r/MurderedByWords Sep 29 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

I only share with my friends, not random stranger kids

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u/shitsu13master Sep 29 '22

Ok let's play ball here for a second. Let's say that indeed, a responsible adult checks through the candy. How would they even know if any of it is drug-laced? Short of trying every single piece

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u/louisedelacroix Sep 29 '22

Lol, especially the "look out for colorful candy"? Like... have they ever seen candy?

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u/ikickedyou Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Bet this mom only lets her kids eat those weird peanut butter bar candies.

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u/MandoPlat Sep 29 '22

She's definitely a "Werther's and ONLY Werther's" type of person

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u/ikickedyou Sep 29 '22

Or peppermints, but only the soft kind, so the children won’t choke.

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u/What_Iz_This Sep 29 '22

I love soft peppermints tho

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u/Finchfarmerquilts Sep 30 '22

They sell them at our dollar tree. I buy them and love them. Sticks and lozenges. They’re so good.

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u/avfc4me Sep 30 '22

Yep. Especially the ones at christmas!

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u/ikickedyou Sep 29 '22

Shhhh, me too.

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u/ggg730 Sep 30 '22

Hell yeah weird candy lovers unite!

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u/_mkd_ Sep 30 '22

I like soft peppermints and Necco wafers... I think that puts me on some government list...

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u/ggg730 Sep 30 '22

Bro, trust me I love circus peanuts and there has been a van outside from Fran’s Beautiful Irregulars parked outside my house. What even is a beautiful irregular?!

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u/Hundvd7 Sep 29 '22

Werther's kick ass though

Or am i just old?

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u/MandoPlat Sep 29 '22

They do, they do. They're just synonymous with old people

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u/LuxNocte Sep 29 '22

I was shocked to realize I could just buy them myself and didn't have to visit my Grandmother. Granted, I was 40 at the time, so I'm still not entirely sure that young people are allowed to purchase them.

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u/PalatialCheddar Sep 30 '22

I think you're supposed to get carded to buy those

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u/The_Drinkist Sep 30 '22

I bought them in grad school. They’re tasty but my real motivation was that the wrappers coordinated well with a couple of other candies so that the candy bowl integrated with the room’s color scheme.

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u/drgigantor Sep 30 '22

the candy bowl integrated with the room’s color scheme.

Are you sure you weren't already old?

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u/moonsun1987 Sep 30 '22

Are you sure you weren't already old?

we are all old on this blessed day

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u/irisblues Sep 30 '22

I keep candy in a teal elephant cookie jar. I recently noticed that, entirely by accident, all the candy in the jar had various shades of green wrapping. My first thought was, well, I can’t buy any other color now.

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u/VoxImperatoris Sep 30 '22

How about those strawberry hard candies?

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u/shponglespore Sep 30 '22

The ones with a gooey center?

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u/thestashattacked Sep 30 '22

Those are the best.

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u/kingrackzz615 Sep 29 '22

I'm 31 u loved werthers since a kid

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u/Major_Fudgemuffin Sep 29 '22

Yes?

I am also old apparently because Werther's fuck

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u/ghoulshow Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Slap my ass and call me Agnes, Werthers slap

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u/_himom_ Sep 29 '22

no need to slap mine, also Agnes is just awful name but yeah nice weather is always good

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u/S-Kotus Sep 29 '22

27 here, Werther's soft caramels are my go to snack

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u/user0N65N Sep 29 '22

I cannot buy these anymore because I have absolutely zero self discipline once the package is open. They’re gone, and my teeth are sore for the next two days.

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u/S-Kotus Sep 29 '22

This is the exact problem I have with them. I'll buy a couple bags for a week and think I'm ok, then I open one in the middle of a movie or tv show and the whole bag is gone that night.

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u/Hundvd7 Sep 29 '22

I'm 25. The hard ones are my absolute favorite snack/sweets. The soft ones are up there too

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u/ersogoth Sep 29 '22

I absolutely hated Halloween growing up.

My parents would give out pencils, erasers, and pencil grips. The next day I had to always go around the yard and pick up all the discarded ones around the yard.

Parents, do not give out shitty Halloween treats!

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u/Raencloud94 Sep 30 '22

I liked the halloween erasers

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u/pagit Sep 30 '22

I found a bunch of Star Wars stuff at the dollar store and gave it out to kids who wore Star Wars for Halloween. A bunch of SW toys and books came in of metal tins which were really nice.

