North Carolina officials announce 'ban' on classic Halloween candy

HIGH POINT, North Carolina -- City officials in High Point are taking a stand on some unpopular Halloween candy by "banning" residents from giving it out.

That's right, the City of High Point Emperor of Acceptable Candy, which city leaders sarcastically assure everyone is a real position, has banned the classic black and orange Halloween candies that always end up in your child's bag. That is, the ones whose names you don't know, that never get eaten, are forgotten, and then melt and get stuck together.

Apparently they're called Mary Jane Peanut Butter kisses, and authorities have decided to ban them. They gave residents a week to restock their candy bowls if they contained the forbidden bites.

The announcement was made on the city's Facebook page. It READS:

"Alright everybody, we're giving you a one-week notice as you prepare for trick-or-treaters to remind y'all that by order of the City of High Point Emperor of Acceptable Candy (it's a real thing), these are banned. No one likes them, don't give them out."

According to, Skittles are the most popular Halloween candy in the U.S.
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