This Video Explains How Your Halloween Candy May Slowly Be Killing You


Halloween and the raiding of your kids’ candy bags is upon us. And, lest we think that our only concern should be the high sugar intake, this video may truly scare you this Halloween.

Brought to us by animator Daniella Urdinlaiz – the cartoon goes on to explain, rather apologetically, that some of the most popular Halloween candies contain ingredients far worse than a little tooth-decaying sugar.

From trans-fat to the same stuff that you’d wax your car with — perhaps we should think twice before we’re elbow deep in our child’s candy stash. You’re welcome, and we’re sorry too.

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Deep-Fried Candy Corn Exists


What to do with all of that unwanted candy corn? Well, when in doubt, the answer is always “deep-fry.”

Amy of Oh, Bite It! knows this, and has created Deep-Fried Candy Corn. The process is simple, needing only Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough and all of that candy corn, of which you should have plenty. Wrap those sugar nuggets in dough, fry, and your upcycling is complete.

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How To Pair Wine With Halloween Candy


It’s late Halloween night, and the kids are done tricking and/or treating. But they’re asleep now, and it’s time to do what any good parent would do…. Start drinking and raid their candy stash.

Be prepared this Halloween with this handy chart, that’ll help pair a wine with all that candy. Did your kids get an abundance of Skittles? Then you’ll want a dry white wine at the ready. Kit Kats are versatile, in that they pair well with a sparkling wine or medium red.

Did the kids get a lot of candy corns? Then there’s no hope for you this evening, and you should get better neighbors.



The Snackpack is a Backpack Made Entirely of Junk Food


If the kids are looking for a delicious new backpack, the concept of the Snackpack is here to help.

Created by food-blogger Christina Guan, the yummy carrying apparatus is created entirely with junk food. Even the straps, which are fruit chews taped together.

It will certainly help keep the kids from getting hungry during the day. Although, it might encourage them to wear their backpack backwards.



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How To Make The Great Cornholio Burrito


Over the past few decades, there are few pop culture characters more significant than Beavis and Butt-head. And, within this groundbreaking TV series, there wasn’t a more life-changing event for us, than when Beavis transformed into The Great Cornholio.

As a quick refresher… Beavis, after being disappointed by a breakfast burrito, overloads on junk food, subsequently loses his mind, and transforms into his alter-ego.

To help celebrate the episode’s 20th Anniversary, Thrillist has constructed The Great Cornholio Burrito. Thrillist was even nice enough to share the recipe, so that all of us can go on our own sugar-fueled rampage through town. Are you threatening me?