First of all, I had so much candy I couldn't possibly gobble it all down in one night. My Halloween candy often lasted until the week of Thanksgiving. Secondly, we were completely forbidden to eat any candy until our parents checked for razor blades, neadles or other harmful things. (but I often snitched a few pieces anyway) 3rdly, there was allways the 'junk' candy, which we didn't like. Licorice and various other kinds were usualy relagated to the 'unwanted' candy jar where my father and oldest brother often dived into.
It's hilarious, but my younger sister and I allways faught over the 'good stuff' like Snickers, Reeses or Nestles Crunch bars, and my father and oldest brother use to fight over the licorice. Jamee and I would toss a coin or play 'Rock, Paper, Scisors" for the atove mentioned candy bars, when there were extras, and my father and oldest brother would do exactly the same thing for the licorice.