Managing A Child’s Halloween Candy

Halloween is next week. It’s our first one that will involve candy for Roozle. Last year she was convinced that “candy is yuck!” which worked out great. This year, she’s been talking about all the candy she will eat for two weeks.


Besides a strange pineapple allergy, the ethical issues with the chocolate industry, and my aversion to corn syrup, we don’t have any actual reasons to avoid Halloween candy. We aren’t doing a whole lot of trick-or-treating, but Roozle will be coming home with some candy. Certainly more than I like her to eat. So what do we do with it?

My thought was to put together a bag of her favorite snacks and treats and let her trade her candy for it. That way she has some control over what she gets and wants. Or trade a whole bag of candy for a whole bag of treats, but MCB thinks that isn’t fair to Roozle who worked hard to get the candy and will want it. Agreed.

Do you have any ideas on how we can manage Roozle’s Halloween candy?

If you have a child(ren), how have you handled this?

(And yes. I totally thought Halloween is tomorrow and had to edit this post after my neighbor texted to correct me. I need more coffee!)

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