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Oct 24, 2006 11:17 PM

Candy for the Tricksters! What did you get?

Well I just came from Target a short while ago and spend $40 on Candy for the Tricksters (My neighborhood has a TON of kids! ) I actually really enjoy doing it and having a BIG selection of candy for the kids. Aside from the big brands I worked on (I still consider them my babies... )... I made sure to get...

* This cool pack of three types of Kit Kats... Regular, White Chocolate, and Triple Chocolate!

* A bag of mini Take 5s.. the most evil candy ever invented... I'm horribly bitter that we didn't invent it, but slightly glad that we also didn't either because having a free stash of those would have been the death of my waistline...

So I was curious.... what candy and things do the hounds give out... (And then hope to have some left over after... ;) )?


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  1. My annual standards are:
    Riesen chocolate caramels
    Milky Way Midnight minis
    York Peppermint Patties

    This year's special is:
    Mounds Island Orange LE

    You will see a dark chocolate theme here. Children must be carefully taught....

    7 Replies
    1. re: Karl S

      I am clearly not shopping in the right places. The Milky Way Midinight mini's I have never seen and the Mounds Island Orange LE is another. In what sort of store are these purchased?

      1. re: wally

        My Stop & Shop. The Mounds is a limited edition (I used LE for short). Milky Way Midnight is a standard candy bar, and more extensive markets tend to carry the minis year-round.

      2. re: Karl S

        Karl S, have you sampled the Mounds Island Orange yet? I'd be interested in a review. I once bought a mounds pina colada accidentally and didn't like it.

        I'll be giving out Peanut M&Ms and Almond Joys in hopes of many leftovers

        1. re: The Engineer

          It's OK. The orange flavor is not very artificial, which is good, but it also is fairly generic -- I believe they did not want to overwhelm the coconut flavor, which is still discernable. I love the flavor of orange and dark chocolate.

          I will say that the candies are shaped differently - short cylinders -- and that shape means they are more likely to crack if mishandled.

          Still, I think it's a worthy addition for Halloween, with the Princeton colors, as it were.

          1. re: Karl S

            Thanks, if I see one, I'll try it. Go Tigers!

            1. re: Karl S

              Of all the LE Mounds/AJ I've tried, the orange was one of the best. The worst by far was the passion fruit. So bad I nearly spit it out. My friend didn't dare try it after my reaction. And a few minutes later I almost took another bite just to see if it was really that bad (I resisted). If I remember correctly it tasted sort of like how old lady perfume smells. It was really bad.

              I love the bright orange insides of the orange Mounds.

          2. re: Karl S

            those midnight minis are DIVINE!

          3. AirHeads! A strange and wonderful testure, intense fruit (goodness knows what kind) flavor and kids LOVE 'em.

            1. Don't you mean "What did you buy and planned to give to the kids....... but are now willing to confess that you've already devoured?"

              Take 5
              M & M fun packs

              I also bought Playdoh but haven't eaten it! LOL

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                1. I use the I-don't-like-'em-so-I-won't-eat-'em approach to Halloween candy shopping: Skittles.

                  And this year I added the if-I-have-'em-left-over-they'll-make-good-bribes category: Mini Tootsie Pops. Good for 5 minutes' peace in any checkout line, anywhere.