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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:32 pm 
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We lived in a pretty urban neighborhood the past couple years and got some trick-or-treaters, but most of them went to the nicer neighborhood a couple blocks away. I have no idea what to even expect here. There are definitely some kids around.

I wish there was a cheap vegan chocolate. I'd rather have leftover candybars and chocolates than sugary hard candy and gummies. wah wah.


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When we handed out snack-size bags of chips two years ago, the kids went nuts over them. And you can usually get big packs of plain Lays at costco or the grocery store for decently cheap.

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Raisins?

So, last year we ran out of candy right at the end of the night, and I grabbed a box of single-serve packs of Craisins that we had kicking around to hand out to any stragglers. The last kid we gave them to looked in his bag, then looked up in disgust and asked “what’s that?”

My husband said “candy” and quickly shut the door before he could ask any more questions.

Related – I am not allowed to purchase our Halloween treats this year because apparently I'm not good at estimating how much we need.

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I wish I could pass out homemade stuff, but it'd probably just get tossed.


This, 100times over. I'm excited because I guess people bring their kids into work for Halloween at my new job and take them desk to desk trick-or-treating. Going to make so many homemade goodies!!

Like others in this thread I go for the Endangered Species Dark Chocolate (http://chocolatebar.com/categories.php? ... -Halloween) and the Yummy Earth Lollipops (http://www.iherb.com/Yummy-Earth-Organi ... ode=pib512). It's hard because they're more expensive than other candies, but I really only want to give out the kind of stuff I'd eat myself.

But if anyone has any other natural sweet options, that would be awesome!

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we've lived here for 8 years, and we usually wouldn't get too many trick or treaters, but i would still get extra candy just in case. last year, we got a deluge, so it was good that i had the extra.
(we live on the edge of camden, so i suppose they crossed town lines tor the treatin' it's okay. it's much safer here than to go knocking on doors in camden.)

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Last year we did Twizzlers, but I think I'm going Peanut Chews this year. I want to be able to eat some of the candy too! And sadly Twizzlers aren't gluten free. Now I just have to find somewhere that has Fun Size Peanut Chews. So far the closest Acme to me didn't have them. Think I'm gonna have to check Walmart or something, hopefully I can find them.

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i give out toys and glow sticks. you can get a container of 15 glowstick bracelets at dollar tree. i also picked up some skull and bones sweet tart-type candies there too. each year after halloween i buy all of the plastic toys at drugstores and michael's for like 90% off and tell the kids to take a whole handful of stuff. right now i have vampire teeth, spider rings, googly eye rings, halloween pencils, glow bracelets and the bone candies. i think i have some glow rats and spiders somewhere too.

aren't the owners of sweet tarts vegan or something? mini oreo bags have been a hit in the past too.

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i give out toys and glow sticks. you can get a container of 15 glowstick bracelets at dollar tree. i also picked up some skull and bones sweet tart-type candies there too. each year after halloween i buy all of the plastic toys at drugstores and michael's for like 90% off and tell the kids to take a whole handful of stuff. right now i have vampire teeth, spider rings, googly eye rings, halloween pencils, glow bracelets and the bone candies. i think i have some glow rats and spiders somewhere too.

aren't the owners of sweet tarts vegan or something? mini oreo bags have been a hit in the past too.



Man, I can just see my younger self being super excited about glowsticks. I think that's an awesome idea.

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I'm thinking it's going to be crisps all round. I wish skittles were vegan over here because they would make a brilliant treat.
I was going to go buy different bags of sweets that are vegan and make up mixed bags of them but that seems like an awful lot of effort. So hula hoops and walkers crisps it is.

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I'm thinking it's going to be crisps all round. I wish skittles were vegan over here because they would make a brilliant treat.
I was going to go buy different bags of sweets that are vegan and make up mixed bags of them but that seems like an awful lot of effort. So hula hoops and walkers crisps it is.


Aren't Starburst fruit chews vegan there? I used to love getting those in my trick-or-treat bag.

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I usually buy twizzlers or swedish fish, but I really love the glow stick idea!


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Oh, I love the mini bags of Oreos and glow sticks ideas! Both are likely to be something different that they aren't getting at every other house, and both would have totally excited me when I was a kid!
Hmm, now that I'm thinking about non-food items: has anyone tried giving out stickers or temporary tattoos?

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and glow sticks are a safety thing in case your town extends trick or treating into the evening. (my town tends to retreat once it gets dark.) when i was employed, i would miss a lot of the kids, because they would start going around at 4:00.

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This was in the PETA e-news letter today, and it made me think of this thread!

http://www.petakids.com/candy.asp

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This thread is so getting bookmarked. I was really stressing about what to give out to trick or treaters. All of your ideas are great. I especially like the stickers and glowsticks ideas.

Annnd I had no idea that Skittles were vegan?


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Annnd I had no idea that Skittles were vegan?

yeah, they switched out the gelatin in the last year or so.

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lilyyw wrote:
daisychain wrote:
I'm thinking it's going to be crisps all round. I wish skittles were vegan over here because they would make a brilliant treat.
I was going to go buy different bags of sweets that are vegan and make up mixed bags of them but that seems like an awful lot of effort. So hula hoops and walkers crisps it is.


Aren't Starburst fruit chews vegan there? I used to love getting those in my trick-or-treat bag.


Yes they are. I spotted a share sized bags on deal in a shop and was thinking of handing out fistfuls of them but I am so addicted to them that I might turn all the house lights off, pretend I'm not home and eat them all myself.

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I'm handing out Biscoff cookies. Snack-sized packages of them just showed up at a local discount store for way cheap.


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I found multipacks of starburst cheap in Aldi. 3 packs for 1.49 so I've plenty of them bought. Also got a few multipacks of jelly tots for any young kids that call. I also got Tesco Bacon Rashers and Cheese and Onion Hunky Dories.

I've had to hide them away out of my sight in the spare room or I will go crazy eating the lot.

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Why is candy so expensive?!

I wouldn't even buy any, except that I hate hiding downstairs with the lights off while kids knock on the door all night.


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This was in the PETA e-news letter today, and it made me think of this thread!

http://www.petakids.com/candy.asp



That lists has some stuff with shellac on it, like Mike & Ike's, so read labels.

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daisychain wrote:
I found multipacks of starburst cheap in Aldi. 3 packs for 1.49 so I've plenty of them bought. Also got a few multipacks of jelly tots for any young kids that call. I also got Tesco Bacon Rashers and Cheese and Onion Hunky Dories.

I've had to hide them away out of my sight in the spare room or I will go crazy eating the lot.


Aw, and I was pleased to find them at Sainsburys for £1! Good find, daisychain, I wonder if they're on offer at Aldi over here too? I need to go there for their ridiculously cheap hazelnuts anyway...

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Why is candy so expensive?!

I wouldn't even buy any, except that I hate hiding downstairs with the lights off while kids knock on the door all night.


I've done that a few times. The first 2 years here there wasn't much kids knocking but as the years have gone on traffic volume has increased each time and I've always managed to run out. I hate having too much sweets because I will end up eating it. But I've found once all the lights are turned off kids don't tend to knock. It's only the really young kids here that do trick or treating so they are supervised by parents so they are probably steered away from houses with lights off.

Dropscone... I was thrilled! Lidl have the share size bags and they are nearly half the price of Tesco so have a look there too.

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you can always put out a sign that says "sorry, ran out of candy"

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