Be a Halloween Hero: Give a Top 10 Candy

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Halloween has got to be one of the best days ever – Ring a door bell, say the magic words and ding-ding-ding – candy is delivered into your plastic pumpkin bucket.  I love Halloween! The sound of rustling leaves, the chatter of kids and parents, giggles, and an occasional shriek or “boo”.  For us, it’s never been about spooks and ghouls, it’s always been about the candy.  The goal: get out there and get it because it’s the Willy Wonka jackpot of chocolates,  sweet n’ sours, and everything wonderful!

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My fellow Americans, I charge you to be generous and give the kiddos what they want.  They have put weeks into planning and making costumes, will endure hot and sticky masks and itchy make-up, and have rehearsed their Trick-or Treats and Thank You’s.  So don’t be a tightwad or Halloween scrooge.  Don’t give out any of this going right into the garbage crap:

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If you want to see happy monsters, be a superstar and give out these Top 10 All-Time-Sure-to-Please-Favorite candy:

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  2. M&M’s (Peanut Butter or Pretzel are wicked!)
  3. Snickers
  4. Kit Kats
  5. Twix Bars
  6. Butterfingers
  7. Sour Patch Kids
  8. Skittles
  9. Airheads (regulation size)
  10. Almond Joy

Remember, NO fun size or mini anything.  If you are going to give mini’s then let them take a HANDFUL.  Anything less and you might as well turn your lights off and go to bed.

P1150595Any other not to be missed candy suggestions you want to include? Add a comment.

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Kathy

I've been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1991. My most memorable patient was Meinhardt Raabe, the Munchkin Coroner from the Wizard of Oz. I now practice in Addiction Medicine and recently published Hepatitis C Quick Start: A guide for the clinician.

4 thoughts on “Be a Halloween Hero: Give a Top 10 Candy”

  1. This was a new angle and I like it….the kids put lots of thought into this night and they deserve an actual treat. Another treat for them is to tell them how great they look ! Make a comment on their amazing costume.

    1. Yes, Cynthia that is another favorite of mine – seeing the creativity and thought that went into their costume. Compliment them and they will be extra happy!!

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