What Your Choice of Halloween Candy Says About You
Posted on October 27, 2007The Washington Post has examined the all-important issue of what kind of Halloween candy you give out to trick-or-treaters says about you. Steve Almond, the author of Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, provided the in-depth psychological personality type treat analysis, based on....well, we're not exactly sure what he based it on. But we totally agree with his statement in his book:
"There's something incredibly liberating about a holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers," Almond writes of Halloween in his book. Indeed. For some reason, Almond asked that we make clear that he is a "professional candyfreak, not a therapist."Here's a few highlights about what message you're sending to your neighbors based on the candy you hand out:
- Three Musketeers: "Does well in groups but is somewhat pompous. Prone to fancy costumes and arcane weapons. Wears hats in public that are ill-advised."
- Almond Joy: "I'm going to put aside my aversion to coconut in praising these folks as happy-go-lucky."
- Butterfinger: "Evasive, slippery, not necessarily to be trusted."
- Candy Corn: "Purely deluded people. They don't get that candy shouldn't attempt to imitate other food groups, particularly corn."
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Generous souls. "Those who understand the salty in life, as well as the sweet."
- Snickers: "Just going with the crowd, the safe candy choice, guaranteed to please the masses. Not ambitious, but dependable."