'Smarties Are For Dummies': Gordon Ramsay Ranks The Worst Halloween Treats

Just like the poor self-loathing suckers who find themselves on any one of Gordon Ramsay’s reality television cooking shows, manufacturers of several popular Halloween treats (and those who plan on handing them out to trick-or-treaters on Monday) must be quaking in their boots today.

On the Oct. 25 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the foul-mouthed celebrity chef of Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef fame made his case for the five worst Halloween goodies.

The assault began with Smarties, or as Ramsay deems them, “the perfect combination of Aspirin and Tums. Smarties are for dummies.” He proceeds to violently spit them out.

Next up on the chopping block is circus peanuts (“clown shit”), followed by candy corn (“ear wax formed into the shape of a rotten tooth”), apples (“Do I look like a fucking teacher, mate?”) and last but not least, pennies (“It’s 2016 and you’re still giving out fucking pennies. Fuck off!”)

We may not agree with him on all of those assertions (candy corn is the best part of Halloween and everyone knows it), but we aren’t about to tell him so.

When it comes to dressing up for the big day, Ramsay informs Kimmel that he has no plans of getting decked out since Halloween "isn't a big thing in the UK." Probably wise. He's already scary enough. 

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