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Halloween candy you pass out, and candy you like to recieve
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Halloween candy you pass out, and candy you like to recieve
Passing out is easy here:

I don't


If someone drops off something (infrequent, but not unprecedented) I'd enjoy seeing Snickers or Milky Way bars. Heath bars are nice, Ghirardelli chocolate is awesome.

Lemon bars, pie, cookies . . .


BTW, I'm not supposed to eat sweets anymore . . .
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#2
RE: Halloween candy you pass out, and candy you like to recieve
We give out assorted candy bar minis - snickers, baby Ruth, kit Kat, twix, that sort of thing.

Peanut butter cups are my Achilles heel, or anything combining salt and caramel or salt and chocolate. The highly underrated Payday bar, for example.
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We always over-buy for Halloween so that there's no chance of running out. Usually it's mini-chocolate bars (for which I have a slight bias towards Cadbury), but if we hit a good sale we'll also buy Twizzlers and small bags of chips or cheesies.

General rule is to buy things that make good leftovers, and avoid things that no one in the house likes to nom.
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I always buy a big 5 lb bag of mixed commercial favorites, including perhaps mini Kit Kats, M&M's, Mounds, Twix and others. But I live in a condo with no kids, that is secured. So, the candy is always mine, and I suffer weight gain for it. But this year, no candy. I'll be out and about at a college volleyball game, where I have an acquaintance on the opposing team's staff.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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RE: Halloween candy you pass out, and candy you like to recieve
We don't get children around for halloween, singing for candy.
We have that on Epiphany.
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Call me a big fuddy duddy, but I hate handing out candy. Fortunately for me my neighborhood doesn't have tons of kids. I don't hate kids, I can remember myself wanting to trick or treat when I was a kid. I simply am old now and that is it.

I am putting my trash can in front of my porch steps as a sign, "Don't bother".

I doubt I'd get invited to an adult Halloween party at a bar, or house but that, I'd consider if offered. I don't hate kids, but I do know what I was like as a kid, and I simply don't want to open the door every two seconds and say "isn't that cute". No, the fact that my parents had sex and made me is not cute.

I am happy that you love your kids folks, I really am. My mom was proud of the costumes she made for me. I do get it, but no, they are your kids, not mine. If I am going to celebrate Halloween, I want to do it as an adult with only adults where the kids are at home being baby sat.

And another thing, hard candy that looks like it could be carbon dated to the Jurassic period, just NO and even if I did like handing candy out, when I was a kid, and you handed me that old shit because you were too fucking lazy to buy something fresh, well FUCK YOU.

I may not like handing candy out to kids, but having been a kid trick or treating, please don't be cruel and hand a kid something that looks and tastes like it sat in a doctors office for a billion years.
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My neighbors' kids get full-size chocolate bars. Strangers' kids get bubble gum...the hard shitty kind.
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I'd like to dedicate this post to people over the age of 10 who still want to trick or treat.

See an older kid at your door? 15, 17, 18 even? Don't turn them away.  Trick or treating and dressing up in a fun costume is a pretty safe and healthy alternative to a lot of other things they could be doing.  Let them be kids a little longer.  

I'm not currently in a place where trick-or-treating is a thing, but when I am I give candy to ANY person who shows up at my door in a costume.  Good candy, too. Usually Reeces PB mini cups and Milky Ways.

I also have a nice selection of toys for kids who cannot have candy.  Either popular character paper and pencil sets, or those mini coloring or art kits ((these are always surprisingly popular, kids with bags of candy often actually pick one of these, pokemon or Frozen or whatever I get that year.  I mean, they already have a shit ton of candy).  Sometimes mini packs of playdough.  There are a lot of things you can choose from.  I've even considered just going the toy rout 100%.  The parents always seem to appreciate it, and the kids seem to as well! Win-win.  Maybe next year I'll give that a try.

Anyway, my message this year is let everyone enjoy themselves, and don't be a dick!
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(October 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm)Aroura Wrote: I'd like to dedicate this post to people over the age of 10 who still want to trick or treat.

See an older kid at your door? 15, 17, 18 even? Don't turn them away.  Trick or treating and dressing up in a fun costume is a pretty safe and healthy alternative to a lot of other things they could be doing.  Let them be kids a little longer.  

I'm not currently in a place where trick-or-treating is a thing, but when I am I give candy to ANY person who shows up at my door in a costume.  Good candy, too. Usually Reeces PB mini cups and Milky Ways.

I also have a nice selection of toys for kids who cannot have candy.  Either popular character paper and pencil sets, or those mini coloring or art kits ((these are always surprisingly popular, kids with bags of candy often actually pick one of these, pokemon or Frozen or whatever I get that year.  I mean, they already have a shit ton of candy).  Sometimes mini packs of playdough.  There are a lot of things you can choose from.  I've even considered just going the toy rout 100%.  The parents always seem to appreciate it, and the kids seem to as well! Win-win.  Maybe next year I'll give that a try.

Anyway, my message this year is let everyone enjoy themselves, and don't be a dick!

It isn't about turning anyone away, but if you want to do that, have a house party or go to a community center or mall, even with teens. I get what you are saying. I used to be a teen myself and did stupid shit. But my reason for not wanting to answer the door is that I am OLD, and they are your kids not mine.

I was a kid and teen once. I agree, partially. All I was saying is if you chose to hand out candy, don't hand out nuclear waste that looks like it pre dates the back ground radiation of the big bang.

If I had kids, I'd have a house party or take them to a mall rather than bug people door to door whom may have to work early in the morning.
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