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Halloween Horror Stories

As the oldest child in the family who was always a foodie at heart, I fared very well on Halloween. After trick-or-treating with my two younger brothers, we would dump all of our candy loot onto the coffee table and begin trading. "I'll trade you 10 Mary Janes for 1 Snickers Bar", I'd say.

My brothers, too young to understand that sometimes quality is better than quantity, would enthusiastically agree to the trade. After a half-hour of intense negotiations, they would have plastic pumpkins overflowing with lollipops, Bit O' Honey, Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls, Smarties and other penny candies. Meanwhile, I'd have a modest half-full bucket of what I considered "premium" chocolate bars. (They do say that childhood is a great predictor of your future career!). Of course, we also usually received some non-candy items too: a toothbrush, a miniature packs of raisins, a coupon for a free Frosty at Wendy's, pencils and puffy stickers.

Mom had a "one-piece-of-candy-per-day" rule that was difficult to break without breaking our necks since she set our pumpkin totes on top of the refrigerator. By the time I was done with my premium chocolates, my brothers were starting to remember that they didn't really like most of the penny candies they had traded for. Eventually, that stale penny candy made its way to the trash. Many people have tried to come up with creative ways to use that leftover Halloween candy, but if you ask me, tricking your loved ones into eating candy corn pancakes (yuck!) and lollipop chip cookies (scary!) is the making of a true-life horror story!

So instead of collecting an unappetizing mound of Halloween candy with the youngsters, consider South 'n France signature bon bons.  We guarantee that there won't be any leftovers!

P.S. Here's some great advice from the Great Pumpkin: Instead of trying to eat that cheap leftover Halloween candy, store it in the freezer until December to use for decorating gingerbread houses.

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