Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trick Or Treat... Let's Talk Halloween Candy

"You can't recapture your past anymore than you can speed up your future.
 Stop lamenting summer and stop trying to hurry winter. Just enjoy the fall."

~Debbie Viguie
The Fall Of Candy Corn

Halloween Candy. There are a million choices to hand out on the big night. Personally, I love candy corn, but because it's rarely available individually wrapped, you can't really hand it out to the kids. That's a shame I think. It's festive. It's yummy. But what can you do? So, in that candy corn isn't good for handing out, what makes for good treats on Halloween? Some form of chocolate is always good, but I have found that one must be careful about which chocolate candy one chooses. When I was a little girl I hated getting Reece's Peanut Butter cups. Not because I was allergic, or didn't like the flavor, but rather because they always seemed to melt on the outside chocolate part before I got home! Do you know how ugly a melted peanut butter cup can look to a 5 year old girl? LOL. Not appetizing. Not appetizing at all! So, no on the peanut butter cups!

Another thing to keep in mind... diets. Not the diets of the youngsters, the diets of the one handing out the yumminess! If you are dieting, do you deliberately purchase candy you would never eat personally in a million years so you won't be tempted? For me, the candy I would be least likely to hand out would be something completely covered in almonds. I am not a fan of the almond. But in truth, I don't hate it either. Just not my favorite. I am just not a fan. Nuts can be problematic. Either you like the taste of them, or you don't. It's that simple. But you might actually like the taste of peanuts or almonds, but you have an unfortunate allergy. That's bad news! So, do you stay away from putting candy that could pose a health risk in the plastic pumpkin?

I suppose Jolly Rancher candies are a good alternative. Or maybe beef jerky. That would be kinda cool! Right? It's not really candy, but it's unique! No other house on the street would pass that out to the wee goblins and ghosties, now would they? Hey, maybe I am on to something. Little gift bags of individually wrapped beef jerky. Maybe held together with an orange ribbon!? Nah, that might be too easy to tamper with also. Sigh. It would never work. Nope. So what would work? What's the top candy for passing out to trick or treaters? What candy is in truly high demand for it's yummy deliciousness?

Well, according to USA Today, chocolate still wins! Hershey's and Reese's lead the pack!

I still love my candy corn, but I will probably hand out Hershey's minis. 

They are a tasty classic. And besides, if for some reason we don't get any trick or treaters, they can be used to make S'Mores on Christmas Eve! 

Your turn!

Tell me, what is your favorite candy to hand out on the best holiday of the year? Halloween!

Leaf Of The Day
October 15th 2015

Mood: Happy

~Me :)

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