Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

I know I’ve mentioned before about Halloween being the start of candy season, and I think I need to clarify what candy season is:

Candy season is the time of year when candy is not only widely available to people under the guise of celebrating a particular holiday, but it’s also packaged for said holiday. Because of this seasonal packaging, it all goes on sale the day after the holiday is over. As I spent a great deal of my young adulthood devoting my finances towards my education, keeping up with the sugar habit without breaking the bank was very important. The fact that candy season mirrors the school year is especially important.

The day after Halloween, I’d always go to the store and stock up on half-off candy, the same with Christmas, Valentine’s Day and finally Easter. The holiday candy would get cheaper and cheaper, and of course would be less and less desirable. But who can resist at 15 cent bag of candy corn?

Even though I have a good job now, I still shop the half-off sales (though I don’t necessarily go out the day after). But now I’m not the only one who does that, so the discounts right after the holiday are no longer as deep.


So, if you come to my door tonight, you’ll get this fine candy that I paid full price for (well, some from the 99 cent store and some from Target’s sale with “lowest prices of the season”). I’m giving out assorted Hershey’s fun sizes, 100 Grand bars, Tootsie pops, Smarties (American) and Skittles. I like to give out a variety, with some chocolate items (which are coveted) but a fair share of non-chocolate/nuts for the kids who can’t have it for some reason.

I don’t expect to have much left tomorrow morning as I start getting more generous as the night goes on in order to make sure I have as little left as possible. I don’t want people to think that I’m selfish with my candy!

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:27 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     ReviewHalloweenNews

  1. Happy Halloween fellow candy lovers! Rejoice, the candy season has begun!

    Comment by Suzanne on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I recently found your blog (via justJENN), and added you to my blogroll last night. I used to be a contributor and saw your pumpkin post today on that site. Then I came to this site and saw the photo and thought, “This candy blogger stole Cybele’s picture from!” Then I figured it out. smile

    Just had to share!

    Comment by Nanette on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I just discovered your blog and love it so far. I can’t wait to explore it more!

    I was going to be good and buy candy I hate (like with coconut) this year in case I have leftovers, but no, I got stuff I like! I do get more generous as the night goes on too, so as not to have much left.

    Comment by Jodi on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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    Thanks Jodi ... maybe I should post a pic of the bowl at the end of the night! (Hee!)

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. It’s funny but if I start seeing that I’ll either run out or have too much left over I try to anticipate and adjust, too!

    I never know from one moment to the next how much will be doled out when the doorbell rings, but I try not to have much left over. Some years, though, hardly anyone shows up and then the next I’ll be drowining in little monsters and princesses!

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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