Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.
Okay, little monsters, if you say so.
For your treat we have Caring Candies colorful lollipops, fruity candy canes, and sour bonbons. You’ll never guess the goods are made without artificial sweeteners, synthetic flavors or colors, preservatives, fat, gluten, or peanuts. And they’re kosher to boot.
Natural flavors come from ginger, lavender, licorice, raspberry, lemon, and mint (yes, the real things). Sweetness comes from isomalt, derived from beets.
And therein lies your trick. This tasty candy owes it deliciousness to a veggie most kids run screaming from.
What: A monster mash block party, with magicians, children’s costume parade, contests, and music.
Why: It’ll be a thriller.
When: Fri., 4 p.m.
Where: Harvard Square, in front of Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge (617-491-3434).
Halloween Cupcake Tea
What: Wear your costume and sample creepy cupcakes such as the Great Pumpkin, with goblin goo, and the Chocolate Boo, with marshmallow mummy guts.
Why: Scary good.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery St., Theater District (617-574-7176).
Harvest Home Festival
What: Pony rides, scarecrow contest, balloon rides, hands-on crafts, and more to celebrate a great harvest of vegetables donated to hunger relief groups.
Why: Food for thought.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton (774-551-6544).
Photo: Courtesy of Caring Candies