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What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

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Candy in bar form
  6129 votes / 33%
Hard Candy
  623 votes / 3%
Caramel Apples
  834 votes / 4%
Candy Corn
  1627 votes / 8%
All things gummy
  2205 votes / 12%
Just give me a handful of sugar
  758 votes / 4%
Mom won't let me have candy
  1110 votes / 6%
Bits of hardware
  4921 votes / 27%
18207 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

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  • First (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    First candy bar?

  • by hcs_$reboot (1536101) on Monday October 15, 2012 @09:06AM (#41656647)
    Not complaining. But it's the 2nd halloween poll, and still no "I don't give a * about halloween" option.
    • by rwa2 (4391) *

      Ha, well, you'll *love* next month when... Xmas retail solvency season starts in November.

      Though I've been much better at avoiding it lately... I think last year I managed to get through the whole two months without having to hear any Christmas music until the last few days, and even then it was the excellent and eclectic somafm mix.

      • by Splab (574204)

        What do you mean next month? They have already put up Christmas crap around here now....

    • by Mjlner (609829)

      Missing options include:
      O I'm diabetic, you insensitive clod!
      O US-centric poll!
      O Other, please specify

    • by hutsell (1228828)

      Not complaining. But it's the 2nd halloween poll, and still no "I don't give a * about halloween" option.

      It's just a spooky feeling; be prepared not to complain when it happens again. These two consecutive polls imply a trilogy -- perhaps unplanned at the least -- by accidentally creating conditions begging for a third, far more interesting poll: What Is Your Favorite Halloween Trick?

    • by jellomizer (103300) on Wednesday October 17, 2012 @02:17PM (#41684103)

      I don't give a bin about halloween
      I don't give a boot about halloween
      I don't give a etc about halloween
      I don't give a home about halloween
      I don't give a lib about halloween
      I don't give a local about halloween
      I don't give a proc about halloween
      I don't give a sbin about halloween
      I don't give a var about halloween

      I think I am doing it wrong. Perhaps I should go do a different directory.

  • Candy corn isn't dead last?! Could someone explain the popularity of what is basically sugar, corn syrup, and wax [wikipedia.org]?
    • by Zimluura (2543412)

      it's because everyone else remembers the horror of the peanut butter flavored mary jane candy.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Take a handful of candy corn and roasted peanuts mixed up and pop it into you mouth all at once.
      It tastes just like a Payday candy bar. No kidding.

      • Take a handful of candy corn and roasted peanuts mixed up and pop it into you mouth all at once.
        It tastes just like a Payday candy bar. No kidding.

        Mod parent up. My wife brought home a jar of peanuts with candy corn mixed in. I've always hated candy corn, but this is awesome.

    • by arth1 (260657)

      Could someone explain the popularity of what is basically sugar, corn syrup, and wax

      That would be the sugar.

      HTH, HAND

    • by mrxak (727974)

      I also love peeps around Easter. They're popular because they are basically just sugar, and you only really get them once a year. Regular candy is boring.

      And yes, I know you can get peeps and candy corn year round. But who eats that stuff any other time?

    • by Convector (897502)

      Nearly every non-chocolate candy is made of those three ingredients in varying amounts.

    • You need it for the US presidential debate. Bascially, whenever Romney lies, you eat a piece of candy corn.

      It's a substitute for shots. You may gain weight and loose teeth, but at least you won't be comatose before the end of the introductions.

    • Thanks for the link. Here I was, all this time assuming that anytime an American show mentioned candy corn, that they were talking about flavoured pop-corn.

  • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Monday October 15, 2012 @09:24AM (#41656813) Journal

    Surely this question and it's answers is a troll at this point?

  • by Jesrad (716567) on Monday October 15, 2012 @09:36AM (#41656923) Journal

    ...bacon, hardboiled eggs and tangerines.

  • Because it's the most honest answer. Optionally with food coloring and artificial flavors.
    • pixie stixs ftw
    • Nothing says homemade like Red Dye #5!
    • Handful of sugar, because it is compatible with coffee.
      Also, I don't care about Halloween, and neither do any of my countrymen.

    • by geekoid (135745)

      No, its the most stupidest answer.

      Do you think we don't know they have sugar in them? Seriously? They are different things. They choice is which think to you like.

      How sad of a life you must have where they only way you can find any self importance is pointing out needless and pointless information.
      Stop being boring.

      • by martas (1439879)
        Holy shit, this is quite possibly the wildest overreaction I've ever witnessed. Awesome!
  • Love that dark chocolate. But I also have a sweet spot (bada-Bum!) for that nasty old candy corn.

