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

ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 08:59 PM

You know, for posterity sake.

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    Kalivs RE: ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 11:12 PM

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

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      Midlife RE: Kalivs Oct 24, 2013 04:17 PM

      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. viperlush RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 06:29 AM

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

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        jrvedivici RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 06:37 AM

        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).

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          linguafood RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 08:58 AM


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            viperlush RE: linguafood Oct 24, 2013 09:13 AM

            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.

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              c oliver RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 01:12 PM

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

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                coll RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 05:49 PM

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

          2. jrvedivici RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 06:35 AM

            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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              viperlush RE: jrvedivici Oct 24, 2013 09:19 AM

              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.

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                jrvedivici RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 11:05 AM

                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 here......open 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!!

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                  ElsieDee RE: viperlush Oct 24, 2013 06:07 PM

                  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.

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                    foodieX2 RE: ElsieDee Oct 24, 2013 06:19 PM

                    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. paulj RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 09:22 AM

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

                1. Servorg RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 03:15 PM

                  Is it April 1st again already?

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                    paulj RE: Servorg Oct 24, 2013 05:38 PM

                    Hopefully no one will give him bananas. :)

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                      Servorg RE: paulj Oct 24, 2013 05:42 PM

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

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                    Jerseygirl111 RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 03:51 PM

                    Trick or treat is HUGE in my town. We get kids from 3:30 till about 8:30. The Toms River area loves Halloween!

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