Zombie peanuts. (Save yourself!)

Like millions of American children this Halloween, I’m giddy from an overdose of candy. I’m not sure how many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I ate today — but after surveying the pile of empty wrappers a few minutes ago, two thoughts occurred to me:
1. I’m a hero for saving potentially dozens of children from an allergic reaction to peanuts.
2. I’ve clearly lost all control over my hands and teeth.

Yes, that’s right. I’ve become a child-saving, peanut-butter-cup-devouring zombie.

I’m too jacked up on sugar to summon a coherent conclusion to this post, so I’ll leave you for now with this gem from Terry Border at Bent Objects.

Happy Halloween, friends — from me, and the rest of the peanut zombies.



  1. Hi H – you’re on the first step to becoming a tooth fairy! Or a target for local dentists’ ire as you deprive them of small customers.

    Thanks for providing a link to Bent Objects – sometimes I feel that the internet is like an open door into people’s minds – or their garden sheds. Have you seen all the blogs of recipes for meals that appear in books? Tons of them – though I think you’ll appreciate the photos in this one: http://bit.ly/1LU9Z2m

    All best wishes

    • … or perhaps I’m on the road to becoming a toothless fairy, Elaine? 🙂

      I loved your analogy of the Internet as an open door into people’s garden sheds. Yes, sometimes you end up seeing more than you bargained for. But in the case of Bent Objects and Kate Young’s inspired recipes, well — I can’t get enough. Thank you for the wonderful link!

  2. OH, I remember those days! Alas, now that my nest is empty there’s no more raiding of the pillow cases for me. My kids used to be fine sharing their candy.. when I only ate up the Almond Joy bars cause everyone hated coconut. But as I branched out to Snickers and Twix things got ugly and they’d hide their loot. Of course that just made for a more exciting challenge as I’d wave goodbye to the last yellow bus and dash inside the house to turn it upside down….good times, good times…HAHA! Believe it or not, none of us EVER liked Reese’s cups! If I was desperate, I’d nibble the chocolate right off the peanut butter clump..and there were times ( usually late November) when it definitely got to that.

    • The image of you waving goodbye to the kids and then dashing into the house to raid their loot is HILARIOUS, Cindy! As is the idea of your nibbling the chocolate off the Reese’s cups and leaving the peanut parts intact. Thanks for the biggest laugh I’m likely to have today. 😀

      • It’s so safe to share this stuff “anonymously.” Halloween was really a problem time for me – I was possessed, I hate to admit it. I just cannot have chocolate in the house. One of my girls inherited chocaholism from me..she’s 19 and still eats all of the chocolates out of her Christmas countdown calendar the day I give it to her.

        • You’re among friends here, Cindy … there’s no judging at HBlog! And anyway, I could add some confessions of my own about my adventures under the influence of sugar. As you say: It can almost feel like you’re possessed, because you find yourself doing things you’d never even consider in a more rational state (like *ahem* licking the frosting off donuts). But on the plus side, at least this particular vice of ours is legal! 😉

  3. What a great image! It certainly tickled my funny bone, and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one with a possibly unhealthy love for Reese’s peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • “Possibly unhealthy love for Reese’s peanut butter cups”? Ha ha! I *love* that phrase! Thank you for today’s big chuckle. (And thank you also for stopping by!)

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