I don't want to buy chocolate candy and support abysmal labor conditions and even slavery.
I don't want to buy candy that's full of food dye. I'd feel guilty pumping kids full of that garbage.
I can't afford non-candy edible treats like bags of pretzels or goldfish.
I would love to make handmade treats like cookies or popcorn balls. But that doesn't fly in today's world for fear that I'd be some psycho lacing them with drugs or poison.
I don't want to buy random, practically disposable non-food "treats" because I don't want to encourage our materialistic, throw-away culture.
Maybe we should all agree that raw sugar packets are probably the best option for Halloween treats. Okay?
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But really. I live in a neighborhood where we get 200-300 trick-or-treaters, many of whom get "bused in" by their parents from impoverished and dangerous parts of the city. Ignoring them is not a question in my mind. These poor kids deserve to have some fun. Many barely even have costume. I think I'll be opting for lollipops or something along those lines this year.
What would you do?