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Halloween ’11 LTP

Happy Halloween, Persephoneers! (For those of you who celebrate it. For everyone who doesn’t – Happy Monday!) We’ve got a really exciting week of stuff planned for you this week, let’s kick it off with a tasty LTP. 

Remembering back to your trick-or-treating days, or what you dig out of your children’s take, what’s the best Halloween candy? What’s the worst?

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

21 replies on “Halloween ’11 LTP”

My favorites are Baby Ruths and Butterfingers. I don’t care for Kit-Kats or Krackle, really, so I’d trade those ones for my preferred things. I’d also trade away solid milk chocolate in favor of darker chocolate or stuff with more nuts/fake peanutbutter weird stuff in it.

One year my neighbors made caramel corn balls but instead of just rolling them into balls, they pressed them into frisbees and wrapped them with cellophane (we have a small neighborhood).  It was the COOLEST treat an 8 yr old could get.  – also, the popcorn was delicious.

The worst?  Some of the neighbors NEVER gave out candy.  They turned off their lights and went elsewhere (or hid, as I imagined them doing when I was little).  All candy is wonderful (or tradeable) so getting no candy is the worst.

This is the first year I get to give out candy (my first home, in a real, kidfilled, neighborhood!) so I stocked up on Ring Pops and Candy Corn.  :D  I’m probably more excited than the kids…

I had a lot of neighbors who didn’t celebrate (mostly immigrant families or ones without kids, in my particular neighborhood, not actual jerks) but our neighbors let their kid trick or treat with us and then didn’t give out candy, which I feel like is definitely cheating.

Well, my parents not only wouldn’t let my brother and I trick-or-treat (It’s “Satan’s birthday” or something awful, they assured us) we had to hide with the lights off til well after dark. BOO. We hid until my mother discovered we could hand out Jesus tracts instead of candy. We were the worst house to visit ever.

I now dress up as a witch and shower children who come to our door in as much candy as they can carry.

I think I used to save the Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers, and Twix for last so those were probably my favorites (I had a whole candy-eating hierarchy where I would eat the things I didn’t like as much first).

The worst was anything gummy, I just could never stomach those things and gave them all to my little brother instead.

Best: Anything chocolate. Specifically a Hershey bar or a Twix.  Butterfingers and Reese’s can come too. And M&Ms

Worst: Jujubes or Dots.  Even the red ones taste like crap. I hate them.  Or pennies.  Did anyone else ever get pennies at Halloween? I would rather have raisins. At least raisins are tasty.

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