This nut roll in chocolate promised to be as filling as the name on the candy's wrapper. Source: CandyWrapperArchive.com
According to a recent article on Smithsonian.com, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF wrappers and packages that most self-respecting 2013 parents would be dismayed to see dumped out of their children’s trick-or-treat bags. The slideshow above features a number of such gag-worthy examples of unfortunate candy-wrapper branding, courtesy of the sweet collections at CandyWrapperMuseum.com, Collecting Candy.com, CandyWrapperArchive.com, and Pez.com. Happy Halloween!