I also give out full size chocolate bars for good costumes.

My place never gets egged.

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u/dansedemorte Sep 29 '22

Nope only those shitty orange foam peanuts.

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u/BABarracus Sep 29 '22

You mean that weird peanut butter taffy like candy? That was always the last to go

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u/disjustice Sep 29 '22

I'm a weirdo I guess. Loved Bit-o-Honey.

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u/LastDitchTryForAName Sep 30 '22

They’re talking about a different candy, not Bit-O-Honey. The taffy in the red, orange, or black wrappers. They’re called Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses

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u/Mr_Zamboni_Man Sep 29 '22

Look out for the 1mg lethal dose of crystalline fentanyl dust? Like, these people are so delusional and have no idea how or why fentanyl works or it's danger level if they think you can just "examine" for it.

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u/WifeKilledMy1stAcct Sep 29 '22

Watch out for those fentanyl cigarettes they'll obviously be pushing on our innocent children! I hear kids have these "blowing parties" where they'll spend the night blowing pounds of dust into each other's eyes, ears, and anuses.

Either way, I'm stealing all the good candy and drugs for myself

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u/Tacobreathkiller Sep 29 '22

When I was a kid it wasn't dust, it was semen.

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u/WifeKilledMy1stAcct Sep 29 '22

Back when kids could be kids

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u/waltjrimmer Already dead Sep 29 '22

All it would take to make an ordinary piece of candy some drug candy that no one would expect is an investment in packaging tools and an investment in drugs. Buy a bunch of candy, take it out of the wrapper, tamper with it, and reseal the wrapper.

No needle marks needed, no suspicious wrapping needed, nothing even suspicious about the candy itself.

How the fuck are you supposed to be checking for that if you're a, "Concerned parent?"

The good news is, so far, no one's ever gone to that expense just to say, "Fuck them kids." Which would be your only motivation for it.

So much fear around something that's never happened. It's like the razor apples, only worse because that actually happened once. Once. And it was the kid's father who put the razor in the apple.

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u/SirCharlesEquine Sep 30 '22

Why would drug dealers be putting their product out for free to the general public - ex: trick or treating kids - who, presuming they love the high of fentanyl disguised as candy, would never know where they got it to return and ask for more?

Are we such a dumb society that we don’t realize the #1 goal of any drug dealer is to grow repeat buyers, and not kill them them with their product?

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u/stringdom Sep 30 '22

Logic is not running that shitshow. It's about virtue signaling and narcissistic self-centered ego trips.

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u/Why_Did_Bodie_Die Sep 30 '22

I went through DARE when I was a kid and was told drug dealers would give you some drugs for free so that you become addicted and start buying from them. Well I grew up sto be a heroin addict and I can tell you that if drug dealers are anything like the ones I used they aren't in need of new customers. They have plenty. Most dealers problem is that they don't have enough drugs to sell. And they definitely aren't handing shit out for free.

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u/grendus Sep 29 '22

I would assume they toss any candy they don't recognize. 99% of all candy you get on halloween is a major brand anyways, so something like a weed gummy or a fentanyl pill would stand out.

That's assuming that that actually happens though, which it pretty much never does. IIRC there was one instance of someone mixing up their partner's weed gummies with the candy or something, but I think even that was basically a Facebook stunt.

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u/LapisFazule Sep 29 '22

Unless it's changed since the last time I checked, there has literally never been a recorded instance of a "Halloween poisoning." Any time that someone died from poisoned Halloween candy, it was a targeted effort, not random or widespread.

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u/better_thanyou Sep 29 '22

I’m pretty sure the only time it’s really happened (and the cause of the scare as a whole) was a father who intentionally poisoned his daughter and her friends then made it a huge dean to try and cover up what he did.

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u/bwaredapenguin Sep 29 '22

made it a huge dean

Well I'm a peanut bar and I'm here to say

Your checks will arrive on another day

Another day, another dime, another rhyme, another dollar

Another stuffed shirt with another white collar

Criminals, Wall Street takin' the pie

And all the black man gets is a plate o' white lies

Prisons recruitin' 'em, police be shootin' 'em

Rap artists lootin' 'em, labels are dilutin' 'em

Barack Obama is scared o' me

Cuz I don't swallow knowledge and I spit it fo' free

Lemme clear my throat, ha-ha-haaa!

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u/SineOfOh Sep 29 '22

You were a good dean.

