Halloween apples

According to Canadian-born Rob Thomas's mom, the full ditty goes: "Halloween apples, Halloween pears, give us some candy or we'll kick you down the stairs." Those Calgary kids are rough customers.


Halloween is a pretty sweet time of year for Yeah, I Ate That columnist Rob Thomas. This is when things that are generally delicious are made to appear creepy, instead of the other way around. 

This week on The Corner Table podcast, Rob talks about his trick-or-treat strategies, why lots of fun size candy bars are better than big ones, and how it's possible to end up with jelly beans that taste like lawn clippings.

As a bonus, Rob also shares the whole four-line "Halloween Apples" jingle, from his childhood in Canada. (It's more sinister than it sounds.) Note: trick-or-treating in Madison is suggested from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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