Toss your Halloween candy, Hershey’s has launched Hot Cocoa Kisses

There’s no point in hanging on to that leftover Halloween candy. This season’s tastiest treat is a new arrival.

Perfectly timed to cooler weather coming, Hershey’s has just launched Hot Cocoa Kisses, the candy’s first new holiday flavor in nearly a decade.

There’s nothing more soothing than a cup…

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Stealing Candy from a Baby! Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents to Pull Halloween Candy Prank on Their Kids

Trick-or-treat! These kids didn’t get something good to eat!

For the eighth year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel has convinced parents to trick their children into thinking they ate all of their Halloween candy.

On the Nov. 1 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 50-year-old television host presented his audience with a compilation of parents filming their kids’ reactions to the hilariously cruel prank which he has dubbed “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.”

“Now it’s time to find out just how easy it is to take candy from babies,” Kimmel began.

In the first clip, one small boy grimaces like Marvel’s Hulk after being told his mom and dad ate all of his treats.

The boy later tells his mom “You’re going to get sick.” He then says his parents are going to “poop all over the floor.”

In the next video, one boy is in such disbelief about his parents taking his candy that he repeatedly says “but it was in there,” in reference to his trick-or-treat bucket.

He later became too frustrated to speak and just screamed to the top of his lungs.

One little girl took the mature route and told her mom, “I’m so disappointed at you.”

Next up, was another boy who runs into his kitchen to find all three of his buckets completely empty. When his younger sister comes in and asks ‘What happened?’ he just breaks down in tears.

Some kids even resorted to violence after hearing what their parents had done.

One little boy, who was dressed as a firefighter, began hitting his dad on the forehead after his candy went missing.

A different boy also began hitting his father after being asked if he wanted broccoli instead.

RELATED: Round Two! Jimmy Kimmel Has More Parents Pull Halloween Candy Prank on Their Kids

Interestingly, not every kid was upset. In fact, some didn’t even mind that their parents took their treats.

“I’m not mad at all. I would never be mad at you because you’re my mom,” one little boy said and his mom responded with “You’re too sweet. It’s gross.”

One little girl said, “I forgive you mommy. I love you.”


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JetBlue is giving out free Halloween candy in these three cities

You don’t have to be booked on a JetBlue flight to score a free snack from the airline this Halloween.

The company will be handing out treats for the holiday in New York, Boston and Boca Raton, Florida in makeshift spots called JetBoo houses.

The airline that prides itself on being the first to…

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The fascinating story behind the explosive success of Candy Crush — MashTalk

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What does “time well spent” mean for games like Candy Crush?

If you own a smartphone, chances are you know Candy Crush and maybe even the game’s latest incarnation, Candy Crush Friends Saga. What you may not know is the story behind the franchise: How an Italian entrepreneur put all his cash on the line as a co-founder of King, the company behind the game, in the early 2000s, with an idea of how to re-invent gaming for the online world.

That person is Riccardo Zacconi. He’s guided the company through the many phases of online gaming (desktop, Facebook, mobile, and more), taking King public and eventually selling it to gaming giant Activision Blizzard in 2015. In this episode of MashTalk, Zacconi talks about that journey, his thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg, and what the future holds for mobile gaming now that people are starting to question all the time they’re spending on their devices playing games like, well, Candy Crush. Read more…

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You Had Us at Glow-in-the-Dark Fangs: 9 Cheap Halloween Candy Alternatives

Don’t let November 1 wind up being a day of regret.

Having tons of Halloween candy left over because you overestimated how much you’d need for trick-or-treaters ends two ways. You’ll either be eating way too many fun-sized candy bars or you’ll eventually end up trashing them by the dozens — and wasting money.

Why not try out something different this year? Plenty of goodies to give out to trick-or-treaters don’t involve chocolate, artificial fruit flavors or sugar.

