Haunted House Kit

Haunted House Kit

November 4, 2016—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Trader Joe’s Haunted House Kit is back for another Halloween-meets-Brothers-Grimm-inspired version of our traditional Gingerbread House Kit. Like its wintry sibling, the Haunted House Kit is custom-made for Trader Joe’s without all the synthetic colors and artificial flavors found in most retail-store gingerbread house kits. You put it together, you decorate it with the included icing and decorations, and you enjoy it throughout the season. This year, we’ve changed things up a bit. The shape of the house is a bit different, a bit more conducive to easy construction. We’ve also changed the decorations – this year you’ll find candy bones, bats, and mini beads, along with jelly beans and a ghost-shaped cookie. Even the cookie building pieces got an update from gingerbread to chocolate. There’s plenty of time during the winter holiday season for gingerbread; now’s the time for chocolate!

Our price of $7.99 makes it an affordable décor indulgence. In years past, we’ve encountered folks buying multiples – one for each kid in their households, enough for play dates and cases for parties. Kids love toys they can eat (don’t they?) and no matter how creepily they decide to decorate it, they’ll always have the upper hand here because they can eat the pieces! And now those pieces are chocolate! Whatever you do, don’t wait too long to get one. We only ordered enough for Haunting Season, which happens to coincide with Pumpkin Season. If this kind of edible decorating fun is up your alley, we’ll let you in on a little secret – there’s another one you can gobble gobble up between now and December, but you’ll have to wait until early November to get your hands on that one.

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