As long as it's not in the house, I'm not tempted. Since there aren't many children in my neighborhood, I don't have trick or treaters and the neighborhood church has a carnival so I buy candy and give it to the church to use at the carnival. That way, I'm not tempted and I can contribute.
10/7/2009 11:19:25 PM
A timely and informative article. Put this together with the article I read yesterday regarding non-food treats (stickers, etc) - I think I'll have a handle on this All Hallow's.
My strategy to avoid Halloween candy temptation- DON'T BUY IT!
10/7/2009 12:46:10 AM
Thanks for all the great tips, we were going to give non food this year but the idea of buying the things I don't like made great sense. We don't get much in the way of tricker treaters (the kids in my area are all grown but I still like to keep something around just in case. And your right it should be kept as just another day. Thanks again, with advice like this, this holiday season will go much easier.
Most of the ideas were good. #8 didn't seem like such a good idea, though. As a kid, I never ate the candy while out trick or treating. Why would I start eating while I walk now? Ideally, just about all eating should be done while sitting at a dining table. We make too many of our everyday activities into eating events.
Thanks for the tips. I really enjoy taking my kids trick or treating, but always come home and eat all the candy MYSELF! This year, I plan on enjoying the walk,but not the candy. Do you realize that one miniature bar is about 200 calories? it adds up quick. Not this year!
We give apples...guess that explains the dwindling numbers of trick-or-treaters...lol!
Haven't had any Halloween candy in the house for at least a couple of years. I'm not about to support candy manufacturers with MY hard-earned money! :-)
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10/6/2009 12:19:18 PM
I've kept Halloween candy for trick or treaters completely out of the house these past few years. Instead, I get extra coins and have a bowl of them handy near the door on Halloween. You can decide whether to have pennies and let kids grab a handful, or dole out larger denomination coins directly into their hands or bags. I tell them, and their parents, that I give out coins instead of cavities. Of course, it helps that my own kids are grown and out of the house, so no one is bringing them in to tempt me.
10/6/2009 9:38:00 AM
These are all great ideas--it's a tempting holiday! The last few years I've added an assortment of non-candy treats to the dish trick or treaters pick from, including small boxes of raisins, individual bags of pretzels, Halloween-themed microwave popcorn--and they've all been cleaned out before the candy!
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