How well do you check your candy?

candy1Every year we go trick or treating and every year I hear at least once, “make sure you check the candy first.” I never let Bailey eat any of his candy until we get home and go through it. Okay I admit I don’t look over every single piece with a fine tooth comb so to speak but I do look at the packaging to make sure all is okay (usually as I’m eating it.) I know for the most part people handing out candy are good people and just love seeing the different costumes. I also know there are very bad people with very bad intentions. I’ve never had a problem with the candy in the last 7 years we’ve gone out, and I don’t recall ever knowing of a problem with it when I was young.

This year however one of the kids that went with us had a Reese’s peanut butter cup that had a very small hole in the wrapper. Thank God it was an adult that found it. They opened it up and broke the cup open and found a very small nail. Yes, that’s right, a NAIL. I was so shocked. We went to a very nice, new development, and never in a million years would I think something like this would happen. It just goes to show you bad people live everywhere, brand new homes or low income housing, it doesn’t matter.

So check that candy, one by one!!! I know I will do a better job from now on!!

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5 Responses to How well do you check your candy?

  1. Sue says:

    I hope you reported it to the Police Dept!!!! That’s as bad as the meth that was given to a kid in the cities! What is wrong with people? Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Joy says:

    This really is pathetic. It’s so sad to me that someone would want to hurt a child. I never could understand how someone would do something to hurt someone and not see it. Why anonymously? What’s the pay off on that side? How can you get enjoyment from that?

  3. Just a Mom says:

    I do check each piece of candy and make sure it is not tampered with or opened. Better safe than sorry! Some hospitals around here will even x-ray the candy on Halloween night.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I do think that’s just awful!

    I have to wonder though if it’s really worth it? Just so kids can get candy? I know the trick or treating experience is part of it, but you also have to understand that I grew up out in the country where my parents didn’t take me trick or treating. And back then we were still allowed Halloween parties in school so I had enough treats and costumes there.

    I’ve thought about my own kids…but our local school doesn’t celebrate Halloween so I feel like if I take away the trick or treating part then they have nothing left. My husband and I are actually HUGE Halloween fans and pre-kids were known for our giant fully costumed parties each year.

    Perhaps as my kids get older I can begin to offer to them the ability to have friends over for a Halloween party…it could be fun!

  5. Candi says:

    I do check my Candy very well that is awful, this world is such a crazy world, you can t even get candy, without a issue.

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