Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween

Halloween, one of the best holidays in the year, when we go through the time-honored tradition of choosing trick-or-treat candies. It's a big decision. We never, ever eat candy. This is the one time of year that we eat any, so we choose that candy with care.

Trick or treaters were allowed to choose two out of a giant candy bowl (even the kid who dressed as a Yankee, who was lucky I let him have anything). This year, our offerings to the children of our community included:
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Foodgoat fave, and always rank high on the kiddies. Foodgoat prefers the regular size Reese's cups over the smaller sizes (due to the higher peanut butter to chocolate coating ratio).
  • Snicker's: Is the Fun Size getting smaller? Because it doesn't seem as fun as it used to. But still good to Foodgoat. Not for nothing is Snickers the best selling candy bar of all time.
  • Twix: Did you know that Twix was called "Raider" in Germany for years? And that the change to "Twix" in 1991 went so badly it became a metaphor for botched attempts to make something look more modern by rebranding it with a new name? I didn't either. It's one of those things that's on Wikipidia, but I don't really believe.
  • Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fishes: The surprise hit of the night - lots more kids wanted the sour chewy candies and the gummi fishes than we would have thought. The Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men and shaped like aliens. The Swedish fishes are now actually made in Canada and are actually vegan, but you wouldn't know it, because they do taste pretty good.
The best part? Lots of leftover candy, just for us.

4 comments:

  1. Halloween is about the only time all year that we bring any major brand candy into the house. And although I try not to eat too much of it, the nostalgia factor alone is always huge. My personal favorite is the 100 Grand.

    Great blog...I always enjoy reading about what you're up to. I'm trying to get a food blog of my own going and would greatly appreciate any feedback you might have.

    Best,
    Hunter

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  2. I used to go from checkout aisle to checkout aisle looking for the pb twix. They were very rare & hard to come by, & are only ever sold individually.

    Now, they have a new Twix that is a chocolate cookie & pb on top of it. Mmmmmm....

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  3. Hah! Loved this entry. And I do really enjoy your blog as well. I found it on Forbes Top 5 Food Blogs. Anyway, the Twix inspired me to write this. I never eat candy or have any in the house. But after dinner, my boyfriend and best friends do love some dessert. We recently discovered that the easiest yummy dessert for them is vanilla ice cream with broken pieces of Twix throughout. I just watch them in silence (because they're too busy eating) while they wolf it down.

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  4. To say the truth there are many holidays I like but Halloween is my favorite one. It's a pity that it takes place only once a year.

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