Another holiday means another holiday-candy dilemma.
I laughed last fall when I read John Kessler’s column about Halloween candy. I laughed because as a child, he ate his most treasured piece of Halloween candy in mid-December. That’s about the way it goes at our house — the Halloween candy still snatching shelf-space in December.
Candy has become associated with holidays and for each we buy and/or receive far too much.
This year at our house, we put mostly loose change, small trinkets and Chuck E. Cheese tokens in the Easter eggs with only a little candy mixed in. But between multiple egg hunts, gifts from family and from parties, we still ended up with a mountain of sweets.
We usually allow our kids to eat a few treats on the actual holiday and then a piece after dinner each evening for a few nights while candy is still foremost on their minds. After that, they only ask for a piece when they wander into the pantry itching to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Each Easter, I purge