Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Surefire Way To Not Eat The Halloween Candy.

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.

12 comments:

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    1. It is working like you wouldn't believe. Every night I open the cupboard and say, "I really want a Twix!" but there is no way I'm opening a king size one.

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  2. I would definitely never have thought of that! Very clever :)

    Kerrie
    http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

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    1. I can't take credit. I laughed at my husband at first, but I'm so glad we have these instead of a bag I would have already eaten through!

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  3. Oh the neighbor kids will love you!

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    1. We're hoping. The neighborhood kids back in our old neighborhood will be sorely disappointed as we employed this strategy there last year as well. I almost want to email the new owners.

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  4. Hi Annie! I just found your blog about a week ago on the recommendation of a friend. I love it! Nice to "meet" you!

    Nicole

    www.pencilskirtsandnoodlenecklaces.com

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    1. LOVE your blog name. Gosh how I miss wearing all my pencil skirts. They are hanging up in my closet like it's a museum these days.

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  5. I agree, there would be supreme coolness in being the house that hands out the kindsize chocolate bars. But I have to disagree. Those bad boys would not keep me from eating one...or 4 when my craving hit. If i had those in my house before Halloween, I'd have to join Weight Watchers on November 1st. But yes, coolness may be worth being weighed in front of a room full of strangers. :)

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    1. It is taking every ounce of strength I have to not open a king-size Twix right now. It's like a study in self-deprivation over here. Not sure how long I'll last.

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  6. I want your address, we're coming to trick-or-treat at your house!

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    1. Ha! There should be an app that lets you track houses that give out big candy bars. Good luck finding one!

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