Here it is: The best and worst Halloween treats for 2010! Everyone remembers coming home after a night of Trick-or-Treating and foraging through their candy bag only to find one neighbor had given out pencils, and have their parents take away that unwrapped brownie that looks so tasty. Don’t be that neighbor this year! Find out this year’s dos and don’ts, plus photos and video below!
You don’t want to upset this little guy! Gone are the days of trusting parents and sweet, trustworthy neighbors. In today’s world, moms and dads meticulously pick through their kids’ candy loot, and anything deemed unsafe gets tossed. So, that makes our first don’t:
Don’t give away home baked goods! Sure, it’s a nice gesture. But if parents find a cookie from unknown origins in their kids’ bag, it’s getting tossed. Along the same lines, we come to our second rule: Don’t give away unknown candy. Parents will feel much more comfortable having their boys and girls getting a sugar high from a brand they recognize.
Now, you can’t talk about the best and worst Halloween treats without talking about kids’ preferences. One of the least popular candies given out is candy corn. While some just love the stuff, most young people today probably think it sounds too healthy to be good (The same goes for candy apples). I don’t think I even need to talk about raisins. Rule number three: No Candy Corn or Raisins!
But that’s enough of the don’ts, here are some dos! Do give out popular candy. That one seems a little obvious, but here is the scoop: top-scoring treats on All Hallows Eve are M&M’s, Milky Way Bars, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Adding to the excitement, here’s another do. Do let kids pick their own candy! There’s nothing worse than seeing your favorite candy in a bowl, only to be handed candy corn.
There are a few more things to keep in mind for a happy holiday. Avoid nuts, as a lot of kids are allergic these days. Jawbreakers are a bad idea, the name says it all. Do you have your own list of the best and worst Halloween treats? Or some more dos and don’ts to add to the list? Let me know in the comment section after you check out the photos and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/ The Media Circuit