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Did You Raid Child's Halloween Candy?

FUN POLL: Tell the truth...did you analyze your children's candy loot and keep some for yourself?

Isn't it tempting to try to get your children to share some of their Halloween candy heap? What's your approach — have them go through and select some items they are willing to share, go through it together and decide, or to sneak a few trips to the candy well?

For some parents, it starts by wanting to ration the candy to avoid their children from overindulging and getting ill.

In Canada, a tradition of donating Halloween candy is catching on. Parents use an enticing candy trade-in program. Children get to keep 10 treats of their choice. They then swap the remaining candy for a small gift from parents, while the parents donate to a candy charity.

Share your creative ideas about what best to do with Halloween candy right here on Patch.

Jo Beck November 02, 2011 at 01:44 AM
Chop up a bit of the chocolate candy and add it to your regular brownie recipe. Yummy!
Jo Beck November 02, 2011 at 01:45 AM
Save the Smartees in case of a nuclear attack. That's about all they are good for.
Stacey LaViola November 02, 2011 at 10:57 AM
We let the kids trade each other for their favorites. They work out the trade and we approve it. It helps them learn to negotiate and get what they want. (Something that could benefit them in the future).
Layla Azmi Goushey November 02, 2011 at 11:35 AM
The kids do their own "horsetrading" between themselves. One is allergic to peanut butter and the other doesn't like it so the peanut butter cups end up as leftovers. They save those for their Dad. So, it all works out. However, I do try to ration the treats so they don't overload on the candy during the week after Halloween.

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