To think just because you turn something orange doesn't mean it's Halloweeny.

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Mr Kipling 'Fiendish Fancies' being today's example. hmm

AgentZigzag Sun 20-Oct-13 13:07:54

Heinz have some 'halloween baked beans' out hmm

Oooh, scary beans.

Have they Agent? Oh no that's really taking the pee isn't it? confused

I think I have some Cadburys Spooky Fingers whatever they are.

I tell a lie-they are mini Animals Halloweenies. I will open a bag and inspect.....

A bat
A cat
A cat
A cat
Don't know maybe a rat?
Spider-not strictly an animal

No snake as promised on the packet. No Halloween snake. angry

AgentZigzag Sun 20-Oct-13 13:14:42

I've just been looking for a piccy of it but can't find one, the beans have little horns and faces on them - in the picture on the packaging, probably just normal beans inside.

Just accidentally hid the thread and thought I'd spookily posted on a ghost thread grin

AgentZigzag Sun 20-Oct-13 13:15:29

But they were fifty fucking pee!

50p for a can of beans??

Not the staple student diet any more then?

Here they are Agent. Ans spooky spaghetti. confused

FarelyKnuts Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:47

Pray tell... what is with this "halloweening" fucking everything in sight??
Why must my biscuits and beans and other ordinary food stuffs be halloweened?

Will I suddenly feel more spooky as I tuck into my beans on toast? WTAF?

Exactly Farely. Cadburys and Heinz seem to have jumped on the bandwagon. Oh and there are something by Monster munch called 'Webs'. confused

I don't mind a bit of Halloween but this is all a bit bonkers.

AgentZigzag Sun 20-Oct-13 13:23:55

Spooky spag I can understand, but how are the beans halloweeny?

Hahaha it's just reminded me of this excellent 'game', very funny grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 20-Oct-13 13:24:33

I wish Halloween 'celebratory shit' would fuck the fuck off back to America. It's got ridiculously out of hand now and I'm seriously pissed off with being asked for new costumes each year (no!) or to make costumes (double no!) or if I will take dc begging for sweets from strangers trick or treating (triple no!).

And as for kids in a shitty mask knocking the door and saying 'trickle treat'.

superbagpuss Sun 20-Oct-13 13:25:40

Halloween fondent fancies are the best ones ever

I love them so much grin

NorbertDentressangle Sun 20-Oct-13 13:26:23

Is this why I keep seeing young girls in orange face paint everywhere?

....oh no, silly me, my mistake, its badly applied fake tan and foundation! wink

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 20-Oct-13 13:27:03

The whole of TOWIE are orange, that's quite scary.

superbagpuss Sun 20-Oct-13 13:27:08

Im torn about trickle treating

I don't want dc to go and beg
dh wants them to have a bit of fun

DC are four, its yet to be decided

AngryFrank Sun 20-Oct-13 13:27:58

isn't orange the official colour of Halloween? It does seem everything gets the Halloween treatment these days, even beer. I was drinking Hobgoblin and Pendle witches brew last night down my local

DS2 is allowed to go Trick or Treating but is only allowed to go to houses that are obviously celebrating. We put a pumpkin with a candle in the front window round here to show it's ok.

Is it Orange for Halloween because Pumpkins are Orange?

AgentZigzag Sun 20-Oct-13 13:30:19

Hey, you should start a thread about it Heartbroken wink

(please don't grin)

grin at the halloween TOWIE's.

Are spiders not animals? confused

I love's better than Christmas grin

But then I love any excuse to dress up as a zombie and scare people...

gordyslovesheep Sun 20-Oct-13 13:50:05

I love trick or treating - we also only knock at Halloween houses - and I always get way too much tat in ...sadly this means I have to eat lots of chocolate to stop it going to waste

I do dislike to obviously money grabbing band wagon jumping though - pah 'special edition LABELS' my arse

gordyslovesheep Sun 20-Oct-13 13:51:16

ScarletLady I do Zombie as well - complete with wounds and zombie lenses - scares the living daylights out of all the twee fairies that come knocking grin

Aaah it's all a bit of fun isn't it though? Sure it's commercial as hell but I like it. I like spooky shit anyway though, so it's just nice to be able to buy more of it at a certain time of year.

A colleague got married a couple of years ago on Halloween so had a spooky theme to the wedding. Lots of orange & black and spray on cobwebs.

Their wedding cake was a tiered stack of Mr Kipling orange halloween cakes. It was fab. thlsmile

None of this is as bad as all the bloody Jubilee shite they brought out though, all sorts of bizarre stuff having union jacks plastered all over it just because ... ! Everything from toothpaste to lip balm to 'Ma'Mite' (quite liked that one grin) to Tabasco sauce iirc

[de-rails thread and runs off]

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 20-Oct-13 14:01:35

Agent, oh I've thought about it, believe me.

But then, I fear, my head would explode.

And I'd be told that AIBU.

loveandsmiles Sun 20-Oct-13 14:07:12

DD wanted Kellogs Malloween Crispy Scares today in supermarket as opposed to the usual Rice Crispy Squares?!? thlgrin

'Malloween'? grin

FeckOffCupofBatBlood Sun 20-Oct-13 15:49:50

My local soft play place has been festooned with fake cobwebs, spiders etc since the middle of september so about 6 weeks before halloween itself, it does seem to be getting more hyped up every year.

Spiders ARE animals. Do you think they are vegetables?

Spooky Soft Play. grin

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Sun 20-Oct-13 15:52:24

You think that's bad, have you seen wotsits?!

Calling their flaming hot version 'zombie fingers' when they are just wotsits! No change at all

cupcakeicing Sun 20-Oct-13 15:56:36

We have some apple and draccurrant fruit shoots.

