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Halloween Candy Dilemma

Halloween Candy Dilemma

Halloween Candy Dilemma – © Copyright 2012 by William Beem

Halloween Candy Dilemma

This is just a quick post because I’m short on time, but I have a Halloween candy dilemma and would like your advice. Here’s the problem. I just realized that Halloween is less than a week away and I haven’t bought any candy to pass out. Typically, I buy what I like and what I like is chocolate. I’ll pass out Snickers, Kit Kat, Reese’s Cups, Milky Way, Butterfinger – pretty much name brand candy with chocolate wrapped around some kind of filler stuff inside. I mean, what the hell is nougat, anyway? I’ve never known, but I ate it. The reason I passed out the stuff I like, besides nibbling on it, is that I never wanted to be the guy who passes out the cheap candy. No Candy Corn or Sweet Tarts, or that no-name crap that I threw out when I was a kid. When a kid leaves my house, I want them to think they scored the good stuff (unless they like Sweet Tarts).

The Halloween candy dilemma is that I’ve been on a fitness kick the last couple of months and I’m making progress. Loading up with a bunch of candy that I like is probably not the smartest move right now. Then again, my alternative is to get stuff that I don’t like and take the risk that the kids will be disappointed. Some of them probably like Skittles, but I still figure most of them want some M&M’s or something with chocolate in it.

So what do you recommend? Get the stuff I like and try not to eat it, or get stuff and take the chance that the kids will accept it? I suppose my other choice is to turn off all the lights and hope the little buggers don’t ring my doorbell, but that seems wrong. I’m one of those houses that folks can trust every year and I have to disappoint.

About William

Author, Photographer and IT Manager. I have a fondness for chocolate. I also own Suburbia Press and Aperture vs Lightroom. Follow me on Twitter at @wbeem.

Comments

  1. Tough call. I’ve found a lot of kids around here like sour candy, like sour gummy worms or pixie sticks (whatever the sour equivalent is), so you can always get that if you don’t want to deal with chocolate. We already bought the Costco chocolate candy bags, and yes, we have opened it..

    • I went to Target today and bought about $50 worth of candy – all with some kind of chocolate. The cashier asked where I live so she could bring her kids by on Halloween.

      Fortunately, one of the folks on my Facebook page told me that you can donate extra candy (if there is such a thing) to groups that will ship them to troops overseas. My mother does send things with her church, so perhaps she can send along the additional Snickers bars so I won’t eat them.

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