It might be a disappointment for some of you, but I am not a big Halloween fan. I have never enjoyed dressing up, I am not a fan of scary movies, and while orange is my favorite color, I really don’t like it paired with black. BUT, I LOVE CANDY. Maybe it goes back to my childhood memories of stopping at Freeway Variety on my way home from school and stock piling up on Jolly Rancher sticks and Now & Laters. Nowadays I don’t eat it that often, but I do recommend you don’t leave an unattended box of Mike & Ikes in my presence. So, all that being said…my favorite part of Halloween is the candy.
I popped into Powell’s Sweet Shoppe on College Ave recently to step back in time just a bit and marvel at all my old favorites. Thankfully I got out with just one box of Bit O’ Honey’s. Here are a few shares that were inspired by the sugary stuff above…
Local Folks, did you know the Jelly Belly Factory is right up in Fairfield? Maybe a tour is in order.
If you have a “Sweet Jelly Bean” in your life, this print would be a darling addition to his/her room.
The timeline of American Made candy is kind of a fun read…
Wow, according to Zillow, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles are the top 3 cities for trick or treating in the U.S.
How about favorite candy by state. Californians appear to be Life Saver lovers.
What are YOUR favorite sweets from children’s books?
I just don’t have the time to make my own, but if you are so inclined…
How about an over-the-top Candyland birthday party!
My love for vintage has me wanting an old copy of this classic.
And at the end of it all….DON’T FORGET TO BRUSH!
Photo Credits: All photos by Adrienne Schell
Powell’s Sweet Shoppe is located at 3206 College Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705. Check out their website or more information.