Twizzled out

My candy-acquisition rule for Halloween is simple enough: get stuff I’ve heard of. Worst-case scenario: if the goblins peter out early, at least I’ll have something familiar to nosh on. (There’s a secondary rule, which says basically “Finish the year’s bloodwork before Halloween”; I trust this needs no explanation.)

This time around I picked up a bag of Twizzlers, and of course the dreaded phrase “Fun Size” came into play: no item likely to be tossed into a kid’s bag is likely to be truly fun-sized. The Twizzlers, I reasoned, would be three to a packet, cut down to a couple inches each. After looking at them more closely, I realized that they weren’t like this at all: instead, there’s a single stick, individually wrapped. Worse than that, the wrapper is damnably difficult to remove, even with bladed utensils handy.

Maybe I’ll get rid of these first.



  1. fillyjonk »

    28 October 2015 · 2:28 pm

    I’m not giving out candy this year. I was the only one in my neighborhood last year, I don’t want to deal with the leftovers, too many people have bought into the idea that it is “safe” to go downtown and have shopkeepers hand out candy and “unsafe” to go to your neighbors.

    I’m sad to see the tradition die but I won’t mind not sitting by my front door all Saturday evening.

  2. McGehee »

    28 October 2015 · 4:11 pm

    This will be our fourth Halloween in our present home. Barely lit front yard at the end of an unlit driveway some 100 yards long. Not one trick-or-treater yet.

    I got candy of the kind we don’t buy for ourselves, because hypocrisy makes it taste better.

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