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Five Quirky Halloween Treats for Trick-or-treaters

Whoa, is it Halloween already?? My, the time goes quickly. Whoa, did you notice you ate all that Halloween candy you bought weeks ago? Every little bit counts, you know. And considering it’s a couple of days before Halloween, you know all that’s left at your local drug store is that candy no child wants: black licorice, circus peanuts, and those orange-and-black wrapped taffy things. Blegh. Unless you’re prepared to clean up eggs and toilet paper off your home and car, you should probably consider another option. We present to you, in no particular order, some offbeat, unexpected gifts for those children in costume practicing a ritual that derived from transients begging for food:

  • Juice boxes/ pouches

    Minus the gin, of course.

Yes, it’s true: walking blocks upon blocks with increasingly heavy sacks of sweets can make you thirsty. The best thing about juice boxes is that children can drink them during their journey, and there’s no need for parents to triple-check for tampering.

  • Stickers

The best thing about stickers is that they last a whole lot longer than a sugar high, and no one gets a headache when they’re done.

  • Small bags of peanuts

I used to love getting these: the saltiness (even from honey-roasted ones) helps break up sugar overload and can prolong a candy binge.

  • Toothpaste

Wait… wait, toothpaste? That’s going back down the egg-and-toilet-paper path again, huh? Okay, scratch that…

  • Toothpaste
  • Noise makers

Kazoos, clappers, and clackers! Although they all sound like a party at the circus, they’re things all children can’t get enough of. Plus, you can laugh knowing there’s going to be a parent of a kazoo-playing sugared-up kid out there saying, “Who the crap gave these out?!”

Kids love junk. It’s a fact.

  • Glow sticks

Hey, we did say “quirky” things! Like juice boxes, glow sticks can be used immediately and are very Halloween-appropriate.

Oh, you little darling! Here’s a soft-boiled egg for you!

What’s the weirdest thing you ever got from Halloween trick-or-treating? We love to hear stories!

 

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3 comments on “Five Quirky Halloween Treats for Trick-or-treaters

  1. carpa
    October 29, 2012

    This piece of writing presents pleasant understanding even.

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  2. Derrick Lee
    November 1, 2012

    The glow sticks and noise makers are a good step away from just giving out candy all the time. It’s cheap to get by bulk and also will stand out to the children. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

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  3. carly (@czamanac)
    November 12, 2012

    Peanuts might be a bad idea – you never know if a child might have an allergy. I like the idea of giving away stickers though. I probably wouldn’t give noisemakers just because I’d be afraid of the resulting noise!

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