Friday, October 17, 2008

HaLLoWeeN MuD GiVeAwAY



Growing up, my dog was blamed for a lot of things that happened in my house, in particular; Missing shoes, odiferous emissions, and disappearing candy. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I figured out my dad was actually the one responsible for Two out of Three of those things. His weakness: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Every first November morning, our Halloween pillowcases would appear to have been rifled through, and nary an orange and brown wrapper was ever found. I don't know how he managed to convince us for so long that a Labrador Retriever could develop such a specific taste for a chocolate and peanut butter combo.

In honor of stolen Halloween candy-it's a Halloween Mud Giveaway. Here is the twist: if you win this giveaway you get TWO PRIZES so that YOU can offer a giveaway on your blog too!! In the comment section below, confess your sweetest temptation. What candy should you not ever be left alone in the house with? You can, of course, enter as many times as you wish.

You might win ONE of these wicked mugs:



AND ONE of these Dracula garlic Jars



And you get to keep whichever one you like and give the other away. Double your Pleasure Double Your Fun. Enter through midnight Tuesday October 21--winner announced Wednesday October 22.

138 comments:

JenX67 said...

So fuN!

Tesa said...

I am like your dog/dad? I love the reeses peanut butter cups.

Bj in Dallas said...

almond roca....and a dark closet

Tyler said...

ANYTHING with caramel in it! Yum!

Spatula said...

A three-way tie between Ferrero Rocher, Lindt and Godiva raspberry chocolate. If you look closely, you'll notice a common factor. I'll give you a hint: it starts with "choco" and ends with "late".

Mrs. B. Roth said...

I love anything from the Smarties family, ooey gooey milk duds, licorice, Swedish fish, ooh, and Kit Kats. And good chocolate, like Dove... mmmm. We take a Communist family approach to Halloween candy. We all pool it and share equally. I'm more equal than my kids. How much longer do you think that will fly?

6 Degrees of Sacramento said...

Baci (by Perugina) are in constant peril at my house. These little Italian chocolates with hazelnuts are my greatest weakness. I love them so much I did a pilgrimage to Perugia just because that's where they're made. (Granted, I was already in Italy--I didn't go there JUST for the Baci!). By the way where did you find that hysterical mug? I want one even if I don't win the prize!

6 Degrees

6 Degrees of Humility said...

Okay...I should win just for sheer stupidity. You *made* it. Duh. I'll be over here in the corner.

How do I order one? ;-)

Jennifer said...

I think you're going to regret telling us we can enter as many times as we like cos I'm going to enter A LOT. I want one of those prizes Lorrie...

Here is my first sweet temptation: Peanut M&M's. I cannot be around these things because I will take a one pound bag and strap them on like a feed bag. This is not a joke. I inhale them then I walk around on a Peanut M&M high. It's not pretty.

Kr√ęg said...

I could quickly give myself diabetes if I was left alone in a room with a case of Krackel or Rolo. That garlic jar is ill.

Miss Thystle said...

you know what candy IS safe from me? BIT O HONEY. That stuff is gross. And Sugar Babies and aslo their Baby Daddies. I have pretty good teeth, no fillings, and I'm generally convinced I'm going to lose all of my teeth.

In my neighborhood you get lots of tamarindo candy. That tastes like ASS. And looks like ass. Sometimess they come on a plastic spoon. So you get a spoonful or orangishbrown paste that tastes like ass and you're supposed to be excited?

If I got a spoonful of something that looked and tasted/smelled like ass I'd hope it was, like, heroin or something.

My comment, as usual, has completely lost it's focus.

Downbeat said...

My biggest vice (next to Pinot Noir, that is) is Reese's Peanut Butter cups.

The mug makes me happy on the inside, btw.

Mistress Meeyee said...

I can eat Reeses butter cups all day.I have made myself sick off of them.It's an addiction!

PearlsOfSomething said...

I shouldn't enter, because I'm not sure how I would decide witch (har har) to give away.

I'll steal Reese's any day but, depending on my mood, I might dig for just about anything.

If my girls come home with any Mounds bars, they will immediately become mine. They stole my bag of mini Mounds a few weeks ago, the rotten snots.

TJ said...

I try really hard not to steal my kids candy, but it's really hard not to, especially the chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Your dad, me and my hubby would be duking it out over the Reese's. I might be small, but don't even think about LOOKING at my Reese's! Both the mug and garlic pot are amazing - beautiful work!
guill888 at yahoo dot com

Jane! said...

It's gotta be the peanut BUTTER m&m's. Luckily they aren't easy to find.
I am SO not going trick of treating in Thystle's neighborhood.

Nonnee said...

Now, if anyone I know happens to read this, they will finally know what happened to all the Tootsie Rolls in their Hallowe'en bags!

