Weird, Strange and Stupid: 15 Totally Bizarre CandiesElizabeth Stark
Brooklyn Supper has scoured the globe to present the best, worst, and grossest Halloween candies. Now, we’ve rounded up the weirdest. From chocolate-covered squid to salty black licorice skulls, we’re happy to present these 15 seriously strange candies.
Jelly Belly Peas and Carrots Candy 1 of 15Vegetable jelly beans? Not exactly--these look just like veggies but are green apple and orange sherbet-flavored instead.
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Image: Jelly Belly
Meatball Bubblegum 2 of 15
Chew-By-Numbers Gum Art 3 of 15Take your candy to the next level and express yourself with chew-by-numbers gumballs. Chew each color and create a masterpiece.
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Image: Perpetual Kid
Vampire Repelling Garlic Mints 4 of 15Vampires could strike at any time--be ready. Also, be ready to brush your teeth soon after the threat has past.
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Saltskallar 5 of 15Licorice by itself can be a pretty divisive flavor, but when you add salt, it enters a whole new realm of strangeness. I actually tried this in Sweden and in spite of my best efforts to be polite, I ended up spitting it on the sidewalk.
Image: Ingrid's Candy Shop
Japanese Kit Kats 6 of 15Kit Kat flavors are hardly plentiful here in the states, but in Japan, over 80 flavors of Kit Kat have been created. Currently, 19 unique flavors are available in flavors such as banana, earl grey, strawberry cheesecake, soy sauce, cola and lemon soda, and roast corn. Varieties are frequently made to suit regional tastes and not available nationwide.
Image: Bruce Bartlett
Grillz Candy 7 of 15Forget wax lips, how about this glitzy grill? Combination lollypop/prosthesis/pacifier. What more could you want?
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Violet Gum 8 of 15Violet gum is an old-fashioned candy that harkens back to a simpler time. Nonetheless, it's flower flavored gum.
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Poo-lar Bear 9 of 15There's actually an entire candy genre involving adorable pooping animals. Not a fan of polar bears? There are also reindeer, dogs, cows, sheep--you name it.
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Pez for Pets Dog Treat Dispenser 10 of 15Why should humans have all the Pez fun? These dog-shaped Pez dispensers dole out Pez for your pooch.
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Image: Republic of Paws
Amber Insect Candy 11 of 15This isn't real amber, but it is a real insect. Yum!
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Image: Candy Warehouse
Lord of the Rings Pez 12 of 15Get your Pez direct from the neck of Gandolf and Frodo with this Lord of the Rings collector's set.
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Men’s Pocky 13 of 15Let's say your very manly. So manly in fact that you require your very own type of candy. Men's Pocky has you, and your manliness, covered.
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Chocolate-Covered Squid 14 of 15
Ekura-Chan Saku-Saku Cookies 15 of 15There's a big jellyfish problem in the Sea of Japan. What better way to fight back than by eating the monster jellyfish, known as Echizen Kurage? The jellyfish are boiled into a thick paste and used to make Ekura-Chan Saku-Saku Cookies.
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