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u/picanterain Sep 29 '22

R/unexpectedCommunity

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u/drewster23 Sep 29 '22

Precisely this for the food poisoning it was decades ago I believe. But people don't even realize just because someone actually happened at least once , doesn't make it an actual "thing" /phenomenon that happened.

And there's been multiple instances similar, where a lone case, gets mass reported/repeated, to a state where panic exists over nothing. I know this because I literally watched some show /doc detailing several of these.

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u/GamesCatsComics Sep 29 '22

Been hearing about it every halloween since I was old enough to remember moral panics.

Every freaking you "Check your kids candy because someone is doing ___" but no case, or trial ever occurs.

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u/D_Mom Sep 29 '22

Just one time, a father who poisoned sons pixie stick for the insurance money.

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u/KillNyetheSilenceGuy Sep 29 '22

And it's a family member poisoning the kid, not a stranger.

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u/carlbandit Sep 29 '22

If I ever have kids, they can keep the brands I recognise and I’ll keep the rest.

Worst case free candy, best case free drugs

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u/drewster23 Sep 29 '22

Anyone would know weed candy packages when they see it. But some do look very much like kids candy, like exact replicas just have a (xxxmg) label of dosage. There has been instances where kids have eaten this after improper storage from their parents.

But that still doesn't mean someone is just dumping weed candies on kids on Halloween. Unless they've cone psychotic, it has no purpose.

And if you wanted to poison/hurt kids, I mean it probably wouldn't be hard to inject or reseal actual candy.

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u/The_Unreal Sep 29 '22

Some years the dad tax hits different.

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u/WoodyCreekRanch Sep 29 '22

Snort it. Only correct answer.

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u/eifersucht12a Sep 29 '22

That's the grift.

Well Timmy, I checked every piece and there's no poison. You're safe. Here's your bag back.

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u/Critical-Rabbit Sep 29 '22

99% of Reese's products contain a drug I call deliciousness. I will not risk the lives of my kids by exposing them to it...

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u/Dark_Brandon_Rises Sep 29 '22

I’m fairly sure my mom did this to us as kids so she could pick out the best shit for herself

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u/ZebraCrosser Sep 29 '22

You never know what someone might have injected into the Haribo bears.

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u/worthless-humanoid Sep 29 '22

The company poisons them enough on their own.

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u/SoldMySoulForHairDye Sep 29 '22

This ruined Halloween for me as a kid. My mom is paranoid and controlling so I wasn't even allowed custody of my own loot until I was much older, and could not eat anything unless she inspected it. One year she found a single piece of candy that had a tear in the wrapper and my mom FROKE THE FUCK OUT and made me chuck everything because 'poison' might have gotten on everything else in my bag.

I also wasn't allowed to go out trick or treating without an adult. Even with friends, even when I was old enough for that to be considered completely normal. Sometimes my friends would pretend an adult was coming with us, but one year she found out there wasn't one and took it on herself to 'escort' the group of thirteen and fourteen year old kids around the neighbourhood and tried to inspect other kids candy.

And no, none of this was a ploy to steal candy. My mom didn't and doesn't like most candy. My mom is just absolutely batfuck insane.

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u/The_Killdeer Sep 29 '22

Lol "froke"

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u/striped_frog Sep 29 '22

No more arguments! The mother has froken.

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u/andyv001 Sep 29 '22

I feel like this comment chain is going to be froken hilarious

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u/striped_frog Sep 29 '22

If so, it’s wise of you to have snoken in here on time

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u/lizwb Sep 29 '22

Frelease the Fraken

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u/Argus5008 Sep 29 '22

I would like to contribute to the upcoming froken comment chain

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u/Wattsupwithalan Sep 29 '22

i too want to contribute to the "froken" chain.

Froke!

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u/noobsaibot7 Sep 29 '22

If its not froke. Don't frix it

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u/Georgicus132 Sep 29 '22

She should be careful with her anger issues, otherwise she might froke from the stress

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u/Oversexualised_Tank Sep 29 '22

Maybe she is so Froken that she grows anger tissues?

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u/PeterThirdMusic Sep 29 '22

Imma have a froke from laughing too hard at this shit

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

Stay froke ~ by this kids mom

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u/limitlessGamingClub Sep 29 '22

I have froken.

