Tidbit Tuesday: Candy and Trick-or-Treating

Wut wuuuuuut it’s time for another Tidbit Tuesday!

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I had a discussion the other day with my coworkers about how we trick-or-treated. There was talk of plastic orange pumpkins, shopping bags, and pillowcases (my weapon of choice). One girl even used a McDonald’s Happy Meal box. Then we talked about how awesome candy is and everyone should eat candy all the time and then not get obese and die.

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But why do we trick-or-treat for candy on Halloween? Where did that tradition start? When did it start? Why candy?

Because CANDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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Well, it started in America. To understand why it started we need to talk a little about the beginning of Halloween in North America. Very, very briefly.

Briefs.

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Introducing: Tidbit Tuesday!

Today I’ll be unrolling a new feature that should keep things interesting. For me and you.

Tidbit Tuesday!

See? It’s a tasty tidbit.

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Alliteration!

Every Tuesday I’m going to throw a food tidbit up on this here blog. It could come from something from the interwebz, something from a book, or something I was told by another human bean.

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I thought it would keep things interesting. And besides, sometimes you don’t want to read a whole post. Sometimes you just wanna know what fresh pistachios look like.

They’re wrapped in those thingies and they’re red.

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And that’s what pistachios look like when they’re raw. You’re welcome.

Anyway, today’s Tidbit (yup, it’s capitalized) will be a revelation to some and old news to others. It’s about our buddy Columbus, the guy  we just celebrated for “discovering” the Americas.

He looks tired to me. Bags under the eyes.

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