As a candy collector, Halloween stands head-and-shoulders above all others, because so much of it is about candy. Not only that, most companies release special Halloween-themed packaging for their products that tend to be pretty cool. In short, Halloween is an exciting time for collecting candy.
I plan to devote the entire month of October posts to the topic of collecting Halloween candy, and to Halloween. Not sure if I can pull it off, but that’s the goal. Today will be a bit of a preview of that Halloween-dedicated goodness.
Now that the back-to-school sections are being dismantled, it’s already time for Halloween product to start getting stocked. Today, I’d like to cover my first Halloween candy hunting outing of 2012 – at Target.
I’ve found that Target is one of the better spots to track down a superior variety of the special Halloween stuff. Oftentimes, they’ll stock specialty Halloween items that you can’t find anywhere else. It might sound a bit ridiculous, but much of this great stuff is already sold-out by mid-October. So if you’re a collector, you have to get into the stores early before it can all disappear.
Back in 2008, my girlfriend and I went a bit Target-Halloween crazy, and picked up all of this wild stuff:
I’d read online that Targets were scheduled to begin stocking their Halloween goodies this week, so on Sunday I made the trip.
While there was still quite a bit of space dedicated to leftover back-to-school materials, several Halloween product isles had been built-up (and actually already picked through.) [Apologies for a few of the blurry photos - I was taking snapshots with my phone and should have been more vigilant - it was a bit of a madhouse.]
Here’s what I saw:
Last, but not least – I found that Nabisco’s Oreo Halloween edition packaging, after remaining the same the last few years, has received a fun redesign. Here it is:
And that’s all of the pics I have to share. I was hoping to find the new candy corn Oreo cookies, as well as some of the other new Halloween offerings, but I suspect I’m going to have to make a second trip back soon.
And that’s all for today’s post. See you next time!