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October 20, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Hello World...again! So I decided to blog about the upcoming holidays for a couple of reasons. Everyone loves holidays; they give you something to look forward to, you sometimes get days off from work or school, and it's always great to spend time with family and friends. I don't know about you, but looking forward to holidays definitely helps me get through the weeks where I have tons of homework and lots of rowing practices with no salvation in sight. In my blog I plan to write about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas...get excited.

The first holiday I'm blogging about is Halloween! So strap on your witch's hat, grab an extra large pillow case, and lets go trick-or-treating! I decided I didn't want to bore you guys with the lame historical background of this glorious holiday so let's get down to the good stuff: CANDY!!!
Of course if you realllly want the lo' down on the origins of Halloween, check it out here, thanks to my favorite research buddy wikipedia in an article justly titled "Halloween", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

You want to know why I like Halloween so much? It's the one day that you can go door to door asking for free candy from strangers...let me repeat that, FREE candy. What's not to love? Ok so I don't go trick-or-treating anymore, I stopped that a long time ago...right. But I still have many fond memories of running door to door at top speed for 4 hours straight making sure that I got the most candy out of any of my family. Considering that I have 4 younger siblings this was always a big competition in my house and because I'm the oldest it was essential that I remained the victorious trick-or-treater each year.

So what's your favorite Halloween candy? I'd have to say that I absolutely love in-season candy corn...it's just not the same if you eat it during any other month besides October. But usually going door to door I would go for the butterfingers. It was even luckier that my sister used to hate butterfingers so at the end of the night when we'd all dump our candy on the kitchen floor and count it up she'd pass them all my way.

I wanted to see where butterfingers stood on the list of most popular Halloween candy so of course I googled it and I came across this website http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/halloween/halloween_candy.html
Here's what I found out about the most sought after candy of 2006:

Most Popular Halloween Candy of 2006
1. Tootsie Roll
2. Hershey's Milk Chocolate
3. Nestle Crunch
4. Nerds
5. Hot Tamales
6. Candy Corn
7. Snickers Bar
8. Baby Ruth
9. Reese's Pieces
10. Almond Joy
11. Milky Way
12. Razzles
13. Life Savers
14. M & M's
15. Sour Patch

Butterfingers aren't even on the list! Candy corn did make #6, but still, come on, Tootsie rolls are #1? How lame is that? Tootsie rolls are like chewing chocolaty tar...yummy. And Razzles made #12? Wtf mate!?! I don't even know what those are! Whatever, I guess that just means more butterfingers for me, uhh, if I still went trick-or-treating that is...



Posted by khenkels at October 20, 2007 11:10 PM