Tuesday, October 26, 2010
13 Days of Halloween - Trick-or-Treat
It wasn't until much later, in about the 1920s, that trick-or-treating became more of a thing that was solely for children, who would go to the shops in town and to their neighbors and sing little rhymes or recite poems in exchange for fruit or nuts. So the "trick" was actually a mini-recital. It wasn't long after, that the tricks soon became harmless good-spirited pranks, similar to toilet papering someone's house in today's time. And the nuts and fruits were replaced with candies.
Out of all the candy sold throughout the year in America, one quarter of it is sold during October, for Halloween. How much is that? Try 600 million pounds of candy! I think I got a cavity just from researching that on Google.
So, let's talk about candy! Leave me a comment and let me know... What is was your favorite candy to get at Halloween? (KitKats. I also loved getting Bazooka bubble gum, anything chocolate and tootsie roll pops or charms blow pops.) Did you have any neighbors that gave out full size candy bars? (I didn't. I did have a neighbor who gave out those little paper treat bags, stuffed with hand-selected candy. She was awesome.) How do you feel about candy corn? (I love them.) What about popcorn balls? (I've yet to try one that didn't feel and taste like eating Styrofoam.) Do you prefer hard candy over chocolate? (Depends on my mood, but chocolate usually wins out.) What is the weirdest thing you ever got in your candy bag when trick or treating? (For me, it was probably a pencil with a Halloween design on it, or a religious tract.)