Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Series: Spooky Halloween Candy

Today os the first day in a week-long series on Halloween...it's my favorite time of the year. It goes back to my childhood, of course. I have many fond memories of dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Years later, when I worked in the confectionery industry, Halloween became even more exciting to me. I was always fascinated when my company started making all the chocolate ghosts and witches, candy corn and special chocolate Pixies (turtles). I felt like a kid again as I would drool over the foil-wrapped chocolate novelties. Even the Halloween cookies at the grocery store got me excited. Even to this day, I usually buy myself some Halloween candy. I usually buy the good stuff- I never buy mass produced Halloween candy...my snobbery is from years of working in the confectionery industry. We never used any fillers or waxes in our chocolate. Those were good old days...how I miss them. So just to make you drool, here are a few Halloween favorites:

above: Chocolate Covered Pretzels
above: Ceramic Pumpkin Dishes with foil-wrapped chocolate balls in a Mummy dish or bag.
above: A little favor-box is just perfect, or these ceramic pumpkin dishes with gummy pumpkins and pumpkin lollipops...Mmmmm.
Do you have your Halloween Candy yet???
-Rick Rockhill

7 comments:

kenju said...

Get thee behind me, Satan! I gain weight just looking at them.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

no i don't have any halloween candy yet but i do have some cake. does that count?

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lois Grebowski said...

Fanny Mae... stop, you're making me drool!

lime said...

i do have my candy and i dipped into the bag ...solely in the interest of quality control, you see....i am really shocked to see how even the "fun size" candies have shrunk to nearly microscopic size! holy cow!

karma lennon said...

Mmmm....chocolate covered pretzels. I love to make those!

TWISI said...

those look great, but my favorite still remains candy corn!

Olivia said...

Hehe, reminds me of the chewy eyeballs I had at a friend's house last Halloween. They smelled like feet but tasted like strawberry. Ugh.

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