Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Switch Witch: The Ingenious Solution to Leftover Halloween Candy

I love chocolate candy. Love. It. Few things in this world are as perfect as the marriage of peanut butter and chocolate in a Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup. Don’t even get me started with deliciously sweet coconut and salty almond topped with creamy milk chocolate in an Almond Joy. And Snickers? It is the perfect combination of sweet and salt.

So as you can tell, I have developed a bit of an affair with my favorite little treats. (And if you missed my delirious sugar high Facebook status updates in which I totally flaked out on my friend from Mom et Al, then check this out). Anyway, these little candy bars are perfect portions. But seriously? How am I expected to eat just one when I am faced with this?

Nom, nom, nom.

The Babes are also getting that glazed over junkie look after lunch and dinner. Not only do they ask for the candy (or as Thomas puts his chubby little fingers together to sign “more” as he chirps, “Cheat,” which means treat), but they expect it. I am pretty sure if Thomas could, he would say, “MaMA! Get me those M & M’s NOW DAMN IT!”

And yes, I know I am to blame.

So safe to say, this chocolate. must. go.

Enter my friend Laura and her awesome Facebook post:
The Switch Witch came tonight and switched all of my daughter’s Halloween candy and in its place left Toy Story 3. Such a good little witch.

Genius! Pure genius, I tell you!

So I am going to follow her directions: You have your Babe pick out 5 pieces of candy, put the rest out on the porch for the Switch Witch to take away, and she leaves behind something else. In my case, giant coloring pages that Marie has been begging for all month.

I hope to find somewhere to donate all that candy. If anyone local knows of somewhere to take it to a better place, please let me know.

Thank you, Facebook, for putting me in contact with Laura. We grew up in the same neighborhood together. She also has this amazing store called Sassy GirlsnCurls for all her handmade hair accessories. Go check her out! And let’s just say we are working on a giveaway in time for the holidays. Yea!

So, Friends, let’s talk candy. What’s your favorite candy bar? Are you more of a chocolate person or a straight up high-fructose corn syrup person? Do you think you’ll be eating Halloween candy until Thanksgiving?


Mom et al said...

You have caused confusion and delay!!! Sorry, but I have to admit that I was chuckling all morning at your expense. :) Thanks for the shout out!

That being said, where were you when I needed you a few days ago!!!! The Switch Witch ate her popcorn...not ME!!!! That can totally count towards popcorn, right? I'm still in the dog house for that one.

Anonymous said...

Switch witch...what a great idea! I used to let my kids pick out their favorite 10 or so pieces then threw the rest away. I was a cruel taskmaster! As for my favorite candy, I love Jujyfruits, black licorice (the good Red Vine kind) and DARK CHOCOLATE. I can't even look at that wimpy milk chocolate anymore.

Aunt Diane

Rebecca said...

We have tons of candy that I'm quite sure will add 15 pounds to my thighs within a few days. I just can't stop eating.

Anonymous said...

That is brilliant!!!! Seriously Brilliant! What does the Switch Witch bring you?!

I love Mounds and Tyler loves Almond Joy. You can bet we say their commerical over and over again.

Kim Murray said...

If my boys don't follow through on their school's idea to send their extra candy to the troops, the Switch Witch will be paying a visit to our house. Thanks for the great idea!

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Mom et al, my timing sucks this week!

Aunt Diane, you are hard core! And I love dark chocolate, too!

Rebecca, I hear you on that . . .except mine goes to my stomach and arms. And I just can't have that right now.

Girl Next Door, I love Mounds, too! I would probably have a serious problem if it had nuts, too.

Kim, I wish my school had that option!