Slim Pickings

November 12, 2008 at 3:37 pm 2 comments

After the Trick-or-Treat festivities wound down on Halloween, and the kids were running around willy-nilly, hyped up on sugar, my friends Niki and Chris and their husbands sat down with us to chat.  In a round-about way, the conversation turned to candy.  (Ok, who am I kidding.  We were stealing our favorites from the buckets while the kids weren’t looking!)

I have never met anyone who likes that mystery candy in the black and orange wax paper wrapper that sits in the Halloween bucket until Easter, when it finally gets thrown in the trash.  You know…this stuff.   The candy Wayne and Garth called mung and listed as the worst Halloween candy ever.   Blech.   Imagine my surprise when I found out not only does Niki like that stuff, her favorite candy list includes such wonders as root beer barrels, Necco wafers, and Boston Baked Beans.

I’m convinced she was conned into liking these by some sneaky relative who wanted to keep all the good chocolatey stuff for herself.  After all, that’s what I did to my sister!

Why am I bringing this up now, more than a week after Halloween is finished (aside from refusing to partake in Christmas until after Thanksgiving)?   Because our candy stash is starting to get a little picked over.  It has been raided and sifted through until all of the first-tier pieces are gone and we’re getting closer and closer to the grandma candy.  We thought we’d given all our mung to Niki, but we found a couple spare pieces near the bottom of the pail.  My daughter’s curiosity got the best of her, and she wanted to try it.

My daughter gobbled the stuff up and asked for more.

This chocolate fan just doesn’t get it.   Oh well, perhaps I can convince her to trade all her Snickers!

Until next time…


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim  |  November 12, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    And candy corn? Who really eats that stuff?

  • 2. nikimeiners  |  November 12, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Me!! I eat the candy corn!!!


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