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Ideas for Halloween Treats [Serious]

With the ghoulish day around the corner, I am starting to get ready. I hope a lot of kids live in my new neighbourhood. That being said, I'd rather not just give money to Cadbury and Nestle, etc. and shovel chocolate at kids.

What are some alternatives to candy as a Halloween treat? Can anyone think of something remotely healthy that won't get the parents so concerned that they toss it? I'd love to give out apples, but I don't think that would fly since they are not tamper-proof.

Thoughts?

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Don't be that house. No one liked that house.

It's one day a year. Either don't give out candy, or let the parents do the job of parenting their own children.

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Dick Model20 points · 4 years ago

Give them coupons that say in lieu of a treat you made a donation to The Wildlife Fund. Also called a Costanza.

If you're going to ruin Halloween, you may as well do it in style.

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-6 points · 4 years ago(0 children)
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Royal Citizen11 points · 4 years ago

Oh. You're going to be THAT house.

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7 points · 4 years ago

give them eggs, so they dont have to buy some when they throw them at your house afterwards!

But seriously, just give them candy or dont hand out anything at all. It's not your decision what kids should or shouldnt be eating. They have parents for that.

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Original Poster-3 points · 4 years ago

It's not your decision what kids should or shouldnt be eating.

If I'm the one giving it to them, then is that not the definition of my decision?

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Good Vibes Only5 points · 4 years ago

Ramen Packs. Get 'em conditioned for College young.

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Richmond4 points · 4 years ago

Nobody likes that house.

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South Surrey6 points · 4 years ago

Stickers? Tiny bouncy balls? Cheap little toys or party favours from the dollar store?

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Original Poster2 points · 4 years ago

I like this toy idea a lot. I may have to take a spin by the dollar store tomorrow.

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2 points · 4 years ago

Has there ever really been a case of tainted halloween candy?

I don't remember my parents ever going through it for safety, that being said it's been awhile since I was out collecting.

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vcc cafeteria food connoisseur2 points · 4 years ago

How about prepackaged bags of popcorn (like the ones that are packaged similar to potato chips)? Or if you can afford it, give out individual bags of microwaveable popcorn?

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Original Poster1 point · 4 years ago

Thank you for being one of the only honest answers. I like this idea. Maybe out of my price range, but it gives me some thoughts.

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Brutish Colonia2 points · 4 years ago

Granola bars maybe, or fruit leather

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Geez really? Why not just give em a toothbrush? JK. How about some maple candy? That seems natural enough.

level 1

You don't want to shovel chocolate at kids...it's Halloween...what...I don't even

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Original Poster1 point · 4 years ago

Not sure if meant to be kids on Halloween, or me when reading the replies. I suppose both work.

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Natural fruit snacks would a happy medium. I'm sure you could find little healthy-ish candy-style treats at natural markets, Whole Foods, Stongs, etc.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 years ago

That's actually a great idea. Thanks!

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