One of the topics of conversation among kids in the neighborhood on Halloween always centers around which homes give out the best candy, the full-size Snickers, Milky Ways, and Tootsie Pops.
While I am always thankful that people take time out of their day to offer candy to my kids and make Halloween fun, honestly there are some treats given out that they should just keep. You know those treats that aren’t treats at all…we’ve all been there in seeing something dropped into our children’s trick-or-treat bag and cringing just a little.
Here is a round-up of five worst treats to give out on Halloween:
Hard Candy Balls
How many times can we say choking hazard? Who in their right mind is going to give a two-year-old a big grape circular ball of hard candy? Just don’t do it!
Candy With Wrappers In Other Languages
Have you ever seen those cheap, brightly colored, softish wads of unidentifiable toffee-consistency candy pieces that aren’t in English?I have no actual idea what they are made of or where they come from, so if I can’t read or identify it, my child’s not eating it. Those go directly into the garbage.
It’s not so much the pennies that are bad, because of course, money is always good. It’s just that placing pennies in the same bag with candy and cookies is kinda gross. The pennies and their accompanying germs mix all around with the candies that may be eaten. (I throw out any opened candy, but pizzerias give out zeppolis and bakeries hand out cookies, which my kids love, and I don’t want them contaminated.)
Generic Chocolate Coins
They have practically no taste and God only knows where they came from either. They usually end up in the toss out pile.
There is a person or two who regularly hands out old McDonald’s and Burger King toys, along with other small trinkets that are used. Not only do I not want more junky toys, but I really do not want any grimy, used toys that should have been thrown away, not given away.
What Halloween treats do you dread? Which ones immediately go into the trash at your house?
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