Yahoo has an amusing list of the 10 Most Disappointing Halloween Treats.
Toothbrushes, raisins and apples all made the list.
I remember getting an orange once with one of those hard candy root beer barrels shellacked to its skin so that it looked like a pumpkin with a stem. Clever.
Don’t ever eat an orange after sucking on a root beer barrel. Never.
Otherwise, I have nothing but fond, pre-stranger-danger-era memories of sticky orange popcorn balls and caramel apples and full-sized candy bars. Sure, there were those occasional Bit-O-Honey houses to endure, and those people who gave away their business’ monogramed pencils, but it all evened out. Teeth rotted, guts busted. Bliss.