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  • Post #91 - November 4th, 2011, 10:48 pm
    Post #91 - November 4th, 2011, 10:48 pm Post #91 - November 4th, 2011, 10:48 pm
    YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

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  • Post #92 - November 7th, 2011, 9:20 am
    Post #92 - November 7th, 2011, 9:20 am Post #92 - November 7th, 2011, 9:20 am
    I think that qualifies as child abuse! :lol:
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  • Post #93 - November 12th, 2011, 3:07 pm
    Post #93 - November 12th, 2011, 3:07 pm Post #93 - November 12th, 2011, 3:07 pm
    earthlydesire wrote:On the subject of Halloween Candy i really have only one piece of input -- I loathe any and all candy corn. I have no idea why it was invented and I wish it nothing but bad times. Weird texture, fake flavor, strange looking icky candy.


    Like you, I have been a hater of candy corn, dating back to childhood. My little brothers were the beneficiaries of this dislike, although I could never get them to consider swapping for anything good. However, this year, my niece gave me a bag of candy corn she had mixed 50/50 with salted peanuts. I turned up my nose at first, but working late one night, with nothing else to snack on, I gave in and grabbed a handful.... Sweet and salty.... not bad.... in fact, pretty good! It was like having a big bowlful of Paydays (if you like Paydays--which I do). I wouldn't say I'm a convert, but now at least I know a way to take advantage of those one-pound bags of candy corn that are ALWAYS on sale for 25 cents after Halloween.
    BTW, a blurb on the Brach's candy corn bag says that every year Americans consume enough candy corn to circle the globe 4.25 times! :shock:
    (The key word there might be "consume"--or is it just "buy"?)
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  • Post #94 - November 12th, 2011, 7:17 pm
    Post #94 - November 12th, 2011, 7:17 pm Post #94 - November 12th, 2011, 7:17 pm
    tarte tatin wrote:However, this year, my niece gave me a bag of candy corn she had mixed 50/50 with salted peanuts. I turned up my nose at first, but working late one night, with nothing else to snack on, I gave in and grabbed a handful.... Sweet and salty.... not bad.... in fact, pretty good!

    I had something similar at a tailgate recently, only it also had caramel corn added. I was a big fan.
  • Post #95 - November 13th, 2011, 2:04 pm
    Post #95 - November 13th, 2011, 2:04 pm Post #95 - November 13th, 2011, 2:04 pm
    Khaopaat wrote:I had something similar at a tailgate recently, only it also had caramel corn added. I was a big fan.


    Funny you should say that--I suggested to my sister that we should add some caramel corn or buttered popcorn to the mix, and she thought it would be too many tastes. Well, I'll admit to having purchased one of those 25-cent bags of Halloween leftovers, so maybe I'll experiment. 8)
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

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  • Post #96 - November 14th, 2011, 10:26 am
    Post #96 - November 14th, 2011, 10:26 am Post #96 - November 14th, 2011, 10:26 am
    Is it just me or are the mint 3 Musketeers better than they used to be? They seem denser and with a stronger mint flavor.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

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  • Post #97 - October 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
    Post #97 - October 28th, 2019, 10:15 am Post #97 - October 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
    Hope 400 pieces is enough, might get another 200. Side-note, Halloween is one of two times a year a fat man can unselfconsciously buy mountains of candy. :)

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  • Post #98 - October 28th, 2019, 3:18 pm
    Post #98 - October 28th, 2019, 3:18 pm Post #98 - October 28th, 2019, 3:18 pm
    I just read through this whole thread from the beginning and enjoyed it immensely. I sometimes don't eat candy for weeks at a time but then at other times get a taste for it and have some late at night while reading a book. Chocolate, obviously, goes with red wine or a sweet liqueur. Fruity candies, obviously, go with white. My dad's favorite candy was orange slices, and I love orange slices and other flavored fruit jellies too. Orange slices and Gran Marnier ... mmm ...