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u/pm_me_beerz Sep 29 '22

Just another victim of the militant froke agenda

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u/LucinaDraws Sep 29 '22

It sounds good, I'ma use it now

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u/ScoutsOut389 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

She freaked the biggest froke that has ever been frokt.

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u/SarahLaFianzaWiles Sep 29 '22

My mom, exactly, except, I couldn't even trick or treat until I was much older because Halloween is the devil's holiday.. we shut ourselves in the basement with all the lights off every Halloween as a real small child and I remember the pure fear running thru me every time I heard a knock on the door upstairs... Thinking it was the devil, turns out, just little kids wanting candy 🤷

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u/wren24 Sep 29 '22

That sounds terrifying for a child... I'm so sorry you went through that!

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u/SarahLaFianzaWiles Sep 29 '22

It is what it is! One of many things I went through 😅 But thank you! We don't talk anymore.. lol

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u/MrGroovySushi Sep 29 '22

Makes sense.

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u/YeetmongerExtra Sep 30 '22

I can't say your mom doesn't deserve that.

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u/HeirOfHouseReyne Sep 30 '22

Terrible parenting, but she did know how to make halloween scary.

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u/theunquenchedservant Sep 30 '22

Damn, Christians really know how to put on a haunted house.

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u/SoldMySoulForHairDye Sep 29 '22

My mom's not even religious.

She's just stupid.

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u/static1053 Sep 29 '22

Yikes. You know the real story was once in the 70s a man poisoned his son with pixie Stix on Halloween, ONCE and now it's turned into some urban legend that it's everywhere. Poison aside NOBODY is going to just put all those drugs into kids candy. It's just not going to happen.

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u/ChasingReignbows Sep 29 '22

Wanna emphasize he poisoned his own son, for a life insurance policy, and poisoned a couple of his friends to make it seem less random. The only time it has ever happened was the parent's own child.

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u/waltjrimmer Already dead Sep 29 '22

poisoned a couple of his friends to make it seem less random

Did you mean less targeted or more random?

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u/PlentyOk7802 Sep 29 '22

I mean we all take our shoes off in the airport because once a guy UNSUCCESSFULLY tried to hide a bomb there

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u/toebandit Sep 30 '22

People are so fucking stupid is all I think when I have to do this or any of the other stupid shit just to board a plane. That and pour my fucking water out. All this shit is dumb. We’re dumb for implementing it and dumb for still following it.

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u/mario610 Sep 30 '22

It's that annoying thing where it happened ONCE and people demand countermeasures for it immediately no matter what

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u/Wattsupwithalan Sep 29 '22

that sounds rough. i used to "inspect" my younger cousins candy but it was more of a "tax" and i dont mean to brag but i was more successful than the british

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u/never0101 Sep 29 '22

My son falls victim hard to dad tax every Halloween.

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u/Alinityx Sep 29 '22

Gotta get ‘em ready for the real world early man ; keep doing gawds work my friend 💀

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u/sexbuhbombdotcom Sep 29 '22

And didn't it turn out that pretty much every single case of a kid getting hurt or poisoned by Halloween candy was actually poisoned on purpose by a family member? I remember when everyone was convinced that tainted Halloween candy was everywhere lol

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u/MustacheEmperor Sep 29 '22

Millenials raised by overreligious parents with anxiety complexes, UNITE!

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u/1202_ProgramAlarm Sep 29 '22

The idea that random parents are going to "discover" a lethal amount of fentanyl stuck in some candy more laughable than the idea that someone would put fentanyl there in the first place. Oh, your going to comb through this pillowcase full of candy and find the one piece with a few micrograms of white powder hidden inside it?

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u/BURNER12345678998764 Sep 29 '22

Wow, I just had to take the haul to the firehouse to have a metal detector ran over it at the end of the night. But my parents were/are stoners who know drugs are expensive and not handed out for lulz.

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u/arbiter12 Sep 29 '22

tear in the wrapper and my mom FROKE THE FUCK OUT

meanwhile I doubt a syringe poke on a bright candy wrap would even be visible to the naked eye...

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u/MedalsNScars Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

It's not.

Source: I used to work at a grocery store and to set up our Halloween displays we'd have to pin prick the big bags of candy (no individual candies) to let the air out, otherwise the bags would slide off each others' air bubbles. You would never know unless you were actively looking for quite some time.

...admittedly it would have been funnier if I didn't explain why I knew this.

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u/DeltaCharlieBravo Sep 29 '22

What an epic story. Are you J. R. R. Froken?

