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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:46 PM
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what are you giving out on Halloween?
I have learned in the last few days that giving out chocolate candy on Halloween is no longer appropriate, according to my wife and kids 11,9,and6. Could this possibly be true? Are Snickers and Reese's cups so hopelessly out of fashion that no parent would disgrace his daughters by giving out all the old favorites?

do Starburst, Gummi worms and Skittles take the candy crown on Halloween?

My God its chocolate! no more Hershey's with almonds? no more Almond joys?


Is this widespread or just my nutty wife and the hens around this one neighborhood?

I need to know!
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:49 PM
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1. I give out chocolate candy.
Peanut butter cups, Butterfingers, Baby Ruths...

I always have candy left over and I want to be able to eat what's left. And Gummi anythings and Starburst just don't cut it!!

mmmmmmm.... chocolate!
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:50 PM
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2. BS
snickers

mars bars

hersheys with almonds


I have to eat whatever is left after all the illegal immigrant kids come through the neighborhood taking our candy away from us


(sheesh. I've been watching too many campaign commercials.)
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:52 PM
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3. Chocolate candy is expensive.
If you only get twenty trick-or-treaters, it's okay. If you get two hundred, it isn't doable. In the past we always bought mostly less expensive candy and just a couple bags of small chocolate bars because otherwise Halloween would cost a hundred bucks just for the candy.
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:00 PM
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4. Nothing
In the past 10 years, my boyfriend hasn't seen a single trick or treater.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:00 PM
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5. really?
no one has ever complained to me in all the years I've been handing out chocolate stuff... :shrug:

I just bought a bunch of bags of goodies that were on sale at the drug store- better prices than the grocery stores ;)

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:02 PM
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6. Mini candy bars. Had to buy more.
The two little girls next door 'drop in' almost every day.
Already been through most of what we had.
Don't tell mom.
;-)
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:05 PM
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7. Lectures.
Better: while wagging a finger
Better: while dressed up as Cruella DeVille

*LOL*
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:25 PM
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8. glasses of water poured into their bags
no, we're giving out Butterfingers, Peanutbutter Cups, Almond Joys & kit kats.

when I was about 6 one of my grandparents neighbors did indeed give my twin brother & me glasses of water in our bags. they ripped at the bottom of his walkway. Unfortunately a couple of our great uncles were visiting at the time. lets just say that nieghbor's house was a wonder to behold the following day.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:28 PM
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9. Copies of "Why Vegan?" and info on the cruelty in the milk (chocolate) industry.
Just kidding. I wouldn't do that. Admit it, though...I had you going for a second.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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10. YOU DID.
:wow: :spank: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:51 PM
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20. I knew you were kidding.
Even I am not that mean.

I do have to go across town to get some candy at Whole Foods. Your trick or treaters can lick the donut box. :P
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:35 PM
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23. You want I should
let them lick the box you sent me? Your box?

That sounded SO wrong.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:03 PM
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24. Nope, all that sweet, melty icing is yours
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:04 PM by LeftyMom
:P
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:33 PM
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11. Cans of whoopass
Apples with razor blades in them
Worms
Dead rats
and Chick tracts


I don't get many trick-or-treaters...
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:37 PM
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12. I think we go to the same grocery store
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:38 PM
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13. I'm giving out chocolate.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:46 PM
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14. mini candy bars for Halloween night and fruity gummy snacks for
our Granddaughter to take for her class party. Normally we bake something for the party but time is short and I'm too lazy this year.

Last year, a neighbor who works for one of the food companies, gave away pudding cups. All the kids raved about that one.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:47 PM
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15. Same stuff as every day:
bad vibes.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:54 PM
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16. A mixed bag
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:54 PM by bumblebee1
some chocolate:
Mini Hershey bars
mini Milky Ways- My favorite
Three Musketeers- my favorite
Reese's peanut butter cups- regualr
Reese's peanut butter cups- peanut butter on the outside
Kit Kat bars
twizzlers
skittles- regular and sour
two Halloween pencils and two Halloween erasers
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:00 PM
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17. I wish non-chocolate candy was the fad when I was a kid
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 06:01 PM by GloriaSmith
I'm one of those strange females that don't like chocolate. I didn't like it as a kid either so Halloween was more about the costumes and less about the actual treats. :(

To get back on subject though, I haven't heard of chocolate being out. It's a classic so it's never out of style.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:06 PM
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18. Sour is the way to go these days
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:46 PM
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19. If no one else is giving out chocolate, then you should give chocolate
One of the things that I liked as a kid on Halloween was the variety. I didn't get candy all that often during the year and actually discovered some candy trick-or- treating.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:52 PM
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21. Shots and beers.
Redstone
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:17 PM
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26. Is it too late to book a flight?
Oh hell, I have to work after school. :(
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jbane Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:25 PM
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22. cough drops
maybe some rolaids or whatever change I have on my dresser.
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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:11 PM
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25. Hot dogs with the insides taken out
You know what they call one.

A hollow weenie.
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