Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hump Day Poll: Halloween Candy

Tonight's the night lil ghosts and goblins show up on your doorstep!  (Well, your doorsteps, not ours.  We NEVER get trick or treaters ever.)  It didn't stop me from buying a backup bag of non-tempting sour Trolli's that'll get taken into the Mr's work next week.

Now that we know what some of us went as for Halloween, let's talk about our faves and the bombs.

As a kid, my top five favorites were:

Reese Cups
Milky Way
Candy Corn
Candy Cigarettes  (Those things are so gross now)

My five least favorites (meaning they went straight in the trash) were:

Dots (I saw those things at Target and couldn't believe they still made them)
Necco Wafers (retch!)
Good n Plenty
Nick'l Nips

Bottom of the Bag come mid-November (aka- desperation candy)

Bit O' Honeys (love now)
Peanut Butter Kisses (love now)
Tootsie Rolls
Tootsie Pops
Dum Dums

What were your faves, least faves and bottom of the bags as a kid?

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  1. Twix, Milky Way, Reese Cups, Nestle Crunch/Krackle and Tootsie Pops were my top favorites as a kid in the Halloween bag. I would throw away the Dots too but I didn't mind Good n Plenty, Nick'l Nips or Runts and I actually like Necco wafers ha! Bottom of the bag for me was those peanut butter kisses which I too like now. Not much else. I eventually finished all of it off. Now, for the bonus question. Is my family really the only weirdos who referred to Trick or Treating as Halloweening?

    1. Ha! Did you call kids "Trick or Treaters" or Halloweenies?

  2. So you guys could have shared candy as kids, how sweet.

    Reeses and Butterfingers always and forever. Everything else is slightly less good. I like Neccos and Runts but never got them on Halloween. I may be the only kid that liked Mary Janes they weren't top tier, but came before the mid-range ones. Dots, twizzlers, and suckers of all kinds were the November desparation ones. Bottom of the bag... the ones still left there at Easter... anything sour and starburst.

    We didn't call it Halloweening, but what a great name for it!

  3. I'm kind of the opposite of most people because chocolate was never my big thing, other than Three Muskateers and Twix. I love Runts, Dots, Good n Plenty, Good n Fruity (although they've changed the recipe in recent years and it's terrible now), and any type of what I call "acid" candy which is the gummy bears (my favorite), Starburst, Skittles, etc. My least favorite would probably be the Necco Wafers, Almond Joy, Mounds, PayDay, and that hard gum that I think is called Double Bubble.

  4. Reese's cups, Snickers, Twix, loved chocolate. And smarties. Every year I have to have smarties in the basket so I can sneak a few. My brother and I used to sit down after an inspect our loot and make exchanges of things one of us liked more than the other. My Mom would come in and take her tithe of tootsie rolls. I never did love those.

  5. Well, candy in Canada is a little bit different. I have absolutely no idea what a Necco Wafer is. In my trick-or-treat bag the chocolate and the potato chips were always the first to go, but nothing ever went to waste. By Easter what was normally left were the Halloween kisses (not chocolate, but made with molasses), any sort of sucker, Starburst, the non-chocolate flavoured tootsie rolls, Rockets (known as Smarties in the US, as Smarties in Canada are candy coated chocolate like M&Ms), and boxes of raisins. The gummy or sour types of candy like licorice, Sour Patch Kids, Runts, and Sweedish Fish were middle of the pack candies. The bags of cheezies were also the last of the crunchy treats to go. Any apples were usually fished out of the bag by my mother and put into our school lunches or made into apple crisp.

  6. Very least favorite candy: that weird hard taffy, Good N Plenty, Runts.
    Favorite candy: Twix, Snickers, Kit Kats (and Sour Patch Kids but I don't know if those were a thing when I was a kid)


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