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Oct 23, 2013 08:59 PM

If I go trick-or-treating, can I post a review of my route / neighborhood?

You know, for posterity sake.

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  1. Only if you do it early enough so that others can try your route.

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    1. re: Kalivs

      The neighborhood in which we lived until a year ago routinely has 300+ trick or treaters very year. The candy cost was daunting.

      This year we're going back there to spend the evening with our old next-door neighbors. Posting an apology on the home we live in now.

      Ipse............... if you stop by at the old haunt they serve wine to special people. ;o]]]

    2. I'm surprised that there are still people out there that trick or treat.

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      1. re: viperlush

        I would say trick or treating hit a slump about 15 years ago, however since then it's alive and well in my area (Central NJ).

          1. re: linguafood

            Because over the past decade it seems like less and less are actually trick or treating. I can't remember the last time that I actually handed out candy (NOVA and NW NJ) to more than a couple kids. When I was a kid my parents would buy bags and bags of candy and never had left overs. Now they buy one bag and almost all is left over. However since their neighborhood has turned over this past year, maybe they will get some kids.

            1. re: viperlush

              Our neighborhood has too many! And the older aren't terribly polite sometimes.

              1. re: viperlush

                I have six assorted bags so far, hoping it will be enough.

          2. Only if you post a map of your neighborhood and indicate which homes are giving out apples, so we can egg those homes later.

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            1. re: jrvedivici

              Apples are okay in moderation (sometimes you get hungry while out there), it's the sugar free/dye free/preservative free candy that needs to go away for the night. Having a small a bag for those with health issues/allergies is nice, but not for everyone. Also need to be able to label those that give out full size bars.

              1. re: viperlush

                Noooo Apples should be outlawed on Halloween!! If you are hungry while trick or treating and want a snack, that is what there are younger trick and treater's for.

                "Hey kid! Come your bag, gimme that Butter Finger, NO! Not the fun size, don't play me like a fool, I see the full sized your trying to hide, fork it over Luke Skywalker, you are not yet a jedi young Luke, your time will come"

                I do concur regarding the diabetic candies!!! Uggghhh those houses get egged later too!!

                1. re: viperlush

                  I can go one further: in the tiny town where I grew-up (less than 100 residents), there lived a dentist. On Halloween, he gave out new toothbrushes, trial-sized toothpastes, and his business card, all in a little plastic bag, tied at the top with dental floss-like stuff. This was in the late 70s, in Northern California.

                  1. re: ElsieDee

                    There was a well known children's author in our town that handed out signed books to all the trick or treaters along with candy. Unfortunately people starting showing up in carloads from towns far away and the books showed up on eBay etc. if he ran out people would be horrible. He finally had to stop. Awful.

              2. We'd rather read a 5-in-3 review of the candies themselves.

                1. Is it April 1st again already?

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                  1. re: Servorg

                    Hopefully no one will give him bananas. :)

                    1. re: paulj

                      That would be like carrying coal to Newcastle in this situation.