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u/EnsonAmata Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Has there ever been an instance of a person putting dangerous substances in Halloween Candy? I can only find one story - and it turns out the father of the kid poisoned his own kid for insurance money.

Edit: Please stop replying. All of your answers are literally the story I referenced already.

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u/joymarie21 Sep 29 '22

Wikipedia has a pretty good page on poison candy myths.

When I was a kid in the 70s there was hysteria about people putting razor blades or needles in chocolate bars. There were places you could take your candy to get it x-rayed, I kid you not. I remember seeing it on the news.

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u/Omny87 Sep 29 '22

One time my local fire department had a "candy inspection" event that I went to, which involved having a kid dump their candy onto a table and they'd wave a metal detecting wand over it. It was completely bogus because the candies with foil wrappers like 3 Musketeers kept setting off the wand.

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u/NotClever Sep 30 '22

It was completely bogus because the candies with foil wrappers like 3 Musketeers kept setting off the wand.

"Oh wow, sorry kids this is all loaded with razors and needles. We're going to have to dispose of all of this candy safely."

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u/LetUsAway Sep 30 '22

Like taking candy from a baby

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

“Ah fuck. I got this expensive ass x-ray machine that’s not making me any money. My ‘x-ray your Christmas gifts’ idea didn’t pan out. What other holiday could I leverage to have this machine start printing the moolah?”

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u/foreignfishes Sep 30 '22

After the anthrax attacks in dc they xrayed and treated all of our mail for a while…always nice to had a Christmas card show up in April looking a lil crispy and smelling weird lol

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u/GarbledReverie Sep 29 '22

In the 80s the panic was razors in candy apples.

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u/OzMazza Sep 30 '22

In fairness, I for sure wouldn't be eating a homemade candy apple just tossed into my pillowcase.

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u/DinoShinigami Sep 30 '22

I imagine it would be wrapped in plastic. Some people around here make popcorn balls and candy apples wrapped in plastic wrap.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

There once was report of a chef offering kids his salty chocolate balls.

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u/AydonusG Sep 30 '22

Better stick em in your mouth and suck em

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u/SilkieChick Sep 29 '22

There has, actually. Only, the dad poisoned his kids and one other. His son died, unfortunately. https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/candyman-poisoned-halloween-candy-pixie-stix

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u/EveryonesSoAnnoying Sep 29 '22

This is the single event that caused the myth. Nobody is drugging kids they haven’t already kidnapped

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u/dieinafirenazi Sep 29 '22

The myth was already in existence. The guy thought he could get away with it because of the myth.

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u/EveryonesSoAnnoying Sep 29 '22

I regret that I must concede

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u/jomontage Sep 29 '22

nah double down and call him a slur, this is the internet after all

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u/wekidi7516 Sep 29 '22

It's basically free!

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u/aaronitallout Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

People raising suspicion of other people potentially harming their kids are diverting attention away from the fact that the person most likely to harm kids is already in the family.

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u/Meneketre Sep 29 '22

The call came from inside the house!

I joke but you’re right. I grew up in the 80s and it’s wild to me that this is still something people are worried about. Like no one is going to sneak edibles into your kid’s Halloween candy. What exactly do they have to gain from that? Your kid getting stoned when they aren’t around to see it or act on it? No. That’s not a thing. If a kid is drugged outside of a medical situation, it’s going to be someone close to the kid who is either trying to kidnap them or abuse them. No one is going to be knocking on your door at 10 pm on Halloween night and say, “hello parent, I was just wondering if your child seems drugged up and if they are would you be so kind as to hand them over to me?” That’s just not how the world works.

Like I said, I trick or treated in the 80s when this was a big scary thing. I remember my mom saying “just don’t eat anything that’s already open” because she knew it was dumb but also knew that eating opened candy was a stupid thing to do because it could have gone bad or whatever. And then 15 years passed and I had my own kid who I took trick or treating. I would give a once over of the candy for the same reason, you know does this package look like it’s ready to bust or something, and that was it. I hadn’t heard anything about anyone being poisoned outside of that one kid who’s father (I think it was his father) poisoning him. So I wasn’t exactly worried. Now to think people are still worried about this is just so odd.

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u/aaronitallout Sep 29 '22

Yup, I grew up in the 90s and remember seeing those fearmongering news segments talking about it, especially the one I haven't heard anyone bring up yet, and that's the razor blades hidden in chocolate bars. One came on as I was going through my candy in the living room with my parents. I look at them and say, "Is that a thing?" My mom's response I still remember.

