Happy Halloween. It's the day we celebrate sugar and everything nice in the world. Namely: candy. Load up and swallow happily.
Naming your favorite sweet is subjective. You may enjoy a Butterfinger, or Hershey bar. I'll take M&M's any day, especially on Halloween if you offer.
I better stipulate that better. I like plain M&M's, no peanuts please. Just the simple milk chocolate M&M brings me joy. If you want a peanut, have an Almond Joy. But please don't have that waiting at your door for me tonight.
If I come to your door -- well that would be strange, right? After all, I am an adult (most of the time, just ask my wife Angela).
Grown adults should not be out on the street trick-or-treating, unless they are supervising their children, of course. I out grew the dress up phase of Halloween a long time ago. I do not begrudge you if you put on a costume at work today, or for an adult party, or to entertain your kids, or even the trick-or-treaters at your door this evening. I pass on the costume stage at this point in my life.
I'm not trying to ruin Halloween. It's a fun, festive time that reminds me of growing up in Canandaigua, hitting the streets in search of the elusive bag of M&M's, hoping it would not be a bag of peanuts. Just plain M&M's, not peanut, thank you. A simple pleasure in life.
Just don't serve me -- or any kid for that matter -- candy corn. I HATE candy corn, probably like your dentist does. It's a waste of sugar and cavities. Keep that junk away from me.
Turns out Scott Van Pelt of ESPN agrees with me. SVP (as he's known to sports fans) went on a diatribe about the sticky waste of the word candy. If I want corn, I'll go to Wegmans or a local farmer and get a real cob of corn. Don't package it as candy, when it isn't. It's made of corn syrup, so I guess legally you can call it "corn", but it ain't good candy!
Proof? Join the candy corn hater brigade with SVP here........and have a safe, Happy Halloween. And good luck to your kids -- and you -- when you dump the bag of candy on the floor tonight to see what treats have come your way!