Resisting Halloween candy is futile

Posted on October 6th, 2011

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This is the worst time of the year for me. Oh, it

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7 Responses to “Resisting Halloween candy is futile”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Resist? I’m not familiar with that word when it comes to Halloween candy.

  2. Liz Says:

    I am totally with you on this one. And you do know what the real problem for me is? The older I get the more I want chocolate. I could resist not now. It is horrible. I do all the things you said, that was a joke. I was able to eat the whole darn bag in a couple of days. Believe it or not I actually gave birth to a girl who wait for it……does not like chocolate. She is a freak of nature that one. Her friends (and family) have actually made her eat it. She gets this disgusted look on her face like she is eating something so horrible. My son has actually asked for a DNA test to make sure she is related to us. As I have mentioned she is off to college and care packages are very hard to send.

  3. Laurie Says:

    @Stephanie, LOL, I know, right? Who resists? You just can’t.

    @Liz, OMG, what do you send, carrots? How does she cram for tests without chocolate? It’s crazy. Maybe she has faulty tastebuds?

  4. Gina Smith Says:

    Oh those evil elves that stock store shelves with decadent sweets! Why must they stock Halloween candy in August?!! Yes, I have tried those methods. I can actually hold out until I am sitting with the candy bowl in my lap watching the neighborhood boogers I mean beggars , I mean kids come to the house. So what if I buy the really good stuff for me, and give my favorite kids good stuff too, and give the icky stuff to the mean teenagers ? While I eat the good chocolate in front of them=) ! Candy corn is my weakness. I had 8 dozen cupcakes (white, yellow,spice and chocolate) that I baked for a school bake sale. I used Irish Butter cream icing decorated with candy corn. I ate one bag of Brachs myself as I decorated them… I still want more =)

  5. Laurie Says:

    @Gina, I was with you until you said candy corn. I just can’t eat candy corn (you know, unless I’m desperate). I don’t even hand out the candy anymore, I make Harry do it. That keeps me away from the candy and as a bonus Harry can look pretty scary :)

    The cupcakes sound awesome, tho. Oh, I love me some cupcakes.

  6. Lauren Says:

    I have a very serious question from one mother of a boy to another. Is it wrong to eat all of the chocolate from the Halloween candy and let him have the not so tasty stuff if he is just three years old and won’t know the difference? I did leave the Tootsie Rolls for him!

  7. Laurie Says:

    Oh, heck no, Lauren! You have to set their expectations when they are young. By starting early with eating all their chocolate, they grow up not expecting to get any chocolate at all and in fact will sometimes just hand it over without you having to ask for it :)

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