If you're like me you probably can't wait to send your little munchkins out to round up all the delicious treats their over sized bags (just our size) can carry!
I mean it IS Halloween, right? That's what it's for.
Nobody is going to just hand us candy for free! This is the perfect time of year to get it.
Our costumes? Chaperons!
Surely you've picked out the absolute cutest costume for the kids to pull on each candy handler's heart strings.
You know just how long they'll say, "Awwwwwww, you look soooooooo adorable!" to your kids as they dump an assortment of goodies (hopefully top notch) into those big bags you'll have them toting!
The bags (most likely pillow cases) are so huge that your kid can barely hold them and you'll be carrying the load in between doorbells.
It's no secret! It happens every year. And so what! We only get to do this for as long as we have small children.
Well, if you're hopes are to find some Starburst, Hershey Bars, Smarties, or Mary Janes, that's not a problem. They all have the seal of approval for safe unlimited consumption, I think. (I hope!)
If your heart is set on the black licorice though, you better beware!
Just recently, I read the FDA has warned about the dangers of too much black licorice consumption for adults, due to it's affects on the heart.
Too much black licorice can lead to arrythmias or irregular heart beats.
It's also not safe for people with certain health conditions or those taking certain medications.
Anyway, knowing before you go is helpful right? So, now that I've shared that, you know exactly what to do.
For $1, you can snatch up one of those little plastic pumpkins from Walmart where you'll stash the black licorice collected tonight (there will be plenty).
After dividing the candy among the kids and yourself (one for them, five for you and repeat...those are chaperone wages), you can stash a few pieces of licorice to nibble on (a few never hurt anybody), and then get ready to trade the rest on Tuesday.
Don't worry, I'll post my perfect trade in plan later!