Fast Food

McDonald’s Creates Halloween Version of Their Iconic Monopoly Game

Now that Halloween is approaching, McDonald’s has decided to put a seasonal spin on their beloved peel and play gaming system. While fans of the franchise are most familiar with the yearly Monopoly offering, McDonald’s has just launched a new Halloween-inspired variation they’re calling “Trick. Treat. Win!

The new game will also integrate with McDonald’s mobile app, sparing you from having to lug around a paper board to keep track of your progress.

There are two ways to play the game:

  • You can order your food at the restaurant and peel off the game pieces to reveal food prizes such as Big Macs, breakfast sandwiches, fries, McCafe beverages, or McFlurrys. You can also win non-food prizes like cash or gift cards.
  • If you didn’t win anything from the peel off portion of the game, you can redeem the pieces on the McDonald’s mobile app for “Entry Tokens” that let you enter a daily sweepstakes. The sweepstakes prizes include cars, resort vacations, theme park trips, and cash.

According to McDonald’s official rules, the odds of winning instantly are 1 in 4, though those are mostly food prizes. Probably won’t hold out for that car or resort trip, but I’ll be perfectly happy with an order of small fries to get me through my commute home.

The Trick. Treat. Win! promotion will be around through the end of October, with more details on how to play can be found here.

Hit-Or-Miss Video

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Tell His Daughter He Ate All Her Halloween Candy

Imagine you’re a kid, dressed up and ready for Halloween. After a long night of trick-or-treating, you only get to eat a few pieces before your parents tell you to save the rest for the next day. The only thing that gets you through the night is the thought of popping those sweet morsels of refined sugar into your mouth for breakfast. It’d be downright evil to suddenly take that hope away, right?

For the past six years, late night host Jimmy Kimmel does a bit where he pranks kids by having their parents record themselves telling them they ate all their Halloween candy.

Cruel? Yes. Hilarious? Even more so.

This year, Kimmel decided to shake things up by telling his own two-year-old daughter that he ate all of her Halloween candy. As you can see from the hilarious video, she wasn’t having any of Kimmel’s shenanigans.

Check it out for yourselves!

Feel Good Hit-Or-Miss

Dad Takes His Little Girl Trick-or-Treating While On A Plane

Just because you can’t take your kid trick-or-treating in a traditional way, doesn’t mean you can’t reach into your bag of tricks, and pull out an unforgettable moment.

Let me show you what I mean.

This dad was on a late flight with his daughter, heading from Boston to San Francisco, meaning his little girl wasn’t going to get to walk the streets, going from door-to-door, filling up her little basket with candy.

Instead of taking the Halloween loss, the dad went to every passenger on his flight, giving them a piece of candy, asking for help with his master plan.

One of the passengers, Stephanie Kahan saw it all go down, Tweeting that along with the candy, the dad passed off a note that read:

“Happy Halloween!

My 3-year-old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight… so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her. If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You’ll be making her Halloween! If you’re unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!”

So the request was put forth to the other passengers, as he walked the aisle with his adorable “little donut” and everyone dumped the provided pieces of candy in her candy basket.

The dad and kid were put in an unfortunate situation, having to fly cross-country, but he didn’t panic, and pulled off an experience that his daughter will never forget.

h/t ktla


Check Your Apples for Razors This Halloween, or Maybe Just Avoid Apples


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This Lady Is Giving Out ‘Fat Letters’ Instead of Candy For Halloween


Insert obligatory tricks over treats joke, here.

An anonymous woman in North Dakota has informed her neighbors that she will not be giving some of their children candy this Halloween because they are, in her opinion, “moderately obese.”

The offending letter has been republished online by North Dakoka news site Valley News Live, who reports it first got public attention after the author spoke out on a local radio show:


According to Valley News, the anonymous Debbie Downer also discussed the motives behind her little stunt, saying “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”

Well, we think it’s really irresponsible to fat-shame five year olds on a sugar high (who also ostensibly have access to tons of eggs and toilet paper), and our hope is that the parents of West Fargo will step up and not allow grouchy neighborhood bullies to ruin their kids’ fun. Yeesh.

H/T + PicThx Valley News


Morbidly Delicious Halloween Food Porn


It’s never too early to start drooling over holiday foods, especially when it involves desserts. Halloween is all about the sugar, so you know what that means?  Food porn alert.

Whether you want to use up that extra candy or want to create morbidly delicious desserts, there’s a monstrous recipe for you. From candy corn and peanut butter brittle to graveyard parfaits, these creations are bananas, and we need ’em stat.


Sugary Mummy Cupcakes


Recipe: a pumpkin and a princess


Orange and Black Cookies and Cream Bars

Halloween Recipe

Recipe: Hungry Happenings


Cookie Pizza and All the Fixins

Cookie Pizza

Recipe: Pillsbury


Pumpkin Magic Cake

Halloween Recipe

Recipe: Kitchen Nostalgia


Count Chocula Donuts

Halloween Recipe

Recipe: The Baking Robot


Candy Corn S’mores

Halloween Recipe

Recipe: Cake Whiz


Toothsome Vampire Cookies



White Chocolate Popcorn Skull


Recipe: Hungry Happenings


Chocolate Cupcake with Hidden Cheesecake Pumpkin


Recipe: Hungry Happenings 


Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

Leftover Candy Bark

Recipe: Papery & Cakery


Candy Corn Layer Cake

Candy Corn Cake

Recipe: i am baker


Spooky Chocolate Cups

Chocolate Cups

Recipe: The Pescetarian and the Pig


Festive Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt Cake

Recipe: Cooking With Sugar


Candy Corn and Peanut Butter Brittle “Crack”

Candy Corn Brittle

Recipe: Savy Naturalista


Graveyard Parfaits

Graveyard Parfaits

Recipe: The Chic Site


Chex Mix Halloween Style

Halloween Chex Mix

Recipe: Betty Crocker


Maggot Extraction Cupcakes



Spooky Spider Web Cake

Recipe: Cake Whiz


White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts

Recipe: Miss Candiquik


Candy Apple Monsters


Recipe: Polka Dot Chair


Homemade Twix Bars

Recipe: Yammie’s Noshery


Festive Fudge

Recipe: Crazy For Crust


Rolo Chocolate Sprinkle Monsters

Recipe: Cake Whiz


Pumpkin Spiderweb Cheesecake

Recipe: 3 pastries a day


Halloween Cookie Dough Pops

Recipe: Juanita’s Cocina

Cravings Sweets

Left Over Candy Souffle

I spy, with my little eye, a mound of gooey goodness from last night’s trick-or-treating, baked up souffle style. M&Ms, Reese’s, candy never tasted so good! (Thx Eric)

Humor Sweets Video

Celebrity Halloween [VIDEO]

College Humor just released some great commentary on the celeb life that’s relevant this Halloween, by writing an exceptional video showcasing what it would feel like Trick-or-Treating at your favorite celebrities’ homes! The Situation is offering Red Bulls and vodka while Inception director Christopher Nolan has to take a few minutes, even hours, to explain what types of snacks he’s giving out.