Halloween is such an exciting time for kids. It's the only day of the year that sees you gain ten pounds of candy for a few hours of walking around. And you're allowed out after dark. Trick-or-treating truly is the sport of kings participated in on a holiday second only to Christmas. But every year we overlook the fact that parents are so mean they won't let us eat that ten pounds of candy in one night. We wait for months for Halloween. We look forward to it so expectantly. And when it gets here we love every minute of it. Fast forward two months or three or six. Eight pounds of candy, give or take, get thrown in the trash.
This instructable is to dedicated to anyone who has ever had to throw away Halloween candy. For those of you who haven't, it's sadder than a dead puppy. What? Melodrama? Fine I'll get on with it.
From the environmentalist side of things, 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day and 2 billion live on less than $2.50. Meanwhile an estimated 40% of food in America is thrown away each year. I'm not blaming any of us lazy Americans, but no matter where you live it would help to make an effort and if possible educate the next generation on how to "live greener."
Step 1: Separate
Note: Step 1 assumes the completion of step 0: gather Halloween candy.
Now separate the candy into five groups:
(candy coated or shelled candy doesn't count. M&Ms are chocolate and skittles are chewy)
(chocolate-flavored (e.g. tootsie rolls) belong under chewy)
(The only Chewbacca candy I know of is PEZ and thus is hard candy)
(gum is not gummy it is chewy)
(Oddly enough whatchamacallits are not miscellaneous, they are chocolate)