Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Halloween 2012 is off to a roaring start and the closer we get to October its starting to look more and more like this season is going to be the best we've had in years. This is despite the fact that most retail chains are already clearing out large sections to usher in Santa Claus and his band of mutated flying deer.
Normally I am all up in arms when Christmas sticks its red ass this early into the Halloween season but this year, it seems like Halloween has such a strong presence that it doesn't matter how hard retail stores want us to start thinking red and green...we are all going to sit around and eat Candy Corn Oreos and make Christmas wait its turn.
Which is nice because it gives us all the perfect opportunity to spend some time with a new friend on the Halloween Market... Snickers Pumpkins!
No doubt you are familiar with Reeses Pumpkins as those have been for sale since roughly the Regan Administration. Take that exact same concept and apply it to the traditional Snickers bar and boom goes the dynamite, instant Halloween product.
I am going to be perfectly honest here, Snickers Pumpkins are not the kind of item that jumps off the shelf at you and commands an instant purchase. You'll see throughout the remainder of the 2012 Halloween Countdown items that are bigger, better, and more... to be frank, interesting. And you know what? That is exactly what I like the most about Snickers Pumpkins.
It is one of the few items that you don't have to plan in advance to truly enjoy, which is not always the case with items that I cover during these countdowns.
Snickers Pumpkins are one of those things that you can pick up for under $1.00 at the gas station on your way home from work and munch on them later on in the evening while watching your favorite horror movie on.
They make for a great way to quickly and effectively enjoy the Halloween season without the need to spend a lot of time or money. It is something that more seasonal items should strive to achieve!
So while Snickers Pumpkins are not the biggest or even the best item that you'll find this season they have an important roll in making Halloween a success. It is the small items like this that are really the backbone of a successful season. So next time you are at the store, take a minute to locate a package of these candy pumpkins. You'll find that somehow, the fall season seems just a little bit better when you do.