Thursday, October 18, 2007

High Fructose Corn Coma

Parrish and George are fifty kinds of excited about Halloween. Parrish wants to be Luke Skywalker as a Jedi and so we need to find him a black robe. He thinks George should be Princess Leah. She pretty much wants to do whatever Parrish wants her to do, but this time around she figured maybe she'd be Tinkerbell no matter what - until she got a honeybun wig from Grammanina.

My kids didn't trick-or-treat their first few years of life. I know this is one of the things that makes me a very bad mommy. Ask any kid, especially mine, and they will tell you the same. When my kids finally did go trick or treating, we hit up maybe four or so houses.

As the years passed, I've eased up and they visit many houses, but after the first couple of days of tooth rot and widespread wrapper droppings, I put the candy out of reach. I don't need the lectures. You do in your house as you wish and I'll do in mine.

One year I thought I'd get the kids to go door-to-door collecting for UNICEF, so maybe they could be doing some good in this world alongside the consumption. But I'm all together too lazy for that.

I'm not too lazy to buy things on-line. So this year, I went in search of child and earth friendly candy and came across this article on Green Halloween Candy.

I bought the College Farm stuff because not only are the lollipops made out of stuff I can pronounce, but the wrappers are made for composting. On the other hand, I paid nearly equal in postage what I paid for the product. I figure I'm cheap in other areas. I'll be extravagant in this one.



Ingredients: Citrus Blast - Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, non-GMO Citric Acid, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Orange Extract, Organic Lime Extract, non-GMO Fruit and Vegetable Colors.

Chocolate: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Organic Chocolate Extract, Organic Vanilla.

After getting the links in order to post this, I realized the following:
1) These lollipops are on sale, but I didn't order from the sale page.
2) These lollipops will probably be sold at one of my local organic food stores.
Darn and double darn my zeal!

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