Tammy said...

Gosh just to name one. LOL. I have found that my weakness is Lyndt Chocolates. They cost waaaay to much so it's a real treat when I do buy them.

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Haha! Probably M & M's! I'll probably eat the whole packet finish in less than an hour! :P

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Hui Shan said...

I'll think it'll be Hersey's chocolates... They're so irresistible!

Hui Shan
tan.huishan@gmail.com

Baba said...

These are fabulous! I love them!

Baba said...

Chocolate of course!

Baba said...

Chocolate of course!

kwr221 said...

Stealing candy was easier before my kids could count. Think about it, they trick or treat in the dark and their bags are full - that's all they care about.

Now, they count and sort and count again and then try to find a hiding place so Dad won't find it. (They're convinced I'm an ally - hah!)

MY Halloween candy weakness always has been reeses pb cups. Absolutely.

kwr221 said...

My new fav, "hold me back, I can't stop"?

Definitely the Snicker's Rockin Nut Road. It's dark chocolate with almonds and marshmellow and caamel.


OhMyGod, I feel flushed just thinking about them!

kwr221 said...

Oh, and I never could pass up Cadbury's fruit and nut bars.

kwr221 said...

Oh, and something called white trash or something like that.

It's mini pretzels dipped in white chocolate and usually mixed with nuts and/or raisins. YUM!

I guess, all in all, I don't have much self-control, if any, around chocolate.

kwr221 said...

Almond joy. Definitely almond joy.

kwr221 said...

Oh, and Reeses pieces. They just melt in your mouth.

And Halloween is definitely more fun than Easter - the candy is waaay better. Except those little malted speckled eggs are pretty darn good.

kwr221 said...

I'm staying away from Thystle's neighborhood.

Even if I would like to meet her.

And I don't even know what that Tamarindo crap is.

kwr221 said...

Lorrie - have you Twittered today?

You can find me at twitter.com/kwr221

KAS said...

Don't let me near Twix. They're a dangerous thing for me. Especially the peanut butter one, as peanut butter is a serious soft spot for me and probably always will be! Guilty addiction? Hell no, I'm well aware I like it too much and I'm proud of it. :D

Jennifer said...

Another sweet temptation of mine...chocolate covered pretzels. They're crunchy, sweet and salty at all the same time. What's not to like about that combination?

Debra W said...

See's candy. Although I can't really stay away from it because my sweet husband keeps me very well supplied! Now that's love.

Adorable Halloween stuff, Lorrie!

Have I told you lately how awesome I think you are? I LOVE the wonderful comments that you leave for me on my blog. You make me smile.

Hugs,
Debbie

- Marybeth I. said...

all the chocolate.

when my oldest was very little I took most of her candy into work so I would not eat it (I also did not want her eating all of it). Of course I ate a bunch on the way to work though as I was pregnant and had no self control. When I dropped it off one of the girls asked "where is all of the good candy?".

Ooops.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate turtles - OMG I love them.

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to leave my name with the turtles.
clenna@aol.com

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love Snickers. When my son was little, I would grab one from his pumpkin bucket, lock myself in the bathroom and eat it real quick!

My wedding anniversary is Oct. 30th. Every anniversary is spent schlepping around with the trick or treaters. I appease myself by sampling the candy for pins, razors or poisons later on.

Crystal Adkins said...

I'm a huge vamp fan so of course I love the garlic jar!
I should never be left alone with chocolate covered raisins I can eat a whole bag in one sitting! I mean a BIG bag!!
crystal72206@yahoo.com

crystal said...

These two are adorable. I think the saying on the mug is adorable!! Garlic is a staple in our house,vampires or not:)

Unfortunetly i dont have a sweet tooth. I might be weird but i always enjoyed little things like plastic spider rings and temporary tattoos.Also little bags of peanuts and pretzels are great too!

cyclona66@aol.com

Sandy said...

hmm depends on mood but good candy is good candy..reeses...heath..almond joy yummo

Le @ Third on the Right said...

alright then ... home made choc fudge - the chalky kind - not the soft guey one - the harder one that just says SUGAR all over it ...

and russian caramels ... home made

failing home made - milk chocolate - any time any place any brand - I'm your girl ...

thanks Lorrie - le xo

Le @ Third on the Right said...

ps loving the mug - that tag line could apply to kids ... yes ??

Millie said...

Gummi bears!

Millie said...

Gummi bears!

Millie said...

Peanut butter cups

Millie said...

carmels!

Millie said...

Did I mention gummy bears?

Millie said...

And not just ANY gummi bears Haribo.. the original!! not these american chewy ones yuck!

Millie said...

Buterfingers :)

Millie said...

Ok ... Im starting to feel like a pig lol any candy is in trouble alone with me :)

Deb said...

