Calling All Super Sleuths:

October 2018

Laura Emery, Field Editor

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Last year, according to the National Retail Association, Americans spent approximately $2.7 billion on Halloween candy. Of all the hundreds of millions of pounds of sweets purchased for this sugar-filled holiday, chocolate candies were the top sellers. However, no candy says Halloween like a beloved little yellow, orange and white treat that dates back to the 1880s. It has now become an icon among holiday candies and appears in a variety of colors and flavors for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and July 4th.

For a chance to win $25, do the following:

1. Find and identify this popular candy hidden in this magazine and give the page number. Click here to view the Digital Magazine.

2. Do some research and find out what this candy was first called when it was introduced by the Goelitz Confectionery Company at the turn of the 19th century.

3. There is a national holiday celebrating this candy. Give the date of this observance.

The deadline for this month’s entries is Oct. 19, 2018. Enter online at or send answers with your name, address and phone number to: Cooperative Living Super Sleuth P.O. Box 2340 Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340.

August Issue Super Sleuth

Our August KIDS’ KORNER Super Sleuth challenged readers to prepare for the school year, noting that while smartphone texting has contributed to a whole new language of acronyms and shorthand, the ability to spell correctly remains critical to educational and career success. For a chance to win $25, young readers were asked to explain what is unique about the list of words provided, what such words are called, and the page on which this term is hidden in the magazine. The correct answers are: spelled the same backwards or forwards, palindrome and page 6. Our winner is Rachel Jarck.

Congratulations, Rachel!