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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:46 PM

What did you buy to hand out for Halloween?

I'm going to pick up the goodies tomorrow and trying to decide what to get. I probably won't get my favorites, Reese's peanut butter cups because of the possibility of nut allergies. Thinking about hitting BJ's and getting full size bars of either Milky Way or Three Musketeers, but I've also gotten the fruit snack things also in the past. Any advice?

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Reply What did you buy to hand out for Halloween? (Original post)
Revanchist Oct 2014 OP
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #1
fizzgig Oct 2014 #2
Jenoch Oct 2014 #3
orleans Oct 2014 #5
Jenoch Oct 2014 #8
orleans Oct 2014 #14
Jenoch Oct 2014 #15
orleans Oct 2014 #23
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #4
Jenoch Oct 2014 #9
NightWatcher Oct 2014 #6
Chan790 Oct 2014 #7
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2014 #10
BlueJazz Oct 2014 #11
Inkfreak Oct 2014 #27
BlueJazz Oct 2014 #28
RebelOne Oct 2014 #12
redwitch Oct 2014 #13
Initech Oct 2014 #16
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #17
MerryBlooms Oct 2014 #18
cyberswede Oct 2014 #19
hermetic Oct 2014 #20
femmocrat Oct 2014 #21
NJCher Oct 2014 #31
Le Taz Hot Oct 2014 #22
NewJeffCT Oct 2014 #24
Jokerman Oct 2014 #25
DFW Oct 2014 #26
MrMickeysMom Oct 2014 #29
elleng Oct 2014 #30

Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:51 PM

1. Screw the cheap crap candy, I buy the candy that I like

Because I get the leftovers.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:52 PM

2. i think mini candy bars and fruit snacks would be a good idea

stick them all in a bowl and let the kids pick out what they like. i've had one trick or treater nine years and i felt really bad for that kid because we couldn't very well give them a beer or a bud.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:54 PM

3. We usually go with the miniature candy bars.

 

The leftovers then get eaten at deer camp.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:22 PM

5. by the deer? that's so cute. do they sit around a campfire & sing songs too? n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:41 PM

8. It is sometimes quite boring sitting in a deer stand.

 

While it't not good for the waistline or teeth, candy helps to pass the time.

We always seem to have a fire going, so far we have not broken out in song, except for the time at the neighbkring deer camp when a guy broke out his concertina. My dad sung along with him, but nobody else knew the lyrics.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 12:13 AM

14. sitting in a "deer stand"!!!??? NO NO NO

that is NOT what i had in mind when i commented about "deer camp"

scooch this video up to 1:14 and you'll see the type of deer camp i was referring to:

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Response to orleans (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 12:46 AM

15. Thank you,

 

I enjoyed that video.. I know of a guy who back in the 70s had a deer on the trunk of his car at the end of deer season. He went out of his way to drive to his brother's house. His brother had three pre-schoolers. The guy with the deer had painted the deer's nose red.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:47 AM

23. the 70s were a pretty wild & crazy time. n/t

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:21 PM

4. Cigarette lighters and firecrackers, same as last year.

 

the neighbors LOVE me!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:44 PM

9. When my brothers kids were little and

 

I was still childless I gave them Snickers with a 6" nail pierced through them. The kids were baffled and my brother thought I was an idiot.

(Edit to add: it might be helpful to the kids to give them some punks in addition to the lighter.)

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:36 PM

6. I'm not getting anything

We'll be taking our daughter trick or treating in her bff's neighborhood on the 31st.

The dads will be drinking beers and pulling the kids in little red wagons while the moms walk ahead and give disapproving looks. Jacksonville Beach does it up right. Last year there were three haunted houses on the route and a dozen parties or so. There is no vehicle traffic and a ton of Halloweeners running around like little ghouls. Kids make the holidays so fun.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:46 PM

7. I got Airheads.

 

Mostly because I hate them and thus they are friendly to my desire to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Oddly, they seem popular...I get them most years and they're always a hit. I have no idea why...they're godawful.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:47 PM

10. Sams Club has a plastic barrel of little bags of Utz pretzels

We combine those with bags of Goldfish. It's gone over pretty well for the past couple of years. Here's the theory: we used to buy candy; then after 10/31, we'd eat the leftover candy. It got the holiday weight gain off to a flying start.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:53 PM

11. I bought a case of Milky Way. (regular size)

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:10 PM

27. You are awesome. (nt)

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:57 PM

28. Thank you...but if the kids don't come, I'll be fat.

 

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:34 PM

12. Reese's peanut butter cups, which is my favorite candy.

Since I only get very few trick or treaters at my door, I usually buy a candy I like, so that whatever is left is all mine.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:44 PM

13. kit kats, Reese's pb cups and ????

Some years we get lots of kids. I haven't actually bought any yet- I would just eat them and have to buy more. I have zero willpower.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 01:13 AM

16. I'm going out on Halloween this year.

Going to see Queens Of The Stone Age. Hell yeah!

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 03:21 AM

17. I went candy shopping at BJ's.

We have three combo bags of Milky Way, Twix, 3 Musketeers. Two bags of Reese's Footballs which will never make it out the front door. Two bags of Sweet Tarts and Nerds combo bag that will be given out first.

Folks around here bring their kids by the car full to trick or treat at the homes of over 200 senior citizens. We'll turn the purple and orange lights off by 9PM.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 05:37 AM

18. I got a geat deal on full size bars 30 @ $17; Reeses, Kit Kat, Hershey (plain and almond)

and then my husband picked up a box of; Butter Finger, Baby Ruth, $10,000 Grand, Nestle Crunch, and then a bag of mini Almond Joy (my fave). The leftovers will go to the office and into the freezer for baking.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:46 AM

19. We get around 300 kids

so I give out the little laffy taffy/airheads/nerds that come in huge bags.

This year I have some chocolate eyeballs that I thought were funny.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:53 AM

20. I did not think about nut allergies.

Shoot, now I'm gonna have to eat all those peanut butter chocolates myself. I'll hand out Nerds and taffy, just to be on the safe side.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:04 AM

21. I saw a clip on the local news that "teal" is the color for non-allergenic treats.

They showed a family painting their pumpkins teal. It designates that house as offering non-allergenic treats.

Here is more information: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.VFDzd75-8fE

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:10 PM

31. thanks

I was really in a quandary there, reading about all the sugar. I've cut it out of my diet and I shudder when I think of what it does to glycemic levels, so I don't really want to give it out. There are plenty of good ideas in that graphic. I'll prob'ly go with stickers and notepads.

I know, I'm a killjoy.


Cher

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:15 AM

22. I have to wait until the day of Halloween

otherwise I will eat said Halloween candy. It's just too much of a temptation otherwise.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:57 AM

24. I usually make an effort to buy the full sized candy bars

and also to buy ones that I don't like so I won't eat them if they're left over. I like peanut butter & I like chocolate, but I absolutely hate Reese's Peanut Butter cups and Snickers, so I tend to buy a bunch of both. If I have leftovers, I either donate them or bring them to the office to give away.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 02:58 PM

25. Packets of microwave popcorn.

We've done this your several years and had nothing but positive responses from both kids and parents.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 03:25 PM

26. Nothing. Halloween is not observed here

Here in Germany, kids go around with lanterns on St. Martin's day. Same kind of thing, without the goblins and ghosts, which I kinda miss, though I prefer the Great Pumpkin.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:18 PM

29. Kit Kats!

Plus, Reese PB cups and Snickers… IOW, the ones that we'll eat, too.

I hope we get lots of kids

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:26 PM

30. Nothing yet.

Little boxes of raisins tomorrow,

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