Trick or treaters were allowed to choose two out of a giant candy bowl (even the kid who dressed as a Yankee, who was lucky I let him have anything). This year, our offerings to the children of our community included:
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Foodgoat fave, and always rank high on the kiddies. Foodgoat prefers the regular size Reese's cups over the smaller sizes (due to the higher peanut butter to chocolate coating ratio).
- Snicker's: Is the Fun Size getting smaller? Because it doesn't seem as fun as it used to. But still good to Foodgoat. Not for nothing is Snickers the best selling candy bar of all time.
- Twix: Did you know that Twix was called "Raider" in Germany for years? And that the change to "Twix" in 1991 went so badly it became a metaphor for botched attempts to make something look more modern by rebranding it with a new name? I didn't either. It's one of those things that's on Wikipidia, but I don't really believe.
- Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fishes: The surprise hit of the night - lots more kids wanted the sour chewy candies and the gummi fishes than we would have thought. The Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men and shaped like aliens. The Swedish fishes are now actually made in Canada and are actually vegan, but you wouldn't know it, because they do taste pretty good.