Should you impose a “candy tax” on your kids’ Halloween stash?

Ah, parenting. So many opportunities for life lessons around every corner. Even on November 1, say, when your kid is busy sorting their overwhelming candy stash from an overwhelming trick-or-treating haul. If this income was in money, instead of candy, there would be a tax. So why shouldn’t your kid get taxed on this…

Iowa man spends $3,000 on trick-or-treat candy—can we have his address, please?

An Iowa man who loves Halloween—like, loves—has decided to turn his joy for the holiday into an excuse to give away a lot of candy. So much candy. The technical term for this amount of candy is probably “a whole shit-ton of candy.” The man spent $3,000 on candy. Yes yes, we are definitely too old to go trick or…

Reese’s candy converter turns inferior sweets into peanut butter cups

After all the hard work of trick-or-treating, it can be a little deflating to go through your plastic pumpkin or pillowcase and find filler candy instead of the good stuff—namely chocolate, like the perfect candy mashup that is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic machine that…

Zombie Skittles will let you taste the rainbow—and rotting human flesh

If there’s a greatest hits chart of general gripes, “selling holiday decorations or products months before said holiday” would have to be pretty high on that list. Skittles has decided to avoid that everyday irritation, that teeth-grinding mistake, by making sure its next big holiday push is being advertised in an…

Last Call: Kinda psyched for these new creamy Snickers bars

I get a lot of press releases across my (virtual) desk, and it’s honestly not too often that my reaction is, “Oh my god. YES.” But I was definitely having those feelings upon hearing the news about this upcoming line for creamy Snickers bars. According to said press release, starting in January 2019, Snickers fans…

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