Will your little one be heading out in costume? Halloween is one week away. As a child my brothers and I canvased our neighborhood for the full three hour trick-or-treat stretch to maximize our intake.
I read a magazine article recently which stated “All candy is not created equal in regards to cavities.” The dentist went on and on about how sticky candy like Skittle and Starburst are the worst cavity culprits. With that in mind today I bought all chocolate based Halloween candy, for the dental health of the children.
After my brothers and I hit every house in the neighborhood we’d assess our loot, make trades, and then dig in. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving we’d chip away daily at the stash. We’d freeze the candy to keep it fresh. To this day I still love frozen Snickers, Heath Bars, Charleston Chews… nom, nom, nom.
How do you regulate your child’s trick-or-treat intake? I would love to hear how you keep things in-check, as well as the logic behind your strategy. Shad and I have a fairly unique outlook when it comes to Halloween candy. Check out our trick-or-treat game plan.
PS: As a kid I always wanted to give away full size candy bars “when I grew up.” Now I am just too cheap. We do buy quality candy. I draw the line at suckers and those weird orange & black wrapped taffy thingys. Last year we had a guy in our neighborhood give out “giant” size candy bars. IT WAS AWESOME.
Let the child inside of you loose for a moment. What was YOUR favorite candy bar as a kid? What is your favorite now? Post your answer in the comment section below. Take a moment to check out a few responses on Pinterest.