What NOT to give out on Halloween

29 10 2006

I found this great article on Slashfood .
When you think of Halloween, you think of scary costumes and tons of goodies. Kids don’t want to see apples or rasins in their bag or do they? My kids sure don’t.

Eager trick or treaters look forward to participating in the ritual every year and we wouldn’t want to disappoint them. The worst “treats” include:

Apples — They’re tasty, but they’re not candy. They’re “disappointing as hell for a little kid expecting a Snickers.”

Marshmallows — Yes, they’re candy, but they don’t usually come individually wrapped — a must for Halloween treats.

A bag of pennies — “It’s like giving away a gift certificate for a piece of gum.” Save up all those pennies and buy a bag of the real thing.

Smarties — The U.S. Smarties are chalky and kids don’t even seem to enjoy them, despite the fact that they sometimes eat them on the grounds that they still constitute candy. Try to get U.K. Smarties (similar to M&M’s) or avoid the candy mixes that include these.

Anything homemade — “This one is alright if you only give them to kids with neglectful parents.” Any responsible parent is going to dump something unwrapped as fast as possible. Save your energy.

Raisins — “People generally give them out under the pretense that they want to make kids healthier. In reality, they give them out because they hate fun.” The boxed raisins never taste all that fresh anyway.

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