Thursday, November 1, 2007

mmm......candy

What Halloween treats did you distribute or collect?

I didn't give out any since no trick-or-treaters stopped by my entirely-dark house, but I've been scouring the office today for leftovers brought in by my coworkers. So far, I've found two Heath Bars, one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and a chocolate truffle wrapped to look like a tiny jack-o-lantern. The search continues.

35 comments:

thirtysomething said...

Hehe. 'Payment' for the trek around the neighborhood trick or treating is Butterfinger bars. And of course when the children are sleeping, I RAID the bags for the good stuff.

Zee said...

I never buy candy since there are no trick-or-treaters on my block. However, this year we did get Jeh0vah Witnesses. (Pretty crafty of them, eh?)

Beruriah said...

Oh that's funny Zee because we got Mormons! As well as some trick-or-treaters, who received boring old Kit Kats or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Grad3 said...

I hope that hunt goes well for the candy :) I am also very glad to hear that you were able to add another caring person to your list of IRL friends!

Now for the most important question- which treat did you eat first?

Beck said...

We had no trick-or-treaters, so there is a gigantic bag of unopened mini boxes of Smarties in my kitchen, calling my name sweetly.

Becky said...

I have yet to succumb, but oh do I want to.

Stupid diet.

Tash said...

We gave out 4 of the enormous assorted bags of stuff (that each contain between 50-100 pc., 2 pc. each plus some for 'rents) and one beer (poor dad needed it). We get a crapload of kids, which I love. A lot of kids in the 'hood, plus I think a lot of parents drive their kids here since it's safe. Double the kids! I pick out the rolos.

niobe said...

Grad 3: The Heath Bars were the first to go. But only because I found them first.

charmedgirl said...

we get tootsie rolls because i HATE them and have no desire to eat them. mary janes are good for that, too. or now n' laters.



PS- i live on sick humor...so i guess this couldn't have happened to a better gal!

Magpie said...

I duly brought in a mess of leftovers (various chocolate bars and tiny Tootsie Rolls), only to find that someone in the office had purchased mucho candy for the kids yesterday. And the remainder was on the staff kitchen table.

We are long on candy in my office.

Magpie said...

And was your house dark because you were hiding within?

In our neighborhood, there were several houses where the people weren't home, but they'd left a self-serve bowl of candy on the front stoop. That was a new one for me.

niobe said...

Magpie: The self-serve bowl? All I can say is that you must have more honest kids in your neighborhood than we do.

And "hiding" is such a negative word. I merely found that the darkness created the perfect ambiance for finishing off the bag of fun-sized snickers I had ostensibly bought for the trick-or-treaters.

Elizabeth said...

I think T. bought some candy "just in case" although he was at a meeting until 10:00, so I suspect it's still there - just don't know what it is! I hate tootsie rolls too.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I bought kitkats and m&ms just in case we got any trick-o-treaters on our dead-end street. We got one - just like last year and the year before. Good thing I bought two of me and Mr. LIW's favorites!

Glad to hear that your spirits are up a bit.

XOXO

Pamela Jeanne said...

Sigh. I am the Halloween equivalent of the Grinch. Somewhere along the line I started to really dislike the holiday. Too many cute kids escorted by proud, doting parents. Made me feel left out so I decided to boycott the holiday. Fortunately we're on a small cul-de-sac populated by DINKs or retirees. My DH feels otherwise and made a point of answering the door (only two visitors) and handed out peanut M&Ms. Clearly he hasn't heard of peanut allergies.

foreverhopeful said...

I live in a condo down town (that is high security) so we don't get trick or treaters. But I went to my sister's place and they handed out bags of chips (lays and cheetoh's). So cute because her kids shared their candy with us. Some houses gave out actual full size chocolate bars and they didn't want them. Isn't that funny ( I guess they like the litte mine ones) so they gave us all their full size chocolate bars.. :)

Aurelia said...

I got lots of kids at the door, but unfortunately not enough for all the candy I bought, and of course, my kids brought home more.

So later this week, when the Halloween Fairy starts negotiations about how much she'll pay in cash for the candy--I am going to be so freakin' broke.

Still cheaper than paying the dentist, but ackkk.

I've got candy bars like hershey's, reese's peanut butter cups, Glossette's, Oh Henry, and another huge box of Starburst fruit chews.

Send me your address, and I'll mail you as much as you want.

truculent.girl said...

