Serena Freewomyn

What Does Your Halloween Candy Say About You?

Filed By Serena Freewomyn | November 01, 2007 11:20 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment

So as I was watching the news last night, they had a story about a book called "Candy Freak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America." Apparently, the type of candy you hand out on Halloween says a lot about your personality. Almond Joy means you're "happy go lucky," and Good-n-Plenty means you're, "optimistic, a supporter of gay rights, and bitter."

Jigga what? Couldn't they go with the more obviously gay candy, like Skittles? I mean, it's a rainbow of fruit flavor. Then there's the unambiguosly gay duo of Mike & Ike. And don't get me started on chocolate covered nuts. (Say it with me Alex . . . haha, you said nuts.)

But what I'm even more puzzled about is the the bitter part. Are they saying that gay rights supporters are/should be bitter? What do you think? Should we be pissed off, yet optimistic? Or am I reading too much into a fluff piece on Halloween?

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It just shows that even in a fluff piece, homophobia is ingrained (bitter? Jerks...).

As for my candy, I will go for the obvious M&M's. Very colorful and festive and they melt in your mouth, not in your... wait, that's just too gross, even for me.


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my lovely wife for buying the Halloween candy, and for following my suggestion to NOT buy all of my favorites. I'd like to also thank all of the trick-or-treaters that came to our house last night and took away 97% of that candy, leaving only the kinds I don't like (Banana Laffy Taffy? what the hell is that???). Battling a sugar addiction is not easy, and I appreciate your help.

Haha, nuts.

I dunno, the piece sounds too fluffy to know what to do with it. Are people who like Good n Plenty bitter because the candy is bitter? Are Almond Joy people happy because the word "Joy" is in the name?

And what if you're one of those homos who hands out apples and toothbrushes? Would you be bitter when kids egg your house?

Alex, I would totally egg your house if I got an apple and a toothbrush.

Jen I will take the LaffyTaffy.

Serena i will trade your apple for my chocolate covered nuts.
and i am going to take Alex's Good N Plenty when he isn't looking.

Take care

Jerame LOVES Good-n-Plenty... I hate them. When I got home from the obligatory candy run yesterday afternoon, he pokes his nose in the bag and says "I can tell YOU bought the candy - it's all chocolate." I knew I should have bought the damn Good-n-Plenty things and just given it to him. LOL

Wait. Does that make me bitter? :)