If you're a candy addict, Halloween in Montreal is one of the highlights of your year — or, more specifically, the day after Halloween, when candy prices are slashed in half.
Now, a U.S. company is offering to pay one lucky person to be their official Halloween candy tester. It's not a trick – Finder Media says they'll be treating the best candy connoisseur to a $500 prize!
BonusFinder US has opened applications for its Halloween Candy Tester job, and all you have to do is describe why you'd be perfect for the role.
With Halloween right around the corner, we're looking for Halloween Candy Connoisseurs to taste and review the best Halloween candy available in the United States.
Finton Costello, Managing Director of BonusFinder
The competition is open to residents of Canada or the U.S. over the age of 21. There's a limit of one entry per person and you might have to provide proof that you're eligible.
The application form urges candy addicts to get creative with their applications — pro tip: reference "Spooktober" content for bonus points.
Among other criteria, as BonusFinder's candy connoisseur, you'll have to judge the candy's taste, the complexity of flavours, portion size, jaw ache score, wrapper appeal and the candy's bang for your buck.
The winner will be contacted by email or social media DM on November 6. Keep an eye out, because you'll have to claim your win within 48 hours or BonusFinder will award the next best applicant.
If you've been feeling bored out of your mind lately, you're not alone. With the cold of winter combined with the curfew, there's no denying that our city has seen some more exciting times in the past. But have no fear, there's still a solid list of things to do in Montreal this weekend.
People talk about having a sweet tooth. But what about those looking for the perfect sour candy to satisfy their craving? That's exactly what one Montrealer thought when he was looking for the perfect sour belt candy, so he decided to make his own called Sour Belts.
"I was on the hunt for good sour candy for a while and always disappointed when I couldn't find any sour belts at the [depanneurs] and the ones at the dollar store were underwhelming," Eric, founder and owner of Sour Belts, told MTL Blog.
As Duval assesses each character on a case-by-case basis since the manufacturing varies, he said he will add them to his Facebook album "Encan 2020 Super Heros" with a starting price.
People can bid in the comments. Bids are accepted in $10 increments. When you have the highest-standing offer for an appropriate amount of time, Duval comments with your name three times and on the third, it's yours.
This year, the event included Halloween candy and a show featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Harley Quinn.
Visitors to Rue Balmoral could check out Duval's progress in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. He also allowed people to take photos with their favourite superhero before taking down the display.