It's a problem we all have. By Halloween, the candy you bought for your trick-or-treaters is gone leaving you to choose between the Mounds and Dots left at Target on the 31st.
You feel bad about eating two bags of candy and your trick-or-treaters feel so bad when they see that blue wrapper that your house is added to their egging list for later on.
I have a solution to keep you from eating the trick-or-treaters' booty AND make you the most popular, egg-free, house on the trick-or-treat block.
It's a little thing called a king-size candy bar.
Truth be told, this is my husband's strategy to convince our new neighbors and their kids that we are the coolest family on the street. It's a cheap way to buy goodwill and buy our baby some future friends.
However, I like it because the king-size descriptor is a barrier to entry that fun-size lacks. I will not open one of these with the casual demeanor I would apply to opening the bag of fun-size treats and vowing to eat only one. And if I do, in a moment of weakness, eat a king-sized Twix, it will undoubtedly hold fewer calories than the 18 fun-size bars of the same moniker I would enjoy had we gone the traditional Halloween candy route.
In summary, Halloween king-size candy brings three benefits:
1. A surefire way to keep you from eating all the Halloween candy.
2. An iron-clad guarantee your house will not be egged.
3. A coolness bordering on badass brand image for your house.
If you go with fun-size, just keep in mind that fun-size candy bars do not equate to a fun-size butt.