Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Loot

As Halloween approaches, so too does the annual discussion of the merits and flaws of Halloween candy. Eclecticity has one ranking. Cultural Offering has joined in.

Our neighborhood traditionally attracts around 200 trick-or-treaters. From what I can see, the quality of Halloween candy has risen considerably from the days when I trudged about with my brothers. In those ancient times when we had to evade chariots, homemade candy was common. Some people even dropped pennies in your pillowcase. [We always hated the pennies.] You might even get some carefully wrapped homemade fudge, carmel apples, and cookies, but nowadays the psychopaths have made such fare suspect.

Anyway, using the facial expressions of the recipients as a guide, here is a highly unscientific ranking system:


  1. Snickers


  2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups


  3. M&Ms


  4. Butterfinger


  5. Hershey's or Kit Kat bars


  6. Mounds or Almond Joy


  7. Mr. Goodbar


  8. Baby Ruth or Tootsie Pops


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