I recently visited two dollar stores in my area — Dollar Tree and Dollar General — to find Halloween treats of the non-candy variety. I ended up spending only $ 9 (plus tax) for 213 individual trinkets.

The best part about these treats is whatever’s left over can be reused next year.

9 Halloween Candy Alternatives

1. Glow-in-the-Dark Vampire Teeth

A person holds glow in the dark vampire teeth over Halloween trinkets.
All the better to bite you with, my dear — and nobody will get hurt from glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth, which cost $ 1 for 10 at Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

It doesn’t matter what a kid’s costume is — it can always be enhanced by a pair of vampire teeth. The fact that these glow in the dark is an added bonus.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per set of teeth.

2. Sparkly Foam Stickers

Glittery foam Halloween-themed stickers on concrete.
Glittery, colorful foam stickers in Halloween shapes are 75 for $ 1 at Dollar General and make an inexpensive alternative to candy for trick-or-treaters. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These glittery foam stickers are substantial enough to give one out per trick-or-treater. They come shaped like skulls, bats, jack-o’-lanterns and other classic Halloween characters.

Price: 75 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 1.3 cents per sticker.

3. Mummy Army Figurines

2-inch-tall plastic mummy army figurines are a good candy alternative for Halloween.
This army of 2-inch-tall plastic mummy figurines, 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General, can act as a candy substitute when little goblins and ghouls come calling. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These 2-inch-tall plastic figurines are the Halloween version of toy Army men. Perfect for a make-believe battle of the undead.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per figurine.

4. Halloween Pencils

No. 2 Halloween pencils photographed on concrete.
No. 2 Halloween pencils will almost make taking a test (does anyone use them for tests anymore?) fun. You can buy 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

No. 2 pencils will never go out of style. These “treats” are practical, but the designs keep them fun.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per pencil.

5. Sticker Boxes

Small boxes that contain Frankenstein, skeletons and black cats in sticker form are 18 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
You can’t go wrong with stickers — and you can’t buy Halloween treats for much less. These Frankenstein, skeleton and black-cat stickers are 18 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Frankenstein, skeletons and black cats — in sticker form — will greet your trick-or-treaters when they open these little packages. Each box contains eight Halloween-themed stickers.

Price: 18 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 5.5 cents per sticker box

6. Creepy Creatures

Four-inch glow-in-the-dark centipedes are 12 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
These 4-inch-long glow-in-the-dark centipedes, 12 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree, will make wee trick-or-treaters say “eek.” Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

The kids get enough treats on Halloween. Go for a fun trick with these 4-inch glow-in-the-dark centipedes.

Cost: 12 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Price breakdown: 8.3 cents per bug.

7. Halloween Spinning Tops

Halloween Spinning Tops are 8 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
Halloween-themed spinning tops, eight for $ 1 at Dollar Tree, will amuse the neighborhood kids. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

All the sugar kids consume on Oct. 31 will have them running in circles. These Halloween-themed trinkets will spin right along with them.

Price: 8 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 12.5 cents per spinning top

8. Rings

Plastic Halloween rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats are 50 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
Plastic rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats are 50 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree and add an extra touch of the holiday to Halloween costumes. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Trick-or-treaters can show off their love for all things Halloween with plastic rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats. Let the kids pick out their favorite.

Price: 50 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 2 cents per ring.

9. Glow-in-the-Dark Bracelets

Glow-in-the-Dark Bracelets are 20 for $  1 at Dollar Tree and a good alternative to Halloween candy.
Trick-or-treaters will be more visible wearing glow-in-the-dark bracelets on Halloween. They’re affordable, too: $ 1 for 20 at Dollar Tree. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These bracelets will be the highlight of your trick-or-treaters’ night — literally — by adding a touch of neon to kids’ Halloween costumes. Wait until there are visitors at your doorstep before you snap and shake the bands to activate the bracelets’ glow.

Price: 20 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 5 cents per bracelet.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She still has candy in her house from Easter that she needs to throw away.

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