Nutrageous. Can't handle myself around them.

Nadine Hightower said...

That must be a dad thing....part of the job. Shelter, provide, fart, and steal the good Halloween candy becuz mine did it too!!

Reese's peanut butter cups the best in my book.

peachens1962 said...

Yummm-oo! I love it!!! cyndismith@bellsouth.net

rpc said...

Am I eligible to win since I don't have a blog? In case I am eligible, the answer is chocolate.

RPC said...

More chocolate!

rpc said...

Yet more chocolate!

rpc said...

My kids go out early so that when they get home we can remove all the Reeses and give them to the later kids. Nobody want to eat them here.

rpc said...

Chocolate and red wine go well together.

Beeb said...

What a fun giveaway! I would love to win one of these fabulous prizes and share the other on my blog. :)

Wow, which candy should I never be left alone with? I'm a sucker for anything chocolate, honestly. I love Milky Way bars.

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

Or Twix bars, I love those too.

Thank you so much for the chance!

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

Or Mars bars....

-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or just plain Hershey's chocolate bars...

-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or Hershey's Cookies & Cream bars....


-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or M&Ms....


-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or Almond Snickers....


-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or Hershey's Chocolate With Almonds...

-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Or Almond M&Ms, I'm good with Almonds in general.

-Beeb
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Beeb said...

Tootsie Rolls are good too.

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

peachens1962 said...

Swedish Fish and Twix ........Yummm-oo! I love sweets !!! cyndismith@bellsouth.net

Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

Reeses Pieces b y far for my temptation and something you should never leave me alone with. I will eat the whole bag in one day.

http://happyhousewifey.blogspot.com

kwr221 said...

At the movies: Goobers and Raisonettes. Together. By the handful.

Oh, my.

kwr221 said...

Chunky. Remember them? Awesome chocolate blocks with raisins in them?

Oooooh, s goooood.

kwr221 said...

Turtles.

HOW COULD I FORGET TURTLES!!!!!

Irresistable!

Tamara said...

I can not be left alone with Lindt White Choclate Truffles. My goodness they are som rich and creamy. A very bad and tempting item.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Doreen said...

Reeses!

Doreen said...

Almond Joys!

Doreen said...

Mounds!

Doreen said...

M & M'S!

Doreen said...

Snickers!

Doreen said...

Twix!

Doreen said...

Hershey's Chocolate bars!

Laura said...

Ooooh...Mounds! With all the dark chocolate nibbled off first, and the coconut gooey left for last. Yeah, I play with my food!

Jenny said...

A big box of slightly imperfect "oops" Russel Stover chocolates. They are just so cheap, and I could eat about a hundred of the chewy ones!

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Beeb said...

You know another Halloween candy I love? Junior mints. MMMM!

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

But if I can't have chocolate, I love licorice too.

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

Like Twizzlers. Twizzlers are great!

-Beeb
fwuffles AT jaided.com

jceko77 said...

snickers
jceko77@yahoo.com

jceko77 said...

reese's pieces
jceko77@yahoo.com

jceko77 said...

lemonheads
jceko77@yahoo.com

ddurance said...

caramel cake, love it!

Deidre
deidre_durance@hotmail.com

kwr221 said...

ddurance - do they give out caramel cakes in Halloween bags in your neighborhood? If so, I might have to come visit, if not, well, then, pick a candy that you might steal from your kids' Trick or Treat bag! ;-)

kwr221 said...

Did I mention peanut m&m's? Because I TOTALLY can't be trusted around them.

Either.

kwr221 said...

And almond m&m's. Really, I'd steal them in a heartbeat.

Aparently, I can't be trusted around my kids' T or T bags AT ALL.

No wonder they hide them.

Except the Starbursts are safe around me. I won't touch them. Or Smarties.

ThreadBeaur said...

Already so many comments here! I would have to say that I have a weakness for the peanut butter cups as well. I would say nutella is my biggest weakness, but since it is technically not a candy, the peanut butter cups will be my pick! What a great giveaway and a fun idea for the winner to have a giveaway too!

threadbeaur [at] yahoo dot come

Tim said...

reeses peanut butter cups
are never safe at my house.
Thanks for giveaway. Tim

Lo said...

Rice krispy treats -- I have a love/hate relationship with them. Cannot resist.

Janet said...

I absolutely love white Lindt truffles. They're amazingly rich, creamy, and wonderful! I have to have my husband hide the bag and give me a daily allowance of chocolates or I'll eat the whole bag in a day!

Janet said...

Caramel apples are pretty hard to leave alone too! I particulary like your mug warning not to summon anything you can't banish. It reminds me of my favorite Katie McAllister books!

sarah said...

ok, here goes for me. don't ever leave me home alone with twix bars!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

Crunchie, the honeycomb choc bar.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

snickers bar

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

there is a new one out called Dark Chocolate Mars and it is to DIE for!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

also tootsie rolls.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

reese's crunchy peanut butter cups.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

peanut m&ms!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Elsie said...

