Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Trick or Sticker!

We don't give out candy at our house on Halloween. We never have. We give out stickers or pencils or some other thing, but never candy. My husband is convinced this policy will get our house egged one day.

Egg shmegg - I'm terrified too few kids will come by and I'll end up with an enormous bowl full of Reese's cups in my pantry. Soon enough, I'll be laying awake in bed at night, tossing and turning, as they call to me in a haunting whisper.

Esbeeeeee, come open the pantry dooooooor. You can just eat oooooooooooooone. Esbeeeeeeeee, you know you want tooooooooooooooo. Eat us, Esbee! Eat uuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!

Best to just avoid the whole sweets-possessed-by-the-devil possibility by having pencils or stickers instead. Pencils and stickers don't talk, and even if they did, I could ignore them.

A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is a peanut butter-filled chocolate cup, created by H. B. Reese, a former employee of Milton S. Hershey, in 1923. Reese established his company in Hershey, Pennsylvannia, and Hershey bought it out in the 1960s.
Reese's, now produced by the Hershey Reese's division, are the most popular and most widely recognized brand of peanut butter cups in the world. In the United States, they come in two-, four-, and six-packs in distinctive orange packaging. In Canada, where they are known as Reese Peanut Butter Cups, the cups come in a standard pack-size of three cups, or the king-size variation with four cups.
The cups also come in minature sizes, in a brown paper cup and gold foil wrapper, that are usually sold in bags of 12 ounces or more, or individually. Hershey's currently puts out "limited edition" variants of the original version, such as one for "peanut butter lovers" (peanut-butter filling in a peanut butter cup), for "chocolate lovers" (peanut-butter-flavoured chocolate filling and chocolate coating), white-chocolate coated, and the "Inside Out" with peanut-butter-flavoured chocolate on the outside, and chocolate on the inside.
"Reese's Peanut Butter Cup." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 2005. Answers.com GuruNet Corp. 12 Oct. 2005. http://www.answers.com/topic/reese-s-peanut-butter-cup