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Pamela Prindle Fierro

What Will You Do With All that Halloween Candy?

By October 30, 2009

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One fun thing about having twins or multiples at Halloween ... double the candy! But while collecting the treats is fun, dealing with the sugary aftermath can be tricky. It's just too tempting -- especially for kids -- to eat the sweet stuff at a stomach-churning pace. Parents have to give some thought to how they'll manage the candy madness, and perhaps even plan some alternatives in advance.

So, how do you handle the Halloween candy? Leave a comment and share your strategies.

In the meantime, submit your photos from Halloween 2009. Were your twins a gruesome twosome? Or a darling duo? Did they wear the same costumes, sport a coordinated theme, or take a completely unique approach? Please follow the guidelines on the submission form when sending your pictures, being sure to include all the required information and the release statement. I look forward to receiving them and including them in the Halloween Photo Gallery. Don't forget to share your candy control strategies! Leave a comment and vote in the poll.

November 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm
(1) John and Tanya says:

This year we have decided, since it was the twins first trick-r-treating, to let them (and their sisters) put the gift bag treats into a bucket and eat what is in them. The rest of the candy goes into another bucket and when we go to the movies we will bring some with us. (We know that you are not suppose to bring in food to the movies, but with four girls, you have to cut corners somehow)

March 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm
(2) webcandyshop says:

Moderation is the key is all aspects of life! I would keep some candy for my family and give away the rest.
Did you know that eating candy gives you an instant boost in your energy level, raise your spirits, and refresh your mouth?
Creating sweet lasting memories of joy and happiness- One at a time!

October 30, 2012 at 8:16 am
(3) Teresa Villegas says:

A little bit of junk food is ok, and is done sparingly,and on a special occasion. Halloween is a rare occasion and FUN! So, we go with all the excitement and joy that comes with it, and we let them eat all the candy they want the first couple of days. Interestingly enough, they are really choosey about which candy they like, and they don’t eat too much, and they leave their full candy bags abandoned. They forget about it and are disinterested once the excitement is over. Our twins are 7yrs old.

November 4, 2012 at 2:20 am
(4) Marylyn says:

I usually do not comment, however after browsing through a few of the responses here What
Will You Do With All that Halloween Candy?. I actually do have a
couple of questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be only me or does it seem like some of the responses appear like they are written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting at additional social sites, I’d like
to follow anything fresh you have to post. Would you post a list of every one of
all your public sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or
linkedin profile?

November 5, 2012 at 7:44 am
(5) Joe says:

After seeing a local dentist offer to buy Halloween candy and pay by the pound, we decided to try that at home. So we’ll buy back the candy from our kids. This prevents them from overdosing on sugar and lets them use the money for whatever they’d want.

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