We get so many trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood that cost is a major concern. Some years, I've given coins or stickers or pencils or little scary rubber creatures. The kids seemed happy with whatever it was. This year, I grabbed two giant bags of packeted candy corn to give out, and I have decided that it wasn't a bad choice. We ate a little, and the beggars were fine with it. The candy corn doesn't seem to trigger a binge response for me, and a small amount is a relatively OK treat. I had guiltless fun.
I liked the idea of the wrapped fortune cookies, and maybe that's the way I'll go next year.
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We used to get 100's of kids and now we may get 25 or 30.
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We are in an active over 55 community and do not have the kids...across the highway is the under 55 community and they will be right there collecting happily...
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OMG ~ the Halloween Weekend is upon us!! Was trying to dream up something new and different to hand out for the little beggars this year, without it being something sweet to eat.
Years ago, when I worked for a food co-op I would purchase a case of fruit roll-ups in many different flavors. They became the neighborhood favorite and the kids would frequently come over asking for treats.
I've also given out small boxes of crayons. Anyone have any other great alternatives to Halloween treats, that isn't going to tempt me to over-indulge?
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