Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Halloween Poll Results

The results are in on the latest poll and I have to say, Candy Blog readers are generous.


Other industry polls have said that kids prefer chocolate candies in their treat bags and most folks who were opening their doors to the munchkins were handing out at least some chocolate.

(I’m guessing the toothbrushes and raisins folks are joking and I’m certainly wondering what “way better stuff” actually is. I saw some forums talking about giving out matchbox cars or pez dispensers.)

I was very happy to see ten folks going green! I would have gone green except I ate all my organic and fair trade samples already ... all the other candy I gave out were also leftover samples and stuff from photography projects. Remember, regifting is green, too.

Some folks were a little surprised that there were so many people not giving out candy this year, but I’ll chalk that up to not being in the right neighborhood, not being home that night or living in a country that does not have Trick-or-Treating.

So, weigh in here if you want to elaborate on any of your votes!

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  1. I’d love to give out candy, but I live on a street that has too much traffic to be safe for trick-or-treaters. :(

    Comment by Sera on 11/01/06 at 5:05 pm #
  2. We didn’t give out candy because we were too busy taking our two girls Trick or Treating.  smile  At 3 and 8, not quite ready to go it alone…...

    Comment by April on 11/01/06 at 5:05 pm #
  3. We gave out a mix of sugar and chocolate but by far the kids were going crazy for the Runts (when did it become acceptable to bypass the giving hand and peruse the bowl for specific candy?).

    Comment by Jenn on 11/02/06 at 3:09 am #
  4. We handed out a mixture of chocolate and sugar candies because one of our kids likes chocolate and the other hates it.

    We bought so much candy that we told kids to take three pieces at a time—they were happy to oblige!  I even let kids trade in candy they didn’t like for stuff that we were offering. We had so much fun—it was a great Halloween!

    Comment by Laura Rebecca on 11/03/06 at 3:23 am #
  5. I didn’t think I would be giving out candy this year because I am in Germany.  But even though it is not really their tradition, all of the kiddies seem to know that one night a year the strange American lady will give you a treat if you knock on the door and look cute….I gave rice crispie treats because they tend to think our candies are too sweet.

    Comment by Nancy S. on 11/03/06 at 9:19 am #
  6. I bought Jr. Mints, Rolos, and Heath bars (all my favorites, just in case I ended up with some leftovers!), and I had not ONE trick-or-treater.  Of course, I was having a huge party, and the kids might have been intimidated by the sound of that many noisy adults, but still.  When I was a kid I would have walked through flaming jack-o-lanterns for candy!  smile

    The next day I threw all the candy in the freezer and will snack on it for the next few months.  Oh, I love Halloween!

    Comment by Lesley on 11/06/06 at 10:54 am #
  7. I live on a hill, and I would bet that all 63 of the ‘not-giving-out-candy’ folk live here, but most of them have probably never heard of CandyBlog.  The temperature was below freezing temperature (27 degrees, if you want specifics) and my little brother refused to leave the house, so I had to wander around for nearly an hour (never mind that most people would consider me too old for trick-or-treating) seeking out candy for him.  And in one hour, seven houses were open.  Not only did I count, I remember exactly who gave what

    1) A Snickers bar.  I ate it
    2) Two Tootsie rolls that I gave to Trick-or-Treaters after ours ran out (I also had to
    3) A mini KitKat and a mini Milky Way, both of which I gave to my brother
    4) A Peanut Butter Kiss which I ate, and a mini StarBurst which I gave to Trick-Or-Treaters
    5) Two mini KitKats, both for my brother
    6) A small box of ‘Witch Warts,’ which look like rectangular SweeTarts but have no taste
    7) A Twizzler that I gave to my brother

    I also had to give all my birthday candies to Trick-or-Treaters.  Damn those cute little faces.

    Comment by Sophia on 11/12/06 at 12:28 pm #
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