Candy Anyone?

November 2, 2008

Believe it or not, we actually didn’t trick-or-treat very long around the neighborhood this year but the homes that we visited seemed to be extra generous judging by all the candy my girls scored!

The question is, what to do with it now? After taking out my favorites - Reese’s, Skittles, & Whoppers - and letting the girls keep the ones they wanted, we still have more candy than we could possibly consume.

We probably should have stopped going door-to-door a little earlier but this is the first year that Baby Bug was old enough to enjoy the celebration and it was so cute to see her shocked expression every time someone gave her candy just because she asked. What made it even cuter was that her Ariel costume was a little snug around the legs so she had to sort of waddle from house to house. It was hilarious!

Anyway, I was wondering what do you do with all the candy that your children get?



 
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32 Comments on “Candy Anyone?”

1
November 2, 2008
10:49 pm

Krista said:

Um, we eat it! ;) But we didn’t get nearly that much so it will be okay… except then I bought 2 bags of half price candy at the grocery store yesterday… of the kind we like! :)

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Carey said:

We eat it of course! No seriously….i freeze a good bit of it, then I can pull a piece out here and there as needed.

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witchypoo said:

I always pick through for the stuff that only old people like, such as candy kisses, and after I just let my younger eat what he wanted, he threw up, and then he self-policed on candy consumption after that.

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Michelle M said:

Wow, that is quite a haul! We didn’t get nearly that amount, but our 2 year old wasn’t as into it as we were. We still have ours, we will probably pick through it until Christmas.

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Jeannie said:

Holy Moly! Yall did get a lot of candy! WOW!

Well, I’m thinking I would take the m&m’s, snickers and butterfingers! lol

Heck, I don’t know what you would do with all this? Can you take it to their school? Maybe the teacher could hand it out at the end of the day for each child that is good!?!?!?

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TheAngelForever said:

Wow, that is a large amount of candy. My two boys did not get that much. We simply went up and down the block and back to my parent’s house. Still they had enough that will last for a while. Last year my oldest had enough that lasted several months with a piece of candy ever night or two (or three).

If you want you could probably donate it to a homeless shelter or possibly take it to work for people to enjoy. I know my mother was taking in her extra candy that was not given away for her coworkers to enjoy.

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Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs said:

I know in MI, there were places who were paying children for their candy, per pound, and were sending it off to the troops in Iraq. Maybe you can find something similar. Or, you could do a google search and link up with an organization to send out the candy yourself. That might be a fun, family activity. :)

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Amy @ The Q Family said:

Check out your local dentist offices. My friend told me that her dentist will buy the candies and send them off to the troop. We haven’t done that yet. We normally keep the one we like and then I put the rest in my office.

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Muthering Heights said:

Our kids are too little to trick-or-treat, but we distribute candy both at our business and out home…and naturally, we keep the leftovers! We don’t allow our kids to eat sugar, so sadly, Jordan and I eat it after the girls go to bed!

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Melissa said:

We eat some and I’ve also put together a Big box of candy for a soldier that I’ve adopted.
If you or your readers are interested.. it’s through http://www.soldiersangels.org/

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AmyG said:

We got tons of candy, as well! And we were only out for an hour, but most of that was driving around to places.

I’ll admit that we toss a lot of the candy. Any hard candy & stuff I know they won’t like & that I don’t like, lol, just gets tossed.

Oh wow, I just went back & read the comments & I like the idea of sending it to the troops! I’ll have to look into that.

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Holly Schwendiman said:

I keep a stash in the pantry for those playdates when the kids want a treat. But at the end of the year I find I still throw most of it away before we go collect another round! LOL

Hugs,
Holly

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Melissa said:

I was going to suggest sending it to the troops too. I have sick kids (seems we have the flu) so I just sent the extra with Hubby to work.

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sagemom said:

Whatever DS or I eat we keep, everything else I actually threw away already–and we didn’t get much anyway. Since this was the first time DS went trick-or-treating, he kept wanting to go in everyone’s houses so we stopped early. Unfortunately (for me)–not a single Reese’s PB Cup!!!

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BlapherMJ said:

Once the kids and I go thru and take out what we like/want, I bring some into the office and some to a friend who volunteers at a homeless shelter.

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Corrie said:

Because my kids are older they keep it in a ziploc in their room, but for every wrapper I find lying around I toss a piece of my choosing (or eat it). It’s interesting to see how they eat it or save it.

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Sheila said:

The kids take out all the stuff with nuts in it and give it to my husband and I….my oldest is highly allergic to nuts/peanuts and can die if she touches them.

The other kids don’t have this allergy but for some reason share a sympathy with her and don’t eat any of the nut containing candy.

Which works out great for their parents! lol

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November 3, 2008
10:53 am

desi said:

He gets to keep 20 or so pieces and the rest goes to a church’s food pantry. (anything to get it out of my reach)

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November 3, 2008
11:20 am

thefarmerfiles said:

Hubs took so much of our candy to work for his candy jar in his office. His jar is for people who stop by. We had five or six gallon sized zip lock bags full. People in Hawaii are so generous! Two years ago I used the candy to potty train my then two year old!

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November 3, 2008
11:23 am

Desert Songbird said:

I love the idea of sending goodie boxes to the troops. I’m sure they’d love the hard candy.

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Becky said:

I thought this: http://lifehacker.com/5072799/repurpose-halloween-loot-as-a-candy-calendar was a neat idea to limit kid’s candy intake and make getting the candy fun. :)

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diana/sunshine said:

i don’t have that problem (since my kids are older and out of the house) but i have leftover candy as in too much bought for how many trick or treaters stopped by. and it’s not even stuff i like. i have a feeling that it’s going into the trash in a day or so.

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Jenni said:

We toss a lot of it, sadly! There is just too much!

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Nancy said:

Usually we end up tossing it, but this year we went through it and picked out some to keep, and the rest went in a bag to be donated. Several dentists are collecting candy to send to troops in Iraq, as others have mentioned, and I heard a local school is doing the same. I just need to actually bring the bag somewhere!

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jennifer bowen said:

well we take and put the candybarrs in the cooler and then we put all the other stuff in a big jar

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Callista said:

I’m a little confused, why wouldn’t you eat it? If you want to ship it to me I’ll gladly take it LOL. I know what you mean about generous though, we got just a bit less than that and went to two streets.

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Jen @ One Moms World said:

I’m not sure what we will do with ours. I let the girls have what they wanted on Saturday and Sunday. Now today they have totally forgot about their candy and haven’t even asked. So we are sharing it all with different family members :)

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Pamela said:

what a haul.
I would probably dole it out daily. But the dentist says thats not a good idea.

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November 4, 2008
11:28 am

Nina said:

That is a lot of candy. Wow!!!
I am lucky here, my husband is a candy vacume so it will be gone in no time flat.

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November 4, 2008
12:13 pm

Devin @ CoolProducts said:

Just put it away and leave it for some nice treats for the family once the Halloween candy stock they’ve accumulated has diminished. It’ll get eaten over time =)

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Angela said:

I’m just glad to know I’m not the only parent who pilfers out the Reese’s for my own, personal stash!

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November 4, 2008
10:39 pm

Sandier Pastures said:

I don’t know whether to be happy or sad that there’s no Halloween in Dubai! :-)

I wouldn’t know what to do with all those candies! Daughter and hubby are not candy eaters! (unbelievable, I know!)

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