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2007-10-17 06:28:05 PM
I'll hang out in front of the house of a neighbor I don't like and pass out carrot sticks and broccoli.

/"Yeah, you don't have the guts to TP my house."
 
2007-10-17 08:22:18 PM
I work at an upscale organic grocery store and we sell organic "low sodium" "low fat" halloween treats. Trust me, they exist.
 
2007-10-17 08:23:33 PM
One time I went to a doctors house.

He gave me a cough drop.

A single farking cough drop.

Not one of those candy cherry flavored drops either, all mediciney and mentholy.
 
2007-10-17 08:23:47 PM
Healthy "treats"? That's an eggin'.
 
2007-10-17 08:24:07 PM
www.hrwiki.org

/disapproves
 
2007-10-17 08:24:19 PM
Goldeneye007: I work at an upscale organic grocery store and we sell organic "low sodium" "low fat" halloween treats. Trust me, they exist.

YOU ARE THE DEVIL! AWAY SATAN!
 
2007-10-17 08:27:38 PM
Geez - do we have to suck the fun out of EVERYTHING?!?

Healthy Treats = Blasphemy (per the Great Pumpkin)
 
2007-10-17 08:28:04 PM
Horrible!!!
/grew up with hippie parents, never had candy
//no cavities
///stupid hippies ruin everything!
 
2007-10-17 08:28:57 PM
Back when I was a kid, a dentist lived up the street from us, and he would hand out toothbrushes and sugar-free gum on Halloween.

Actually, I thought it was kind of cool....much better than those hippie candies mentioned in the article.
 
2007-10-17 08:29:01 PM
There's nothing unhealthy about candy, so long as you don't make it a dietary staple. One (or two, or three) days of stuffing yourself with candy isn't going to have any long term negative consequences for kids.

At least, the kids that aren't diabetic.
 
2007-10-17 08:29:20 PM
I love how sincerely the writer of the article takes his sacred duty to help others realize that golly gee willikers, everyone will "snarf" up those almond-covered low-sodium fig treats! They're only 100 calories! Calorie content like that is an indulgence, but it's okay to give your diet a little wiggle room on a special night like this!

Sure, because kids need to be worried about high blood pressure and what cholesterol medicine they can afford.
 
2007-10-17 08:32:37 PM
These dont sound half as bad as i was expecting. Not half as bad as popcorn balls or bags of pennies or toothbrushes or any other things that'll get your house egged. Peanut butter kisses suck too.

I mean these ones though.
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Not these, which are pretty good.
www.junkfoodblog.com
 
2007-10-17 08:34:09 PM
"Kids will think they're extra-rich raisin-filled candy bars."

No. They won't. No.

And edamame? As a treat? Really?
 
2007-10-17 08:34:41 PM
While I would not want to get a sack full of them, I've always enjoyed the occasional box of raisins in my bag.

Actually, as I've gotten older I've moved further away from Halloween and closer to Thanksgiving for favorite holiday.

It would be perfect to be able to wear a costume, and knock on doors and get roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread and sausage stuffing, pumpkin pie, candied yams, etc.
 
2007-10-17 08:34:51 PM
When i was growing up, there was an old lady that lived up the street from my parents house that would give out candied apples for Halloween. Not even wrapped up, she would just drop them right in your bag. It would stick to everything, not to mentioned they weighed a farking pound!
 
2007-10-17 08:34:52 PM
My favorites:
1) Reeces Peanut Butter Cups
2) Almond Joy
3) Snickers
4) Double-Bubble bubblegum
5) Smarties
6) Three Musketeers
7) Nestle Crunch

My least favorites:
1) Religious Tracts
2) Whachamacallits
3) Coupons
4) Shock-Tarts
5) Religious Tracts (I grew up in the bible belt)
6) Popcorn balls
7) Taffy (Airheads, NoworLaters)
8) Fruit (candied apples included)
9) Religious Tracts (Really hated those things
10) Caramel/toffee chewy crap in orange or black wrapper
 
2007-10-17 08:37:37 PM
how about i just tell the fat kids they can't have any of my delicious chocolates?
 
2007-10-17 08:41:04 PM
I remember getting boxes of those horrible, noxious, terrible, repulsive, irredeemable golden raisins for Halloween.

I *hated* those. They were the bane of my trick-or-treating time.
 
