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Oct 19, 2012

Sorting Through The Halloween Candy Bags

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Every year my kids beg me to let them start eating their candy in their Halloween bags long before we get home. And every year I make them wait until we get home so I can sort through the candy first.

After all, I need to look through their loot first so I can pick out my favorites first make sure that all that candy is safe to eat.


When we finally do get back home, the fun really begins. Those precious candies are poured out of the trick or treat bags and the all important "TRADING THE CANDY" ritual begins (once I do my stealing safety-check first, of course.)

I came across a 'Ten Worst Halloween Candies For Kids' list today. It got me wondering  if there is  a 'good candy for kids list?

{{Things that make you go hmm...  .}}

Then I started comparing which candies on that list would also make my kids' lists of their 'favorite candy to get on Halloween.'  

For example, Skittles. They made the list of worst Halloween candy - unfortunately they would no doubt top my kids' list of favorites.

 Also making the 'bad candy for kids list' is the classic Candy Corn.

In our house those poor little orange triangles full of sugar never make it to the trading floor. They are left forlorn at the bottom of every candy bowl or bag. So, no worries there.

If you are wondering which other candies that made the list, here they are, in no particular order:

Tootsie Pops
Snickers 
Reeses Peanut Butter Pumpkins
M and M's Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies (uh?)
Starburst
Sour Patch Kids
Wonka Fun Dip
Bubble Gum

For the most part I let my kids enjoy their loot on Halloween (except for gum. I can't stand gum. One of my few many pet peeves.) So while I definitely am watching how much they eat, I will probably not worry too much about that 'worst candy list.'

Instead, I plan to let them enjoy the fruits of their labor. And have a couple of brand new toothbrushes at the ready.





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