I know it has been a few weeks since I last posted–life got busy.
Halloween is just a week away, and as usual I had not purchased my candy. While at the grocery store, I decided to load up on my favorites for Halloween-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Almond Joy. It is the one time of year that I can purchase more than one bag of candy and not feel guilty. The Reese’s bag was the first one I grabbed and of course I had to read the label—Manufactured in Mexico. Bummer! Ugh! No Reese’s for me this year! NO Twix or Almond Joy either. I continued to search and I found A LOT of the “Distributed by” labels, Made in Mexico and one even Made in Turkey.
So I continued to search, now looking at candy bags that I had not even heard of before today. I think I was on a sugar high, just by being close to so much candy for so long. I am happy to say that I did walk out of the grocery store with lots of Made in the USA labeled candy–Smarties, DOTS, Chick-O-Stix, Peeps, Tootstie Rolls, Dum Dum Pops and Sour Punches. One company even proudly displaying Made in the USA on the front of the bag.
To all the little ghosts and goblins that will be coming to my door this year, I have plenty of Made in the USA treats for you!
Update: First of all, China Ate My Jeans has an excellent post on Halloween candy. And secondly, a loyal reader brought it to my attention that her bag of Smarties was Made in Canada. I certainly approve of Made in Canada, but I did want to clarify that I misread the label. It states that it is Packed in the U.S.A. I must have been that sugar high that I mentioned It proves that you must read labels very carefully!