Now we come to the Russell Stover pumpkin, which is the ultimate of marketing to mothers instead of their children. Who's holiday is it, anyway? Gone are the spooky pumpkins... concerned mothers want soft, friendly pumpkins that could never traumatize the children in any way. To me and my friends, the most cherished childhood memories come from harmless scares and chills.
To be fair, Halloween candy seems to swing wildly from this very "safe" sort of candy to the ultra-gross. So some scares are still out there. But it would be nice to see something in between. And Russell Stover has made some very nice Halloween products, so at least they're keeping the fun alive all in all.