Friday, October 8, 2010

It’s All About The Candy, Right?

By Heather

I’m piggybacking off JB’s post yesterday and continuing the whole Halloween theme. I want to talk about the good stuff. The treat part of trick or treating.

The candy.

This has to be the best time of year for candy lovers. The Easter Peeps lovers might have once objected to that statement before these came out:



Halloween Peeps! Pumpkins and ghosts and bats (oh my!).

Oh, oh, and these:



And who can forget a classic like:


Candy corn--Halloween tradition.

My favorites are Snickers and Almond Joys, followed by Milky Ways. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Smarties. Have to have Smarties at Halloween.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

18 comments:

Merry Lu said...

Candy corn! Other than that, Milky Way. I used to be able to get my nieces and nephews to save me (some of) their Milky Ways. They don't do it anymore, and I'm not sure if it's because they're too old to trick or treat or their too smart to give away their candy. ;-)

Dru said...

Candy corn following by fun size Snickers and Kit Kat.

Bookwoman said...

By far the Reeses Pumpkins. But I also like the holiday colored M&Ms. I have a recipe for a great sweet and salty snack mix that you can tailor to whatever holiday season it is simply by using the holiday colored M&Ms. Of course since I went on a diet and took off 80 lbs las year, I only look at candy and drool these days.

Ellery Adams said...

Milky Ways!

Sheila Connolly said...

Candy corn is so addictive! It's easy to sit and eat a whole bag (oops, did I say that?). Followed by Milky Way, definitely--I have to squirrel away a few when we put candy out for the kiddies. BTW, we've been getting over 80 each year since we've moved here, and they're actually little ones, not surly high school kids. I love Halloween!

Lisa D said...

Love the Reese's Pumpkins but I'm a Snickers girl. I enjoy a few Clark bars but they become hard to find. I was not aware of Halloween peeps. That's exciting news for a sugar addict. :-)

Happy Friday...

BJ Miller said...

I love Reese's & Almond Joy. Oh & carmel apple suckers, they are soooo good but last yr I had a hard time finding them.

Debra said...

Reese's I love them so, so much I had to stop eating them. But now I really want one.
I have never had Smarties - what are they?

Melissa said...

I love anything chocolate! I always had a hard time "saving" the candy bars! I wanted to eat them right away..when I used to go "Trick or Treating"! =)

Miki Willa said...

I have to go with Smarties and Reese's. When I was a kid, people gave homemade cookies, popcorn balls, and candy apples, along with full size candy bars. I really didn't like popcorn balls.

Linda McDonald said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I do hand them out on Halloween (along with a mixture of other chocolate candies), but I can't buy them too soon or else I'll eat them all.

Laineshots said...

Got to be the Reese's Pumpkins! Those and the Easter eggs somehow taste better to me than the regular peanut butter cups. I'm not claiming it makes sense.

Heather Webber said...

The funny thing is I don't really have much of a sweet tooth. But this time of year...I can't help myself!

Yum, yum!

holdenj said...

Just that smell of candy corn screams October! And yes, I try to find a least one of those weird peanut butter taffy thing in the bag, there seems to still be one neighbor around here that buys them to distribute!

booklover said...

I'm with Heather...not much of a chocolate and/or candy fan but when Wal-Mart begins loading the aisles..YIKES!!! So far this year I'm a fan of PayDays, Butterfingers and Twix....

Lover of Books said...

I love the reese's pumpkins as well as the little pumpkins that taste like candy corn. :)
Krista

KH said...

I have to go with the candy corn. Too many memories on that one.

Valerie Consoer said...

Oh dear, Heather! You've opened a whole topic that I could just talk about days on end. Looking at my tubby frame, you'd definitely think that I like sweets. You would be correct in this assumption. Anyway, I have been well aware of the Peeps pumpkins. As an avid Peeps fanatic, they are always best (don't say "ick!" til you try them) stale. Yes, I said it. Stale. When they've been opened and have sat long enough to harden, they're wonderful! Moving along (so that I don't talk all day about Peeps), candy corn is a staple for fall. I do thoroughly enjoy the carmel candy corn pieces. While I'm refraining from over-eating on Halloween goodies, I will highly recommend for some of you ladies to enjoy at least one package of everything for me. Sincerely yours,
Candy Junkie...lol