Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Too Much Halloween Candy?

Are you tired of hearing, "Can I have another piece of candy?" or maybe you want to make sure you don't eat another Reese's cup.

Here are a few options for "magically" making all those artificial colorings, sugars and flavorings disappear (besides the trash can.)

Trade your your kid's candy for cash at the dentist office.
In our area Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and Prattville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are buying candy. Take the candy to their offices between 2-6 pm on Friday November 4th. They will weigh the candy and pay $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child.) Children wearing a costume get a bonus $1. The candy will be shipped to the troops overseas. For more info see http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/

Trade the candy for prizes and healthy treats at Earth Fare
Take the candy to the service desk at Earth Fare now through November 5th.
1-50 pieces gets you a goodie bag (I wonder what's in it?)
100 pieces gets a Itty Bitty Bites meal
500 pieces gets a Itty Bitty Bites lunchbox.

I just had my son count and my kids have only 91 pieces left. (I guess we ate more than we thought last night.)

Pack it up.
If you are packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, don't forget that all those lollipops, hard candy and gum will be great to include with the other gifts in your shoebox. Your kids might even part with it easier if they know it's going to some other kid that doesn't have much.

I used to save the best for us and the kids and send the rest to work with my husband. This year, we'll be eating the chocolate and most of the rest will be going in our Operation Christmas Child box.

What do you do with all the candy your kids get?


  1. I read on someone's blog the other day where they use the Halloween/Easter rule. Their kids have to make their Halloween candy last until Easter and their Easter candy has to last until Halloween. From my quick calculations, that would be 160 days between Halloween and Easter and 205 days between Easter and Halloween! Talk about rationing!!

  2. That's a pretty good idea, too. I saw a thing about using the Halloween candy to make an advent calendar and I like that.


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