I know when I went trick or treating as a kid, my bag was filled with lots of tootsie rolls, smarties, dum dum suckers, the occasional blow pop if you were luck, bottle caps, and bazooka bubble gum that was like a rock but you were determined to try and chew it anyway. If you found a house passing out snickers, reese's peanut butter cups, or butterfingers, those were the houses you remembered to hit again before the night was over. Of course changing out costumes with your siblings or friends since you didn't want to be called out from the neighbor for hitting their house twice or maybe even a third time.
This is just a fraction of the candy Ava got in our neighborhood. It's like every kid's trick or treating dream, at least if you are from my generation. Snickers, Butterfingers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups oh my! Finding those in our halloween bucket growing up was like a rare gem. Now days, it's a given.
There is even a full size Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in there. And most kids don't even work for this kind of loot. They have their parents drive them every couple houses. God forbid if there are 3 houses in a row not giving out candy because those kids hop in their parents car and have them drive to the next set of houses with lights on. Clearly though I am a mean Mom, because I make Ava walk from house to house across our neighborhood, even when it's like 40 degrees out on Halloween night. I think if a kid wants that candy bad enough, they will walk, just like we had to when we were kids. Oh, and that long licorace rope at the top of the above photo, what a waste! That house offers like 4 different types of candy all 3 other choices are the full size snickers, butterfingers, or Reeses, and she picks this licorace every year...and then never eats it. Even when I tell her to go for the good stuff and not the licorace. Well maybe next year!