The face on this foil chocolate is exactly how I feel at the moment. Too many outrageous service issues this week that miraculously disappear and are resolved when I turn into “I will eat you alive if you do not handle this logically mode.” I will definitely be a call center representative fielding calls from irate customers in my next life… At least I will be able to fling it right back. Or I will turn into a cockroach when reincarnated. Harumpph. Before certain holidays (Halloween, Christmas & Easter), we like to have a nice bowl of seasonally appropriate candy on a table by the front door for visitors (or residents!)… It’s usually a small bowl filled with goodies and various high cholesterol options. This year I was thrilled to find Halloween themed foil wrapped chocolates at Rustan’s Rockwell. It’s really more about the look and not the quality of the contents… Some of the packages of Palmers Halloween chocolates were a reasonable PHP60 or so. Others went as high as PHP180. They will be nibbled on until the 31st, at which point they will be given out to The Kid’s friends if they actually still head out to trick or treat. Or if they are too old for that, they can give the candy out to the hundreds if not thousands of kids that come by.
For the crowds that typically come by each year, we do try to offer more than the run of the mill loot. This year we went to Divisoria to stock up, and eschewing all “made in China” candy (due to poisoning problems a few weeks ago down South), we stocked up on Korniks, Oishi, Gum, Nips and other candies. I try to overdo the volume on purpose as I hate running out. I realize there are some who wonder why we have adopted this holiday, and for me, the simple answer is kids and candy…it’s as simple as that. I have previous posts which cover a very brief history of the holiday, last year’s festivities, The Kid’s couture costume, chocolate cookies for Halloween, and even decorative gourds with a holiday feel and one on pumpkins, which are now available in selected metro groceries.