Halloween candy has been in the stores since September. Maybe you've even bought a few bags to "stock up" for trick-or-treaters. Even if the bags are still sealed, like a bad horror movie, you hear the whispers -- "We're so sweet and delicious. And tiny. Did we mention tiny? One won't hurt. C'mon, you know you want to."
Those are gateway candies, my friends! Halloween is the beginning of our annual fall food festival that continues non-stop with ever greater reckless and caloric abandon until it all magically supposedly comes to a halt on January 1. Just say no to Halloween candy.