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How much candy do you buy for Halloween?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 27, 2011

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Photo of Aston Osborne

“About half a pound to a pound.”

Photo of Roger Behrens

“Probably about five pounds. I give it to trick-or-treaters or share with friends.”

Photo of Ellie Pellettiere

“Two bags.”

Photo of Jamie Rhodes

“Two bags. It used to be more but the trick-or-treaters have slowed down.”

Comments

Wadde 3 years, 10 months ago

   " Two bags of Snickers to give away downtown its an incognito candy bar for that
     sphosticated( hallows) to do supernatural wonders all thru the night Im going to bribe 
     my way to a trick or a Miracle"

Wadde 3 years, 10 months ago

   " two bags of snickers cost $2 00 for both bags at dollar- tree."

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 10 months ago

Years ago I had what I thought was a bright idea - pass out quarters instead of candy. Then the kids could buy whatever they wanted instead of what I had selected for them. Plus, after Halloween was over, I'd have some cash left over instead of candy, which I don't eat. So, I bought a couple rolls of quarters at the bank.

It went over very well, since this was a while ago and a quarter was worth more than it is today.

Then, the following year I did it all over again.

But there was a problem, a big problem. The well publicized Tylenol cases had happened in the meanwhile. That is, someone had tampered with packages of Tylenol that were offered for sale in Chicago. I would rather not discuss that any further.

The following Halloween, right after the Tylenol incidents, there was not one single trick or treater at my door.

RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

You're all weird. No candy for you. Clamp it!

Grundoon Luna 3 years, 10 months ago

7 kinds of candy and 2 of each. I think the bad weighed about 5 lbs. We have a busy neighborhood.

eotw33 3 years, 10 months ago

Why would you buy candy when your kids can go trick or treating and get it for free?

Bill Lee 3 years, 10 months ago

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Bill Lee 3 years, 10 months ago

Most years I buy about a dozen large (4.,25 oz) candy bars to give out. I amost have some left over, which I then eat myself. I don't get very many callers.

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Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 10 months ago

I used to make these caramel apples and put them into this homemade bazooka. Any little snot who egged my house lost a limb. No I always buy plenty. Though I always have way too much at the end of the night...... no one ever visits me. I'm VERY lonely.

Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 10 months ago

I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 10 months ago

What kind of sicko gives out pennies on Halloween? Quarters are reasonable..... but PENNIES??!!!! What can you do with a handful of pennies? If I gave the savages in my neighborhood pennies, my neighbors better pray to god that they parked their cars in the garage like me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Jnyw_BCzo

rockchalker52 3 years, 10 months ago

Looks like the intertubes sprunged a leak & done did gone flat for a while. A guy on another site said he thought Knology had died. I think they just Skittle about & tease us while everybody Snickers. Could be ghosts & goblins Gumming things up as they like to do in their own eerily Milky Way.
Could be nobody's posting cuz they're out earning a Payday - 'cept maybe some o' them one-percenters. They could be out on 5th Avenue makin' it rain at a 100 Grand bar. My pappy couldn't handle Halloween candy. Too much sugar would Push Pops right over the edge. We'd always bring home Mounds of it. Werther or not he ate any I'm not sure.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Well I for one have been building deck. Crew of five so should finish up Sat. Morning. Sorry, couldn't think of any way to candy it up . . .

tanaumaga 3 years, 10 months ago

There's a lot of 'big kids.' Who gives tricks anymore?....and get your mind out of the gutter.

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