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   Posted 10/30/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It's that night that all sincere candy-holics have been waiting for...Halloween. But really guys...who needs an excuse to have some good chocolate now and then. idea

We live way out in the sticks...back an 1/8 mile driveway that winds through huge fir trees and no lights along the way. So how many kids do you think make it to our door to Trick-or-Treat? Yep, none except the grandchildren. So grandma is going to be busy fixing up some homemade treats for them tomorrow.

But for the most part we all buy candy for the neighbor kids or to take to parties at friends homes, schools, community centers or churches. OK, confession time...what is your favorite candy to buy for Halloween? Do you buy it because there WILL be leftovers, even if you have to hide a few??? rolleyes Uh ha...I know that trick too. smilewinkgrin Do you live where lots of kids still come to your door for sweets? It's time to share a bit about this holiday that kids covet and parents love because they can always sneak a treat or


Oh, MY favorite??? When I used to have a candy bar now and then it was always a Snickers. But I do love to nibble candy corn. wink
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   Posted 10/30/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
We live in an active retirement community, so we don't have munchkins coming to our door. In fact, we will be at a neighborhood Halloween party for us old folks.

But we buy Reese's cups anyway. Never mind leftovers, we get to keep them all!
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   Posted 10/31/2009 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I live way out in the country and the only ones who come are the grandchildren. I have co-workers that
save me soda cans and they love holidays as I usually get about $50 and bring it in and share with them.
The leftovers go to the grandkids or go to work with my man.
My favs are gummy lifesavers and almond joy.

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   Posted 10/31/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually get around 60 children on begger's night.  I bought a variety of candy this year.  I'll start out by passing out the Snickers, and then move to the Butterfingers because Butterfingers are my favorite candy.  I also bought the individually wrapped Whoppers and the little trick or treat packages of Milk Duds.  My daughter and I like both of those too so we can snack on them after tonight.  I know.  I'm bad...really bad.
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   Posted 10/31/2009 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
We live in the country also and I really miss not giving out candy. :(

My favorite is Doves milk chocolate

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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   

We get van loads of kid were we live.  This is the first year I won't be handing out candy since we moved here...Our dog, Dylan, is so crippled and everytime the door bell rings he barks and tries to hobble to the door which is so painful for him. (which can be a hundred times a night)  Last year I put a huge bowl of candy on the front deck with a 'please take two' sign but ...alas.  That doesn't work.  It was gone in five minutes...wonder what happened...hmmm?  So I bought dark chocolate Hershey Bars for the neighborhood kids that I know and the hubby will take them to them this afternoon.  Then the lights will go out tonight and sadly...

I'll have to eat the bags of candy I was going to give to all the litttle monsters.


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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the Herheys miniatures. I always buy way too much. I usually stash a bag way back in the pantry for my self. I also get to share what ever my nine year old daughter brings home from trick or treating, so i get my fill of the good stuff.

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   Posted 10/31/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
We usually have 15 or 20 neighborhood kids that live on our road.  I love giving out candy and guessing who they are. 
My favorite candy bar is Snickers or Kit Kat.  As usual, I can't pick just one.  I don't eat them very often, because if I bought a bag, I couldn't quit.  So I bought the small ones to put in the kids bags, but of course they were a few left over.
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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually don't buy Halloween candy any more. I have a big neighborhood but not many kids trick-or-treat here; they go to the Mall and go around in their costumes. So I just keep the lights off and watch scary TV and movies. If I bought candy - such as yummy gooey $100,000 bars, Baby Ruths, Snickers, Snickers Almond, or Kit Kats - I honestly have NO Candy Self-Control, and would eat it all myself. :) I'm very, very bad too! So if any kids do ring the bell I usually give them quarters.
I had to edit this to say NO self-control. blush

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   Posted 10/31/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
We go overboard and set up a haunted porch outside our second floor apartment. We don't give out a lot of candy because many of the terrified kiddies run away before we get a chance!

I always warn them and we have someone stationed away from the scary stuff to give candy to the little ones.

My husband suggested we buy candy that I don't like so I don't go overboard and eat too much. Unfortunately, I think I like just about everything. We waited until Thursday night to buy our candy so we still have most of it left.

I used to have a downstairs neighbor that gave out beer to the grown-ups (only the ones he knew). It made our area very popular with the parents.

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   Posted 11/1/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I went out with my friends for Halloween ... I'll have to ask my husband if he got any Trick or Treaters ... I wouldn't think so, because we don't have any kids in our neighborhood and I'm not sure if they even do Trick or Treat in Japan.

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   Posted 11/1/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to say that I did buy Halloween candy though because I made Halloween snack packs for my husband's coworkers and my friend's kids ... a la Norah Fairchild I bought MilkyWays of course!
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