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October 2, 2008

Life in Candy land

Filed under: candy,Halloween — by heatherdc @ 11:13 pm

Not the kind that involves Mr. Plumpy, Grandma Nutt or Princess Lolly…..

(but I definitely Love that game. I just hated having to go all the way back to that stupid Plum man)

I’m not talkin games here. This is serious. For the last three works I have been working in an office FILLED with candy. Literally. Boxes of candy take up an entire corner. Think of the bulk you can buy at Sam’s Club (or Cosco), that have like 38 Reese’s in them. Then think of the Box that contains all of those boxes. You with me? The office is filled with those. Basically we’re talkin’ like 1,000 Reese’s. Like I said, this is serious.

Apparently, about a month ago, some manger did a “training” activity, and decided to buy $3,000 worth of candy (~25 boxes, of a wide variety) to go along with it. Perhaps on the assumption that her employees were obese and/or each had a school of children to feed come Halloween. Who knows. But the leftovers, 18 boxes, are sitting in this office. That we work in. Every day. And I may have single handedly taken care of the mini-Reese’s. Um, oops? No. Yummmm.

Well, three weeks later we’ve gone through a bag of Yorks, working on the second. M&Ms, and Kisses (pb & dark chocolate. Yesss). Not to mention what we snack on every day. Hershey nuggets, mini-snickers (yes everything is snack-sized. that doesn’t negate anything. not in these proportions. Dangit), Tootsie roll pops, and more M&Ms. It’s getting a little out of hand.

And now here’s October. Tempting me with its Halloween peanut M&Ms (um, might already have a bag of those. they’re just soooo gooood), double-stuffed orange Oreos, and candy corn!!!!!

Jack’s theory on candy corn is this (in a nutshell):

About 100 years ago, they created, and made a Lot of, candy corn. Tons.
And everybody went, “Omg you are slowly killing us with crayon wax thats coated in sugar!!!!!”
and nobody ate it. So, every halloween, they continue their attempts at getting rid of this ‘candy’.
There are people like me, who love it and only buy it in October. Yet I still manage to over-do it, get sick of it….and then get really excited when it’s October again.
And there are people like Jack, who will probably live longer because he never eats it. Therefore, his stomach isn’t slowly being clogged with sugar-coated crayon wax.

I hope you’re with me.



  1. Um, candy land was my fav along with my mom’s old barbie game. My weakness is peanut butter m&ms. Not such a candy corn fan. Oh man, I’d be in serious trouble if I had that stuff around. Luckily, our candy dishes have been only filled with candy corn and pumkins the last few weeks. This girl wants chocolatey peanut type things. Hang in there!

    Comment by Sassy — October 3, 2008 @ 12:53 am |Reply

  2. I would be in so much trouble if I worked in an office like yours. I have no self control. But at least I hate candy corn.

    Comment by Megkathleen — October 3, 2008 @ 1:16 pm |Reply

  3. don’t hate me… but i have never played candy land… i know! i’m usually a big fan of the straight-forward board games but we never had that one growing up.

    Comment by jack — October 5, 2008 @ 7:20 pm |Reply

  4. when you said you had M&Ms i didn’t know you had Peanut butter and dark chocolate… and don’t get me going with the Reese’s, i’m jonesing for some peanutbutter’e chocolate goodness. HAHAH and i swear if you were to carbon date all the candy corn you’d find that it was originally created around the time the U.S. of A. was just another British colony… cause they make the worst candy. Right up there with black liquorish.

    Comment by jack — October 5, 2008 @ 7:25 pm |Reply

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