Wait, I live in Florida; the oppressive heat and crushing humidity never leave. So how then can I tell that October is upon us? Easy – the bags upon bags of candy choking the aisles! I might not get any sort of relief from the weather, but being able to steal these candies from my kid’s Trick-or-Treat bags at the end of the month at least take out some of the sting.
3) Ghost Dots are, sadly, but a passing memory now – I haven’t seen them for two seasons. These are the same as regular Dots; but minus the color-coding indicating which flavor is which. Oddly, I’m not a huge fan of Dots; but color them translucent green so that I can pretend I’m a Ghostbuster with a proton pack and suddenly I’m eating them by the handful. Tootsie really needs to bring these back!
2) Reese’s various holiday shapes always make it to the top of my list. The peanut butter to chocolate ratio of the Halloween Pumpkin reaches that inequitable distribution where the chocolate is barely holding its own and the saltiness of the peanut butter counteracts the sweetness. They’ve started shrinking this season, though, threatening their standing.
1) But all is forgiven, because Halloween means that I can finally find an assorted bag of Hershey candies that has Take 5 bars! These are by far the perfect candy bar. Ever have Chubby Hubby ice cream? It’s that; but in candy form. A pretzel covered in peanut butter, caramel, peanuts and chocolate – it’s salty, sweet, gooey, and crunchy all at the same time. The only problem is that I’m the only one who recognizes their candy superiority and they’re mostly gone from the shelves…except for October when they sneak back in. And, really, what better way to celebrate Halloween than with zombie candy?