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2007-10-17 09:46:28 PM  
NeuroticRocker

so I'm asking all you old people:

did anyone really ever put needles and poison in candy?


According to Snopes, yes and no
 
2007-10-17 09:48:40 PM  
hell, i went out trick or treating about 4 years ago when i was 21 and actually scored a few beers when I went out.
//was dressed as a pimp... with the ex g/f and her best friend (now my wife) as my ho's
///ironic how things turn out, huh?
 
2007-10-17 09:48:48 PM  
This year I think I'll give out small blocks of wood with "Happy Halloween" burned onto one side. I'll make 'em just large enough that they won't fit in a small child's mouth.

/hates trick-or-treaters
//get off my lawn ya little farks
 
2007-10-17 09:49:51 PM  
I always wanted to dress up like Disco Stu and have all the kids snort lines of pixie stick dust off a mirror on my porch...
 
2007-10-17 09:51:10 PM  
I have never limited candy or sweets with my 8 year old daughter. She really can take it or leave it. It's always been available and it's never been a big deal to her. She is not overweight and is slim and athletic. She eats sushi & loves veggies.

She still has candy left from trick or treating last year. (don't gag, its hard candy & suckers)

Some of the kids in her class are HUGE. These are the kids that will pig out when there are treats, and ask for more, or take someone elses treats. I've talked with parents that say they never have candy or sweets in the house, they don't allow the kids to have junk food.

If you make something forbidden, you make the kids want it more.

Halloween is the one day of the year that kids should be kids, let them pig out, worry about the diet tomorrow!
 
2007-10-17 09:54:50 PM  
did anyone really ever put needles and poison in candy?

my parents used to tell me they did, and all the kids at school were like "yeah, a friend of mine died from a blade in his snickers...."

whatever

was that one of those "candy makes your teeeth fall out", "make that face, it gets stuck like that" lies?

did people ever really do that?


I'm pretty sure those were just scare-stories to make teh kiddies think twice about accepting homemade or unwrapped items. Good advice, really, because even though there probably aren't razor blades or poison in those things, you never know what went on while they were being handled. Maybe the people never wash their hands or have some nasty illness or some shiat -- you don't know. You don't want to eat a cupcake made by some dude who took a dump and forget to wash up afterward. Bleagh.
 
2007-10-17 09:56:11 PM  
hell no. I will slap the hell out the one that came up with this mess! That's the whole freakin idea is to eat all sorts of candy! Not some organic mess!
 
2007-10-17 09:57:42 PM  
whoever said their mom gives out potato chips

that ONE time I went T-O-T'ing, I got a bag of wise popcorn, grape gum, an apple (from the fridge), a single hershey kiss, and a small twix.

never went again.
 
2007-10-17 09:58:24 PM  
I always find something really nasty to give the high school trick-or-treaters. Last year I found an overlooked bag of Easter candy way in the back of one of the supermarket shelves. It was really stale.
 
2007-10-17 09:59:14 PM  
FriarReb98: Mom's been into giving out potato chips for a while now.

I don't get it either....


I used to receive those a lot when I trick-or-treated... bags of potato chips, cheese curls, corn chips, pretzels, etc.

I dug 'em quite a bit, myself.
 
2007-10-17 10:05:45 PM  
logruszed: While I would not want to get a sack full of them, I've always enjoyed the occasional box of raisins in my bag.

Actually, as I've gotten older I've moved further away from Halloween and closer to Thanksgiving for favorite holiday.

It would be perfect to be able to wear a costume, and knock on doors and get roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread and sausage stuffing, pumpkin pie, candied yams, etc.


Kid: Trick or treat!
Me: White meat or dark?

ha! thanks for that!

/would love a thanksgiving sammich for Halloween
 
2007-10-17 10:14:21 PM  
I've tried to give kids healthier stuff on Halloween...once. They looked at me like I was crazy and asked, "Don't you have anything else?" I learned my lesson. Nothing but crap or money, like nickels and stuff.

Back in Detroit, I knew a guy who took a big glass and trick or treated at bars--of course at places he was a regular. They'd fill 'em up, too.
 
2007-10-17 10:16:53 PM  
NeuroticRocker
"yeah, a friend of mine died from a blade in his snickers...."

I hate when that happens...
 
2007-10-17 10:17:05 PM  
NeuroticRocker, Yes people used to put things in treats. But it was probably two instances in the whole country. It did make everyone cautious though.

When I grew upvery long ago, there were no miniature candy bars so we had a bag full of the full size ones. I have the cavities to prove it.

Anyway, I had a slightly older neighbor who would go up and down the street T-O-Ting and then go home and change costumes. He went around 4 times!
 
2007-10-17 10:22:59 PM  
Just Wondering: Anyway, I had a slightly older neighbor who would go up and down the street T-O-Ting and then go home and change costumes. He went around 4 times!

