Tuesday, October 27, 2009


When you buy Halloween candy, buy all the kinds you, personally, don't like. That way when it's sitting in your house for a week or so before you hand it out, you won't be tempted to eat it.
This is excellent advice. I think of it every year. This is the first year I ever FULLY followed my own self-created Halloween candy axiom.
Except for these. Because they're special and we only eat them once a year. I did put a bag of these out early just for us.
I've exerted a perfect amount of self-control over them, and the kids love them and get one every once in a while after dinner. Jim eats them like a mad man. He hated them growing up, but says these are softer and tastier than the peanut butter taffy of his youth. I think he's making up for lost time.
I digress. Back to my point.
Here's to weighing the same two weeks after Halloween that I weighed two weeks before.


KCSherri said...

That's funny - those orange and black candies are the ones that I, too, hated when I was growing up. And it seemed like every single freakin' house on the block passed them out! Yuck! I haven't tried them in years - maybe they really DID improve in flavor. Your husband has me thinking I should give them another try! Have a good day - and thanks for the great blog!

Jenn Boerger said...

Great advice!

anne said...

That is a good idea...but most of the candy I don't like, most kids probably don't like either! :)
I decided to wait until the day before this year. We have a lot going on this weekend so it will be hard to rip into the bags and scarf too much before the massive amounts of trick-or-treaters arrive at our door. :)

anne said...

ps- FYI...I used to hate those too, but strangely I too now enjoy them!

Rachel said...

I wish you had posted this about a week ago...I have already gone through half of the candy I bought for Halloween! And I hated these orange and black wrapped candy as well and am NOT going to try them anytime soon just in case I find that I too, have developed a liking for them ;)

Flip-flop Mama said...

mmm. . .I love them too.

Jackie said...

Those are my hubby's *all-time* favorites!!

love the dog pics too - esp the one with the long nose out of focus!

stacey said...

Your picture actually makes them look nice?!? My grandmother always had those candies out on her table every Halloween~YUCK! I didn't like them because they were SO hard. But if they got softer I think I might like peanut butter taffy!!!