Neighborhoods That Only Hand Out Full-Sized Candy on Halloween
Personally, I think it's a little over the top to hand out full-sized candy to kids trick-or-treating on Halloween. What do you think?
Call me crazy but since when is it "expected" that we give out full-sized candy on Halloween? Seriously. When we were kids and went trick-or-treating each year, we weren't cursing the houses that gave us a "fun-sized" candy. I mean, we definitely did not love the houses who handed out apples, raisins or peanuts. They were considered "those" homes you wanted to avoid visiting. And we totally knew the homes (and there were only a couple of them) that handed out the full-sized candy bars. And we knew that it was most likely because they didn't have kids and forgot it was even Halloween until their ride home from work at 5 p.m. They probably made a fast pit stop at their neighborhood 7-Eleven and grabbed about 30 full-sized candy bars because it's all the store had left.
I can't get over all of the posts and articles I am seeing on social media so far this month about trick-or-treat candy and how much is too much or too little. It's absurd.
There's this guy out in the midwest from Illinois whose recent open letter to his neighbors regarding Halloween candy that has gone viral. He claims that he was hoping to catch everyone's attention well before they would be making their candy selections for trick-or-treating this year for Halloween. His name is Kevin Flannigan and here's some of what he says: “Dum Dums, Smarties and Jolly Ranchers may be suitable for other neighboring suburbs – Northlake, Villa Park and Addison, to name a few – but not here in Elmhurst.”
Oh. My. God. Right? I mean, is this guy for real? This is just a pinch of what he has to say; you've got to check out his full rant for a good laugh. You can see the full story on NECN's website.