: Zombie pub crawls? Hey, all you adult party monsters: Stop spoiling Halloween for the kids!

by | Oct 30, 2023 | Stock Market

Like a lot of kids, I loved everything about Halloween — so much so that I used to travel to a faraway friend’s Halloween-obsessed neighborhood so I could celebrate the holiday in the best way possible. I left with practically enough candy to last me until the following Oct. 31. So imagine my surprise, some 50 or so years later, when I received an email from a gourmet-food company advertising a Halloween sale on caviar. Not chocolate bars. Not peanut-butter cups. But good ol’ fish eggs. Just the thing every red-blooded American kid craves.

Of course, this wasn’t a sale aimed at children. Rather, it was all about the adults. Or, as the retailer advertised in its Halloween promotion, “whether you’re hosting a decadent brunch, a chillingly delightful gathering, or an elegantly haunting dinner, our caviar collection promises to add an air of luxury to your festivities.” Then again, there’s nothing really surprising here. In recent years, Halloween has morphed more into a day for grown-up fun. Look around and you’ll find everything from wineries hosting Halloween events — as in you trick-or-treat your way into receiving glass after glass — to fast-food chains hawking Halloween meal buckets. And let’s not forget all those costume contests at the office. Speaking of getting dressed up, here’s …

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