A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 31, 2016
“What kind of candy do zombies refuse to eat?"/"Life Savers.”

A popular Halloween zombie riddle is:

Q: What kind of candy do zombies refuse to eat?
A: Life Savers.


The ghost joke “What kind of candy won’t a ghost ever touch? Lifesavers” was posted to the newsgroup alt.humor on October 15, 1998. The zombie joke version was posted to Twitter on June 13, 2011.


Wikipedia: Life Savers
Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped hard candy. Its range of mints and artificial fruit-flavors is known for its distinctive packaging, coming in paper-wrapped aluminum foil rolls.

Google Groups: alt.humor
Halloween Humor - 22
Craig Bennett
10/15/98
(...)
What kind of candy won’t a ghost ever touch?
Lifesavers

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.humor
Halloween Humour 6
Mr F.B.I
10/27/99
(..._
What kind of candy won’t a ghost ever touch?
Lifesavers

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Halloween Humour
G - P
10/27/01
(...)
What kind of candy won’t a ghost ever touch?
Lifesavers.

Google Books
The Ghost Zone:
Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters & “Daffynitions”

By Gary Chmielewski
Illustrated by Jim Caputo
Chicago, IL: NorwoodHouse Press
2009
Pg. 10:
What kind of candy do ghosts and goblins never eat?
Life Savers!

Twitter
Kelly GOREinge πŸ‘»
‏@KellyGorange
@nealfingtiemann What kind of candy does a zombie refuse to eat? LIFESAVERS! *cue rimshot* #zombiejokes
1:59 AM - 13 Jun 2011

Twitter
All About Zombies
‏@AllAboutZombies
What kind of candy does a zombie refuse to eat?
Lifesavers
#zombiejokes
12:28 AM - 26 Aug 2011

Twitter
LexMayKay (Char)
‏@LexMayKay
@ZaneBradey Q: What kind of candy do zombies refuse to eat?
A: LIFE Savers!
2:38 AM - 18 Mar 2012

Google Books
Hilarious Jokes for Minecrafters:
Mobs, Creepers, Skeletons, and More

By Michele Hollow, Jordon Hollow and Steven Hollow
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
2016
Pg. ?:
Q: What kind of food do zombies refuse to eat?
A: Lifesavers.

Twitter
Jessica C
‏@jesskeepsmilin
What kind of candy do zombies refuse to eat?
Life savers
1:27 PM - 27 Oct 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, October 31, 2016 • Permalink