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Happy Halloween! What kind of candy did you/do you buy?

Just leaving the market with 6 large bags of trick or treat candy in tow.
Was talking to the kid and we discussed how much and what kind to buy this year.
My criteria: the trick or treaters will like it, it won't get tossed, I'll have enough, we'll eat it if there's any left, I cover all age groups & if there's any chocolate products left I can use it to make cookies for tomorrow for the staff @ work and hubby's too.

50 pieces Swedish Fish&Sour Patch Kids
80 pieces Milk Duds-Whoppers-Twizzlers-Hershey's Mobster Mix
80 pieces multi little kid mix with suckers, Pick-see sticks, Blow Pops
123 pieces Dots-Smarties-Mike&Ikes-Sugar Daddy's-Jolly Ranchers
2lb bag of Mars assorted chocolate snack size bars
(no # listed) of assorted Twix-Kit Kat

We should be set. How bout you? What'd you buy for the ghouls that will grace your front yard tonight?

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  1. We only have a handful of trick or treaters so I buy a couple of regular sized 6 packs of Reeses peanut butter cups and Hersheys almond because that's what we like and we'll get to eat the leftovers.
    Selfish? You bet!

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    1. re: Motosport

      not at all I have same criteria :)

    2. In the past,4 years ago it was always mars,snickers etc fun size bars.In Chevy Chase we had a good,new crop of squirts in the neighborhood.So I always got what we liked or could send out with our crews.Now on a small farm,two nearest neighbors 300yds away,the rest are more than 1/4 mile so we don't play anymore.

      1. In the 15 years we've lived here, we've only had ONE Halloween visitor. I mean, walking down an approx. 1/4 mile of dark gloomy dirt/gravel road, up a dark dirt pine-lined driveway, to a house with a bunch of "hounds from hell" barking their brains out apparently doesn't appeal to most people.

        That said - I believe in Murphy's Law, so know that the year I don't buy candy is the year someone will show up. So every year I buy a couple of bags of candy - just making sure to buy stuff that hubby & I will enjoy eating. This year it's Almond Joy, 3 Musketeers, & Hersheyj's Special Dark with Almond bars.

        Oh, & no visitors notwithstanding, Halloween is STILL my most favorite holiday, & I collect decorations & memorabilia for it throughout the year for our own enjoyment. At the moment I'm removing the innards from a pumpkin that I will then carve & put outside, & I have Turner Classic Movies' all day & all night classic horror movie marathon on tv. :)

        1. We live out in the country (our "closest" neighbor is a quarter mile down the road) so kids don't trick or treat in our neighborhood. When I lived in town though, I gave out full size candy bars (Hershey's, Milky Way, Mars, Reese's, Snickers, etc).

          1. None. Stores are closed, Halloween delayed until Sunday due to Hurricane Sandy

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            1. re: bagelman01

              sorry to hear that Bagel, hope things get better real soon for you and yours.

              1. re: bagelman01

                I went shopping yesterday about 30 miles away (drove to check on my mother). That town had not delayed Hallowwen celebrations and the candy was all 75% off at Walgreens and CVS. I stocked up on Kit Kat and Resses Peanut butter Cups at $1.25 per bag. If we get trick or treaters Sunday, we're set, If not it goes into the freezer and my youngest will use them for baking over the next 6 months.

                1. re: bagelman01

                  Bumped until Wednesday in Milford, and it looks to get bumped again with the N'oreaster that's coming... poor kids, 2 Halloweens in a row!

                  That said, although it's a rare year that we get any trick or treaters (and if we get any, it's only a few) I always buy 2 bags of candy- fun size Snickers, because they are DH's favorite, and some other "good" candy that strikes my fancy at the moment- Reese's, Kit Kats, Hershey's, etc. Anybody that does stop gets a couple of handsful. We have not been home several years and left the contents of the 2 bags in a bowl with a "help yourself" note and came home to find it untouched.

                  1. re: JenJeninCT

                    "We have not been home several years and left the contents of the 2 bags in a bowl with a "help yourself" note and came home to find it untouched."

                    that's very unusual. I'd have thought it would be typical if even one set of kids came by they'd have emptied it. very nice of you to put it out thinking you may have a select few kids.

                    1. re: iL Divo

                      A few houses always did that along my childhood trick or treat routes, and I was always appreciative- and never emptied the bowl ;-)