The trick is different full Halloween masks, after a few hours you'll have enough candy to go into a diabetic coma.
 
2007-10-17 10:27:25 PM  
The only house that could get away with not giving out candy in my neighborhood was that of a friend. The mom worked for Fritos and every year instead of candy, everyone would get a tiny bag of Fritos.

Not candy. Not particularly healthy, but it was a good change to have some salt with all that sugar.
 
2007-10-17 10:37:17 PM  
I always keep two cauldrons: one has candy, the other has Happy Meal type toys that I pick up for next to nothing at yard sales. Kids under 10 ALWAYS pick from the toy cauldron, while the over 10 year olds ALWAYS take the candy.

If the kid is one of the big ones without a costume, I tell them that one piece has been poisoned, and guess which one it is.
 
2007-10-17 10:39:05 PM  
I always thought Mexican candies made for some "good" treats.

Yep, it looks like a chocolate lollipop shaped like a piece of corn but it tastes like prunes, lemons & jalapeños (sorry, I don't remember what it's called).

Oh, the holiday joy!
 
2007-10-17 10:39:30 PM  
Epossumondas: If the kid is one of the big ones without a costume, I tell them that one piece has been poisoned, and guess which one it is.

Very cool. I have to remember that when 19 year old trick or treaters show up.
 
2007-10-17 10:43:09 PM  
Edamame? Do they realize excessive soy consumption shrinks your brain? (in men at least, was a study done on old asian guys that showed it)
 
2007-10-17 10:46:26 PM  
Fark all the uptight farkers that feel the need to force their farking dietary habits on a kid's farking holiday. Let kids be farking kids and give 'em enough real candy to make their heads spin for days. It's Hallo-farking-ween for fark's sake!

Edamame? Figafarkin'majigs!? You douche!

/Think I'll hand out rotten eggs and directions to the houses of people handing out Figamajigs and Edamame this year.
 
2007-10-17 10:48:34 PM  
logruszed: I can't tell if you're joking or not.

No joke. The only candy my kid eats is the gummi kind. Easter and Halloween, I make out like a bandit. Raise a vegan. A winner is you.
 
2007-10-17 10:52:24 PM  
I'm too old to go Trick or Treating but I have a 2 year old sister. I get to take her, and there's a lot of candy that a 2 year old can't eat. Hooray for me!
 
2007-10-17 10:55:04 PM  
I'm going to yell this and I realise that is quite rude but need to emphasis the point

WHO THE F/U/C/K CARES IT IS ONCE A YEAR
 
2007-10-17 11:00:23 PM  
logruszed: While I would not want to get a sack full of them, I've always enjoyed the occasional box of raisins in my bag.

Kinky.
 
2007-10-17 11:02:41 PM  
One halloween we gave out cigarettes.

Sheesh, you wanna see people who can't take a joke...
 
2007-10-17 11:11:50 PM  
When I was a kid, 'healthy' treats on Hallowe'en meant apples. I learned young that there were three kinds of apples: cookin' apples, eatin' apples and throwin' apples. And on Hallowe'en, ALL apples were throwin' apples, regardless of whether they were some other kind the night before.

Eventually the "apple as healthy treat" syndrome got so bad that some of my friends conspired to circulate a rumor that some kid-hating wacko put razor blade slivers in apples on Hallowe'en.

Never had to worry about luggin' around a pillowcase full of throwin' apples on Hallowe'en ever again.

/and there's STILL no recorded case of any razor blades in apples. Ever. Anywhere.
 
2007-10-17 11:18:49 PM  
Ugh. My mother refused to give out candy; she set up a card table in the entry hall with a pitcher of Hawaiian Punch and poured little cups of punch for the trick-or-treaters. "Kids get thirsty while they're trick or treating!" she said, although it was really because she didn't believe in giving kids candy.

She eventually knocked it off, because the porch was awash in punch six feet up the side of the house year after year, and consented to give out some kind of token candy, and now that they're elderly empty nesters they just turn off their porch light.
 
2007-10-17 11:22:42 PM  
If I gave out "figamajigs" I'd have "eggamajigs" on my car the next morning.
 
2007-10-17 11:30:05 PM  
I had the best time when I was in the Army in the FDR and the members of my company brought their kids 'round to the barracks for Trick'or'Treat purposes. I had a bowl of cauliflower and broccoli florets ready and it was SO special to see those little faces drop through the floor when I offered up the veggies in response to their "Trick or Treat!!". I had alternative M'n'Ms to give them when they declined the healthy stuff except for little Matthew Goins who just dug right in to the broccoli. His Mom just shrugged and said he'd always been a veggy fan.
 
2007-10-17 11:33:23 PM  
Dallymo: now that they're elderly empty nesters they just turn off their porch light.