The wicked Halloween gremlin and I love those little "witches teeth" candies that are white, yellow and orange triangle shaped..... which are magical and poof into the air, you know, if you look away for a moment.

What's new witch you?

pumkinlady430@yahoo.com

Mama said...

cordial cherries... yummm!

Becky said...

Eating the kids' Halloween candy. . .after we've put them to bed.

kwr221 said...

I bought a jar of nutella on Saturday and a package of graham crackers to go with it. OMG, goodness!

Jennifer said...

Fudge covered Oreos. Have you ever had them? They're like an orgasm in a box. They're that good.

Racie Lover said...

Ever the optimist, I am entering your newest contest, Lorrie, and will hope that this time I come up a WINNA!

To be honest, I don't have much of a sweet tooth and can resist just about anything in the dessert/sweetie catagory. But I do have one temptation in my household that I absolutely cannot resist and don't even want to try to: PACO!

sheila said...

Oh, that Racie Lover still acts like a newlywed!!

In my house, it's tough to resist the following (in no particular order): Reese's PB Cups, Almond Joy, Peanut M&Ms & English Cadbury Fruit & Nut.

Love the little garlic guy -- very clever!

zakary said...

Oh, I love the mug and the jar! I will give one of them away...to myself!

I heart Peanut Butter M&M's and Snickers. Like in a very unhealthy way.

zakary said...

And I forgot about Butterfingers!

Those go great with a nice Syrah.

And if I win, I pledge the garlic jar to Kreg.

Debra W said...

Mallowmars! I love Mallowmars so much and we can't always get them here in CA!

Hugs,
Deb

Debra W said...

Mallowmars! I love Mallowmars so much and we can't always get them here in CA!

Hugs,
Deb

kwr221 said...

either we are a serious bunch of chocoholics or we're all desperate to win your awesome mug!

kwr221 said...

nutrageous are pretty irresistable, too!

KAS said...

Hey, my car was repossessed on Thursday night. I could use something fun and cool like these things. Talk about cheering up; having someone threaten to suck my blood on a daily basis usually does it for me. :D

I also forgot that I am rather fond of Zero bars. Not sure why, but they're addictive.

kwr221 said...

Lorrie - your Google stats must be rockin'!

You know, like those fantabulous dark chocolate Snicker's Rockin' Nut Road candy bars that are my new crack.

SweetMeat said...

Can we really enter as many times as we want? Rare! I love BIG HUNK! I'm pretty sure it's specifically made for teeth pulling.

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Just caught this one in time! OK lets see.... I have to ponder for a bit since anything brown (oh and sweet...) wins my heart.
Sea-foam is my choice. Mega yum. I am crossing my fingers!!!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like Dove chocolate and reeses cups :D I can't buy the bags because before I know it the whole thing is gone!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Shereejb said...

I choose Miss Thistle as the winner - someone needs to slip her a Heath Bar and a cup of Salada tea, skim milk, no sugar. There;s no ASS anywhere near that delightful combination.

Sheree

Beeb said...

The commenter above me mentioned Heath bars. How could I forget about Heath bars?! Ooh how I love them. Do they come in a fun sized version?

-Beeb

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Beeb said...

Right now, I have a bunch of Lindt chocolate bars in my cupboard. This is DANGEROUS. I've been munching away on the dark chocolate with Orange.

-Beeb

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Beeb said...

And as if 20+ bars of chocolate in the cupboard weren't enough, a friend gave me a big bag of candy the other day. I discovered that Hershey's kisses come in white chocolate!! I'm in love!!

-Beeb

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Beeb said...

But plain Hershey's kisses are good, too!

-Beeb

fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

And Rolos! I love me some Rolos.

-Beeb

fwuffles AT jaided.com

Beeb said...

Oh, and Kit-Kats! Yum!

You know, all this chocolate talk has got my sweet tooth hungry. I think I'm going to go raid some of that Lindt now.

-Beeb

fwuffles AT jaided.com

Debra W said...

Oreos and milk. Yum.

Hugs,
Deb

Tamara said...

I can't be left alone with miniture Reeses Peanut Butter cups.

kwr221 said...

big hunk and sea-foam, must be an Aussie candy? Never heard of them and that's RARE.

kwr221 said...

hershey kisses with almonds/
can't be trusted.

kwr221 said...

hershey kisses with caramel.

Oh, my.

::sigh:::

Heather said...

Tootsie Rolls. And then they came out with the fruity ones and oh did I ever like those. Better than Starburst! And Tootsie Pops because you get a tootsie roll after all that hard work licking ;)