We love The Teal Pumpkin Project. Here is why.

At Burpy we love everything that says Halloween. This is one holiday that not only brings the family and friends together but inspires people to embrace the fun aspect of their personality and celebrate gluttony. Halloween is synonymous with candy. It is all about consuming special treats that mothers typically tend to keep away from the kids all year long – candies, chocolates, gummy worms, candy corn, pumpkins pies, and cupcakes.

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Teal Pumpkin Project

In the recent times’ Pumpkins of a different color has grown in popularity exponentially If you are a trick or treater, we bet you have noticed them too. Ever came across a Teal Colored Pumpkin? Do you know what it means? FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide effort to simply Halloween for kids with food allergies and makes it more inclusive. The incidence of food allergies has been on an upsurge, and according to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education®), one in 13 children has a food allergy. Does that mean kids and parents who suffer food allergies need to stay away from this holiday? Absolutely not and the Teal Pumpkin project is an answer to this.

If you wish to participate in this effort – all you have to do is put a teal colored pumpkin or a sign on the porch to let trick-or-treaters know you are partaking in this initiative where you will be offering both non-food and candy treats. Simply ask the child to choose which treat would they prefer?

If you do decide to participate in this initiative here are ten non-food treats we are sure the young trick-or-treaters will love:

1.    Halloween stickers or temporary tattoos

2.    Mini cans of play-doh

3.    Glow sticks or glow-in-the-dark jewelry

4.    Halloween mini Beanie Babies

5.    Small flashlights

6.    Origami animals

7.    Mini puzzles

8.    Spider or insect rings

9.    Coloring books (mini)

10.  Toothbrushes

Have an interesting fact about the Teal Pumpkin Project that we missed mentioning?Share with us by commenting on this post.

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Halloween Candy Trivia

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Who doesn’t love the costumes, candy and pumpkin carving? What we love the most is trick-or-treating. Here are some fun facts about the much celebrated Halloween candy.

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  • Every state has a favorite Halloween candy, Starburst is the favorite Halloween candy of Texans.
  • Candy corn is the most popular Halloween candy bought across the USA.
  • Americans buy approximately over 600 million pounds of candy on Halloween.
  • A kids Halloween loot bag typically has over 1,100 calories. That’s quite unhealthy.
  • The traditional Halloween colors Black and Orange are the colors of the festival for a reason. Orange was chosen due to its association with the fall harvest and black due to its link with darkness.
  • Trick-or-treating draws its inspiration from All Souls’ Day, where unfortunate would beg for the food and rich would donate the food and them to pray for them.
  • The beloved Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to dismiss haunted spirits.

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15 best Halloween Candy for Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween is fast approaching, read our list to stock the best candies of the year.

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1.  Skittles Original Candy
2.  Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment Candy Bag
3.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
4.  Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
5.  Dum-Dums Lollipops
6.  Swedish Fish Soft & Chewy Candy
7.   Frankford Gummy Body Parts Candy
8.   Airheads Mini Bars
9.   Mars Chocolate Favorites Fun Size Variety Pack
10. M&M’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies
11. Kit-Kat Mini Chocolate Candies
12. Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
13. Nestle Crunch Size Halloween Candy Bars
14. Twizzlers Twists
15. Snickers Mini Candy Bars

Think our list is incomplete? Comment below to let us know.

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10 must have Halloween candies

Halloween or as some say ‘annual candy grab’ festival is here. If you are a busy mom, working professional or someone who has just been plain lazy to stock  Halloween candies help is at hand. You can still order it from Burpy and make it in time before the little trick-o-treaters arrive at your doorstep tonight.

Halloween Candy

  • Reese Peanut  Butter Cup Candy
  • Dove Dark Chocolate Candy
  • Hot Tamales Chewy Candies Fierce Cinnamon
  • Peeps & Co Ghosts Marshmallow Peeps
  • Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups
  • Hershey’s Cookie’s ‘n’ Creme Candy Bars
  • Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy
  • Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
  • M&M’s Chocolate Candies
  • Twix Minis

Think we missed out on your favorite candy in our list. Do let us by commenting below.

Why the Jack-O’-Lantern?

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Halloween has many unusual and somewhat creepy traditions. We dress up, ask for candy and scare each other, however, one of the most iconic traditional practices of this holiday is carving a pumpkin. Better known as a “Jack-o’-lantern”, pumpkin carving has become one of the most recognizable customs of the Halloween season.  

Every year my family and I would go on a hunt to find the most massive and plump pumpkin, I took this tradition very seriously as a child. I loved spooning out all of the seeds and watching my dad create the most elaborate, and sometimes frightening, faces on our “Jack-o’-lanterns”. When Halloween night came, we set our pumpkin next to the front door with a candle illuminating its ghoulish face. With the holiday around the corner, I recently became curious on how about this widely popular Halloween tradition originated.

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Pumpkin carving traces back to the legend of Stingy Jack. According to an old Irish folktale, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to a drink. Refusing to pay, Jack convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin to purchase their drinks. Rather than paying for drinks, Jack decided to keep the coin for himself. Jack eventually freed the Devil. As his punishment, the Devil gave Stingy Jack a burning coal ember place in a hollowed-out turnip. With this being his only light, he was forced to roam the Earth for all eternity.

Irish children began to make their own versions of a “Jack-O’-Lantern” by carving devilish faces into vegetables to frighten away Stingy Jack. European immigrants brought this custom to the United States, and the old folktale soon turned into the widely popular Halloween tradition.