Dear Moms,

Halloween is always a great adventure. Watching your kids get excited over dressing up and hitting the streets to collect some goodies. They may have been the type to walk until all pumpkin candles had been blown out, or maybe they were the type that walked to the familiar houses and then called it quits. Either way, we are sure you have a big-ol’-bag of candy sitting somewhere just taunting your little one (and you if we are being quite honest).

Its day two-post trick or treating, and hopefully your kids have come down from their Halloween high. However, now you’re stuck with this loot of sugary treats and are unsure of what to do with it.

Your routine may go a little differently but for most, candy is brought home, dumped on the table and then the sorting begins. Now each Trick or Treater has their own process, as I am sure most parents do as well. First you check all candy for any holes or broken seals. Then you discard any unfamiliar brands that you and your kids may have never heard of before. THEN, the fun begins. They pick their favourites, you pick yours… and essentially you have a somewhat endless supply of happy sweet treats.

What we want to know is what is your go-to Halloween routine?
Do you play the rule of thumb- one sweet and one salty treat per day?
Do you apply the Parents candy tax- for every ten candies Mom and Dad get one each, after all, you were the ones who took them out trick or treating.
Or do you just let them have it; they’ll learn the discipline needed with sugary treats when they are managing a tummy-ache later.

Each parent has their own style! And we are not saying one is right over the other, but we want to know! Comment your answers in the comment section below.

In the meantime, here are a few ideas you can consider on what to do with all the candy?

Freeze It!

You can practically freeze any form of candy, especially the chocolate kind. This allows you to spread out the consumption longer. Plus, have you ever eaten a frozen Mars bar?

Take it to your dentist

You may not have known this, but some dentists will buy back your child’s Halloween candy. Some may even give a dollar per pound! Inquire with your dentist to find out more.

Bake a special treat!

Who wouldn’t want to eat all their candy at one time!( well sort of at one time). Skim Pinterest for some delicious left-over Halloween candy recipes. Our favourite is this delicious Leftover Candy Brownie!

Well That’s The Juice!

Until Next Time,

Little Beetle

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