Cool weather has arrived

Finally, last Saturday night, the wind came to blow away the dry, dusty heat of summer.  Now we have had rain and chilly nights so the leaves are starting to change. Living just outside Little Rock, we won’t get Autumn colors until November so perhaps a drive through the Ouachita  or Ozark forests is due.

I begin to wonder what candies the kids want most this year. Happily, Reece Cups and Kit Kat bars still seem to be a hit so we should have plenty of treats for ourselves. The one thing I find myself doing when I’m out shopping is stopping people from feeding kids “sugar free” candies. They mean well but don’t understand how bad the side affects can be when someone chows down on products sweetened with Splenda, Equal and sugar alcohol sweeteners like malitol. The only people who should eat “sugar free” candies are folks like me who are watching their blood sugar levels and diabetics.

So, please…. As you’re out shopping and if you overhear anyone thinking of feeding Trick-or-Treaters any “sugar free” candies, step up and try to helpfully inform them before they give some unsuspecting children terrible abdominal pains and headaches on Hallowe’en. 


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