I've always had a 'love/hate' Christmas-specific dessert. It has an odd way of disguising its true texture like no other season's sweets. For instance: Try to describe the mouth feel of a bite of fruit cake. Other than confusing and surprising with every bite...I can't.

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Our family's next-door neighbors in Brooklyn, Michigan were a retired couple who took pride in their annual delivery of Christmas cookies. I remember the first year we'd moved there and came home from school to a cellophane-wrapped plate of what looked like delicious snacks!

BEWARE: Not ALL Christmas Cookies are as Good as They Look

BLECH! These are Michigan's 10 Least Favorite Holiday Candies
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I ripped the waiting cookies free of their clear prison, grabbed the first one my fingertips could grasp, and shoved it into my mouth. One thought immediately began circling my mind:

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So, DRY! Why do these cookies, which look so deceptively good, taste like what a mothball would if it were able to go stale? They feel like what the second bowl of Captain Crunch does to your mouth. There was even a cookie that was shaped like a pretzel that tasted NOTHING like a pretzel nor did it share the same crunch.

Revealing Michigan's 10 Least Favorite Christmas Candies

BLECH! These are Michigan's 10 Least Favorite Holiday Candies
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Despite the dry and perceived spiteful nature of a plate of cookies with no business being called cookies, our neighbors loved giving them to us.

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I came to look forward to the delivery each year. Not that I grew to like them, but that I had learned that watching my friends dive into a plate of faux cookies and seeing their reactions was a great way to spread my brand holiday cheer. Merry Christmas, now let's take a look at Michigan's least favorite Christmas candies.

BLECH! These are Michigan's 10 Least Favorite Holiday Candies

CandyStore.com turned to the candy experts: their customers, and asked them to let them know what Christmas candies they liked the least. Here are The 10 Worst Christmas Candies in the United States.

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