The Candy Wars Begin
September 26, 2017 3:24pm CST
My husband buys candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween all by himself. I buy candy for Halloween for trick-or-treaters all by myself. My husband and I have different ideas on what quality Halloween candy happens to be. My husband always buys bags of Dum Dums, those little bitty lollipops. Now, I will admit that some Dum Dums have a flavor that is tasty, but what a cheap, puny thing to hand to a trick-or-treater who comes to our door. I buy what I consider candy of quality. Laffy Taffy, Snickers candy bars, Milky Way candy bars, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are what I have to offer those trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I place the Dum Dums on the bottom of the huge bowl that holds all the Halloween candy. I then place the quality Halloween candy on top of the Dum Dums. I demand that the Dum Dums be handed out to trick-or-treaters only if we have run out of the good stuff. I make sure we never run out of the good stuff. All those leftover Dum Dums are enjoyed for many months by my husband, all by himself. Clever man. Photo: Cheap, puny Dum Dums
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@Corbin5 Remember the nerds? Those were just the worst candy in the world I think! I remember if our son got a box of them on top of a birthday gift we'd quickly try to hide it because they were so small they were bound to end up ground into the carpet or stuck to the floor in the kitchen.
• United States
We only buy the good full size candy like Hershey bars, Kit Kat, Twix, Reese's Peamut Butter Cups, and M&Ms. We usually eat all the leftovers, and leftovers there are. Right now, we have Dum Dums, Tootsie Roll Pops, and M&Ms in the house for the grandkids. I often catch my hubs with a handful of M&Ms. lol
• Saco, Maine
Since roughly 1999, I've never had the pleasure of handing out any candy on Halloween. That's mainly because I lived in remote areas that were off-limits, which was halfway down a dirt lane marked 'Private.' It wasn't really, but even those dark foreboding woodsy roads were too scary for Trick-or-Treaters. How's that for irony...on a night to be scared, do NOT go down a scary road! LOL That said, I miss handing out candy. It was so much fun watching the smaller more timid kids get their courage up and say "Trick or Treat." I can't remember now what kind of candy I bought either, but I do know that there was always something that I liked in case I didn't use it all up. You're lucky to still be able to do this. I miss it...
• United States
My husband and our son have a contest on Halloween. My son tallies the number of kids who stop by his house and my husband tallies the kids who stop by our house. We won with 84 kids last year. The kids display the most impeccable manners when candy is given to them. Such a joy they are.
• United States
@Corbin5 yeah. Everyone who grew up living here would make our house their first stop cause they knew they'd get decent candy and alot of it . My old neighbor even use to say in beginning of october that she couldnt wait til halloween to come so she could stop in for it We even give the free junior frosty coupons from wendys to the 6months - 2 year old kids. Who cant really have candy.
• El Paso, Texas
I've lived here 20 years and never had a trick or treater. Then again from 1997 to 2005 I'd always spend halloween with mom, she was alone all the time and I don't trust the teens she'd always get after 8pm. Mom always liked to give things like the teeny bags of jelly beans or m&ms and stuff like that. Since I don't eat candy I wouldn't even know which were the good vs bad.
• Orangeville, Ontario
Small candies like that should be handed out by the handful, not just one per person. I try to avoid handing out candy anymore. My kids are grown and 90% of the time my husband has a shift on that day whether it be day shift til 7pm or night shift starting at 7pm. Last year he insisted we give out candy so I stepped back and told him it was all on him. I've never been big on Halloween... but love the candy... too much, which is why I don't want any left over.
Thank you for this fresh information. You really reminded me about Halloween. We, Bulgarians, mark this holiday too recently after our connections with the US became closer. I have a special costume that I dress on this day. I mark Halloween with pleasure. So we are already waiting to Halloween together.