(This was originally published a couple years ago…)
I’ve never quite understood the logic of some people when it comes
to Halloween treats. Mercifully, most sane people understand that
children like things that actually taste good, like chocolate. A few
are too well-meaning for their own good, and give out things like
raisins (blech!). Others seem to think Halloween is a perfect opportunity to unload their leftover candy from last Easter. Or worse.
no matter what your age, income or social status, there seems to be a
universal truth when it comes to the most desired candy each Halloween.
In an informal poll (mostly comprised of my kids and co-workers) Reeses and Milky Way comes out at the tippy top.
Bonus points for the King size. At the very bottom of the pillowcase,
pennies and raisins. Here’s where everything else falls…
TIER ONE: Reeses, Snickers, Milky Way, M&M’s, Skittles, SweetTarts, Butterfinger: Jackpot. Eat immediately. Probably from someone who actually has kids. Definitely from someone who has grandkids.
TWO: Twizzlers, Smarties, Blow Pops, Take 5, Milk Duds, Starburst,
Whoppers, JuJuBees: Okay, clearly not the favorites, but will suffice
once the good stuff is gone. Usually from the cool neighbor with the dogs and all the bottles on the porch.
THREE: Candy corn, apples, raisins, pennies, Dum Dums, strange things
in a plastic bag that are unidentifiable, popcorn balls, Lemonheads:
Usually from the scary guy who invites you into the house to see his
reptile collection. Or, a very well-meaning, but slightly-out-of-touch lady with lots of cats.
as we stop by your house tonight, make sure you’ve got the good stuff
waiting. As I mentioned, Reeses are my favorite. Save those nasty
Lemonheads for yourself, or you could just find yourself with a nasty
What’s your favorite Halloween treat?