A Little Hillary in Our Halloween

The Hillary mention is at the end…!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was sick and my grandparents were in town, but it is good to be back. Just in time for Halloween! While Trick or Treating around 3 whole blocks, I snatched 147 pieces of candy. 147 pieces of sweets means around 60 houses visited, which also means that I must have noticed a lot of different things about the houses.

I usually categorize how you get your candy into three  groups.  Number 1: No one is home, but the owners leave a bowl out. Number 2: The owner passes out candy his/her way. Number 3: You get to choose your piece of candy, but the owner is still watching. The majority (45-50) of the houses I went to did number 3 as their method. This trick is great because you get a candy of your choice, but you don’t go crazy. Only on rare occasions did the owner pass out the candy or leave a bowl out. When the owner leaves the bowl out,Trick or Treaters take way too much. When they pass out candy, Trick or Treaters don’t get their favorite picks. Overall, I enjoyed my candy choices.

In terms of quantity and quality, each house gave about 3 pieces of candy on average and most of the candy was regular chocolate/vanilla/caramel/ peanut butter/ mint candies such as Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Kit Kat, Reeces Pieces, Crunch, M&M, etc. I prefer these types of candies better than fruity ones such as Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Dum Dums, Mike and Ike, Skittles, etc. My mom likes Heath Bars, my dad loves Kit Kats, and my sister savors Twix. Personally, I will take anything because candy is candy. Since I received such a large variety of treats, I think that I pleased nearly everyone in my family.

Are you more of a fruity candy lover or a non fruity candy lover? Here are some of the pictures I have from Halloween:

My candy stash (Sophie and I love to sort our candy together)

Funny sign my dad made for Trick or Treaters coming our house

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Mr. Ollie says:

    That must have been quite an illness Nate because it’s been like 2 months since your last post…

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    1. n8chen says:

      I actually wasn’t sick, I was just busy with other “things”. Sorry for the delay!

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  2. Cathy says:

    Nate, I’m so sorry to hear that you were sick. Was Sophie sick, too? I’m glad that you’re better. Thank you for writing about trick-or-treating. Very few kids came to my house in south San Jose, so I started handing out huge handfuls of candy. Still, I had more than half a Costco bag left. I gave it to one of my students so I wouldn’t be tempted. Like your dad, Kit Kats are my favorite, although I also love Heath bars and Almond Joy. Have you ever tried to make candy? Chocolate truffles are really easy and delicious!

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    1. n8chen says:

      Nah, Sophie was fine. I think that the best way to attract trick or treaters is to put a LED glowing sign!

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  3. Cathy says:

    Oh, and by the way, Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. n8chen says:

      YEAH, GO HILARY (Unfortunately, she lost to Donald Trump)!

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  4. Uncel Ra says:

    Nate, your groupings are so accurate. Once I left a bowl of candy out and I’m pretty sure that it didn’t last very long. Glad to have you back posting again!

    ps, I love non-fruity candy.

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    1. n8chen says:

      Me too. I don’t like lollipops or laffy taffies. TOO SWEET! My favorite is the Crunch Bar. Yum!

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  5. Aunty Trace says:

    I love how you both organized your candy in a pictograph style. What joy it brings to this virgo math teacher.😉 AWESOME!
    As for candy, anything with chocolate!

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    1. n8chen says:

      I didn’t mean to organize my candy in a pictograph, but that is our yearly routine! I also love chocolate candies! My favorite is the crunch though.

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  6. Sof Astatke says:

    Please save me at least one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They are the best and I am guessing they never go bad… (transition to science experiment)…

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    1. n8chen says:

      I still have a whole tub of candy. I bet I could find a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for you. Although, I am not sure that Aunty Frey would approve of that. Just like my mom doesn’t approve of my dad playing Clash of Clans, an addicting video game!

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