But 13-years ago, these fears were confirmed when a Minneapolis man was charged after handing out mini chocolate bars packed with needles. Ouch!
Luckily, no one was seriously injured - and the event created an awareness frenzy that had parents double checking candy before allowing kids to dig in. (It also resulted in a sharp increase of candy theft...those tootsie rolls...)
While no other treat-tampering incidents have been reported as of late, steering clear of apples at Halloween isn't a bad idea. Unless you're bobbing for them, trying to pass off this doctor-approved fruit as a "treat" may be putting your personal safety at risk!
A LITTLE HALLOWEEN POP CULTURE "A"
Fear this: Arachnids
Popular phobia: Arachnaphobia
Some spooky movies that begin with A: Amityville Horror, Arachnaphobia, American Psycho, The Abandoned, The ABCs of Death
A few Creeptastic "A" Authors: Amanda Ashby (catch her on the Crossroads Blog Tour 2013), Kelly Armstrong, Jay Anson, V.C Andrew
Urban legends aside, my favorite apple is a MacIntosh - preferably dipped in caramel and rolled in sprinkles. How about you?
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