The Kids Have Spoken

By: Mike Shedlock | Tue, Nov 1, 2005
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The voting is finished, the ballots have been cast, and the kids have spoken. Mish is pleased to announce the winner of this year's Halloween favorites. Without further ado, the overwhelming favorite for the second year in a row is (drum roll please)...... Tootsie Roll Pops.

No, for the record I do not get anything out of this endorsement (other than I have been eating them all day myself too).

This Halloween we offered a basket of candy including, Snickers, M&Ms, Butterfingers, Milky Ways, and Tootsie Roll Pops. When holding out the basket the first choice was (by guesstimate) Tootsie Roll Pops more than 65% of the time.

One "Little Princess" selected a red Tootsie Roll Pop put it down, picked it up and put it down again. Wondering what was on her mind, I offered "It's OK you can take two". She promptly picked up the Cherry Tootsie Roll Pop and then without hesitation selected a Grape Tootsie Roll Pop as her second choice. The original dilemma was not what candy to choose but what flavor to choose.

Boys on the other hand reacted differently. Originally taking one, when told they could have two, just grabbed a handful of everything. Perhaps this means girls are really better at math or perhaps this means boys are better at seizing opportunity when presented. I will leave this debate to Mish readers.

Then again, the latter was not uniform. One "Little Devil" selected a Chocolate Tootsie Roll Pop and that was all he wanted it seems. I had to ask "Are you sure you don't want another one?" He just stood there so I handed him another selection for his bag.

There you have it folks. By popular demand "The Kids Have Spoken".

Mish is pleased to recommend that next Halloween parents everywhere stock up on Tootsie Roll Pops.

PS. Please buy an extra bag for yourself. Save some for the kids and if there are still some leftover please send them to me.


 

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