Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Handmade Circle team is getting ready for Halloween ---

The Handmade Circle Team is getting ready for Halloween with some awesome sales in their shops for 2 weeks!

Click here for a list of all shops (over 40) offering discounts!
Shops are offering discounts from 5-30%

We all know that Halloween is all about the --- CANDY ;)

Did you know . . . 
  • Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween.
  • Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice of sweets for many. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was on chocolate candy and only $680 million on sugar candy. 
  •  The top selling candy: Candy Corn. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of it a year, though it is unlikely that every last one of those millions of candies was actually consumed. 
  •  After the beloved Candy Corn, the leading best sellers are as follows: Snickers, Reese's, Kit Kat and M&M'S. 
    • from Huffingtonpost.com
So -- i asked my teammates: "What was your favorite candy or treat to get when you were younger? and What candy or treat do you love to hand out to trick or treaters?"
I loved to get popcorn balls when i was younger!  There were a few people in our neighborhood who made THE BEST i've ever had!  today --- we don't get any trick or treaters -- but I'd definitely had out chocolate! yummm ---

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let's see what some of the others think ---

Jessica from The Prismatic Peacock says: 
When I was a kid I loved getting any kind of chocolate when we went trick-or-treating and eating tons of candy corn the whole month of October. Today I try to choose candy that I don't like to hand out to the trick-or-treaters so that I won't eat any!            
Ashley from BrennysBibbies says:
As a child I loved to get popcorn balls from one particular neighbor. I STILL don't know what her secret was but those were the best popcorn balls I have ever had. Today my weakness is candy and caramel apples. I'm a sucker for the old fashioned treats. Although we normally hand out an assortment of chocolates and suckers since that's what my own kids seem to enjoy most.                

Danielle from IntheSkyDesigns says: 

REESE'S! Still my favorite chocolatey candy. YUM. The husband and I like to get the big bags of good chocolate candy. Butterfinger, Snickers, M&M, Reese's, etc...
Lulu from DivineLuluCreations says:
My favorite Candy/Treat to get when I was a kid was... I'm going to have to say... When I was a kiddo we had a neighbor (who was also a trust family friend) or lived on the same street and usually we weren't allowed to take things that weren't wrapped but since we knew her it was deemed "safe". She used to bake cookies in the shapes of happy ghosts and since she knew I loved pink, she always saved me a pink one that said "Boo-day girl" because the day before is my bday. It made me feel special! My favorite candy to hand out is kitkats or reese cups...mostly because I like having them in the house to steal a few for myself!

 Michele of ChelestersCreations says:
Peanut butter cups! Mmmm. I still raid my kids candy for those. Carmels too, oh, and red licorice! We usually hand out mini chocolate candy bars, but always have to buy extra bags because we eat them ourselves. Then I end up buying suckers because we ate all the chocolate!

Jenni of  hannahmia01 says:
My favorite candy treat as a child - Peanut Butter Cups - yum!!!My favorite candy to hand out - It has actually been a while since I have handed out candy. We like to take our kids trick-or-treating. But I do remember we handed out Clark Bars after we got married (because it's my last name - I know, hilarious) :)                                    

Kate of PiecesofhomeMosaics says:
As a kid I loved Smarties! As a grown up I love Smarties! We always gave out mini Snickers, Milkyway & Smarties! Yum.. now I want Smarties! 

Jayne of TwiggyandOpal says:
As a child I loved getting ....anything! Seriously! Any candy was good candy to me. The more the better! I love handing out snickers, peanut butter cups and almond joy bars!                                        

Meagan of IndulgenceByMJ says: 
My favorite treat when I was younger: Popcorn balls. Loved them! My favorite treat to hand out...anything chocolate. :) Specifically almond joy bars, because then I get to snack on them too when they're in my house. 

Troy of camermaidjelery says:
When I was younger (and still!) I loved fun size Snickers bars and the candy corn! I would bite each layer of the candy corn until it was gone. I know they are pure sugar, but I still like them. Needless to say, I hand out fun size Snickers bars and candy corn to trick or treaters today. We don't get many, due to our location, so that means there are leftovers! 

Holly of HollyHomemadeGoddies says: 
My all time favorite candy, as a child and as an adult, is Candy Corn. I could eat an entire bag without any hesitation. My motto during Halloween is Candy Corns make everything better. Every year I send a request to Ben and Jerry's ice cream pleading with them to make a Candy Corn flavored ice cream. They haven't yet, but I am hoping one day, I will be walking past the ice cream in the grocery store and there will sit a yummy carton of Candy Corn Ice cream. :) 

Be sure to check out all of the shops (there is a link at the top of this post to take you to a complete  list of the shops with sales) -- lots of great sales and great items in all of them!

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