I know what you're thinking, I can't possibly eat the Halloween candy. I'm on a diet, I can't take my child's candy, I shouldn't eat sweets...but then reality sets in and you see the candy on the counter, and you think, "well, just one piece." Then one becomes two and three and four, and then a week goes by and you feel terrible, because you've eaten way too much candy! Ahhhh!
Okay, so instead, try this. After trick-or-treating, I usually go through the candy anyway to make sure it's new and unopened, but then I scope out the candy and look for my absolute favorite piece. Yup, my favorite! Don't worry, my little one won't miss one piece, and usually if I ask she's more than willing to share. Then I pour a gorgeous glass of wine, and savor every bite and every sip. A well deserved moment. And that's it, I'm done and ready to move on to the next holiday for a special indulgence.
Now, if you want to make the moment that much better, it's essential to pair your piece of candy with a glass of wine that will compliment its sweetness. Here's a fabulous guide from Shape magazine to help you this Halloween:
I'm in love with Pinot Noir right now, so I'll be keeping my eye out for the little Starburst two-pack that was in my daughter's bag this year. So excited already!
How do you overcome the Halloween cravings? What do you drink with your candy?