In the good old days, after I’d convinced my children that I had to do a ‘safety check’ on their Hallowe’en haul after they’d gone off to bed, I would then sit down with my favourite adult beverage in hand, and ruthlessly comb through, selecting the best goodies for myself.
This effort, however, would have been wasted unless I had at least attempted to pair afore-mentioned goodies thoughtfully with appropriate bevvies. Good thing I am no slouch when it comes to ‘doing the right thing’.
So, to pass along these tips to the next generation of today’s young parents, I’ve put together the following for your Hallowe’en 2020 evening, focusing on some of the more ‘classic’ treats you may find at the bottom of the pillowcase.
Pringle’s Red Can chips with sparkling wine or Champagne
Popcorn balls with wooded Chardonnay
Green jujubes with Gewürztraminer
Sour Jacks or Sour Patch Kids with New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc
Trolli Strawberry Puffs and Rosé
Red Twizzlers or Nibs with Lambrusco
Swedish Fish with Gamay Noir or Beaujolais
Mars bar with Cabernet Sauvignon
Goodies, Good & Plenty, or Dutch liquorice with PX Sherry
And for all the Canadians of a ‘certain age’ who had many of these over the years, pair those Kerr’s Molasses Kisses with some Cream Sherry.
How low can 2020 go? ‘Liberating’ the candy and pairing it just seems like the right thing to do given the circumstances. Remember that if all else fails, Gin or Vodka Martinis go with absolutely everything. And good luck getting this done before the kids wake up.
I enjoyed this!
Thanks! Hope you can find something to pair your wine with tonight!