Most people put a lot of though into their selection of Halloween treats. Many of my neighbors stock up on multi-packs of the most loved candy and painstakingly fill up goodie bags with special bite-sized treats, then top it off by tying each bag up with a festive ribbon. Some get dressed up in fun kid-friendly costumes while others get decked out head-to-toe in spooky gear.
But when talking about types of treats on the big night, most kids want chocolate and the bigger the better. Of course, full chocolate bars scores big points among trick-or-treaters.
Like most things, common sense prevails when choosing treats for kids. From what I’ve seen in my many years of trick-or-treating, some people mean well but end up handing out things that just aren’t appropriate or necessarily safe. Invariably, it’s those items that end up getting thrown out when parents inspect their child’s swag bag.
So before you gather your Halloween loot, if you don’t want to be the Grinch on your block, make sure these items are not on your list:
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