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It Came From Beneath The Candy Expo - The Worst of 2010

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 2, 2010 4:00PM

Every year, Chicagoist visits the Sweets and Snacks Expo at McCormick Place. Every year, our friends whine and cry about how they have always wanted to go, how it reminds them of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and how they can't understand how we don't have to be carried out on a stretcher. And every year we try to explain that while lots of candy expo is tasty and wonderful, there is also a dark underbelly of horror. Friends, read and beware - these are the worst candy products of 2010.

Just to be clear - there are tons of GREAT products at the expo. We'll discuss some of them later this week and in the upcoming months, including new M&Ms, a new Twix bar, new local chocolates and more. These are the bottom of the barrel - and yet, somehow, still got made. It is a source of constant amazement to us that no brave candy-making soul ever stood up in a meeting and said "This is just a TERRIBLE idea." This one's for them.

In case you missed them, check out the horrors of 2009 and 2008.