At least, that's what I think.
I'm a sucker for Halloween candy the day after. In fact, as my daughters were about 8 and 9, I started a tradition of having a family harvest party the day after Halloween. They did have the opportunity to trick or treat but in October, it's so cold that it's hard to feel any joy walking from houses that are 1/2 acres apart.
The family harvest party consisted of buying at least 15.00 worth of candy discounted by 70 to 85%. The girls never saw what kind I had bought but they knew that it was usually something good and quite a lot of it. Then, my then husband and I would hide the candy all over the living room, family room, and kitchen while the girls stayed in their room listening for us to yell, "Come and get it!"
They would scramble all over the place, lifting up vases, looking under the table and on doorway ledges until we were certain that they had exhausted the hiding places. Then, they dump it all and we'd count and find out who had more of what and then divide it so that it was even.
After that, we'd watch videos and eat junk food (and lots of candy). The girls loved this every year.
This year, of course, they were too old to do a candy hunt but I did go out in search of discounted candy only to find only gourmet candy corn at Walmart for 94 cents. So, I eenie meenied until I chose chocolate caramel candy corn.
The one consolation to not gorging on Reese's peanut butter cups or Twix bars is that candy corn is a vegetable, although sweet and I won't gain an ounce! :)
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