The entire premise of trick or treat is that if you don't give the kids something GOOD to eat, they'll egg your house.
If the nightmares of life weren't enough to cope with, the media helps feed
the fears of each and every parent of child out trick or treating, by reminding
them of the incident nearly 40 years ago in which a parent poisoned his very own
kids' candy for money to collect in a life insurance policy after they died. The
national panic meter shot up and to this day, we all live in fear over the
thought of someone tampering with the Halloween candy. (That guy who spiked his
own kids' candy and killed one of them was Ronald Clark O'Bryan. He died of
lethal injection in 1984 and Texans no longer worries about one of their
infamous criminal minds.
We know you want to dig into your goody bag ASAP, but your parents need to check your candy before you eat it! Throw out anything that's unwrapped or homemade, unless you personally know who made it and gave it to you. If you have a younger sibling, it's a good idea to get rid of any treats that could be easily choked on, like gum, peanuts and small, hard candies.