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10 Not-So-Sweet Stories About Kids In Candy Stores

| Right | December 19, 2020

Dear readers,

Most of us have heard the expression, “like a kid in a candy store.” Usually, this implies excitement and a little silliness. But if you’ve read this website for any length of time, or if you have kids of your own, you know that sometimes a “kid in a candy store” means “being a little jerk.”

In honor of National Hard Candy Day, we’ve assembled 10 stories from our archives about kids being kids in candy stores — for better or for worse!


A Refined Approach To Candy – If only all kids were so cute when they threw tantrums.

A Bitter Bad Behavior – Me, too, kiddo. Me, too.

Got That Problem Licked – Some kids don’t even have to go inside the candy store to misbehave.

Not Like A Kid In A Candy Store – He’s learning early that very few things in life are free.

If There Is Anyone Who Doesn’t Deserve Candy… – This little girl’s sugar-to-spice ratio is way off.

Hasn’t Got This Parenting Thing In The Bag – It’s not always the kids who should stay out of the candy store.

Infantile Inflation – Grow up to be a million-billionaire and buy all the candy you want!

They Grow Up Too Fast – Berry-Melon Warheads? Otherwise, you’re out of luck.

Dislike Father, Dislike Son – I’m pretty sure it’s not just candy stores that make this kid act like a jerk.

Lady Said So – Isn’t it nice when children listen?


We hope you enjoyed this Kids-In-Candy-Stores roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

13 Times Customers Got Too Bitter When Buying Candy


23 Terrifying Tales Of Creepy Children

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