I’m sure that I’m not the only one that finds themselves in the Halloween candy trap this time of the year. It’s impossible to walk into the grocery store (or any other retail store for that matter) and not see huge amounts of candy on sale for Halloween. I have to use extreme self control not to purchase this candy until a couple of days before the holiday (this is the first time in years that I’ve had to deal with this because Halloween is not celebrated in Japan). If I buy the candy now, I know I will eat part of it before Halloween arrives and likely have to go and buy some more. So far I’ve been able to hold out.
The one area I still haven’t mastered is buying the correct amount of candy for this holiday. I always buy far more than I need (who wants to be a Grinch on Halloween and not have enough candy for the kids that come by?) Anyone have a good method on estimating this so that I won’t end up with a lot of extra candy? Or a good way to get rid of Halloween candy so I don’t end up eating it all myself?