Halloween is probably the only time in the year that kids are allowed to receive goodies from strangers. Safety issues aside, accumulating so many treats can lead to an unhealthy sugar rush, what with all the candies they're sure to get. So don't be the bad guy - give them something they can really enjoy (read: something their parents will actually allow them to munch on).
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Photos by Majoy Siason (except Piattos and those from yummy.ph)
Rather than giving them sugar-laden treats, opt for something more filling.
Halloween treats from Popcakes, call 710-6791 / 0917 – 5860837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
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This fruitcake cookie is loaded with the goodness of fruit pieces and nuts, plus caramel – better suited for the adults in the group though, as it has a teeny weeny hint of brandy.
Chewy Chewkies, P280 for a box of 12 individually-wrapped Chewkies.To order, call (02) 633-1188 or (02) 633-0260. Ju.D’s Fruitcakes is located at 50 Greenmeadows Avenue, Quezon City (near Christ the King Church).
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Piattos Multigrain packs in a mighty crunch with every bite because of its seamless fusion of multigrain and potato. With a brand new texture that bursts with rich flavors, Piattos Mutigrain is available in 2 variants: White Cheddar and Garlic & Bacon and Cheese.
Piattos Multigrain, P10.95 at Robinsons supermarket
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Mallows are very low in saturated fat and contain no cholesterol, plus you can let your kids gobble them up without worrying too much about their sodium intake as it has practically none.
Wiggles mallows, P32.50 for a pack of 35 individually-wrapped mallows at Robinsons supermarket
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Made of wheat, corn, oats and rice, Veggie Good provides your daily fiber requirement to help in digestion.
Veggie Good 75g, P24 at Puregold supermarket
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Make the kids’ snack time fun with animal-shaped biscuits covered in chocolate.
Animal Bites, P5.40 at Puregold supermarket
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The kids are sure to receive lots of food items for Trick or Treat, so why not give them something to drink instead? The new X-Blast by Knick Knacks is a rich chocolate milk drink that is not as sweet but just as delicious as your favorite brand.
X Blast, P23 at Puregold supermarket
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Quaker Oaties mini-oat cookies contain no artificial flavors and 0% trans fats.
Quaker Oaties mini-oat cookies, P20.90 at Puregold supermarket
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Let the kids enjoy their favorite chocolate-malt drink in tablet form with Ovaltine tablet malts. Malt contains easily-digestible carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Ovaltine tablet malts, P36.75 for a pack of 9 sachets at Robinsons supermarket
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If you want to go the extra mile and would rather prepare something yourself for the trick or treaters, here are suggestions from yummy.ph:
Give the kids both a trick and a treat with this easy-to-make jelly preparation! Get the recipe here.
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This very Pinoy dessert is made more tart with the use of crushed pineapple. Get the recipe from yummy.ph here.
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No doubt running around and knocking on doors around the neighborhood can make them kids feel hot and parched. Give them a cold treat with this fruity pop! Get the recipe from yummy.ph here.