Friday, October 14, 2016
Friday Halloween Poll
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Name the 5 treats you were most anxious to get in your trick or treat bag as a kid?
1. Reese Cups
3. Double Bubble Gum (what was it about that package!?)
4. Candy Corn packets
Name the 5 items you would throw away as a kid.
1. Mini box of raisins
2. Bit O' Honey's because I thought they were old people candy and now that I'm old, I love them
3. Peanut Butter Kisses- Same candy but with peanut butter and again, now I love them!
4. Anything with coconut like Mounds/Almond Joy
5. Those God awful black licorice flavored hard candies
Did you use a trick or treat bag, a plastic jack o lantern or pillow case?
I think I might've used a jack o lantern as a really small kid and then graduated to the plastic bags you bought at the store. Never did a pillow case.
Describe what trick or treating was like when you were a kid:
When I was a kid, there was always the possibility that if it was cold enough, it could flurry so the snowsuit or winter coat could go over your costume which stunk. We always got a pumpkin flashlight at Kmart or similar stores so I could light my way and I was let loose into the apartment complex(s) to collect my loot. We might stop by Grandma's house too to show off my costume. With the advent of the whole "razors/needles in the candy" crap back in the 80's, we just kind of held up the wrapper to the light or bit into half the candy gingerly if we bothered at all. Sometimes you didn't care and just played candy roulette and hoped you didn't become an urban legend. Then I took out what I didn't want and my mom would take it and I'm sure a few rogue pieces of my favorites I had too much of like every mom!
What candy do you give out now as an adult? (And do you buy candy you like so if there's any left, you'll have some or do you purposely buy candy you DON'T like so you won't be tempted to eat it?)
We've tried to give out full sized candy bars like Snickers or Milky Ways (not that they're very full sized anymore yet still have the same calories...how is this possible!?) or a bag of something we like but no kids ever come here so we save a few for a high cal day or send them to the Mr's work. We have bought crappy candy before to not tempt us but then we just want to eat a few pieces anyway if they're fun sized so that doesn't really work for us. :-\
What are the biggest differences you see from Halloween when you were a kid to now especially if you have little goblins?
Well, we didn't think they DID trick or treat anymore despite the news always showing the times for it. We literally have an entire neighborhood waiting to give out treats and I know at least 5 kids that live here so they could make out like bandits but no one in over 15 years! I hear they do "trunk or treat???" That just sounds sad.
Your turn! Can't wait to see your responses to these questions!
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