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This Lunchtime Poll Wants Halloween Candy

Stores are getting so sneaky these days. My grocery had the Halloween candy out (and discounted!) weeks ago.¬†And of course it seems like a fabulous¬†idea to buy it early. It’s cheaper now than it will be right before the holiday! If I buy it now, I won’t have to worry about forgetting to buy it later and the good stuff won’t be all gone! I’m sure I won’t finish it off long before the trick-or-treaters arrive and have to frantically replace it after the prices have gone back up, right?

Wrong. Does anybody actually manage to save the candy they buy early? I damn sure don’t, so I’m waiting to buy it this year. What about you? Do you polish off all the candy early and buy more, wait to buy it at the last minute, or hide from the trick-or-treaters and just buy it for yourself when it goes on sale the day after Halloween? And what’s your favorite kind?

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

7 replies on “This Lunchtime Poll Wants Halloween Candy”

Halloween candy is the best! I am going to poke at Fella to pick up some good stuff (like chocolatey yums) for our “handing out candy at his house” event (i.e., find a movie to watch, get up to give kids candy if they show, otherwise CHOCOLATE!!!).
And, yes, I’m a “various types of chocolate” girl. And for Halloween, candy corn. (Just like Christmas = candy canes and chocolate-covered cherries and Easter = jellybeans and one package of peeps, one of which will be eaten and the rest will microwave-duel).

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