The nights have been getting darker…..

Cold winds whistle through neighborhoods with a eerie sound…..

Creaks and popping noises start occurring more frequently in your house….

You feel vulnerable each time you close your eyes while in the shower.

No, it’s not your imagination making you extra paranoid.

For it is that special time of year…..


Ghosts Of Halloween Past

Everyone has a different opinion of Halloween. Some love it while others just hate it.

I personally think it’s fun!

In my youth, I loved getting dressed up to go trick or treating around my neighborhood. I remember one of my elementary schools would allow the students to go trick or treating at the school.

Each classroom would have it’s own unique game you played to win prizes, candy or baked treats. I remember winning the cakewalk two years in a row! {See: 11 Embarrassing Behavior Traits about Mike: Elementary School Years}

As I got older, Halloween became an afterthought. In my college years I was so busy with surviving that I honestly can’t remember a single Halloween.

That’s pretty sad right!

The majority of the neighborhoods I lived at while living the traveling lifestyle lacked the spirit of Halloween.

Michael V. Moore dressed like a 2 Chains wannabe

2012: 2 Chainz On my Neck!

When I lived in Las Vegas, I did see a few trick or treaters in the neighborhood that made me smile. The best Halloween costumes were seen on The Vegas Strip hanging out at the casinos and holiday parties.

Halloween Present

Now that I’m back in Northern Virginia, I’ve been experiencing more of a traditional Halloween from my childhood. It’s great seeing decorations go up in people’s yards.

Michael Moore in a Alex Cross costume

Michael as Tyler Perry playing Alex Cross….HORRIBLE movie

My only beef has to do with the fact that neighborhoods are so dark! Why have people stop turning on their front porch lights nowindays? Turn on your lights people!

So besides the scare factor, the obvious draw of Halloween is the candy!

It’s the time of year we all try to be somewhat naughty. When we go to work we see candy jars laid out for everyone to snack on.

When we go to the store, we make sure we get the jumbo bags for the trick or treaters…….and ourselves!

Satisfy That Sweet Tooth

Eating candy is the highlight of the Halloween season.just a part of this season. It’s all a part of the cravings we experience during the fall (check out 3 Seasonal Occurrences That Create Relentless Fall Cravings).

We know we shouldn’t be eating the candy but we cave in anyways.

Instead of giving you the shame finger in this article, I’ve decided to have some fun with it.

I decided to poke fun at some of the Halloween treats that we love to eat during this time of year. As I looked at the list of candies we tend to indulge, it made me wonder if the reason we ate them, was because we could identify with the candy?

You be the judge.

Here’s my own personal list of everyone’s favorite candy and their personalities!

Which Holloween Candy Do You Act Like?

Tootsie Rolls

tootsie rolls

Tootsie rolls don’t have much flash. On the outside they come across as short and stubby with a hard exterior. Once you actually engage one, you find out that it’s not as awful as it’s exterior.

They even become likable (chewy).


bag of opened skittles

Taste the rainbow is their marketing campaign. Without a doubt skittles are extremely colorful. They make sure that they will be seen in a crowded room!

They capture your visual attention right away. Even though they want all the attention, they exceed your expectation with their sweet personalities. They are a pleasure to gaze upon as well as dialogue with.



They look perfectly fine on the outside. Once you engage them you realize they have somewhat of a salty personality.

You continue to try to be friendly to them but for some reason the more you try to be friendly, the more you realize that it just doesn’t feel right to you. Classic case of judging a book by its cover and maybe not liking its pages.

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids candy

They have a very immature childlike personality. You try to be friendly with them but all they want to do is give you an attitude with their tart personality.

It takes more than five minutes to get to their sweet side… you have five minutes to spare?


Twix candy bar

Twix has an identical twin. They normally are always together except for on Halloween, where they tend to split apart.

They are very well spoken. They have lots of class. Smooth and to the point. They are easy to like because you get two friends for one.


box of nerds candy

Self explanatory because the name says it all!


Starburst candy

They are handsome and appealing from a distance. With their square appearance, they are not slim but it doesn’t matter to everyone. When approached they deliver on their appearance by having a tongue twisting sensational conversation.



This candy knows how to make an appearance as well. Instead of being colorful and sweet on the inside, they are completely wholesome.

They are a real crowd pleaser. Every now and then they will come across as somewhat nutty.

Kit Kat

4 kit kat bars

They are tall and long. They get asked if they play sports a lot. They have a lil bit of a snap in them that doesn’t come across as rude. Most people like them.

Candy Corn

Candy corn

The person that divides people the most. I personally don’t get them but some folks love them!

It seems that they are the one that people are ok with leaving behind. They’re just this blah person.

Nothing flashy yet they still have friends. You always wonder why they have more friends than you.



When eating this candy people tend to show it off, so they’re somewhat of a showoff. Your friends want to make sure people know when you are around.

The conversation will get loud for just a minute. Once people are gone, the attention just breaks away.

Jolly Ranchers

Jolly ranchers

Another colorful and flavorful personality. They tend to stay in people’s conversations (mouths) longer than originally expected.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Reese peanut butter cups in a pile

The king and queen of the party. They are savory and fulfilling. They’re a winning combination that’s hard to resist (unless you have allergies).


Hope you found this article enjoyable. Make sure you have fun this Halloween.

Get your full candy fix on October 31st because once November 1st rolls around, it’ll be time to……..RELEASE THE BEAST!

Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside by Michael V. Moore aka Mr. Travel Fitness

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