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October 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

And the least favorite Halloween candy is …

A handful of candy corn. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times and Free Press, Alex McMahan).

And the winner, or is that loser, is. . . candy corn.

When Seattle Public Utilities ran a contest to ask Seattle residents what their least-favorite Halloween candy was, candy corn won, picking up 20 percent of the votes.

But it was a very small pool. Just 50 people voted, said Bret Stav, with Seattle Public Utilities.

According to SPU, candy corn was created in 1880, and 9 billion pieces, weighing 35 million pounds, are produced each year. If each piece of candy corn were laid end to end, they would circle the globe 5.6 times.

Coming in second place was a tie between Neco Wafers and waxed candy, like candy lips.

Other least favorites: toothbrushes and marshmallow circus peanuts.

One person received chocolate laxative and another, trick-or-treating in Fremont, got chocolate-covered bacon.

The contest was part of a Halloween message from the utility to let residents know uneaten candy can be put in yard-waste containers. Wrappers and gum, however, go in the garbage.


Where to trick or treat today.

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