Look! Halloween Candy Codes

Look! Halloween Candy Codes

Gregory Han
Oct 31, 2008

So step outside your house tomorrow morning and check if you find any of these markings made in front of your home. Like hobos of yesteryear (or the geeky looking for free wi-fi spots), the drawings above supposedly communicate to fellow trick-or-treaters the homes that have the prime grade candies compared to those who give out dried fruit or have big, mean dogs awaiting...

From Cockeyed's Halloween Candy Code: Growing up in the Bowling Green neighborhood of Sacramento, I was taught how to read and mark houses with the Halloween Candy Code. For kids with an early curfew these codes were invaluable. Once we tagged a house, our peers could use our marks to reap the best full-size chocolate bars while avoiding Chex mix and dried apricots.

Our favourite (fake one): "Out of Candy, now giving out sauce packets from Taco Bell"

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