We’ve all heard the unsavory tales when it comes to our children’s trick or trick loot. While it is likely that nothing is amiss inside of that plastic orange jack o lantern filled with treats, it is never a bad thing to err on the side of caution. Based on a poll of our employees we have compiled a list of practical guidelines.
Never allow your children to eat candy while trick or treating. You cannot be sure without the proper lighting that you’ve inspected the candy thoroughly. Once home, dump all candy on table or counter in a well lit area. First discard any unwrapped items. Also, dispose of any items that are unfamiliar or appear homemade. Check the remaining sweets for tears, holes, discoloration or the appearance of anything strange inside the package. Separate the candy deemed edible into two categories, things YOU want to eat and the sweets you’ll let your kids have. Finally, Halloween is a time to enjoy your favorite confectionary treats so stash the candy you’ve decided to keep for yourself and disperse the remainder to your children as you see fit.