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Halloween Survival: Hand Out Candy You Don't Like

Halloween Survival: Hand Out Candy You Don't Like

Every Halloween of my youth, we handed out the same candy: Smarties and Starbursts. While I have a huge affection for these two types of sweet treats, my mother can't stand them. They created no temptation for her what-so-ever, unlike say her favorite Snickers bar. So follow this age old advice: Hand out candy you don't like. Don't bring the temptations into your home where they can taunt you.

I know it seems sacrilege, but candy that tempts me the least is the Halloween favorite – candy corn. Tell me yours in the comment section below.


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pinklady11 pinklady11 9 years's the only time of year you can get candy corn. sometimes it's best when eaten by the handful, other times it's best when eaten in, white, yellow! ha! what candy do i pass out? whatever candy my cheap,excuse me,frugal husband brings home. generally not all that good and certainly not high in quantity. we live on a dead end block, hardly any kids come when i answer the door i give them handfuls. of course he says ... now just give them one. and i say ...o.k. honey! then i only nibble what i can from my daughters candy. funny thing, it is the ONLY time of year i will eat snickers or 3 musketeers. GREAT HINT TO SCHOOL AGE MOMS: put all of the little chocolate bars in the freezer. they defrost by lunch time when you give them as a treat in juniors lunch sac each day!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I sorta do this. I hand out candy that I sorta like, but don't LOVE. Skittles/Starburst. That way I'll still eat one every now and again, but I won't engorge myself on it like if they were Kit Kat, Take 5 or Almond Joy bars. I like candy corn, but I get sick of them real quickly. The only candy I can think of that I hate is maybe Tootsie Rolls, maltballs or licorice. I feel terrible giving kids those things though. lol.
bluiedgrl bluiedgrl 9 years
Ha I can't believe someone mentioned circus peanuts. My kids want to try them, but I just tell them that they taste like flavored play doh. I pass out lollipops and activity pads that you can get at the doller store. My favorite candy is Reeses peanutbutter cups. Yumalicious.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I wish there was more candy that I didn't like! But, I guess I could hand out Mounds bars. I hate shredded coconut.
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 9 years
i already have a big bowl of sour skittles waiting for tricker treaters. I know well enough not to keep anything chocolate in the house.
ovenmitt ovenmitt 9 years
i'm handing out popcorn balls this year. i actually kind of like them but they're so big that my jaw would not be able to handle eating more than one. but i'm with everyone who hates mounds and almond joy! the willy wonka candies are also on the outs. milky way midnights are my weakness and it's easier to find them in bite size portions than full size i'm always tempted to eat more.
misstsapinay misstsapinay 9 years
I am not a fan of Mars bars. Bleh. Twix used to be my weakness, but I tried one last year and it tasted gross. Total turn off. I <3 candy corn and red licorice now.
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
Ew. Then I guess I should hand out Tootsie Rolls. Can't stand them.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
love candy corn... hate licorice. maybe i'll do that this year, such a good idea!!! :) and oooh elenoftroy i know where you got your icon! I LOVE THAT SITE. i have personalized thank you note stationary with me on it!
elenoftroy elenoftroy 9 years
This is how I ended up with bags of "fun sized" Almond Joys and Mounds in my kitchen for 3 years.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
Ha Ha thats a great idea I think I'll try it this year. I'm gonna go buy some candy corn. Theres no way I'll eat that.
veggie_gurl veggie_gurl 9 years
i second (or third...) the no-go on candy corn...i also can't stand these things called "circus peanuts". they're these (so!)grotesque big orange peanut shaped nasties. anybody ever heard of 'em?
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I love candy corn. I can eat them all day everyday!!!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahaha that is a VERY good idea! I would hand out...umm...ok which candy don't I like...yea I dunno...
livetolove livetolove 9 years
no wonder as a kid I got so much mounds and almond joys...
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
oh yeah, i HATE candy corn. ick.
iffermay iffermay 9 years
Hi. I, too learned from my mom to hand out candy that I don't like. She hated sweetarts (I loved them and would find them and eat them). After a few years of eating the snickers and reeses meant for trick or treaters, I either by mounds/almond joys (yuck!!!!) or get candy the day of to limit my inhalation of it!
alex_289 alex_289 9 years
I love that idea! I will hand out smarties, twixs, kit-kat bars, and gummies! lol!
allisonblue allisonblue 9 years
This is a really clever idea! I'm not crazy about Jolly Ranchers, either ... they stick in your teeth. Now, if I were to buy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I'd be toast. Toast with indigestion.
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 9 years
I hate candy corn..i should stock up on that
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I keep a candy dish at work full of candy that I don't like. It has apple, grape, and cherry Jolly Rancher suckers, Life Savers lolly pops, and Twizzlers. Our house is around the back of another, so we don't get trick or treaters.
joowonahn joowonahn 9 years
hate candy corn too. haha
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I hateeeeeeeeeeee candy corn, ick.
ragus ragus 9 years
Lol this is so hilarious to me!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I loooove candy corn! I don't like Mounds - those are the ones with coconut, right? ick. I like those peanut butter chewy ones too. Yumm.
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