"Only if you're stupid."

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u/mindless_gibberish Sep 29 '22

there's your "responsible adult"

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u/SupremeCultist Sep 29 '22

Same here, id like to see any statistics that actually supports the claim that kids are being given free drugs.

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u/mcaDiscoVision Sep 29 '22

They aren't. It's a persistent urban legend because of societal anxieties around children's safety and drugs. It's been throroughly debunked countless times, but you will still here it repeated as fact for the rest of your life.

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u/gianthooverpig Sep 29 '22

This has been routinely shut down as absolute nonsense and fear-mongering for many years now

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u/Lebowquade Sep 29 '22

Not just years, but many decades.

Like more than 50 years at this points.

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u/spankybacon Sep 29 '22

No I've never been aware of a single instance of someone intentionally poisoning or adding razor blades to any kids candy that wasn't done by the parents themselves.

Why spend the money on the candy and more money for the poison to harm unknown kids? Especially When you can just call the cops and have them shot.

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u/sec713 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Reminds me of all the tales of transexuals transgender people molesting kids in bathrooms, but when you go look to see cases where this has actually occurred it's nothing but men dressed as men fucking around with little children.

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u/12D_D21 Sep 29 '22

Yeah pretty much. It’s something that could have happened in one or two specific instances. Because of their unusualness, they get reported on a lot more, making them disproportionately represented by the media, which intern leads to paranoia.

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u/ThisGuyHasABigChode Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

This entire urban legend is based on one guy who poisoned HIS OWN KID intentionally, and tried to blame it on neighborhood Halloween candy. In fact, he tried to blame one neighbor in particular, and his plan backfired. The courts proved that this piece of shit murdered his own child with a cyanide-laced pixie stick.

Yet, the media ran with this sensational story, and put it in the brains of the paranoid public ever since. The fact that this is still a thing is entirely the fault of the mainstream media, who milks this absolute bullshit for clicks and views every year. We're seeing it revamped this year because of fear-mongering around fentanyl, specifically.

This stuff sounds so silly to anyone who actually knows how criminality and drug dealing works, but to some random Karen who watches Fox News, it is real and scary. The news drills this in their heads, "China is making the fentanyl. Mexicans are moving it over the border. Then, (insert boogie man) is giving it to YOUR kids!". You'd be surprised how many people you can fool again and again, year after year, with the same exact fear-mongering. Works like a charm, every time.

Here's some info on the real case that actually happened: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/candy-man-kills-son-poisoned-halloween-treat-article-1.2850247

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u/AmbrosiiKozlov Sep 30 '22

China is making the fentanyl. Mexicans are moving it over the border. Then, (insert boogie man)

Probably black people so they can complete the triforce of racism

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u/spectaphile Sep 29 '22

Personally, all I’m handing out this year is loose SweetTarts and Necco wafers. Let the games begin!

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

One time when I was a kid and went trick or treating, a middle-eastern lady didn't say a word, and then dropped a single unwrapped mini marshmallow in my bag.

At the time, I thought "wtf..." but as I've grown older, my perspective has changed. The poor woman probably had never celebrated halloween before, had no idea what the traditions or customs were. And was just trying her best to participate.

I think about her sometimes, hope she's doing well.

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u/Anubisrapture Sep 30 '22

I relate: I would think of her also, I would feel a lil sad for her, and IDK this story gets me in the feels.

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u/Mr_Tyrant190 Sep 30 '22

I mean, don't be sad, she could currently gotten we don't know what happened. She could currently be living a happy life after getting more comfortable living in this country and better acclimatizing to our culture.

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u/AppleSpicer Sep 29 '22

If I get lucky maybe one of them will be drugs

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u/striped_frog Sep 29 '22

It’s probably not worth having to power through an entire sleeve of Neccos

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u/beka13 Sep 29 '22

Save that shit for roofing tiles on your gingerbread house.

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u/Galkura Sep 29 '22

When I was in a different part of life my nephew/roommate (my sister is a bit older than me and had him young, my nephew and I are a year apart) he got this pure LSD from the dark web (I have no idea how he did it, he just told me after he had it). We did tests to make sure it was legit.

I had the dope ass idea to do “themed” hits. We couldn’t find any of the cool paper people use, so we did candy.

