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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Foodie Sunday: Hallowe'en Candy

By Tom

I love Hallowe'en candy.  There's something so neat about beensy little candy bars.  Give me a"fun-sized" Hershey's Crunch and I am just as happy as if you'd handed me a pound of Teusher.  Well, maybe not that happy, but you get the idea.

My favorites tend to run to plainer chocolate ones: the aforementioned Crunch and regular old Hershey's are fine, Mounds is a treat and I won't give you a bitter look if faced with a Heath Bar.  Peanuts and chocolate, however is something I don't care for, ever since I was a kid.  The next day at school the Reeses were traded with the kids who liked them.  The quickest was to this day to get me to drop a brownie is to tell me there are nuts in them..

I don't have a reason to buy it, mind you.  In the 20-something years I've lived in my neighborhood I've never had one tot come to my door.  I live you see in the part of Beverly Hills that is (formerly literally) on the wrong side of the tracks.  Kids are no fools, so they hit up the single-family areas and leave the "industrial triangle" alone.

Which is good for my waistline since there are no leftovers to make me far more than "fun sized".

I may go over to The Witches House and help hand out candy, just for the heck of it.  I promise not to filch any.  Really.

Please share your favorite treats in the comments.



Blogger Tama said...

That would be Nestle's Crunch. Does Nestle's have any other claim to fame?

Thinking that my new neighborhood might have children in it I have stocked up. Fun sized everything, plus Nerds (for some reason I find Nerds very satisfying), Laffy Taffy, Tootsie Roll assortments. I think I have no Smarties, which is shameful, since they have been a lifelong favorite. I have managed to avoid the candy corn this year, but then someone mentioned mixing them with peanuts (sorry) and it becomes a whole 'nother thing. Must. Resist.

My word verification is "aches", which will probably match several tummies very soon.

2:50 AM EDT  
Anonymous Thanna said...

My favorite would be the fake banana flavored taffy. Not Laffy Taffy, although it's all you see now and is pretty darned good, but the old style banana taffy that was shaped like a Tootsie Roll. I might be the only person alive who remembers those fondly.

The worst thing to get when I was little was those nasty Zagnut bars! Haven't seen one in ages - wonder if they still make them.

Oddly, though I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids, we get almost no trick or treaters. We still buy a small amount of candy just in case but I suspect it will all end up in my lunch bag!

7:46 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Nestle's Quik!

9:54 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


I hate Zagnut. I think they still are made..

9:55 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

I like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - yes it's a cliche but they are so good! Also like old-school candy bars like Oh! Henry and Baby Ruth - hard to find but they are great.

Worst? Zagnuts are awful but some others come close. Who actually eats Necco wafers anyway?

When I was a kid my grandfather made the world's best popcorn balls, made with molasses. Nobody does that sort of thing anymore of course, but our house was very popular!

12:16 AM EDT  

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