Do you have deep emotional scars from bad Halloween candy you got as a kid? It sounds crazy . . . but I’ll never forget when I sat down after trick-or-treating, and tried Milk Duds for the first time. Never again.
Mashable.com put together a list of the worst Halloween candy to get when you’re trick-or-treating. It’s totally subjective, but it’s hard to argue with a lot of their picks. Here are the top 10 . . .
- Necco Wafers.
- Smarties. That’s two “chalk-y” items in the top two spots.
- Candy buttons.
- Candy corn.
- Brach’s Pumpkins. Those are the little pumpkin versions of candy corn.
- Dum Dums lollipops.
- Tootsie Rolls.
- Hot Tamales.
- Laffy Taffy, specifically the banana flavor.
Here are a bunch of foods you might THINK you should keep in the fridge. But you’re better off storing them at room temperature . . .
- Tomatoes, bananas, and avocados. The refrigerator DOES keep them from going bad. But it also prevents them from ripening, which kills the flavor. So just keep them at room temperature, and don’t buy them in bulk.
- Potatoes. The starch starts turning into sugar when they’re in the fridge. Which messes with the texture, and makes them taste sweeter than they should.
- Bread. It actually gets moldy FASTER in the fridge. And the starch crystallizes from the cold, so it gets stale faster too.
- Olive oil and vegetable oil. They stay good for a long time, so there’s no reason to refrigerate them. And keeping it in the fridge makes them thicken up, so they’re harder to cook with. Which is also why you shouldn’t keep honey in the fridge.
- Coffee. It loses some of its flavor in the fridge. And it slowly absorbs the smells of OTHER stuff in there, so it doesn’t taste right.
- Cantaloupe and melons, until they’re cut up. Keeping whole melons at room temperature actually preserves the antioxidants better.
Cheerios just announced they’re doing a Pumpkin Spice flavor at the end of the month. And apparently that made it open season on those announcements . . . because M&M’s just released THEIR Halloween plans.
Their new flavor this year is white chocolate filled with butterscotch. And they’re calling it . . . wait for it . . . BOO-tterscotch. They’ll be on sale at Target within the next few weeks.
They’re also bringing back a few other older Halloween flavors, like Pecan Pie and Candy Corn.
Who ate all the pies (save one)?
This might be a definitive answer to the question ‘What’s the worst type of pie?’
A bear broke into a bakery in Pinewood Springs, Colorado on Monday night. He smashed a window, crawled in, and went straight for their pies . . . which he just DEVOURED.
Except for one flavor. The bear ate 24 cherry pies, 14 apple pies, a few bags of cocoa and sugar . . . but wouldn’t touch the STRAWBERRY RHUBARB pies.
Because the bear knows what so many of us know: Strawberry rhubarb pie is terrible.
The woman who owns the place says, quote, “Maybe he wasn’t feeling a tart pie, I guess.”
According to a new study, your favorite type of pizza is a secret clue to what kind of PERSONALITY you have.
Researchers had people fill out a personality test, then share their favorite pizza flavor. Then they looked for the personality trends that came up most frequently for each type of pizza. Here’s what they found . . .
People who like vegetable toppings are flirtatious, charming, gullible, and self-absorbed.
People who like white pizza are good with money, cautious, a little cynical, and love debates.
People who order pepperoni pizza are extroverts who get bored easily.
People who order chicken on their pizza are driven, competitive, and assertive.
And people who like OTHER types of meat on their pizza are supportive, tend to be followers, and like to stay at home.