Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Countdown Day #2: Halloween Candy Tricks and Treats!

One thing that I love about Halloween is even the candy can be a trick or a treat.      These are some of my favorite Tricks or Treats candies.

How about a Hot Lix sucker complete with a scorpion?    The suckers come in Blueberry, Apple, Banana, or Strawberry flavors.   Can you imagine finding that at the bottom of your trick or treat bag.   I have never tried one of these, but I think  I am going to pass on this one.
Hot lix has other varieties of insect candies.  If you aren't wild about scorpions, how about ants, crickets, butterflies, or mill worms?

The Jelly Belly Company  used to make the Bertie Bott's any flavored beans that were inspired by the Harry Potter movies.   They have since changed the name of these to Beanboozled.      With these, you never know what you are going to get.   You might get a delicious flavor like chocolate pudding or you might get Beanboozled and end up eating a dog food flavored bean.     BeanBoozled jelly beans come in 20 flavors, 10 weird flavors matched up with 10 look-alike tasty flavors.
I have had these before! We used to do a taste testing kind of Fear Factor style.    Just thinking about some of the flavors, still makes me a little ill.    I have had the displeasure of tasting the rotten egg, barf, and booger.   I am glad to see that they discontinued the bacon flavor. It wasn't as good as you might think.    You owe it to yourself to at least try them once.   That is usually enough!   I will stick with my favorite buttered popcorn flavor.

Now for some treats!

Who doesn't love wax lips?   For some reason, I have always love to get a pair of wax lips for Halloween.   I rediscovered them with my children.    On my son's first Halloween, he was given a pair of wax lips.   We worked so hard to get a picture of him with them on and did finally get one.   Every year since, we buy 5 sets of lips and take a family picture.     This year, the guys are getting wax mustaches and us girls are sticking with the classic red lips.

Another favorite is Peeps!   Thank you to the Just Born Company for branching out and embracing other holiday celebrations.   Peeps are one of my favorite parts of  Spring and Easter.     But, now I am delighted with sugar coated marshmallowy goodness at Halloween!   I love the pumpkins and ghosts, but my favorite by far is the Chocolate Mousse flavored cats.    I am just praying for the weather to get a little cooler.   I love to put them in hot chocolate and curl up watching the "Great Pumpkin".

What are some of your favorite Tricks or Treats?   I  am always looking for new ones.

1 comment:

  1. Reeses always get me. Love the holiday items, like the Reeses' Pumpkin! :)