2007-10-17 08:41:36 PM
I think healthy treats is a great idea. I take 85% - 90% of my kid's Halloween goodies, and I have no problem giving her the leftover granola bars. I sure as hell don't want them.
 
2007-10-17 08:42:07 PM
burndtdan: how about i just tell the fat kids they can't have any of my delicious chocolates?

That. Would. Be. Awesome. Just answer the door, look the kids over.

"Ok, Hershey bar for you, Candy corn for you, pamphlet on diabetes for you, snickers for you...."

Video tape it and stick it on You Tube.
 
2007-10-17 08:43:19 PM
lexslamman, Whatchamacallits are on your least favorite list? WTF is wrong with you? You have Reeses and Nestle crunch on your favorites, how can you not like whatchamacallits?

/agree with everything else on your least favorite list, although shock tarts are ok, prefer chewey spree
 
2007-10-17 08:46:43 PM
That list wasn't too bad. Anything with chocolate is alright by me. But low-calorie mints? That's two insults wrapped up in a single treat: "You're overweight, and your breath stinks!"
 
2007-10-17 08:47:25 PM
I don't know, those honey candy bars are pretty good.
 
2007-10-17 08:48:10 PM
And edamame? As a treat? Really?

Visit any McMansion neighborhood in the D/FW metroplex and you'll see that in fact, blonde ponytailed Mom's give edamame as a treat. Sad, very sad.

This year I got those X Kids at a Rave glow in the dark bracelets to hand out. Saw kids fighting over them at the 4th of July fireworks show. Hubby insists we have Snickers too.
 
2007-10-17 08:49:11 PM
Solty Dog: I think healthy treats is a great idea. I take 85% - 90% of my kid's Halloween goodies, and I have no problem giving her the leftover granola bars. I sure as hell don't want them.

I can't tell if you're joking or not. Granola bars not not inherently healthy. Most of the popular ones have just as much HFC in them as similarly sized candy bars, and they often get rid of the beneficial grains that were an original component of granola and stick with the taste-neutral grains that are processed heavily and contain no real dietary fiber or nutrients beyond calories.

They may be slightly less un-healthy on average than just caramel/chocolate. But you're better off simply taking all the candy away and doling it out in small portions with some of the genuine candy mixed in. Let the kid have a Snickers, it's not going to kill it (you know, unless there is a peanut allergy) and it's really not that much worse than the granola bars.
 
2007-10-17 08:49:59 PM
With those treats, put the kid in (age appropriate) a diaper or depends.
 
2007-10-17 08:51:00 PM
simpsonfan: Anyone who gives out crap like that on Haloween should be punished. By having to eat candy corn. THAT stuff is NASTY!

Fark you. I like candy corn.

Also, your gummibears smell of elderberries.
 
2007-10-17 08:54:25 PM
No one does halloween like chopping block (new window)
 
2007-10-17 08:56:13 PM
Goldeneye007

I work at an upscale organic grocery store and we sell organic "low sodium" "low fat" halloween treats. Trust me, they exist.

I don't doubt they exist. I do, however, doubt that they taste like anything other than ass.

/not Jessica Alba's ass, either
 
2007-10-17 08:56:25 PM
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I started it off
 
2007-10-17 08:58:41 PM
www.nigella.com
 
2007-10-17 09:00:49 PM
8 Healthy Halloween Treats that Taste Look Good Smashed Deeply into Your House or Something Else on your Property

FTFY
 
2007-10-17 09:01:52 PM
YouPeopleAreCrazy: /not Jessica Alba's ass, either

/salivate
 
2007-10-17 09:02:10 PM
A few years ago we bought a bunch of cheap Halloween-themed toys from Oriental Trading Company and started handing those out. The kids seem to like them, and whatever we have left over, we stick in the closet 'till next year. (We have replenished the supply as necessary, we're not just still handing out the same crap.)

Back in school, my roommates and I had a single kid stop by our apartment - little three or four year old. We felt bad not giving him anything, so we went looking for stuff. Kid ended up with an airplane-shaped stress ball left over from a Boeing recruiter visit, and a can of Mt. Dew.
 
2007-10-17 09:06:05 PM
My wife is a teacher and they do a "Fall Festival" at the school. The teachers dress up and give out candy. Year before last my wife gave out potatoes (raw). Last year she gave out brussel sprouts. The kids thought they were the greatest things.
 
