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The Best Time to Buy Halloween Candy

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I, like many women, am on a perpetual diet of sorts.

I try not to keep junk food around, because if it’s in front of me, I’ll be hard-pressed not to eat it.

But it’s almost Halloween…which means having candy around is pretty much a requirement. Now what?

My house is always decorated (thanks Mama C!)…and of course no Halloween scene is complete without the bowl by the door for potential trick-or-treaters.

The problem is, if the candy goes out too early…I wind up eating it before those poor costumed kids have a chance.

If you wait too long to buy it…you wind up with lemon Tootsie Rolls, those terrible cheap strawberry hard candies, and last year’s candy corn (even worse than the regular kind!)

So what to do?

Well, you could hide it…out of sight, out of mind.

Then there’s buying the candy you know you don’t like…(though let’s be serious, even those Three Musketeers start to look good after a while…) but be careful, you don’t want kids egging your house over a bad trick-or-treat stop.

Then there’s my favorite solution of all. Acceptance. Just put the good candy out, chow down at will, and learn to accept the fact that yoga pants will be the only thing that fit you until you hit the gym again after New Year’s.

Now someone hand me a peanut butter cup.

What’s the best Halloween candy? Tell us below!

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