    M&M's, too.

    And why is caramel apples an option on this list? Nobody gives out fruit any more, because parents just trash anything that isn't still in its store wrappers. Too many incidents of razor blades in apples and poisoned whatevers over the years.

    • by suutar (1860506)
      or at least too much fear of incidents. I still haven't heard of a real incident except one guy who was trying to injure his own kid and shift the blame.
    • I think it is more of the fear of razor blades and poison in the apples than any thing else. Besides given the stories I hear on the news about the random dangerous stuff that crops up in prepackaged food these days I would trust some random apple that someone handed out more than some piece of candy that is still in a wrapper.
  • by tepples (727027) <tepples@g m a il.com> on Monday October 15, 2012 @10:13AM (#41657307) Homepage Journal
    To me, October 31 is a day when cosplaying in public is actually appreciated. I haven't seen a lot of anime conventions and the like come to my town.
  • My favorite Halloween treat based on those choices is for sure gummy but my overall favorite is ice cream in sandwich form :)
  • by DarthVain (724186) on Monday October 15, 2012 @11:10AM (#41658109)

    Sorry but its true. Will be going out to a party and on the town, and the best treat is all the girls to pick that one night to really slut it up. Makes for an entertaining evening!

  • Another festive event invented by Coca Col'a marketing department?

  • I never really was too fond of sweets. Of course Raspberry Pi is an exception.
  • Say everybody have you seen my balls they're big and salty and brown.
    If you ever need a quick pick me up, just stick my balls in your mouth.
    Oh! Suck on my chocolate salty balls, put 'em in your mouth and suck 'em.
    Suck on my chocolate salty balls, they're packed vitamins,
    and good for you, so suck on balls.

  • Saw a picture set on the web somewhere last year where someone made caramel-covered white onions.
    Look just like apples when coated.

    • by frisket (149522)
      Hmm. Might do chocolate-dipped cloves of garlic for the neighbouring kids this year :-)
  • How it goes... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by miltonw (892065) on Monday October 15, 2012 @06:55PM (#41664247)
    You buy bags of candy "for the neighborhood kids".
    A couple of weeks before Halloween, you notice that the candy is all gone, so you buy a couple more bags of candy.
    A week before Halloween, you notice that the candy is all gone, so you buy a couple more bags of candy.
    Halloween comes and, after the first bunch of kids have come and gone, you notice the candy is getting low and you are not going to have enough for yourself later. You turn out the lights.
  • Snickers! It satisfies!
  • There's something about smarties that I find just irresistible, and I don't particularly care for a lot of commercial candy. There shouldn't be anything special about the stuff, either. Maybe it's just all the memories they trigger...

    This year I'd also whore myself out for Robin Choclates' salted agave caramels, though. I think I'll pop 'round her shop tomorrow and see if she can fill an order for a couple hundred in time for Halloween. As always my strategy is to mostly give away candy that I personally

    • by 0racle (667029)
      Now when you say Smarties, I have to ask, are you from the US or Canada/Britain?

      Because to me (Canadian) this [tumblr.com] is what you mean when you say Smarties, but to my wife (American) you would mean this. [imperfectparent.com]
      • by Greyfox (87712)
        I'm from the US. It's the wrapped up powdery, chalky, rather tart one.
      • We Canadians would refer to the second tasty treat as 'Rockets.' Cuz that's what's on the label. It's also my understanding that Americans don't get to experience the sheer joy that is a Coffee Crisp bar.
    • by Convector (897502)

      That's the one candy I can't stand anymore. I think it's just years of getting way too many of them at Halloween. I don't think there's much difference between those and say, SweetTarts or Pixie Stix. But for some reason I just can't tolerate Smarties any more.

  • Those shitty little hard candy's that fizz up as they melt

    mmmm

  • I cycled to Milton Keynes one Hallowe'en and came back with a bag full of free server gear. Built a working server out of it all as well (dual Athlon MP on a Tyan Tiger board, 185GB SCSI RAID... nice)

  • Salty liquorice (Score:4, Interesting)

    by hansg (264039) <hans.gunnarssonNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Tuesday October 16, 2012 @03:50AM (#41666577)

    "It's an acquired taste"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salty_liquorice [wikipedia.org]

    If you don't like it, you are weak ;)

    /Hans

  • Why isn't "Slutty Costumes" an option? Are you trying to give us all diabetes?

  • sharpened and stuffed in apples.

  • EOM.
  • This year, everybody gets a Zune!

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