Fentanyl, Razors and 7 Other Things You Won’t Actually Find in Halloween Candy

It’s the end of September and you know what that means: it’s time for warnings about criminals putting harmful items in kids’ Halloween candy! The biggest fear this year is that crazed drug addicts will throw “rainbow fentanyl” into children’s candy bags. Like any hysterical warning in the past, this is highly unlikely. It’s so unlikely, I’d like to say it’s impossible , but I can’t go that far.

Ever since the treat or treat became widespread in the United States in the 1930s, there have been perhaps several hundred scattered reports of people finding poison, drugs, or sharp objects in their Halloween candy. Almost all of this seems to be a hoax or a mistake, but there were two cases when this actually happened. No one was seriously hurt in either case, so I’m sure you don’t have to worry about your child getting any of these nine things in their candy haul. (Instead, worry about getting hit by a car. This is common .)

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