A Review of Hershey’s 2020 Halloween Candy

 

Some good news for 2020 – Hershey’s released some “new” Halloween candy! AND, you can find it on shelves now (I picked some up at my local Walgreen’s store).

Many of the new candies have familiar flavors with a spooky twist – which makes it more fun to eat in my opinion!

I tried the green marshmallow Witch’s Brew Kit-Kat  bars, the Cookies ‘n’ Creme Fangs and Reese’s Franken-Cups!

My thoughts on the candies are below…along with close up photos.

WARNING: prepare for a hunger for some tasty Halloween treats to set in while reading.

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Halloween Shopping 2020: Walgreens

I was working on this post the day before my son arrived! I had planned to get it posted on his birthday – but that day had much more exciting plans! I’ll share our birth story in a different post. 

I found myself visiting Walgreens to pick up photos for my son’s baby book that I was working on. I was pleasantly surprised to find Halloween on the shelves in early August during this quick visit that ultimately turned into a visit that required lots of Halloween candy that would accompany me home.

Although the display was sparse and shared an aisle with back-to-school supplies, it still was magical and full of fright! Keep scrolling to see their collection this year (which includes exclusive Nightmare Before Christmas items just for Walgreens!).

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Halloween Shopping 2020: Old Time Pottery


It’s Halloween in July at my favorite home decor store, Old Time Pottery!  Halloween shopping certainly looks a lot different than it did last year, but I decided to mask up and take a peek inside my store (it was surprisingly not busy for a Sunday afternoon outing) while keeping my distance!

I was immediately greeted by walls and bins of pumpkins which made my heart soar! Spooky season is HERE! 

As I perused the fall and Halloween decor offerings this year, I did notice there were some items that looked familiar to me – some of them were in stock last Halloween. You can take a stroll down memory lane and compare the collection to last year’s in my 2019 Old Time Pottery Halloween Shopping blog post.

 I am not sure how much Halloween shopping I will be doing this year because I’ll be giving birth to my son in about 38 days (which is peak Halloween shopping season and decorating time!).

I’m glad I at least got to squeeze in a visit to OTP!  I hope you enjoy this early shopping trip and that it brings you some Halloween cheer if you’re unable to venture out during this scary time. 

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Creepmas Shopping Guide 2019

Just like that, we move from Halloween to holiday gift giving. Some of us enjoy the holidays with a bit of spookiness in the mix, so I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite “Creepmas” gift ideas and items to help you celebrate or shop for yourself or that spooky someone in your life.

You better not pout, and you better not cry because you can celebrate Halloween all year with these gifts – just gotta make sure you’re on Santa’s “good” list and that Krampus hasn’t paid you a visit instead….

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Happy Halloween 2019!

Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain! The day of all days is here! Today is the perfect day to let go of heaviness, the things of the past, and set good and new intentions as the season changes to winter.

I have had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween season and year so far and wanted to reflect on and highlight some of my favorite things to celebrate HALLOWEEN.

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Halloween Travels: Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City

I was so excited to go on a mini excursion to celebrate my favorite season of all! I went to visit the inaugural Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City Amusement Park in Branson, MO this past weekend.

Branson is a quick three hour drive from where I live and I have lots of fun and fond memories going to Silver Dollar City with my family growing up. It was always a summer vacation spot for us, but I’ve never been to visit this late in the year. The last time I was there was in the summer when I had to have been about 11 or 12 years old.

Let me tell you something though about this trip – the fall foliage driving through the Ozarks this time of year is absolutely magical. I was having an equally fun time soaking in all of the colors of the leaves as I did enjoying the masterfully carved pumpkins in the theme park.

If you would like to take a look at what the first ever Pumpkin Nights is like, keep on reading to see lots of photos!

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Get Hallow-clean with the MAD Optimist!

There’s nothing like a good clean Halloween feeling – and my friends at the Mad Optimist are delivering just that!

The Mad Optimist is a Bloomington, Indiana based all-natural body care company started by three best friends.

They create customized bar soaps,  bath soaks, lip balms, and sprays. You can select the scents you like, your skin type and other add-ins to your liking and name your price on what you pay as well!

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FatBoy Ice Cream Cookies and “Scream” Milkshake

When you think about Halloween does ice cream come to mind? Perhaps I’m the only one who has ice cream on the mind all the time! It’s the perfect treat for any time of year (for some reason I think I crave it more when it gets cold than when it is hot out!).

I was thrilled when I was asked to work with FatBoy Ice Cream to share some ways that you can spookify your ice cream treats this month!

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Spooky Good Style: Beautifully Unique Halloween Leggings

 

Do you like comfy clothes in the fall?! Heck, I like comfy clothes all the time! I normally do not wear leggings much – but I recently was turned on to Beautifully Unique Leggings and my whole opinion on leggings has changed. You can find me living in these leggings every evening as soon as I get home from work and on weekends.

Owner Jill, has a passion for Halloween as well and has a huge variety of Halloween/Fall themed leggings in her store along with matching bandannas for your pet! (Oh, and did I mention these leggings also have a hidden pocket!? SCORE!)

Keep reading to get some style inspiration and to see just a few of the faBOOLous styles there are available! (Plus find out how you can get 10% off your purchase!)

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A Voyage to Spirit Halloween

Ahoy, spooky shoppers! The telltale sign that Halloween season has officially arrived at the harbor is when Spirit Halloween stores officially open!

Nothing is creepier than visiting the building where an abandoned Toys”R”Us or Sears retailer once thrived to find that they have been usurped by demonic animatronic creatures, walls of masks and costumes, and orange and black everything.

I made it a point to visit the first Spirit Halloween of the season on Friday, Aug. 9 (only ONE day after it just opened) on 71st Street in Tulsa, OK.

I always get a kick out of their displays and was giddy with Halloween glee to find that this location was well stocked and all of their frightening displays were working without a hitch. Keep reading to see some of the sights you can expect at Spirit Halloween stores in 2019!

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