We get about 20 kids a year (a real decrease according to the longtimers) - but my husband decided to bring home 60 (yes, 60) full size candy bars. You know, just in case.

So now we have snickers for appetizers.

M said...

Just hearing about all these chocolate/candies/lollies we don't have in this country is making me green with envy! I've never heard of most of them, and as Halloween isn't really celebrated here we didn't get anyone at the door! Am v jealous!

Lori said...

We get so few trick or treaters that I have learned not to buy any candy but instead to hand out the rejects from my kid's bags of loot (we aren't home to hand out candy during our own trick or treating- so we only get the late arrivals anyway).

My boys are reluctant to part with even their rejects though since several years ago I instituted a candy buy-back program in my house. I give them 10 cents a piece with the understanding that it will either be disposed of, or eaten by me. They usually walk away from Halloween about 10 bucks richer every year.

Emily said...

I handed out full size Hershey's candy bars and Nerds and Skittles and Starburst and Laffy Taffy and Reese's and Kit Kats....it was so fun to see the look on the little faces when I pulled the giant candy from my pumpkin bucket and dropped it into their bags with a thud. :)

Monica said...

I left DH to hand out candy and I slept. Honestly, I'm surprised he did. I was expecting to wake up and find our house egged. I agree, buy the candy you DONT like, then you don't have to worry about eating too much. But alas, it's not as much fun.

Ms. Planner said...

Ooo, I like Emily's style with the full size candy bar. I might have to steal that one for next year. This year, I handed out Almond Joys because it means I can pop a few (or 10) of them in my freezer to enjoy. And since I have no children, I can still claim, "Whaaa? Nut allergies?"

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I distributed all types of candy, but made sure to keep a bag of crunch bars for us. I just love those! :)

wannabe mom said...

we made it a point to work last night until 11:30. no halloween for me until i have a child to dress up. we too are halloween grinches.

LAS said...

I don't have trick or treaters cause I live in a condo. The corporate associate down the hall has a bowl of candy in her office though, so I help myself to that, well, uh, not every time I walk by. One day I actually asked her when she was going to refill the bowl - now she has a whole drawer for me. And the associate next to her - she supplies me with afternoon snacks. She usually keeps an assortment of cookies, chips and raisens for me. Last week my secretary baked for me twice. I guess the food situation is pretty good at work!

My Reality said...

Since Mr. W handed out most of the candy (I just wasn't up to cute kids in costumes,) he kept all the good stuff for himself. He gave the kids the stuff he doesn't like. He went through all the gummy candies and started handing out chocolate bars in order of what he likes the least.

I have a whole bowl full of chocolate bars left. Not what I need in the house right now.

Wabi said...

I gave out little bags of animal crackers because they aren't very sweet but don't peg us as the annoying house on the block that gives out lame treats.

People kept giving us candy for two kids even though one child only has 5 teeth and probably shouldn't be jawing on any jawbreakers. Now we have enough candy to induce comas in half a dozen diabetics, no problem. I won't even say how much I've eaten -- too embarrassing!

meg said...

We gave out nothing.

All the lights were off in the house and we hid!

The next door neighbor called D the Halloween Grinch and asked if he puts up a Christmas tree (which we don't). Of course, they were drunk out of their minds...we found a wine glass on our front porch this morning.

Anns said...

I bought Twix, Snickers, Kit Kats, Crunch and Peppermint Patties (which I always wonder if the kids like or not). The funny part was that as I was handing out the candy to the ghosts and goblins, I found "Dad" kicking me from behind the door tryin g to make sure that I was saving some of the Kit Kats for him!

Men.

I know you can hear me... said...

We have TONS of candy...some of just about everything under the sun. Although I'm a little bit strange because I don't prefer chocolate, so I have been stealing the laffy taffy. Did you know that they still put jokes on the wrappers?!

Rebecca said...

We didn't get any either! And lights were blazing! We would have given out Twixxes or maybe some of the buns I made at the weekend... By that I mean, like a cupcake.

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

because we were all tipsy, we gave out a lot of candy. and we told them to bring their friends back by our house for more.

painted maypole said...

mmm... heath.... we didn't get any of those. I sneak anything with peanut butter or nuts... snickers, reeses, PB m&ms, etc

thrice said...

I love Heath bars, but my teeth don't. I was snacking on Butterfingers, Nestle crunch bars and Reece's peanut butter cups. NOT a good thing.