Ninja candy collector

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I have a sweet tooth… always have. No-one else in the family really cares too much about candy, desserts and all the good stuff, but I do. My idea of breakfast is a Twix and a Diet Mountain Dew, so as we get toward the end of October, I become more and more excited about one of my favorite holidays… Halloween. This year my candy collector sidekick decided to be a Ninja, and as you can see, his haul this season was pretty impressive. Armed with a cute smile and his “Trick-or-Treat”, “Thank You” and “Happy Halloween”, I guided him from house to house on our mission to gather as much candy in an hour as we could. Making sure we didn’t trip in the dark and spill any of it along the way, this little stash should keep me in a sugar coma for at least the next couple of days!

Halloween around these parts is a big deal, and not just because of all the candy that comes into the house. Our neighborhood goes all out for this wacky holiday with almost every house getting into the spirit, and it certainly draws a crowd. Not just the locals either… we are used to getting a ton of trick-or-treaters from surrounding towns, and this year was no exception with cars parked end to end along the entire street. This was probably one of our busiest Halloweens, as kids young and old swarmed the neighborhood in search of goodies. We only give out the good stuff at our house… no pretzels, pencils or tiny lollipops here… chocolate all the way baby… but by 7:15pm our supply of 400+ pieces was exhausted! Reluctantly we had to turn out the lights and retreat inside where we could examine (and sample) the work of the Ninja candy collector… sweet.

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