What candy (or other treat) should I give the trick-or-treaters?

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    Oct 25, 2008 2:47 PM GMT
    This summer I moved into a neighborhood that has a very high volume of trick-or-treaters on Hallowe'en. What candy should I be giving away? One friend tells me that anything other than chocolate is a waste. I would also be interested in knowing about inexpensive alternatives to candy--either nutritious snacks or small toys.
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    Oct 25, 2008 2:56 PM GMT


    Well, how about a huge box or boxes of Christmas crackers - you know, the kind that pull apart , make a loud noise and have a toy a hat and a joke inside. Buy the plain coloured ones and stick hallowe'en decals on them.

    There's a big issue with chocolate stuff this year as some manufacturers moved operations to China where, no surprise, melamine has been added making them poisonous.

  • Timbales

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    Oct 25, 2008 3:05 PM GMT
    Candy is the preferred, get the large bags of the small 'fun' size stuff. You can usually get a mixture of different kinds. I try to buy stuff I know I won't like. Sometimes I also buy little tubs of Play-Doh, parents who come to the door with little ones seem to appreciate that.
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    Oct 25, 2008 3:08 PM GMT


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    Oct 25, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    A lump of coal for the buggers.

    Last year I stocked up on all this great candy and waited almost all day for the tricksters. Count them....TWO! Two kids came. I was traumatized. With the second kid, I started dumping a lot of candy into his bag just to get rid of it and the mother started to yell at me calling me a wierdo.
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    KissingPro said, "A lump of coal for the buggers.

    Last year I stocked up on all this great candy and waited almost all day for the tricksters. Count them....TWO! Two kids came. I was traumatized. With the second kid, I started dumping a lot of candy into his bag just to get rid of it and the mother started to yell at me calling me a wierdo."


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  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 25, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    In the spirit of Halloween, I got some gumballs that all look like eyeballs. I figured to get just one type of candy so that the kids don't compare.

    Chocolate for Halloween is expensive...at least on a busy street.
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    Don't give one thing! Go to Sam's Club, Costoc, BJs Wholesale and buy two of something and give hand fulls of it. As I kid I would just DIE from excitement when I went so a house and they would just grab a handful of candy and throw it into your pillow case.

    Last year I did Twizzlers and Reese's cups. I have like 3-4 twiz and 1-2 reeses per kid. Now I love in an apartment building icon_sad.gif


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    Oct 25, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    Just give the friggin kids candy.. f*ck the nutrition b.s. its trick or treating... It's halloween.

    You know what I did as a kid when someone gave me healthy crap... Me and my friends would sit there filtering the crap from our bag. For sure it'll end up in the garbage.

    Kids want Candy.
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    KitKats!
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    Oct 25, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    100 Grand! 100 Grand!

    I also do trick-or-beer for the dads and trick-or-wine for the moms. My house gets pretty popular with the parents as the evening wears on...
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    Oct 25, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    100 Grand bars are awesome! Remember when they were $100,000 bars?
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    Oct 25, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    bill007 saidKitKats!



    I have to admit I am partial to the crispy crunch of KitKats. It's a nice contrast to the gooey texture of a lot of candy.
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    Oct 25, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    bill007 said100 Grand bars are awesome! Remember when they were $100,000 bars?
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    Oct 25, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    Give them a certificate that says you've made a donation to the local food pantry on their behalf. They'll love it! icon_lol.gif

    But seriously... chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate. Halloween is once a year. A little bit of junk food won't ruin them.
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    Oct 25, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    GQjock said

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    Oct 25, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    GQjock said

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    Oct 25, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    GQjock said

    Porn


    Regardless of the grave legal ramifications of giving porn to a bunch of neighborhood kids, that would be even more expensive than giving out chocolate.
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
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    Give something sweet. But not chocolate, chocolate makes you fat. I've been chocolate free for so long, I don't remember what it tastes likeicon_confused.gif
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Since I have exactly 4 kids in the last 2 years, I am going to the bar early. Then go to the store and buy 50% off candy for myself the next day. Screw them. Let them terrorize the local mall.
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    Anybody know where I can rent a kid? I want to go to COJock1974's house.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 25, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    As a kid, I always preferred the houses which had clearly just bought a bulk assortment. Not all of us like chocolate, and I was very happy to get the miniature bags of Skittles or Starburst or whatnot. Easily the worst was the crazy old man who gave us decals of religious scenes, followed by the old woman who gave everybody mallomars. I've yet to meet anyone in person who actually likes mallomars.

    Then there was always the post-Halloween weirdness, when my mother would use the trading of candy as a way to demonstrate the law of supply and demand. I started wishing she wouldn't, as if my friends didn't realize that I didn't actually like Snickers bars, I could get a lot more Smarties and Dots and the like for being "willing" to give up my chocolate...
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
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