What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever gotten for Halloween? We know you all had a candy hierarchy back in the day. Our own Maslow’s Sweet Tooth was something like:
Tier 1 - Reese’s. Also Nerds and Sour Patch Kids and Skittles and Junior Mints.
Tier 2 - Generalized chocolate candies (3 Musketeers, Crunch, etc.). And those green apple and caramel lollipops.
Tier 3 - Chocolate candies with nuts (Snickers, etc.).
Tier 4 - Chocolate candies with caramel (Twix, etc.). Non-Sour Patch sour gummy candies.
Tier 5 - Small, non-exciting or non-chocolate items. Hershey Kisses. Smarties. Twizzlers. Good ‘n Plenty. Now ‘n Laters. Bottle Caps. Warheads. Gobstoppers. Laffy Taffy. Oh Henry. Those candy necklaces. Butterscotch.
Non-candies - Milk Duds and bubblegum.
We had a neighbor growing up that used to give nickels for Halloween. Yes, the 5 cent coin. Seriously? I mean, even if there was a Cracker Barrel walking distance from where we were trick-or-treating (and since we weren’t hitting up cars on the side of the interstate that’s pretty unlikely), I think you need 10 cents these days to buy one of their hard candy straw things. Sigh. There’s inflation for you. At least the days of handing out rocks are (hopefully) over.
All this to say sometimes you get treats, and sometimes you get tricks. Well-meaning, unintentional tricks we’re sure, but tricks nonetheless.
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