Bah, they're missing all of the fun. I like asking the kids ridiculous questions, like asking the kid dressed up like a cowboy if he's an astronaut.
 
2007-10-17 11:42:33 PM  
I just wanted to pop in and say, for the record, that I happen to like popcorn balls, and wish I knew where the fark I could find them. I haven't seen those things in years.

Also, I have to agree with the thought of Thanks'o'ween... Open-faced turkey sammich w/ mashed potatoes on the side? That's one hell of a treat!
 
2007-10-17 11:42:42 PM  
Lacydog presents, a quick guide to what to give the kiddies

Good stuff to give out:
Anything Reese's
Anything Snickers
Most anything Hersheys (Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Almonds Goodbar, Krackle, Watchamacallits, Skor, S'mores, Symphony, etc.)
Most anything Nestle (Crunch, Butterfinger, KitKat)
Take 5
M&Ms
Skittles
Starburst
Chunky
Twix
Paper Money

Things that are "okay", but not my thing
Candy bars with too much nuts (100 grand, Baby ruth, Nutrageous, Pay Day)
Clarke
Heath
3 Musketeers
Good n Plenty/Mike n Ike
Whoppers
Milky Ways
Rolos
Caramellos
Tootsy rolls (all flavors)
"Wonka" candies

Things that suck, and shouldn't be given out, lest ye burn in hell
Almond Joy/Mounds
Fruit/Vegetables
Chocolate-covered _____s (these are never good unless they're the expensive variety... and if that's the case, why are you giving them to children for free?)
Junior Mints
Charleston Chew
Generic, cheap candy
Cookies, crackers... anything that isn't inherently CANDY. Also anything not wrapped
Change... you cheap bastards
Anything remotely religious, or political in any way. They're kids, you don't need to be spreading the word of whoever you think is awesome.
 
2007-10-17 11:53:18 PM  
lacydog: Things that suck, and shouldn't be given out, lest ye burn in hell
Almond Joy/Mounds
Fruit/Vegetables
Chocolate-covered _____s (these are never good unless they're the expensive variety... and if that's the case, why are you giving them to children for free?)
Junior Mints
Charleston Chew
Generic, cheap candy
Cookies, crackers... anything that isn't inherently CANDY. Also anything not wrapped
Change... you cheap bastards
Anything remotely religious, or political in any way. They're kids, you don't need to be spreading the word of whoever you think is awesome.


Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint, it's delicious! It's very refreshing!
 
2007-10-17 11:54:19 PM  
My childhood dentist used to give out farking toothbrushes.
 
2007-10-17 11:56:16 PM  
My parents have given up. Last year they locked the doors, shut down all the lights in the front of the house, and ignored all the kids.

Why? Well my parents live on a cul de sac, and it turns out that every city within half an hour dumps their kids here to trick or treat. It's freaking INSANE! They got so sick of handing candy to kids that lived in other towns they gave up on the idea.

/even a Sam's Club membership doesn't save you from a flood gate of kids
 
2007-10-18 12:00:13 AM  
lacydog:
Things that suck, and shouldn't be given out, lest ye burn in hell
Almond Joy/Mounds
Fruit/Vegetables
Chocolate-covered _____s (these are never good unless they're the expensive variety... and if that's the case, why are you giving them to children for free?)
Junior Mints
Charleston Chew
Generic, cheap candy
Cookies, crackers... anything that isn't inherently CANDY. Also anything not wrapped
Change... you cheap bastards
Anything remotely religious, or political in any way. They're kids, you don't need to be spreading the word of whoever you think is awesome.


You shut your piehole. I love Mounds.
 
2007-10-18 12:02:08 AM  
Ringshadow: My parents have given up. Last year they locked the doors, shut down all the lights in the front of the house, and ignored all the kids.

Why? Well my parents live on a cul de sac, and it turns out that every city within half an hour dumps their kids here to trick or treat. It's freaking INSANE! They got so sick of handing candy to kids that lived in other towns they gave up on the idea.

/even a Sam's Club membership doesn't save you from a flood gate of kids


That'd be awesome. Like a zombie movie, I'd build a candy cannon and shoot anyone who steps on my lawn.
 
2007-10-18 12:09:22 AM  
Solty Dog: logruszed: I can't tell if you're joking or not.

No joke. The only candy my kid eats is the gummi kind. Easter and Halloween, I make out like a bandit. Raise a vegan. A winner is you.


I don't get what you mean by "make out like a bandit".

Are you saying that you make your kid live a vegan lifestyle, while you do not? And therefore you get to eat the candy.

or

You save a lot of money by eating vegan foods? Because in my experience vegan food that is tasty and healthy is no less expensive than non-vegan food. Unless you cook it yourself, but then cooking non-vegan food yourself is also fairly cheap.

or

Do you mean you save money on dentistry? Because out of the three I could figure this is the only one that makes any logical and ethical sense.

