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What Does the Halloween Candy You Give Out Say About You?


In just a few short days the Trick-or-Treaters will be visiting you and if you don’t have the luxury of living in an controlled access apartment or forget to put up a sign or turn out the lights you might have to scrounge up some candy.  If this is something you care about here’s a very opinionated and non-scientific guide of what your choices in candy selection says about you:

M&M’s- You are a lover of the classics. I imagine you listening to the work of Mozart or reading Shakespeare to unwind with a  bottle of 18 year old scotch.


These old candies– These ALWAYS end up in a trick or treat bag. It’s the minimal effort candy that just won’t disappear into obscurity. Perfect choice if you just want the kids to just say “no thanks” and leave you alone….maybe that’s why they are still around.

Carmel Apple Suckers- You like to take risks. This is probably God-tier suckers but that’s if you don’t lose a tooth in the process. Risk vs reward.



Tootsie Pop- These were exciting when you tried to figure out how many licks it takes to get to the center or when you believed the Indian shooting the star meant free suckers. But it’s an allegory for disappointment as the prize in the middle is the same rubber chocolate in the Tootsie Roll.

Kit Kat- Aside from their clever chocolate saving scheme this choice means you want to give more bang for their candy bar or encourage sharing. That’s nice of you!

Almond Joy- Gotta love that feeling of choking on shredded coconut when trying to get that great single almond and chocolate combo. This is great if you’re a sadist.  Mounds is just straight up evil.



Carmel Candy Apple Twizzlers- These are like a dollar a pack so if you buy this you’re the rich house but this is the most exciting Twizzlers has been since Pull-n-Peel. Is it powerful enough to get Twizzlers out of marshmallow spider-making Hell? We’ll see..

Peeps Ghosts- Oh my, you poor ignorant fool…. These are just the gross chicks that are out during Easter. Every time someone buys these we stray further from God’s shining light.

Reese’s – It doesn’t matter if it’s pieces, pumpkins or plain cups. As long as it’s not the white chocolate you know your shit. Good job!




Swedish Fish- You want to be exotic but aren’t the best at making choices. Can’t blame you these are exciting at first but become dull after the 3rd fish. You can do better.

Snickers Bars- You know quality when you see it. In the words of the knight in Indiana Jones “You chose wisely”.



Rasinets- The old knight would say “You chose….poorly”



Rolos- If you give these out your heart is as gold as the wrapper they normally come in.

PopCultureAsylum’s Countdown to Halloween Week 2: Re-creating Ecto Cooler

Hey 80s/90s kids! Think of when you were growing up and the cartoon “The Real Ghostbusters” was all the rage. Are you following me so far? Good! Now, think of the action figures, think of the proton pack and the rich kid that had both the Proton pack AND the ghost trap. Don’t think about how you’d like to time travel to dick punch them for being smug, but DO think of all the nostalgia. After playing Ghostbusters, or when it was lunch time do you remember the ultimate drink you HAD to have? If you guessed Ecto Cooler, you win bragging rights…if you said something else; you’re a freak and I assume you have no soul, because there is no other right answer.

Now, time travel to the present. Beer may have replaced Ecto Cooler as your favorite drink, but if you decide to be nostalgic about it, I got bad news for you: Ecto Cooler has been discontinued since 2007 (Slimer himself left in 1997…a full six years after the cartoon was cancelled!) While it may live on with awesome memories, some people really, really miss the hell out of it! Some have launched full scale investigations! However, one group of rabid Ghostbuster fans made what they claim is the perfect clone of the beloved Ecto Cooler.

As part of PopCultureAsylum’s countdown to Halloween (and a motivating tool for me to update this site more frequently), I’ve decided to try to mimic this clone recipe. Here’s how it turned out:


5 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas For 2011

So it’s Friday, Halloween falls on a Monday, so with the weekend parties, you have even LESS time now to plan out what to wear this year! But the problem is you are not creative; but your friends keep urging you to dress up for a change, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Worry not, I am here to help you pick out a costume! (I’m generous like that!)Here’s 5 very last minute but good costumes.

Here we go:  (READ MORE)