News Halloween Candy: Better to be Safe than Sorry

Halloween Candy: Better to be Safe than Sorry

-

Halloween treats rule

It is almost that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the air is getting colder, and every single store in America has thousands of bags of candy on display. Kids are counting down the days until they can dress up as scary monsters or beautiful princesses while you are dreading the day when your kids will gorge themselves on candy and end up getting sick. What your main focus should be though, is making sure the candy is safe.

Tricks with a side of treats

Halloween is a prime time for the crazy people out there to prey on innocent people. When you and your little one finally get home from a long night of soliciting candy from strangers, all you can think about is going to bed. Your child(ren) on the other hand have already devoured three chocolate bars and five packages of licorice without you even noticing. Making sure the candy is safe is the first thing you should do when you get home to ensure that nobody mistakenly eats tainted candy.

How do I make sure the candy is safe?

There are many signs to look for when looking for tampered with candy. First, and this should be pretty obvious, you should never eat candy that was unwrapped when you received it. The person may not have even tampered with it but do you know where their hands have been? I don’t think so. Anything like lumps, bulges, rips, loose or discolored wrapping should be a red flag, as well as any candy not in its original wrapper. Throw away any candy that seems to have been tampered with. If you are concerned about the rest of the candy, some hospitals offer free candy x-rays Halloween night and the next day to check for foreign objects.

Always check your candy!

What did we learn today? Always, always, always check your candy or anything else you receive on Halloween before it is consumed. Never eat anything if you aren’t sure what it is or it looks old or messed with. Halloween is supposed to be a fun time. The five extra minutes it takes to check the candy is worth it. It never hurts to be safe! Have a boo-tiful Halloween night!

Halloween Candy: Better to be Safe than Sorry
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

Touchless Hand Soap Dispenser For Home

It's so crucial that you keep on being...

No Credit Check Phone Money Order

No Credit Check Phone Money Order Have...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you