This new show is a chocolate meltdown just in time for some Halloween fun!
Believe it or not, Halloween is just four weekends away which means it’s time for some scary good fun and of course, chocolate. One new show is combining the two by leaving the lights on at an amusement park after the doors are closed to guests, but the park will not be empty. It’s all for the new show “Chocolate Meltdown” after dark.
Are you a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fan? Sam’s Club has them in a 13-pound tub for Halloween
Though as children when the trick-or-treat bags were dumped, typically we were pleased to see Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups among the stash. As adults we still love them, and so do the kids, but they vanish way too soon. Yes, that’s 375 individually wrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, weighing in at 12 pounds, 14.8 ounces. Best Products said the snack-sized bites will be the same peanut butter and chocolate we’ve come to love, but now there will be plenty of Reese’s to go around. The 375-count Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups reportedly can be purchased at Sam’s Club for $47.98, about $0.13 per cup — all the Halloween candy you’ll need, at a good price.mlive.com
Miss Myanmar 2020 Granted Refuge With Chin Community in Indianapolis
Miss Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin, also known as Candy, was granted asylum in the U.S. with help from Indianapolis’ Chin community after she allegedly received an arrest warrant for speaking out about the unrest in her country. The 22-year-old activist and pageant contestant received a modeling job through We Are JEM Model Agency in New York through the community's efforts. Thuzar and Miss Grand International 2020 Han Lay are among several Burmese celebrities who have allegedly received arrest warrants for speaking out against the military, leaving them facing jail time if they were to return home.news.yahoo.com
Any toffee fans out there? Win some, among other fun prizes, in our 12 Days of Giving
It’s now Day 4 of our 12 Days of Giving. We are hoping to make your holidays a little brighter by giving away $500 in cash each day for 12 days, along with bonus prizes. They offer a variety of almond toffee flavors, like dark cherry toffee with Michigan cherries and coffee toffee made with whole-roasted coffee beans. Toffee can easily be a turn-off because of its very sticky texture, but Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee is soft with a little crispness, and it easily melts in your mouth, the family said. To learn more about Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee and all that the company offers, click or tap here.
These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new tradition
Instead of taking your normal stroll through the neighborhood, Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit has some trick-or-treating alternatives that might become a new tradition for the family. Doman suggested a neighborhood bike parade. All the kids from the neighborhood can decorate their bikes and meet for a bike parade in a local park. Doman also suggested creating a scavenger hunt for the family throughout the neighborhood or in your own home. Watch the video to see more trick-or-treating alternatives.
Halloween survey results: Split responses on participation plans
Here are the results from our Halloween survey of ClickOnDetroit readers. Participants were given questions will multiple choice answers and an option to elaborate on their Halloween plans. Only 25% of respondents, meanwhile, said Halloween trick-or-treating should be canceled in their neighborhood this year. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
COVID Halloween: Here’s how to minimize risk while handing out candy, trick-or-treating
Forget the usual approach of putting one bowl of candy at your front door and handing it out to children this Halloween. Instead, mask up and put on some gloves if you’re going to be handing out candy. Make up individual bags of candy that the trick-or-treaters can easily grab and go. READ: Michigan health officials make recommendations regarding Halloween celebrationsTo hand out candy, clean a table and set it up near the sidewalk. A simple Halloween mask will not be enough to protect from the coronavirus.
Slide into trick-or-treating fun with a candy chute
There have been some changes in our lifestyles over the past few months and one thing that is really going to be different this year is Halloween. Some people may not be up for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters for safety reasons, but Kila Peeples had a creative way you can still have some Halloween fun, and still be socially distant. Kila made a candy chute out of a 6 foot long PVC pipe she purchased from the hardware store and decorated it with traditional Halloween goodies that are found at any store. She made a spooky chute, perfect for giving out candy in a short amount of time and for under $20. Watch the video above to see how Kila made her Halloween candy chute!
Are people going to be trick or treating this year?
With the number of COVID cases on the rise, many people are trying to figure out how they want to celebrate Halloween this year. So the first topic: How are you going to celebrate this year? Lauren said she is going to do socially-distant trick-or-treating with the help of a candy chute. Her husband Michael is building the chute so they can safely send candy down to the kiddos. Jason’s recommendation is to turn off all the lights and stay away from the windows so people know you’re not participating.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to host annual ‘Treats for Troops’ candy collection
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Parents wanting to get rid of extra candy after Halloween can donate them to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for its 11th annual Treats for Troops. The collection is “to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas,” according to a press release. “Treats for Troops is a great way parents can participate in a community service project with their kids while showing our troops we support them back home,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. Halloween candy, wrapped -- individually wrapped and no chocolate -- can be dropped off until 4 p.m., Nov. 2 through Nov. 6, at the following substations:
Halloween thoughts, concerns, plans: Here’s what you said
We asked ClickOnDetroit Insider members for thoughts about Halloween festivities this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Staying safe is a priority, keep distance, people passing candy, wear masks and gloves, etc.” -- Anthony in Huron Township“I plan to celebrate Halloween no differently. I think it can be done safely.” -- Janice in Livonia“I’ll be giving my children a Halloween party with a few family members and neighborhood kids. Kids had to give up way too much this year.” -- Stephanie in Dearborn Heights“Just a normal Halloween. -- Sandra in Troy“We are having a Halloween ‘party’ with just us and the grandparents that babysit our child regularly.
The worst ranked Halloween candy is Michigan’s most popular for 2020
The worst ranked Halloween candy in the country is apparently the number one choice for people in Michigan. 13 years of research doesn’t lie and it shows Candy Corn is the most popular Halloween Candy in the mitten state. After Candy Corn, Michiganders second favorite choice is Starburst, which was the 2019 most popular candy in Michigan. Among other Midwest states, Blow Pops is Ohio’s favorite Halloween candy followed by M & M’s. According to its top 10 worst Halloween candies list, CandyStore.com ranks Candy Corn the worst Halloween candy in the country, as voted on by consumers.mlive.com
Celebrate National Lollipop Day at this vintage candy store
Its National Lollipop Day and the Doc Sweets Candy Company has vintage candy to take your sweet tooth on a ride back in time. Host Jason Carr chatted with David Sklena, the owner of Doc Sweets Candy Company about their vintage candy and how they keep their store clean for candy shoppers. Doc Sweets has been open for 12 years and sells everything from Abba-Zaba to Zots. They also have replaced their customized shovel candy with pre-packaged quarter-pound to 1 pound bags you can choose from. Watch the video to see if Doc Sweets has your favorite throwback candy.
Rochester Hills dental office collects 1,000 pounds of candy for troops
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A dental center has collected about 1,000 pounds of candy to donate to United States service officers and veterans at VA hospitals across the nations. Oakridge Dental Center in Rochester Hills partnered with Soldiers’ Angels for its Treats for Troops campaign. The dental office will cover the cost for the candy to be shipped to a distribution center to be passed out.