got some capsaicin, the spicy flavor. If only there were a pill that would neutralize the capsaicin. – Not funny, doesn’t exist. – This is 3,500 on the Scoville scale and it also inspired its
own YouTube challenge. (man coughs and retches) – Oh, give me a break, Chuck. – That’s just a Tuesday for us. – Starting to get hot? It’s got a good cinnamon-y flavor up top. – I don’t know how long it takes to get to the capsaicin. But, this is an adventure. I mean, it’s not great. If my kids threw out a
bunch of Halloween candy, and they started giving
me the Atomic Fireballs, I’d be like, come on kids,
don’t be a jerk to dad. But if they gave me these, I would just be insulted. – Here’s the thing, having
never experienced it, once I nipped it, and sucked it, and chewed it, it was a pretty good process. I mean, it was fun. Like this is a forced, paced process. – I’m hitting the hot stuff, though. – Like you can’t chew
it, it’ll break your jaw. This you can just down it. – This teaches you patience. – This is just fun. – It’s not fun. – I like chewing on the was. – You think fun is biting off the was of a fake Coke bottle and drinking some melted Chilly Willy juice? That’s not fun. Who are you if you think that’s fun, man. This is a mistake. – You know what, you can have all these, because I definitely don’t feel like they should be moving
on to the next round. Oh, they definitely should be moving on to the next round. I forgot how this works. These are worse, man. This is fun, it’s a hot candy. – They are 78% wax. – Right, you knew that already, and you’re still making a fight for ’em. – Yeah, I’m with you on this. I like the paced journey. We all need to have an
occasion to slow down a little bit and enjoy the hotness. – Fun fact, Nik-L-Nips
is my nickname for Rhett. – Yours are about a nickel? – Yep. (spooky music) – Next we have the fifth seed
with 6,265 votes, Raisinets, versus the 12th seed
with 2,559 votes, Dots. – Alright, a little bit about Raisinets. They were introduced in 1927. They are 702 calories per
serving, so just because they got raisins in ’em,
doesn’t mean they’re healthy. And here’s a fun fact, if
you lined up the amount of Raisinets produced
in one year end to end, the length would go around the
Earth two and a half times, which incidentally–
– That’s a fun fact. – Is exactly the same
length of the line of people who hate Raisinets. – I do not hate Raisinets. – You know I don’t. – Oh, I just put it in my mouth, but then I dropped it in there. I don’t know, I touched it to my tongue. I like a little, it’s like
a little a rabbit turd. – That’s what I always thought about why I liked ’em. – Info on Dots, they
were introduced in 1945 by the Tootsie Roll Company. They now produce 23
million grumdrops per year. – Grumdrops, what?
– Gumdrops. And I think that they’re all
used for decorative purposes. I mean nobody eats these things, right? – I do. And so does my dad, that’s
my dad’s favorite candy. – This advertisement
might change your mind. – Never eat Dots alone. You gotta share ’em. Dots beautiful. – Trading, you can trade
greens for oranges. – But never oranges for reds. – That’s right. – Why does that little boy
have an old lady voice? What happened, I’m afraid to eat Dots now. – Dots give you menopause. – But never green for red. – I would like to trade
this red for a Raisinet. – No, I’d never do that. – Oh, this tastes like a
cleaner, tastes like Lysol. – I love it, man. – That is pungent. – This makes me think of my dad, man. I mean he’s still around. – And it sticks to your teeth, look. It’s all over there, man, I can’t abide by that. – You keep tasting it,
though, you keep tasting it. You get halfway through
the movie and you’ve eaten all your Dots, and you’re
like, no I haven’t. It’s still there. That’s a little surprise. – But you don’t really like that. When you have to take your finger, or someone else’s finger
and pick out your Dots. – Man, I like both of them. – These suck, homey. These are good, homey. – I like both of ’em. – There’s a fruit in there. – I feel like I’m letting my dad down. – There’s a dried grape inside of each one of these, that’s magic. – Okay, so you want to send the Dots. That was actually unintentionally amazing. – Awesome. – Send the Dots on through, I guess. – Bye, bye rabbit turds. (spooky music) – Our final matchup
today is the fourth seed with 7,516 votes, Good & Plenty versus the 13th seed with 2,549 votes butterscotch hard candy. – I’ve never had these, have you? – Never had it, never tasted it. – They were introduced in
1893 and they are believed to be the oldest branded
candy in the United States. – Staying power. – And you know what else, it’s licorice covered with candy, I did not know this ’til a second ago. – How has this slipped
the Rhettster’s radar? – Your radar is faulty. Here, eat some. – Your radar is faulty. – Your radar’s faulty. Okay, I’m gonna eat a red one, and I’m gonna eat a white one. – It’s soft. – They look like Tic Tacs. – I thought they were gonna be hard. – Wow, it’s really mushy. Oh, and it’s horrible. – Hold on. – It’s absolutely just as
horrible as the licorice. – This has been out there, this existing, I feel like I wanna
rewind and relive my life. I could’ve gotten this back in 1890. – It’s horrible, tell me about this. – This is just butterscotch, you know. This dates back to the 1800s, as well. It’s believed that the
confectioner Samuel Parkinson invented butterscotch in 1817 to supply it to the royal family. It was advertised at the time
as the queen’s sweet meat, which is what my wife
calls me to this day. – Uh. Whenever I would go to my
great-grandparents’ house, they would have a bowl with hard candies. – Yeah, old people love this stuff. – Werther’s, butterscotch,
all that type of stuff, but they would all clump together. And I would remember the
configuration of the clumps, and I’d come back six
months, a year later, same configuration of clumps. No one was eating that except me. – That’s a good taste, man. – It’s smooth, it’s inviting. It’s like eating a blanket. – Yeah, it makes me wanna be old. I’d like to just fast
forward 20 to 30 years just so I could suck on these all day. – Just put a shawl over my shoulders. – Is that what it’s gonna be? – And suck on a butterscotch. – I mean, again, polarizing, I understand. But these are just great,
these can’t go through. – Randy, Good & Plenty moves
on because they’re horrible. There you have it, four
candies have advanced to the finals, make sure
to come back tomorrow for day two of the
tournament, where eight more terrible candies will
face off in our faces. – Thank you for liking,
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Stephen Childs