I always wanted a zombie themed wedding...where instead of "kissing the bride" he turns and bites me...then I turn into a zombie, loads of blood etc, and start chasing all the guests....big zombie reception with make-up artists doing make-up for willing guests

GhouldenGreen Sun 20-Oct-13 16:01:46

The Lemon and Slime Halloween Jaffa cakes are absolutely vile. It has put me off buying any more Halloween themed food. Shuddering just thinking about them.

mrsjay Sun 20-Oct-13 16:05:35

wotsits have halloweeny bags out wotsits are orange all year round hmm

'Draccurrant' is stretching the theme cupcake. confused

MsWilliamTheBloody Sun 20-Oct-13 16:29:25

What about 'Scream Eggs'?

I've not had one yet.

Are they green in the middle or something??

Or just poisoned?


mrsjay Sun 20-Oct-13 16:31:55

You think that's bad, have you seen wotsits?

sorry xpost but eh what is that about hmm

SheldonsMeeMaw Sun 20-Oct-13 16:39:04

Greggs have just stuck some halloweeny words in front of their stuff. <lazy feckers!>

'Fiery' Mexican bandit my arse! Same Mexican bandit they were flogging last week. [hgrin]

K8Middleton Sun 20-Oct-13 16:39:11

I love seasonal food. Come 1st November, 27th December, Easter Monday all the delicious indulgent stuff that is not very healthy is half price.

The perfect excuse to buy a few pointless snacks. Even if they're orange grin

SheldonsMeeMaw Sun 20-Oct-13 16:47:01

Good point K8! <cheers up>

fuzzpig Sun 20-Oct-13 16:59:34

I've found some really cool Halloween themed cakes/biscuits that just involve icing/assembling normal fairy cakes etc. Quite excited.

I'll steer clear of the 'scream eggs' etc though, thanks!

<snort> at the scary towies

On 1st November, they'll be picking the spiders/bats/cobwebs off the cakes and sticking holly/xmas trees/stockings on thlgrin

spanky2 Sun 20-Oct-13 17:53:59

It is true. I got jaundice on Friday and my wee turned dark orange. Not halloweeny at all! Waiting for test results.

YY Knees and adding toffee/treacle to everything and saying it's Bonfire themed.

Our local pool is having a Halloween party and they are dying the water flourescent green! Hope it washes off grin I love creme eggs, not seen a scream egg tho sad

That sounds brilliant and awful all at the same time honey. grin

Financeprincess Sun 20-Oct-13 23:26:01

One of my friends works for a major confectionery manufacturer and she says that Halloween is the third biggest sweet-flogging occasion, not far behind Christmas and Easter. It's growing massively. She hates it as much as I do...what was wrong with apple bobbing, and why does everything have to be Americanised for profit? (Halloween, school 'prom' instead of end of term disco etc etc).

Somethingpink Sun 20-Oct-13 23:53:09

The Halloween cinder toffee cake bars are the and dp wait all year round for them to come back on sale. We love halloween just for these grin

MrsPennyapple Mon 21-Oct-13 00:18:34

Maryland cookies did a toffee apple version a few years ago, they were lovely.

We were in a cafe today and 2yr old DD pointed at the stickers on the window and said "look mummy, a bat, a ghost and an onion!" Not really relevant to the thread but made me smile :-)

giraffesCantGoGuising Mon 21-Oct-13 00:31:46

I love Halloween love it love it love it!

I hate Christmas though.

Excellent, the Halloween onion MrsP. grin Was it orange by any chance..? grin

MrsPennyapple Mon 21-Oct-13 08:09:25

It was indeed, Sparkling thlgrin

letsgomaths Mon 21-Oct-13 08:36:39

Come to Sainsbury's, where it's Hallowe'en all year round!

Which swimming pool will have green water? Want want want! thlenvy

giraffes Yes Halloween preferable to Christmas even with all the orangeness.

mawbroon Mon 21-Oct-13 10:01:54

Yes, I get annoyed with this. Here in Scotland, we have our own traditions which I don't think should be fucked with.

Turnip lanterns and guising. Proper guising, not trick or treat shite.

I didn't see a pumpkin until I was an adult!

letsgomaths the green pool is down south, bet the kids will love it! mine are too old now but would of been straight in when they were younger

MrsLouisTheroux Tue 22-Oct-13 08:10:35

Looking forward to 1st of Nov when all of this shit of these products will be reduced to make room for their Christmas extravaganza!

giraffesCantGoGuising Tue 22-Oct-13 11:06:48

Yup guising rocks

liquidstate Tue 22-Oct-13 12:45:06

guising sounds much funner that trick or treat. thlenvy

mrspremise Tue 22-Oct-13 18:58:37

I grew up in Scotland and went guising every year. I now live in Wales and send the kids guising every year, we don't do trick or treating in this house and the dcs understand why I think the fact that the village shop already has a sign up saying that they will not sell eggs and flour to under-16s helps me to explain it

SarahAndFuck Tue 22-Oct-13 19:10:27

Hallowbeanz grin

Simple minds and simple pleasures but hallowbeanz made me smile. YAstillNBU though.

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 22-Oct-13 19:13:46

Was in Tesco with DS (5) earlier and he pointed out the 'punkins' and the 'cotwebs' grin.

Just seen SCaero bubbles, with orange centres grin

PistachioTruffle Tue 22-Oct-13 19:19:59


Fiendish fancies have a slight orange flavour to them, and are amazingly delicious and more-ish. I am 32 weeks pregnant, craving them massively and worried about how I'll get by when they've disappeared next week thlshock

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