Twix Halloween Survey

October 23, 2011 by  
Filed under General

Halloween is right around the corner, and of course that means lots of candy.  Before I became a parent, I would conveniently raid the stash of candy that was due to be handed out to little ghosts and goblins.  I am exercising great will power this year, however, and both of my hand out bags of candy have remained successfully sealed.  Stealing candy from a baby?  I am sheepishly admitting that this is what I do after the boys go out trick or treating.  Personally, I don’t want them having all of that candy and luckily they aren’t old enough to notice, but I am sure those days are numbered.

I am overprotective about my chocolate, and I have been known to hide it in a location where I know only I would look.  Some of my favorites include cold Twix bars (I hide them in the vegetable drawer), and m&m’s.

Just in time for Halloween, Twix did a survey that uncovers the treat behaviors and preferences of adults ages 18 to 34.

Survey results include:

  • The 30 year-old trick-or-treater: Nearly 7 out of 10 adults (69 percent) ages 18 to 24, and half of adults ages 25 to 34 said they would do it if they could. Trick-or-treating, that is. The only thing holding them back is dirty looks from the neighbors.
  • Hide and seek: More than half of all adults surveyed (52 percent) admit to hiding a treat from their loved ones to keep the treat for themselves. Most hide their treat stash in their room (41 percent) or in another “super-secret place” (41 percent).
  • Fruit-flavored non-chocolate Halloween treats get no respect: Only 3 percent of all adults surveyed listed fruit-flavored non-chocolate treats as their Halloween favorite. The winning treat combination? Chocolate with peanuts or peanut butter topped the list at 39 percent, followed by a chocolate and caramel combination as a close second (30 percent). Phew, good thing TWIX bars come in classic TWIX® Caramel and TWIX® Peanut Butter.
  • Men seek the crunch; the ladies prefer something they can chew on: When it comes to treats, women prefer chewy treats more than men do (42 percent to 33 percent), while more men than women seek out treats with a crunch (33 percent to 23 percent).
  • Taking candy from a baby: One quarter of all adults surveyed (26 percent) admit to taking candy from their child’s Halloween stash or a friend’s or co-worker’s candy dish and denying it.
  • Sweets are social: Two out of three adults (64 percent) would rather enjoy treats with others than alone.

Most of these results definitely hold true for myself and I would definitely be trick or treating if someone wouldn’t give me a dirty look.  What are your deep dark secrets when it comes to indulging in your favorite treats?  Do you do the post trick or treating raid of your kid’s haul?

Thank you to Twix for providing these fun survey results!  Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Halloween!

Swedish Fish Should Be Red: Do You Have A Candy Quirk?

June 14, 2010 by  
Filed under General

Today my husband brought home one of the boys’ favorite treats, Swedish Fish.  I just have to tell you that I am a red candy girl, its a funny quirk that I have.

When there are Juijyfruits  in the house, I will pick out all the red ones.  Mike and Ikes, I will pick out all the red and or pink ones.  And when there are Swedish Fish, they should not be rainbow, they should in fact be all red *Amen.*

I was just wondering, am I the only weird one who picks out all the red candies?  To me they taste the better than orange or yellow or green.  Blue would probably be my next best.  And when it comes to M&M’s, I don’t discriminate.

Share your candy quirks with me!

Chocolate Some of My Favorites

February 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Food & Recipes, General, Just for fun!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and even though my hips really don’t need the chocolate, I would really like something fancy from my dear husband.  I’m not sure where I was, when I ran across the Godiva website where I saw these heart shaped chocolates and I was already drooling.

So I started thinking of my absolute favorite chocolates and thought I would share them with you.

Hershey’s chocolate bar with almonds-  This is a childhood favorite and I love just about any kind of nuts and chocolate except walnuts.

Almond Joy-  I never have been a fan of coconut but for some reason this is a favorite of mine.

Dove Raspberry Caramels-  OMG these are to die for, you will have to take the bag away from me.

Ghirardelli Caramel Choc Bar-  I like mine out of the refridgerator

Lindt-Excellence Toffee Crunch Bar (ok this is my ultimate, better not touch it or ill get you)  This is the best tasting chocolate bar and their Double Crisp bar is just as good but I love the Toffee

M&M’s-  I love these things with a glass of milk and almost any chocolate I eat I grab a glass of milk.

Godiva-  Well what girl doesn’t love Godiva?   I don’t have it very often because I can’t afford it, but feel like I am really getting pampered when I get Godiva.

What are your favorites???

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