Hooray, my favorite month of the year has arrived! What's not to love about Halloween? You get to dress up in costume, you get to decorate your house with all kinds of fun stuff, and you get to trick-or-treat for lots and lots of candy! Of course there's a definitely candy hierarchy, with boiled sweets going to the bottom of the list (and the trick-or-treat bag), and chocolate being the clear favorite. Every October I shamelessly abuse my power as a parent and throw on all the parent guilt (I carried you for 9 months! Labored for 48 hours! I have stretch marks because of you!) to get them to hand over my favorite Halloween candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Alfie, on the other hand, loves Kit Kat bars. What's your favorite Hershey's Halloween candy? Share your answer, and you could win some candy of your own!
To celebrate the arrival of Halloween, Hershey's invited us to participate in a fun Hershey's chocolate review! We received a bag of Reese's Pieces in a fun fall-themed package:
With their orange, brown and yellow colors, Reese's Pieces are always perfect for fall -- put them in a clear glass jar to add some fall color to your tabletop, or use them to decorate your fall goodies (eyes for owls, buttons for witch cookie outfits, roof shingles for a haunted gingerbread house, etc...). I decided to bake them into my latest batch of brownies:
They looked wonderful, and they tasted amazing! The Reese's Pieces lent just the right amount of peanut-butter taste to complement the fudgy chocolate of the brownies. I might have to bake another batch -- but the kids keep sneaking Reese's Pieces when they think I'm not looking :) I guess I'll just have to go to the store and get another bag!
The second variety of candy we got to review is the new Cadbury's Screme Egg:
They're just like the Cadbury Creme Eggs you get at Eastertime, but of course they gave it a Halloween twist -- instead of the yellow-and-white creme centers (that look like the yolk of an egg), the inside of a Screme Egg is white and lime green! Too cute! We were fighting among ourselves to polish off these eggs, and The Pea's friends were scheduling playdates at our house so they could try an egg as well :) I've been somewhat doubtful about the quality of Cadbury chocolates in the US, but I have to say, the chocolate in these Screme Eggs taste JUST like the Cadbury's chocolate in England, which is to say, THE BEST. Even Alfie, who grew up in England, can't tell the difference (and we usually can). We'll definitely be buying more of these!
That's only a tiny sampling of all the sweet surprises Hershey's has for Halloween! For Halloween, they also have Halloween Kisses (wrapped in black and orange foil), Pumpkin Spice Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins, special trick-or-treat-sized bags of Hershey's candy and more. Check out all of Hershey's seasonal candy products, along with Halloween-themed recipes, crafts, costume ideas, coloring pages, pumpkin stencils, and other Halloween goodies at Hershey's Boo Blvd!
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