Halloween Candy

As a child, my plastic pumpkin was always still full the following Halloween. Perhaps this explains my fondness for savory over sweet. This is what I could round up from my office candy pool at Cottage Living–Korean ginseng candy, Korean pumpkin and sweet potato candy chews(from my trip to Seoul back in May), and French salted caramels and nougat de Montelimar. Candy never lasts long in my office thanks to an editorial staff with sweeter cravings than mine.
As if we didn’t have enough sweets today, later in the test kitchens, we are tasting shortbread recipes and sweet potato recipes from Jean Anderson.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

4 comments... read them below or add one


  1. October 30, 2008 6:45 pm by Lee H. Reply

    I was always partial to Hot Tamales.

  2. October 31, 2008 9:10 am by Dan Reply

    I could (and periodically do) eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for breakfast.

  3. October 31, 2008 2:07 pm by Robin Reply

    If it were up to my mom, we would’ve been the only house in the neighborhood to give out mini boxes of raisins. Fortunately for our little trick-or-treaters, my dad mixed in some of those Lion’s Club peanut butter bars into the candy bowl. So for me, they’re the best part of Halloween (next to the Great Pumpkin!).

  4. November 2, 2008 10:27 pm by Mesle Tow Reply

    I am reading your book right now. And I simply love it. Your search for homeland, identity, and self are so beautifuly written, so honestly written. And I can relate to it all. I don’t want the book to end. I do hope that you’ll write another one.

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