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Let’s talk goodies.

October 26th, 2010 - By Stephanie Precourt


From time to time I’m sent product samples and usually I’m pretty picky about what I’ll say yes to, but it’s also hard to say no to anything food-related, especially chocolate.

Hershey’s sent over a box of their new Halloween treats (and hahahaha if you think they lasted more than a few days let alone for passing out to trick or treaters!)- Kisses wrapped in silver, orange, and black, Reese’s cups shaped like pumpkins, and orange Kit Kats. This Halloween Hershey’s is featuring a whole assortment of snack-size treats from new mixed varieties to the old classics.

I decided that for the first time ever we might actually pass out candy this year. I’m undecided on what we’ll end up buying. Let’s face it, it will be whatever is on sale. But also, should be something I won’t be tempted to eat. If it’s chewy or chocolate? Not a chance. I told hubs we could have buckets of Smarties and Bottle Caps, though, and I wouldn’t go NEAR them. Ew.

Anyway, back to Hershey’s- right now they have costume ideas, spooky screensavers, desktop wallpapers, delicious recipes you can use their candies in, craft activities and party invitations- visit Celebrate With Hershey’s. I’m super tempted to make a project of the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dipped Apples pictured above.

Next up: Walkers Shortbread Cookies. Same thing- we were sent a box of all sorts of cookies by Walker’s to try- Pure Butter Shortbread Animal shapes, Lemon Thins (hello!), and Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies. They are delicious and totally worthy of being put out in pretty dishes for snacking during the holidays. Or any day.

Another goodie I wanted to talk about- not sent to me or anything, just want to give a heads up for the locals- COFFEE. Spill The Beans in Merrillville is having a “deal of the day” - $10 gift card for only $5. If you’re in the area, that would be a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer, etc. The deal ends in a few hours, so snatch it up fast. For future deals (always a savings of 50% or more to your favorite places), you can sign up for email alerts here.

Many thanks to our tight budget, I haven’t been to Starbucks or had any drive thru coffee in AGES, so I’ve been just making my own iced coffees at home. I usually am happy with any kind of ground coffee but recently bought Seattle’s Best at the grocery store (it was on sale) and it’s really good with ice and milk. I’m easy. But am I missing any good make-your-own coffee house drinks at home tips?

Also, what’s your go-to goodie? What kind of candy totally doesn’t do it for you?

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Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

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