This weekend my girlfriend was telling me that a former governor lives near her family’s home in Mililani — and passes out ice cream cones for Halloween.
“People would drive up to drop off their kids,” she said. “They knew.”
I would do the same, too, if I knew he was doling out ice cream!
It made me think about the kind of Halloween candies I used to get when I was a kid.
I grew up in Kalihi Valley — and even back then, it wasn’t the safest place to walk around for treats. We would get the usual booty — Milk Duds, Whoppers, Snickers, Smarties, Tootsie Roll Pops, Starburst and little boxes of Nerds.
My favorite were the packets of Sixlets, the candy-coated chocolate balls that, it seemed, was only available in October. I would trade anything — Skittles, Twizzlers, Peanut M&Ms — for these!
But there were definitely better treats out there, namely the homemade cookies, fresh fruits and Rice Krispie treats some houses would hand out. (Of course, when I was growing up, there was the razor-in-the-apples scare, and we weren’t allowed to accept fruits or anything homemade. But I digress.)
I remember one house — and I bet he was a dentist — would give out travel-size toothpastes. He wasn’t a very popular house.
So what were your favorite Halloween candies — the stuff you would trade your Lego for — and got any memories of trick-or-treating in your neighborhood? Share here!