My Mom would confiscate our candy and dole it out to us in small amounts for snack or dessert. I now know that she was going through our treats and picking out some goodies and stashing them away for herself. I could never fathom families where kids’ Moms let them eat whatever they got from trick or treating whenever they wanted (my husband’s Mom was like that). Made me jealous, and probably made me crave candy all the more since it wasn’t readily available to us kids!
A number of years ago I was handing out candy for Halloween, but because I’d been eating so many of the miniature candy bars throughout the day, I’d run out of candy early and had to buy a bag from our neighbor. [:I] I blame all of this on my Mom.
(Edited to add: My favorite candy was any kind of chocolate. In the late ’50’s-early 60’s when we went Trick-or-Treating, there was no such thing as miniature candy bars, so the full-sized bars were a treat. We also received home-made goodies like popcorn balls and cookies before anyone even thought of hiding harmful things in treats. [:(!] We also only went to homes we knew, so we didn’t get a ton of candy from neighborhoods as kids do now (and maybe did back then.) The fun was guessing who the costumed kids were who came to your house. One year my Mom got on a health kick and handed out apples and boxes of raisins for Halloween. I was afraid our house would get egged or toilet-papered!)