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Halloween Candy + Wine Pairing Party with Subscription Boxes!

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Did you know that pairing wine with Halloween candy is a real thing? As soon as I found that out, I asked myself two questions:

  1. Why didn’t I know about this sooner?
  2. How can subscription boxes be involved? (I ask this question to just about everything in life.)

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So, we’ve put together a wine and Halloween candy pairing party guide for you! We used wine from our Winc wine subscription (formerly Club W), candy from Candy Club (in addition to store-bought Halloween Candy), some snacks from Graze, and we decorated the table with some goodies from subscription boxes, too!

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We started off with wine from Winc (formerly Club W)!

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Gummies from Candy Club, and:

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Snacks from Graze (you can now order any snack from their subscription in a larger serving size bag from their shop).

Time for things to get a little scary!

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(But not really 😉 )

Here are some of our suggestions for pairing the wine with candy:

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2014 Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend

This wine was on the sweet side, but not overly sweet. As a blend, specific notes didn’t stick out to a lot of us until we tasted it with some of our snacks. Lacey loved it with the sour cola gummies, “the sourness of the candy brought out the sweetness of the wine in contrast and amped up the lychee/banana flavors.”

And the Candy Corn with this wine was a hit for anyone with a sweet tooth!

We also tried pairing with the dried pears from Graze, which helped bring out the pear and other fruits:

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2014 Alchymist Noir Red Blend

Most reds will pair well with chocolate, and this one did the job! It’s a really smooth, well-balanced red that’s on the sweet side.

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And it was a hit with classic Hershey’s bars!

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2015 Vinyasa Chenin Blanc

This was my favorite wine in the box! It’s a light and crisp, vegan-friendly, and it has a lower alcohol content, too.

Since this wine was so light, we paired it with licorice twists and gummy bears that wouldn’t overwhelm/takeover the flavor.  (Gummy bears + light white wine = my new favorite thing.)

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2015 Metal Made Merlot

This was a dry red, and the spicy notes made it a little tougher to pair with candy, but the chocolate still worked pretty well. But this one seemed to work even better with some of the snack items.

We coated a goat cheese log in the Sriracha Crunch from Graze – and it was the surprise hit of the party:

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The Cranberry & Hazelnut Toasts were also great with a little Nutella:

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And one super important tip if you are planning a Halloween Candy + Wine Pairing Party: Don’t forget the costume:

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Spaghetti and Meatballs is a classic, plus it comes with a built-in bib!

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(I am currently doing my best to not just buy all the dog Halloween costumes I see at Target – but I couldn’t resist this one!)

What do you think of our Halloween party idea? If you have some leftover candy from Halloween, I highly recommend pairing it with wine!

Have you ever thrown a party/dinner with subscription box items?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

19 Comments

  1. Wow what a post Liz. The whole set up was beautiful and such a great idea. Thank you for all that you do and all the amazing reviewers you have. Love with you add you doggie too

  2. Liz! This is amazing! I can’t wait to try all of these!!! Maybe even have a party with these ideas…. Thank you so much!

    • Yay!! Let me know how it goes!! 🙂

  3. It looks like this post was a lot of fun to put together! Buckles is the cutest pile of pasta I’ve ever seen!

    • It was! And thank you – I think he’s the cutest pile of pasta, too! 😉

  4. Awesome idea!

  5. We bought the exact same costume for our dog as well. ? It’s just too adorable. Great post and gotta love Buckles, awww

  6. This is the cutest post! So much fun and you ladies are so creative and talented. The pictures all look so delicious I want to try every pairing. Buckles is the cutest <3

  7. What a fun post! ??

  8. Haha omg y’all are too much. Love it!

  9. You know what wine goes with candy? Whatever I have.

    You know what candy goes with wine? Whatever I have.

    Moral of the story: I eat too much much candy and drink too much wine ?

    • Haha! I love it 🙂

  10. What a lovely post and Buckles was posing like a professional dog model;) Well done Liz and Lacey!

  11. Haha, what a fun post! 🙂

    • Yay! Thanks – we had fun! 🙂

  12. Ha ha, what fun…and the dog is too cute! 🙂

  13. I buy the small dog costumes at Target for my cats. They kind of fit.

    (Candy and wine are too high in sugar for me, these days…we buy candy with gelatin to hand out so I’m not tempted to eat it myself.)

  14. Great pictures and your dog is super cute!!!

    • Thank you, Gloria! 🙂

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