Yes, I dug the peanut M&Ms out of the trash after my friend Gary suggested that I bag them and use them for Halloween. Even though the peanuts are stale*. Which is why I threw them in the trash in the first place. Is that wrong? They were on top of clean things.
SH and I think we will give out Halloween candy this year. We are not sure. We might go out to eat instead.
In Memphis, I gave it out only one year and then stopped. I was happy to throw chocolate at the kids in my neighborhood, the ones I saw skating and biking and playing on my street, but when I realized that families from other neighborhoods were driving their kids to my street and dropping them off, I got annoyed. Yes, it was sad that their neighborhoods were not safe and I guess I should have been more charitable, but I just did not want to spend $$ on kids I did not know. I know, I know. That was not nice of me. In my defense, some of these kids were older and really beyond trick or treating. I'm a sucker for a kindergartner in a costume. But once you're 12 or so? Give it up.
We have a lot of kids on our street here and they are nice kids. Plus SH wanted to try the dark chocolate Kit Kats that we saw at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago.
I love candy corn, but this gourmet candy corn looks nasty to me. What's wrong with plain old orange, brown and white candy corn? Must all traditions be re-invented?
* Peanut M&Ms bought on sale after Christmas do not last until October, even if refrigerated. The peanuts go slightly rancid. Not enough to stop someone desperate for chocolate (ie, me) to eat them. Just enough that they don't taste as good as they should.