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Trick or Treat…Do You Act Like What You Eat?

The nights have been getting darker. The leaves are starting to crumble. Cold winds whistle through neighborhoods to get our attention. What use to be an easy walk in the dark around your house….now, gives you chills.

Creaks and popping noises start occurring more frequently in your house. When you close your eyes to take a shower….you feel extra vulnerable. Mirrors should never be gazed upon in the dark.

For it is that special time of year…..Halloween is here!!

 

Ghosts Of Halloween Past

Everyone has a different opinion of Halloween. Some love it while others just hate it. I personally think it’s fun! In my youth, I loved getting dressed up to go trick or treating around my neighborhood.

I remember one of the elementary schools I went to would allow the kids to go trick or treating at the school. Each classroom would have it’s own unique game you played to win candy and treats. I remember winning the cakewalk two years in a row! {See: 11 Embarrassing Behavior Traits about Mike: Elementary School Years}

As I’ve become an adult (on the outside), Halloween has become different. In my college years I was so busy with surviving that I honestly can’t remember a single Halloween. That’s pretty sad right!

The last ten years of my life, the neighborhoods I lived at did not have much Halloween spirit. When I lived in Vegas, I did at least see trick or treaters one year ringing my door bill. I also went to several Halloween parties in Vegas. Las Vegas renewed my Halloween spirit.

 

Michael V. Moore dressed like a 2 Chains wannabe
2 Chainz On my Neck!
Michael Moore in a Alex Cross costume
Michael as Tyler Perry playing Alex Cross….HORRIBLE movie

Halloween Present

Now that I’m back in Northern Virginia, I’ve been expecting more of a traditional Halloween. It’s cool seeing decorations go up. My only beef has to do with the fact that neighborhoods are so dark! Why have people stop turning on their front porch lights during the year? Turn on your lights people! Let’s be a community again!

So besides the scare factor, the obvious draw of Halloween is the candy! It’s the time of year we all try to be somewhat naughty. When we go to work we see candy jars laid out for everyone to share. When we go to the stores, we make sure we get the jumbo bags for the trick or treaters…….and ourselves!

Candy is just a part of this season. It’s all a part of the cravings we experience during the fall (check out 3 Seasonal Occurrences That Create Relentless Fall Cravings). We know we shouldn’t be eating the sweets but we cave in anyways.

Instead of giving you the shame finger in this article, I’ve decided to have some fun with it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having fun!

I decided to poke fun at some of the Halloween treats that we love to eat during this time of year. As I looked at the list of candies we tend to indulge, it made me wonder if the reason we ate them, was because we could identify with the candy?

You be the judge. Here’s my own personal list of everyone’s favorite candy and their personalities!

Tootsie Rolls

tootsie rolls

Tootsie rolls don’t have much flash. On the outside they come across as short, with a hard exterior. Once you actually engage one, you find out that it’s not as awful as it’s exterior. It even becomes likeable (chewy).

Skittles

bag of opened skittles

Taste the rainbow is their marketing campaign. Without a doubt skittles are extremely colorful. They make sure that they will be seen in a crowded room! They capture your visual attention right away. Even though they want all this attention, they exceed your expectation with their sweet personalities. They are a pleasure to gaze upon as well as dialogue with.

Whoppers

Whoppers

They look perfectly fine on the outside. Once you engage them you realize they have somewhat of a salty personality. You continue to try to be friendly to them. But for some reason the more you try to be friendly with them, you realize that it just doesn’t feel right to you. Classic case of judging a book by its cover and maybe not liking its pages.

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids candy

They have a very immature childlike personality. You try to be friendly with them but all they want to do is give you an attitude with their tart personality. It takes more than five minutes to get to their good side…..do you have five minutes to spare?

Twix

Twix candy bar

Twix has an identical twin. They normally are always together except for on Halloween, where they get separated. They are very well spoken. They have lots of class. Smooth and to the point. They are easy to like because you get two friends for one.

Nerds

box of nerds candy

Self explanatory because the name says it all!

Starburst

Starburst candy

They are handsome and appealing from a distance. With their square appearance, they are not slim but it doesn’t matter to everyone. When approached they deliver on their appearance by having a tongue twisting sensational conversation.

M&M’s

Plain-M&Ms-Pile

This candy knows how to make an appearance as well. But instead of being colorful and sweet on the inside, they are completely wholesome. They are a real crowd pleaser. Every now and then they will come across as somewhat nutty.

Kit Kat

4 kit kat bars

They are tall and long. They get asked if they play sports a lot. They have a lil bit of a snap in them that doesn’t come across as rude. Most people like them.

Candy Corn

Candy corn

The person that divides people the most. I personally don’t get it but some folks love them! It seems that they are the one that people are ok with leaving behind. They’re just this blah person. Nothing flashy yet they still have friends. You always wonder why they have more friends than you.

Twizzlers

Twizzlers

When eating this candy people tend to show it off, so they’re somewhat of a showoff. Your friends want to make sure people know when you are around. The conversation will get louder for just a minute. Once people are gone, the attention just breaks away.

Jolly Ranchers

Jolly ranchers

Another colorful and flavorful personality. They tend to stay in people’s conversations (mouths) longer than originally expected.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Reese peanut butter cups in a pile

The king and queen of the party. They are savory and fulfilling. They’re a winning combination that’s hard to resist (unless you have allergies).


 

Hope you found this article enjoyable. Have fun this Halloween. Just make sure you get your candy fix on October 31st because once November 1st rolls around, it’ll be time to……..RELEASE THE BEAST!