Monday, October 17, 2011

31 Days of Halloween: Candy

Another reason Halloween is such a wonderful holiday is the candy. Once you get past the fact that our parents always told us not to take candy from strangers than implicitly told us to go beg for it one day a year, you realize how great the candy bounty was. And you’re expected to eat all of the candy, fill pillowcases full of it and then lapse into sugar comas and no one really judges you for it. Occasionally you will get someone to add in the non-candy treats like a toothbrush and those tablets you chew so you can see where you brushed and did not brush, coinage, apples, stickers and more. Let’s face it we enjoy being candy gluttons. Actually we like being gluttons all through the Autumn season…Thanksgiving anyone? This is the kid precursor.

As a kid you scoped out your favorite houses and neighborhoods, always making sure to go to the ones that carried full size candy bars (Butterfingers were always my favorite) instead of the bite size ones or had little treats like soda (because we didn’t always have a lot of it in our home so it was a treat). You bargained with your friends or in my case my little brother for the candy you wanted, hoping they would trade with you. It was and still is an awesome holiday.

My Favorite Candies 
Mary Janes: These little delights are a mixture of a peanut butter and molasses flavored taffy with peanut butter in the center

Bit o Honey: The candy consists of almond bits embedded in a honey-flavored taffy

Chick o Stick: Chick-O-Stick is an orange stick of varying length and thickness, dusted with ground coconut. The interior of the stick is honeycombed with peanut butter and the orange hardened syrup/sugar mixture that also forms the shell.

Butterfinger: Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger

Snickers: It satisfies

Reeses: Best invention ever = chocolate and peanut butter

Skittles: Taste the rainbow my friends. 

Blow Pops: Sucker and gum

Flavored Tootsie Rolls: I like the orange ones

Laffy Taffy: cause of the bad jokes

Baby Ruth: I blame it on the Goonies


Baby Ruth Knock-Off 
I am not a big fan of candy corn in general, but what I do love is Candy corn and peanuts together. Put them together and you have a Baby Ruth. It’s awesome.

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