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Digest This: Your Guide to Halloween Eats and Treats

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It's Halloween, and even though you've been nibbling on candy corn and slurping back pumpkin ales for days, there's still some party left in you. Fine, maybe you've limited your Halloween eats to the half-off candy bins at Target on November 1. Here are a few terrifyingly tasty morsels to chew on when it comes to Halloween food and drink.

You want the best, the most popular, the clearly ranked items. So Squid Ink has a few tips for you: Top 5 Halloween Treats for the Kid-At-Heart, Top 5 Pumpkin Beers: Drink Up, Pumpkin Kings, & Top 5 Weirdest Halloween Candies should get you off to rousing start. (Hey, that's 15 top treats!)

Feel like putting an apron and some oven mitts on (on top of your costume, natch)? Get into the kitchen! The Food Network wants you to eat, drink and be scary, while Parenting helps you plot a total gross-out. Popular blogger Not Martha goes Deliciously Scary on HuffPo, while the actual Martha (Stewart, that is) helps you stir up some Halloween cocktails and drinks.

If you'd like to make your own Halloween candy, you can try your hand at some childhood favorites, like Candy Corn and Skull Crushers, or get all sophisticated with adult versions of kid classics.

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But if it's a candy surplus you're dealing with, you might want to go the route of using leftover candy. May we suggest: In sugar shock? 5 things to do with leftover Halloween candy, 20 uses for leftover Halloween candy, What to do with leftover Halloween candy, or 5@5 - What to do with extra Halloween candy.

Alas, for those who are carb, sugar, and/or gluten free, Halloween can be a sad time, since most of what we kids and grownups do is feed our inner sugarbeast. You can have a Sugar Free Halloween (sadpumpkinface), and you can survive the fauxoliday going gluten-free. Or you can take your costumed kid to McDonald's...they're giving away free apple slices! Hey, wait--does that qualify as "trick" or "treat"?

Happy Halloween!

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