2007-10-17 09:07:06 PM
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"I got a rock."
 
2007-10-17 09:09:00 PM
Solty Dog: I think healthy treats is a great idea. I take 85% - 90% of my kid's Halloween goodies, and I have no problem giving her the leftover granola bars. I sure as hell don't want them.

You're an evil, evil man.
 
2007-10-17 09:09:04 PM
Where the hell was Biggles: A few years ago we bought a bunch of cheap Halloween-themed toys from Oriental Trading Company and started handing those out. The kids seem to like them, and whatever we have left over, we stick in the closet 'till next year. (We have replenished the supply as necessary, we're not just still handing out the same crap.)

Back in school, my roommates and I had a single kid stop by our apartment - little three or four year old. We felt bad not giving him anything, so we went looking for stuff. Kid ended up with an airplane-shaped stress ball left over from a Boeing recruiter visit, and a can of Mt. Dew.


You have a bigger heart than most Farkers, sir.

We buy the bags of bite-size candy, only the good stuff: Milky Way, Kit Kat, Snickers, etc. We start out giving each kid about 3 or 4 of these, but once we realize that we're not going to get as many trick-or-treaters as we thought, we start going whole hog until the kids are staring wide-eyed into their now-heavy bags and saying "Wow!" under their breath.
 
2007-10-17 09:10:32 PM
I remember one year my mom gave out boxes of raisins. Another year she gave out glow-in-the-dark Band-Aids.
 
2007-10-17 09:13:08 PM
There are two ultimate Halloween goodies that almost nobody gives out. But if you do, kids will always like you:

1) Full sized Snickers Bars, and
2) Light sticks.

One year I managed to get several gross of both, cheap. I was the benevolent Snickers Bar and light stick giving GOD.

You would not believe the expressions on those kids faces when I dumped like half a dozen full sized Snickers Bars in each of their bags, and then, while they were gawking at them in amazement, cracked light sticks for each of them.

Next year, there was a friggin' LINE waiting for stuff.
 
2007-10-17 09:23:20 PM
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2007-10-17 09:27:03 PM
I'm 25 and grew up on a street w/o kids. went trick or treating ONCE, and I got like 5 things. dumb thinks. because they didn't see me coming.

so I'm asking all you old people:

did anyone really ever put needles and poison in candy?

my parents used to tell me they did, and all the kids at school were like "yeah, a friend of mine died from a blade in his snickers...."

whatever

was that one of those "candy makes your teeeth fall out", "make that face, it gets stuck like that" lies?

did people ever really do that?
 
2007-10-17 09:30:17 PM
I remember I had neighbors that were from Germany, and I swear it was the BEST house in the whole area to go to. He had this big cooler FULL of full sized candy bars and he would just let kids take what they wanted...

The only draw back is that he answered the door in his speedo...
/he was not a pretty man
 
2007-10-17 09:32:27 PM
also I didn't see any comment to the effect of:

kid: "ugh! raisins!?"

old hag: "its natures candy!"
 
2007-10-17 09:36:30 PM
blimprace.com

If this keeps up I'll have to counter all the healthiness and give kids bacon sammiches.
 
2007-10-17 09:36:45 PM
Stores should not be allowed to sell Halloween candy two months before Halloween because I end up getting high and eating them all. Last year I had to buy treats three times.

The smaller the kid the more candy they get, I hate these 14 year old kids showing up at my door.
 
2007-10-17 09:40:44 PM
yeah, I never did this, but in college people got dressed up and went trick or treating.

losers

as if some poor student (me) is going to give up his food.

so what do I give them? wheat thins.
 
2007-10-17 09:45:17 PM
Mom's been into giving out potato chips for a while now.

I don't get it either....
 
2007-10-17 09:45:36 PM
Halloween is ONCE A YEAR! If people would treat sweets and candies as they were meant to be treated (as special treats) instead of shoveling junk food into their mouths 24/7, you'd be able to eat whatever you wanted on Halloween. Anyone who's so fat they have to eat diet Halloween candy has a serious problem. Just eat the real stuff in moderation. I'd be pissed if someone passed out organic tofu puffs to me as a kid.
 
2007-10-17 09:46:08 PM
NeuroticRocker

Yeah, some people really do that kinda stuff, but it's really rare. You've probably got a better chance of winning the lottery than finding a blade.

/My mom poked all my candy when I was little
//... to check for razors.
 
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