We went through them all. Blow Pop, um no honey. Try again. Ditto on the Milk Duds. (I mean, they have the name “Dud” right in them). Sixlets. No way. Air heads. C’mon, ewww. Sugar Babies, Junior Mints, go for it. Plain Hershey’s Bar? That works. White Chocolate Cookies N Cream Hershey Bar. Far from my favorite. Crunch Bar, you’re getting closer. Baby Ruth, you’re making me proud kid. Health Bar? 3 Musketeers. Reeses Peanute Butter Cups. Bingo. You’re doing great sweetie pie. Swedish Fish, um no dear, hmmm, I thought we were starting to catch on? The list goes on. See, being responsible parents, we can’t let our children eat all that Halloween candy, so we help out by eating it too.
1.) Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 1.Dots
2.) Butterfingers 2.) Mike & Ike
3.) Clark Bars 3.) Skittles
4.) Heath Bars 4.) Twizzlers
5.) Kit Kats 5.) Almond Joys (What guy likes coconut?)
6.) Snickers 6.) Nerds
7.) Twix 7.) Fruity Tootsie Rolls
8.) M&Ms 8.) Whoppers
9.) Milky Way 9.) Starbursts
10.) Mr. GoodBar 10.) Smarties
But as a side note, Laura loves Almonds Joys and Mallow Cups (both of which I dislike) so even we can’t always decide! And don’t get me started on the Candy Corn Hershey’s. But yes, we are more chocolate people, not sugar people. Sweet Tarts and Lifesaver gummies I’ll eat if that’s all that’s available but Laura won’t touch them.
This year things went a lot better, at least with the 4-year-old. Sweet Esther kept grabbing the Skittles, the sour ones in the green pack, worst ones of all! Oh well. Too bad Emma kept saying things like “Is this the right one dad?” Just a tad embarrassing. You’re probably thinking we’re just awful but think of it this way. If you talk to a lot of parents, they let the kids pick a few pieces of candy and then throw out the rest in the garbage a week or so after Halloween; they don’t even freeze it (Reeses taste great frozen…don’t they?!?) Laura and I feel guilty about this because after all, it’s wasteful. And you can always use candy in some sort of cake or whatever down the road.
But of course, most important to us is that our kids says thanks to each and every person who hands out candy in the drizzling/freezing rain without needing a reminder from us. And Emma knows to wish each person a Happy Halloween and say goodbye after a hearty thanks. She also has this weird closing line she always uses “and have a happy trick-or-treat” but we try to stay positive. Most people who engage Emma find it’s tough to get rid of her because she is talkative so we have to drag her away so they can get on with the next kid.
What’s your favorite candy? So have you ever had a candy discussion with your kids? Leave a comment!