your weekly nosh of food news...halloween candy edition

your weekly nosh of food news...halloween candy edition

  this is what I offered the kids

this is what I offered the kids

The more things change, the more they stay the same it is said. It can also be said of Halloween candy. The packaging and sometimes shape and size get updates, but the offerings are still kind of the same after all the years since I last trick or treated. With recent events I've been wallowing in some nostalgia and decided to actually hand out candy this year. Our building had their event on Friday and while out shopping I picked up the above mish-mash. Sure there are some new ones out there, but the standards are still around.

The Hershey's mini bars, Three Musketeers, Snickers and a couple of what were my faves: the Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups and the Sweetarts (though these came in new skull and bone shapes--fun!). Peanut butter and chocolate were always a fave and the tangy tart sweetness of those little flavored ovals are what I dug in bowls and traded candy for. Keep your chocolate bars and those crappy chalk-like flavorless Smarties! I'll take what I like and eat them until my sugar coma sets in. Ah, the good old days of Halloween and going house to house for candy when all we had to fear were razor blades in apples! Though I'm quite sure that was an urban legend started by candy companies to get kids to eat more candy. A surely brilliant and devious marketing plan for sure. And yes, it still endures as kids just want candy. Devious, evil candy conglomerates and Halloween--a perfect combination. 

single serving: chile relleno at taqueria la cumbre

single serving: chile relleno at taqueria la cumbre

la cocina street food festival....then came the lines

la cocina street food festival....then came the lines