almond joy....not

Monday, November 1, 2010
For the first time in as long as I can remember, I didn't celebrate Halloween in a slutty costume with the BF. Our friends who normally host the party didn't this year so we decided to have a relatively low-key weekend with date nights with friends and then handed out candy to all the kids. ( I think I've shared before that we 25 kids on my block.)

After inspecting the candy selection, the BF pointed out that "the kids are going to laugh when they see Almond Joys."

BF: "Allison, you bought Almond Joys."
Me: "I freaking love Almond Joys and we needed more candy because you ate it all week!"
BF: "Noooooooooooo. The kids are going to know we give shitty candy. We can't be known as the shitty candy house.
Me: thinking, "really who gets this worked up over candy. "No way. Candy is candy. They won't know the difference."


candy removed from the candy bowl

As the BF started to hand out candy, I didn't believe this "Almond Joy" theory. I rushed to the door to hand out candy to an 8-year-old army sargent and asked, " I have bet going with my boyfriend. Do you like Almond Joys?" The little army sargent said, "Um....not today. I really don't like Almond Joys." Hmmmmm I thought. "Well, here is a Kit Kat. Happy Halloween!"

Because I wasn't fully satisfied with the little Army brat's answer, I decided to ask a few more kids. A zombie and football player approached and I asked them the same question again and they looked at me with these eyes like, "this lady is crazy and I'm never going to this house again."

Needless to say, Almond Joys are not a popular Halloween candy. So says the neighborhood kids and the BF, who is really just a big kid after all.

15 comments:

heisschic said...

let me know if you need help consuming the leftovers... Almond Joys are pretty much the best candy ever. UGH kids these days...

Ashley said...

Almond Joys are not shitty candy at all!! What the heck?! Coconut, chocolate, almond - GOOOOOD.

Heather said...

Haha! My son was trying to trade his almond joys last night with his friends and none of them would take them!

Bite Buff said...

Man, what are kids thinking! Almond Joys rock. I love that you actually asked them, haha.

jamie said...

When I was little I would give all my Almond Joys to my dad because he loved them.

Now though? I totally wouldn't share.

Heidi said...

I bought Almond Joys, too, and that's mostly what's left. But really it's just a ploy to get more Almond Joys in the house for me. Man. Wish I had one right now.

Joanna M said...

I love, love. love Almond Joys! But I didn't buy them to give out 'cause I kind of knew that kids don't like them. Would have forced me to eat them all!

Cleshopaholic said...

I had almond joys and I let the kids pick, and they definitely picked them!! (love them, btw)

Suzanne said...

I too bought Almond Joys and I decided to keep them for myself. I heart them and kids these days don't deserve them. Actually I kept the Heath Bars and the Kit Kats for myself too.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Oh, he's so right. Only adults like Almond Joys. And Mounds.

Sarah said...

i love almond joys, but your bf is right - stick with reeses and you'll never be the crap candy house. though this year i turned out my porch light and went to my parents, so now i'm the mean lady neighbor who doesn't give out candy at all haha

Fizzgig said...

yea....coconut is an adult taste i think....personally id eat them all day long!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

What? Your BF is insane. I love Almond Joys. I will come to your house and trick or treat any year you have this

The Modern Gal said...

Yeah, I hated Almond Joys and Mounds as a kid and still do. But, I feel like as long as you're giving some kind of chocolate out you're not the crappy candy house.

Amelia said...

Whaaatttt Almond Joys are the BEST. I've always liked them. Kids these days I tell you.