Thursday, August 28, 2008

Early Halloween Candy Display Unmasked

I had to stop at Wegmans on Amherst Street in Buffalo on the way home from work Tuesday night to pick up a couple of things so I could make dinner.
After a stop in the dairy section, I made my way to the Mexican food/sauce area, passing the aisles at and near the soda pop/energy drink section, where some bulk and seasonal foods are displayed.
The entire area was filled with bags of miniature candy bars, all ready for Halloween sales and starting in late August. I always buy our Halloween candy early and look for sales, but damn, not in late August. Let's see how soon Wegmans and others start their Christmas/holiday displays this year.


Blogger Derek J. Punaro said...

The Halloween candy at the McKinley Wegmans has been out for several weeks already!

8:05 AM  
Blogger heather said...

WE werwe shopping for school supplies whne we saw the candy, Tom says whoever buys now will have stale candy come 10/31!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Kevin J. Hosey said...

That's definitely overdoing it at your Wegmans, Derek. Although I suppose if Amanda has any cravings for chocolate, that it would come in handy.

I never thought of it the way Tom put it, Heather. I guess that I never really allow chocolate to get old in this house. But Val and I did have some stuff that sat for months after Halloween because we noticed that the M&Ms, while in their separate bags, were in a variety pack with some cherry Twizzlers, and that flavor invaded everything chocolate.

7:00 PM  
Blogger heather said...

You may have hit on the latest chocolate M&Ms, cherry flavored. They have everything else!

I prefer my milk chocolate unadulterated. Unless it's Hersheys Symphony with toffee chunks.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Kim Hosey said...

They actually had cherry M&Ms, at least for a while, but it never appealed to me. Give me pure, unadulterated dark chocolate any day, and I'm good to go.

It does seem a bit early to be shopping for Halloween candy. Aaron said his store is gearing up for Halloween though, too -- and Christmas!

3:01 PM  
Blogger heather said...

OK, Halloween we laughed, but getting ready for Christmas makes me want to SCREAM!

At least you eat the "healthy" chocolate.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

You're supposed to buy it and eat it, repeating the cycle until right before Halloween when you go out and grab some massive bags of cheap lollipops to supplement the little bits of good chocolate left to give out.

8:11 AM  
Blogger heather said...

Becky, you just gave away a big secret of Moms across the country, shame on you!

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

I saw that as Wegmans as well.

Still not as bad when I lived in Texas and stores would start to put out Christmas stuff August 1st.

When it was still 100+ degrees out.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Kevin J. Hosey said...

Becky - As good a plan as that is, Val and I remember our trick-or-treating days and get good candy for our little nippers, usually 15-20 pounds worth. Yes, we do get a bag or two of the crap candy for the people who look too old, without costumes or who are simply sullen and obnoxious.

Kim- Yes, the dark chocolate M&Ms are amazing. A friend of ours, Alex(andra), brought a pound bag when Val had some friends over for some"Star War" viewing, and four of us had the bag done before the credits were finished.

Beth - August 1 Halloween candy in Texas? I hope the air conditioners were working on full so mounds and mounds (lower case M) were avoided.

7:00 AM  

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