We took to Facebook to ask our friends three important seasonal questions:
1) What Halloween candy was your favorite?
2) What Halloween candy was their most dreaded? and
3) What Halloween candy were they most likely to steal from their children’s loot bag?
We compiled their results into a poetic lab report:
When shadows creep and house lights glow,
We slip into costumes and out we go.
Looking for candy with a sack in our hands
But what candies are loved and which should be banned?
We conducted a survey, not at all scientific,
And got some responses, for which you’re* terrific.
Here are the results, compiled for your pleasure
Of the tasty treats we enjoy at our leisure.
The favorite sweets had some common themes.
There are lots of full-size chocolate bars in our dreams.
Milky Way, Reese’s, Heath, Snickers and Mounds,
Almond Joy, Hershey, KitKats and Rolos abound.
Most dreaded were licorice and plump red apples,
Real fruit, it was said, was judged to be crapples.
And since we’re a land of many points of views
Some candies made both lists; here is that news…
Loved and loathed were Neccos, Tootsies and Dots,
Bit-o-honey and Candy Corn were 100s or naughts.
Charleston Chews and Jolly Ranchers won and lost,
Popcorn balls and peanut butter kisses might be kept or be tossed.
Some want the Good and Plenty, which other would skip,
And one person would not let any chocolate pass their lips.
One offer was made to team up to go treating,
Because one’s favorites were what the other wouldn’t be eating.
On whether or not heists were made from kid’s loot,
It’s safe to say that for some treats, in we would scoot,
For Butterfingers, which made neither best nor worst honors,
And Heath bars and Milky Ways and most chocolate’d be goners.
Baby Ruths, Nerds and Tootsie Rolls we’d sneak
And mix up the rest so no one knew that we’d peeked.
We might not be proud and it is kind of tricky
But none of us got caught with our fingers still sticky.
One of the memories a few people shared,
Was of the tiny treat bags filled with great care
With pieces of taffy and jelly beans and wrapped candy.
We all remember those prized bags as just dandy.
So thanks all who served up sweet Halloween dreams,
And shared some nice memories of the night when ghosts scream.
Get your treat basket ready, ghouls are coming to the door,
But remember, kids are not the only ones Halloween is for!
*Thanks to Kris, Petter, Peter, Nancy, Dot, Linda, Jenni, Donna, Diane, Shelley, Cheryl, Mary Ellen, JD, Susan, Nancy, Diane, Donna, Christina, Russ, Marla, Deb, Pam, Sandy and Erin for sinking their sweet teeth into this unscientific survey for us.
Wishing you no apples in your plastic pumpkins tonight!