Also: Vegan isn't really healthy by its self. If people put the same effort and attention into their non-vegan diets then there would be no health difference. The only reason some vegan people might be healthier is that they are reading labels, shopping around, etc; because they are looking to avoid certain substances; while non-vegans are not generally looking to avoid eating things so they pay next to no attention to what they shove in there. There are plenty of vegans with diet related health issues too. they think that just because they avoid animal products they automatically are eating balanced and nutritious foods.

I'm a healthy non-vegan by the way (minus my lungs, but all the damage done to those was from flora and not fauna, so it was vegan damage). I eat a pretty good balance of protein, carbs, vitamins from veggies and organ meats. I limit my sugars and take in almost no HFC sugars, very little trans-fat, etc.

Meat and things with animal products in them are not what is unhealthy, it's lack of thought about what we take in that's unhealthy.
 
2007-10-18 12:24:17 AM  
Circus Peanuts are evil incarnate. Styrofoamy evil incarnate.

That is all.
 
2007-10-18 12:28:18 AM  
wow gummies for vegans, do people not know what Gelatin is made out of anymore?
Take the obesity fight somewhere else leave poor Halloween alone. one day of gluttony does not a fatass make. Hint it is not the holidays that made you fat it is all those other days that end in Y
 
2007-10-18 12:38:45 AM  
Those marshmellow "peeps" ghosts are the best thing ever. Better than normal peeps because they are strongly vanilla flavor instead of marshmellow sugar flavor, and they come in individual "peep" paks
 
2007-10-18 12:39:28 AM  
The Happy Pumpkin is saddened by this.
 
2007-10-18 01:16:02 AM  
Haha, best Halloween ever: dad worked for M&M Mars. I got caseloads of candy without even having to go door-to-door (...but did anyway, because more is better).

Second best: trick-or-treating in this one lakeside neighborhood where there were so few kids that houses would give out whole candy bars. Too many hills, I guess. But yep...none of that "fun size" crap (what moron came up with THAT name, anyway?). Big, glorious whole candy bar goodness.
 
2007-10-18 01:44:47 AM  
Scorpinock: The Happy Pumpkin is saddened by this.

Of course you know this means war. (new window)

puffalumps: Haha, best Halloween ever: dad worked for M&M Mars. I got caseloads of candy without even having to go door-to-door (...but did anyway, because more is better).

Second best: trick-or-treating in this one lakeside neighborhood where there were so few kids that houses would give out whole candy bars. Too many hills, I guess. But yep...none of that "fun size" crap (what moron came up with THAT name, anyway?). Big, glorious whole candy bar goodness.


Were these the regular-size bars or the king-sized 5 oz. bars?
 
2007-10-18 01:52:53 AM  
When I was a lad, the best place ever during H'ween was this nice old widowed guy that instead of candy gave out...HOT DOGS!!!! It was the absolute-farking-bestus! After all that sugar, you needed some salt to balance the whole evening's gastronomical equation. We would, as a group, plan our evening's raid to end up at his house at about 3/4 of the way through. After a dog or two, you could raid more candy and then go home and shake in the bed from all the sugar.

/good times.
//wanted to give out hot dogs this year
///wife said "no, we don't want to get kicked out of the condo"
////farking condo.
 
2007-10-18 02:12:38 AM  
Anyone who gives out these "treats" will have their house covered in eggs. By me if necessary.
 
2007-10-18 02:14:54 AM  
I know that back when I was a kid, we didn't appreciate the neighbors who gave out "healthy" Halloween goodies. They were the houses mostly likely to get egged & TPed by us. One of our neighbors was a dentist & his first year in the neighborhood he gave out toothbrushes & mini tube of toothpaste. Guess whose house got egged? The next year he gave out full size candy bars. Halloween comes once a year.

I've already got my Halloween candy bought. I'll be passing out mini Snickers, M & M's, 3 Musketeers & Hershey bars. I dump all the bags into a big bowl & mix them up good so that the kids get a nice variety.
 
2007-10-18 02:22:38 AM  
NeuroticRocker: I'm 25 and grew up on a street w/o kids. went trick or treating ONCE, and I got like 5 things. dumb thinks. because they didn't see me coming.

so I'm asking all you old people:

did anyone really ever put needles and poison in candy?

my parents used to tell me they did, and all the kids at school were like "yeah, a friend of mine died from a blade in his snickers...."

whatever

was that one of those "candy makes your teeeth fall out", "make that face, it gets stuck like that" lies?

did people ever really do that?


Yes, it did happen, but the bit about the razor blade is false. Read this: Halloween horrors
 
2007-10-18 02:33:24 AM  
I remember getting caramel apples (was one old lady who would give you a big caramel apple wrapped in plastic), they were good.

And I like any candy with mint in it.

And I also happen to like candy corn and pumpkins.

And black licorice.
 
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