    Some have commented above that they don't care for licorice candy, but I love it. My mom's favorite candy was licorice jelly beans around Easter time, and I inherited that love. I look for Good & Plenty on sale. The one type of licorice I don't like is the salty type, which is apparently very popular among some in Europe, but definitely an acquired taste. I'm sad to say I had to dispose of the salty licorice my brother bought for me at the PX when he was stationed in Afghanistan; I wanted to like it but just didn't. If you do like licorice candy, I think the best place around here to buy lots of different types of it is Woodmans.

    I am also a big fan of fruity candies (good with white wine and a good book late at night) -- Mike & Ike's, jelly beans, Dots, and of course, Jujubees! Jujubees always cost more, though. I would say Chuckles also, but they're usually too expensive --- except for mini Chuckles at Menards. I have tried tropical Dots and other variations on the classic fruit candies, fruity salty worms and such, and, oh well, I will eat them, but without much if any joy.

    The other category of candy that I love is salt water taffy. Once in a while a store like Jewel will set up a set of bins for people who want to buy mix-and-match salt water taffy in bulk. I like that, but what I like more is that my brother-in-law, who is from New Orleans, always keeps an eye out for salt water taffy when he and my sister are travelling with the family, and he says, we need to buy some of this for your sister, in gratitude for whatever watching-the-house or watching-the-dogs or watching-the-kids I've been doing.

    Okay, yes, I deviated somewhat from talking about just Halloween candies, but are we doing kids a favor giving them just chocolate all the time and not teaching them about fruit candies or licorice or salt water taffy? I wonder.
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  • Post #99 - October 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm
    Post #99 - October 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm Post #99 - October 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm
    Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors. And in many states, those choices will change how much tax they pay.

    In Illinois, for example, locals pay a higher state sales tax rate – 6.25% versus 1% – on Reese’s, gummi worms and Hershey’s milk chocolate bars than on Twix, Twizzlers and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars.

    https://theconversation.com/not-all-can ... ses-123905
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  • Post #100 - October 29th, 2019, 5:51 pm
    Post #100 - October 29th, 2019, 5:51 pm Post #100 - October 29th, 2019, 5:51 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors. And in many states, those choices will change how much tax they pay.

    In Illinois, for example, locals pay a higher state sales tax rate – 6.25% versus 1% – on Reese’s, gummi worms and Hershey’s milk chocolate bars than on Twix, Twizzlers and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars.

    https://theconversation.com/not-all-can ... ses-123905

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  • Post #101 - August 11th, 2020, 6:57 am
    Post #101 - August 11th, 2020, 6:57 am Post #101 - August 11th, 2020, 6:57 am
    Trick-or-treating is in doubt this year, so Halloween candy is coming early

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/10/business ... 7141004484
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  • Post #102 - August 11th, 2020, 7:27 am
    Post #102 - August 11th, 2020, 7:27 am Post #102 - August 11th, 2020, 7:27 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Trick-or-treating is in doubt this year, so Halloween candy is coming early

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/10/business ... 7141004484

    Costco already has an aisle set up for Halloween with yard decorations and candy.
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  • Post #103 - August 11th, 2020, 8:25 am
    Post #103 - August 11th, 2020, 8:25 am Post #103 - August 11th, 2020, 8:25 am
    HI,

    I saw a Halloween candy display, I think it was Jewel last week.

    I expect back-to-school, then Halloween. Nothing this year is what we normally experience, so why not a non-Halloween?

    CAthy2
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  • Post #104 - August 12th, 2020, 2:21 pm
    Post #104 - August 12th, 2020, 2:21 pm Post #104 - August 12th, 2020, 2:21 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    I saw a Halloween candy display, I think it was Jewel last week.

    I expect back-to-school, then Halloween. Nothing this year is what we normally experience, so why not a non-Halloween?

    CAthy2

    The HP Jewel has an entire aisle set up for Halloween candy.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #105 - August 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
    Post #105 - August 13th, 2020, 9:46 am Post #105 - August 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
    On Tuesday, Mariano's had large ceramic Halloween-themed decorations at 30% off.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #106 - August 13th, 2020, 1:51 pm
    Post #106 - August 13th, 2020, 1:51 pm Post #106 - August 13th, 2020, 1:51 pm
    Make sure you leave some room for Thanksgiving Dinner-Flavored Candy Corn - https://www.foodandwine.com/news/brachs ... candy-corn
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