Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

halloweenbowl2007So what is the Candy Blogger’s house giving out for Halloween this year?

Kids get a handful of the following mix: 3 Musketeers Fun Size, Skittles, Peanut M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Laffy Taffy, Nerds, SweeTarts, Peeps Spooky Friends, Frankford Marshmallow Pals & Twizzlers. (And anything else I might have lying around.)

If you’re not coming to my door tonight, your best bet is to enter my current giveaway for a Limited Edition Package. I just added some M&Ms Pirate Pearls (freshness not guaranteed) and Retro Flavor Starbursts to the box!

There are a lot of great articles out there today with folks listing the great hierarchy of candy. People extolling the virtues of this candy, that other candies are made by the devil himself and are being dispensed by his minions at otherwise nice looking houses around the country. My candy preference list may be vastly different from yours. It’s candy! There is no single candy that everyone loves. (But yeah, it’s fun to rant about the stuff that you don’t like.) Some people like full-sized bars, I actually prefer the smaller ones because of the assortment.

The truth is that most people give out what they like at Halloween. So if you’re getting Mary Janes or Popcorn Balls, it’s probably because the giver likes them. This is pretty much true with ALL gifting, but especially with blind gifting. Consider that anyone who gives you something you don’t like is following the Golden Rule. They’re doing unto others as they’d like done to them. They’re giving you Smarties or Starlight Mints because they would want to get them. Smile and say thank you.

Then trade!

If they candy is being made it means that someone likes it ... it has value somewhere in the great candy barter world. It may not have as much value as other candies, but that’s the risk you take when you beg from door to door.

Stay safe and for heaven's sake, eat some healthy food and then brush your teeth when you're done with your candy binge. It's only once a year you get to carry around a sack full of candy.

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  1. Happy Halloween! It seems like the day should have come many weeks ago considering how early they put out the seasonal candy these days.. i’m very exited about the candy season.

    I’ll miss the mellowcreme pumpkins, but candy corn is always around and should do away with my cravings until next year.

    Comment by Ryan on 10/31/07 at 10:16 am #
  2. Well said!  Happy Halloween!

    Comment by April on 10/31/07 at 10:35 am #
  3. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!  There will be a good assortment of candies given out at my place tonight. Skittles, Swedish Fish, Airheads, Starburst and lots more. I made special bags for the toddler trick-or-treaters; nothing hard to choke on and the older kids get all that plus sour gum and lollipops. I think they will be pleased. TRICK-OR-TREAT!!

    Comment by Suzanne on 10/31/07 at 10:41 am #
  4. So true!  People give what they like, that way if there is any left over, they’ll eat it.  :D

    Comment by Alicia on 10/31/07 at 11:26 am #
  5. Halloween is always great, unless you get stuck with raisins.

    I plan on giving the older kids who can’t be bothered with dressing up cute little packets of ketchup and soy sauce.

    Then, later, hosing off the outside of the house to get rid of eggs.

    Comment by Russ on 10/31/07 at 11:47 am #
  6. I stocked up on mini snickers, kisses and skittles this year.  There may even be some left over for the kids ;D.

    Happy Halloween!

    Comment by Porgy on 10/31/07 at 2:35 pm #
  7. Oooh, Russ, that’s a sneaky twisted great idea… I’ll have to file that away for the future! I vacillate between two ideas; give away what I like, or give away what I DON"T like in case we have leftovers (so I won’t end up eating the leftovers). I’ve finally decided to give away candy bars that the rest of my family likes that I don’t (such as kit kats).

    Comment by Tricia on 10/31/07 at 4:47 pm #
  8. So far, a whopping 10 trick-or-treaters in three groups, all of whom have been taller than I am, and I’m not particularly short. At least most were costumed and said “thanks” and “happy Halloween”.

    And at least none, as in years past, were babes in arms! “Sorry, pumpkin! I just gave away the last mashed bananas and pacifier! Have some Dots instead!” Really, what do these parents do? Masticate the Mars bar then spoonfeed the slurry to the kid?

    Happy Halloween, and help yourself to the Tootsie Rolls!

    Comment by Liz on 10/31/07 at 4:59 pm #
  9. Now that is a great selection I would be happy to grab a handful or two or three.

    When i was a bit more wee, my friends would mark houses likes yours on Halloween and return multiple times often swapping costumes up, thinking we needed to actually fool the owner. 

    Happy Halloween!

    Comment by The Retroist on 11/01/07 at 8:38 am #
  10. I never thought about that when trick or treating. Whenever I get bad candy, I assume it’s because the giver is just too lazy to care. Though there are cases where people will give stale candy out because they either can’t afford to buy candy or because they just want to give the kids something to make them go away.

    Comment by Sara Em on 10/21/08 at 5:53 pm #
  11. Hello,

    I am inquiring about Why? Andes Candies discontinued making their crunch candy (it was like a Nestle Crunch bar but better).

    Inquisitve mind want to know.  smile

    Thank you

    Comment by Lydia R on 8/19/12 at 2:44 pm #
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