I adore Trick or Treating. It was the best thing about Halloween when I was a kid. It was the best part of Halloween when my children were young and I still love seeing kiddlets at my door. Dressing up is just what you had to do to get the loot. Halloween became less fun when I aged out of Trick or Treating. Parties or other activities are a poor substitute for going door to door begging for sweets. It was so exciting to anticipate what you might get and going door to door in the dark gave Halloween a delicious bit of danger.
My favorite Halloween Candy
I would come home tired and spread out the loot on my bed. I was like a mythical dragon surrounded by gold. The best thing to get was anything chocolate. Hershey Miniatures were the most desired and most often swiped by my Dad. My Trick or Treating was in an gentler era. We knew everyone in the neighborhood and no one worried about tainted treats. Because of this, homemade treats would be received. I liked getting iced sugar cookies, cup cakes and sometimes I got fudge. Unfortunately, I always had at least two popcorn balls. Popcorn balls were very popular but I was never fond of them. They were fun to make but after they hardened they were tasteless and stuck in your teeth. I always got more bubble gum than I ever wanted. I was never a big gum chewer but when you've consumed everything else, a sweet is a sweet. My parents let me and my sibs keep all our candy and do with it what we would. I would eat too much the day afterwards but then the "good stuff" was gone so my candy consumption slowed to a crawl until the next year. Does your neighborhood still Trick or Treat?