Poisoned Halloween Candy- Real or Urban Legend

jlapey
jlapey Posts: 1,850 Member
It's good to be cautious but I think people have gotten a bit paranoid. Of course I've always checked my child's candy for tampering but I always thought it was highly unlikely that I'd ever find anything. It's a shame this fear has gotten so out of hand because homemade Halloween goodies were the best (when I was growing up) and now no one eats them. If you make them, you are deemed the neighborhood psychopathic child murderer.

I know Snopes isn't the "end all, be all" of truth but: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/halloween.asp
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  • Dub_D
    Dub_D Posts: 1,760 Member
    When I was a kid there were reports of tiny razor blades being found in chocolate bars.
  • jlapey
    jlapey Posts: 1,850 Member
    When I was a kid there were reports of tiny razor blades being found in chocolate bars.

    I heard that too, but I honestly can't figure out how they could get it in there without opening the packaging and ruining the appearance of the actual chocolate as well. I just don't see how that is possible. Surely, it would be REALLY obvious.
  • pastryari
    pastryari Posts: 8,646 Member
    People suck.
  • PittShkr
    PittShkr Posts: 1,000 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!
  • DarkFlutter
    DarkFlutter Posts: 408 Member
    We buy candy for Trick-or-Treaters.
    But we (I) make a treat for the adults...Jello Shots!

    No complaints so far!
  • jerbear1962
    jerbear1962 Posts: 1,157 Member
    I know that they used to have x ray machines set up at McDonalds and there was razor blades found in some candy or apples one year.
  • escloflowneCHANGED
    escloflowneCHANGED Posts: 3,038 Member
    It's a urban legend, the only time children have been poisoned by halloween candy was because a family member did it.
  • felice03
    felice03 Posts: 2,732 Member
    I died when I was 5 from eating a Peanut Butter Cup injected with Arsenic.
  • I always heard razor blades in apples but then I thought, (at that age) who wants and apple for Halloween anyway?

    The prioroties of a young trick or treater...
  • darrensurrey
    darrensurrey Posts: 3,942 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!

    Phew. As long as it isn't made from furry hippos, I'm cool with it.
  • coliema
    coliema Posts: 7,646 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!

    Phew. As long as it isn't made from furry hippos, I'm cool with it.
    But, I love furry hippos. Medium rare.
  • LauraMacNCheese
    LauraMacNCheese Posts: 7,198 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!

    False...The Soylent Corporation does not make candy...
  • a_mandolin_
    a_mandolin_ Posts: 336 Member
    There have only been a couple legit case of poisoned halloween candy (perhaps only one). The childs father poisoned the candy in an attempt to murder him - Ronald Clark Obrien


    http://jclass.umd.edu/archive/newshoax/casestudies/crime/CrimeHalTim7.html
  • drmerc
    drmerc Posts: 2,603 Member
    Legend
  • PittShkr
    PittShkr Posts: 1,000 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!

    False...The Soylent Corporation does not make candy...

    Thats what they want you to think...
  • LauraMacNCheese
    LauraMacNCheese Posts: 7,198 Member
    Halloween candy is made from.... PEOPLE!

    False...The Soylent Corporation does not make candy...

    Thats what they want you to think...

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUkYktJpYxoQiW1cjLyqz4Oyd814G9fNo9CBV0CwwF8fMXh_s3
  • live2dream
    live2dream Posts: 614 Member
    There have only been a couple legit case of poisoned halloween candy. The childs father poisoned the candy in an attempt to murder him.

    THIS^^^.

    Although in the U.S., almost all conventional candy is poisoned by Monsanto- made with either high-fructose Monsanto’s GMO corn syrup or Monsanto’s GMO sugar, and Monsanto’s GMOs are not something any child should be eating.

    http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2012/10/25/monsantos-halloween-gmo-tricks-and-treats/
  • skylark94
    skylark94 Posts: 2,036 Member
    I died when I was 5 from eating a Peanut Butter Cup injected with Arsenic.

    :laugh:
  • jlapey
    jlapey Posts: 1,850 Member
    I died when I was 5 from eating a Peanut Butter Cup injected with Arsenic.

    :noway:
  • CarSidDar
    CarSidDar Posts: 118 Member
    Urban Legend http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/halloween.asp

    So why post the question?