  1. In 7th grade me and my friends would pass atomic fireballs in class and see who could not make a face or a noise

  2. Pushing a whopper out of that 3 whopper pack into your mouth hits different

  3. Wait how does link know what lightsaw taste like unless he’s drank some?!?!?!

  4. Best thing ever. Go to the movies and get popcorn, raisinettes and a box of goobers and mix them altogether.

  5. Nothing like watching 2 grown men taste which candy is the best for Halloween 🙂

  6. I once ate the wrapper of a banana laffy taffy because it wouldn't come off.

  7. 9:56 – I love dots they’re one of my pleasured candies although I don’t get to have them a lot.

  8. Who else was confused why people don’t like black licorice because I love it

  9. Whoever voted niklnips must have has a boring childhood. They are so fun

  10. I only clicked this video because I was triggered by seeing whoppers in the thumbnail.

  11. Am I the only one who loved nick-l-lips when I was little no just me…ok

  12. I’ve always wanted to try nik-l-nips but I live in the uk, so if there’s anyone who’ll ship over a pack of them I’ll send you some from the uk?(or I can just pay you back)

  13. Whoever voted for nik l nips deserves to get gross candy and toothbrushes

  14. Whoppers are….. Are they maltesers?
    Uhh… I'm not American so….

  15. Is it just me or did anyone else get mad when link said he hates dots

  16. Maybe this year they will do the "16 best Halloween candies!" That would be fun to see!! 😄😄🎃🎃

  17. One time I was like nine years old i didn’t know u weren’t saposed eat the wax and I ate a whole pack and I threw up

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