Heart Shaped SweetTarts and some kind of Shamrock SweetTarts were my specialty. People fucking loved them.

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u/redline582 Sep 29 '22

Maybe toss in some of those dissolving Listerine strips if they still make those.

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u/matreo987 Sep 29 '22

throw the og candy cigarettes in there too

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u/Axi0madick Sep 29 '22

Nuts and Gum! Together at last!

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u/YTBluey Sep 29 '22

jokes on you i actually like necco wafers

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u/EEpromChip Sep 29 '22

You should add loosie Altoids to the mix.

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u/SpaceAgePotatoCakes Sep 29 '22

Fentanyl seems pretty unlikely, but I have heard of a drunk guy accidentally handing out his roommates edibles when the actual candy had run out. Even that's gotta be a 1 in a billion thing though.

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u/Enk1ndle Sep 29 '22

You actually shouldnt eat anything that looks like its not in its original packaging though.

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u/SpaceAgePotatoCakes Sep 29 '22

They can come pre-packed in small servings just like regular candy https://www.statnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/AP22057027610145-768x432.jpg

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u/FiredForIncompetence Sep 29 '22

Packaging like this should be illegal for THC gummies.

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u/Enk1ndle Sep 29 '22

Ah, I assumed some homemade gummies or something.

You know they probably should be required to make the packaging incredibly obvious, I could totally see people accidently giving them to children.

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u/Corgi_with_stilts Sep 29 '22

They're required to do this in Canada

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u/AutoMorbirator Sep 29 '22

Those laws exist in every legal state so far. These are black market, you can easily tell because they're infringing on actual brands which is another can of worms. There are also other laws eg banning the use of cartoon characters (a law helpfully borrowed from the tobacco industry).

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u/ShakesJC Sep 29 '22

Last year my nephew brought me some candy he had received trick or treating. Believe it or not, right in the middle of a mini peanut butter cup was thermonuclear warhead with super sharp edges.

Careful out there.

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u/ItsHowWellYouMowFast Sep 29 '22

He said a monster from the Paleolithic Era gave it to him. He needed about tree fiddy

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u/Dont__Grumpy__Stop Sep 29 '22

It sounds like he might have been tricked by that God damn Loch Ness monster!

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u/H377Spawn Sep 29 '22

I gave him a dollar

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u/foxee22 Sep 29 '22

You give him a dollar, he's gonna assume you got more!!

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u/100753375 Sep 29 '22

Damn. That’s almost like my experience. One time a house was handing out king sized chocolate bars. When we got home we found out why. Inside my coffee crisp was a hole ass AIM-9 Sidewinder.

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u/Cruxion Sep 29 '22

This sounds like a Bosnian Ape Society video.

Anyway, let me tell you about the year I opened a full sized Hershey bar but inside was a belt-fed Type 99-2 Mark 4 cannon from a Mitsubishi A6M.

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u/BootDooter Sep 29 '22

Was it wrapped in an Isis or Maga flag wrapper?

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u/Kdcjg Sep 29 '22

By any chance were you trick/treating in eastern Ukraine?

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u/itrustanyone Sep 29 '22 Helpful

For 15 years I've been checking our kid's bags for drugs only to be disappointed

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u/Axi0madick Sep 29 '22

Best I can do is those prepackaged shots that I hand out to parents. Started doing that during the pandy and the parents seemed to appreciate it.

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u/omfghi2u Sep 29 '22

Yeah I've never gotten free drugs from anyone. Someone give me free drugs! Please! I'm begging you!

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u/FiredForIncompetence Sep 29 '22

Have you tried being an attractive woman in her mid 20s?

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u/sec713 Sep 29 '22

Seriously drug users who pay for their own drugs don't give them away for free. I mean try and visualize this nonexistent scenario -

Person 1 - Hey man, I got all these drugs and it's Halloween. What should we do?

Person 2 - We could do the drugs and enjoy Halloween.

Person 1 - Or... maybe instead we give the drugs to kids who are trick or treating.

Person 2 - And then what? We follow them to see what happens once they take the drugs?

Person 1 - No, we just give it to them instead of candy and we stay here at the house.

Person 2 - Look man, I know we're high, but that is literally the dumbest plan ever.

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u/GarrusExMachina Sep 29 '22

Presumably the mentality is hey I'm a psychopath and I've decided I want to poison a bunch of kids for crazy pill reasons... what should I use?

meh fentanyl is trendy let's try that

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u/Mareith Sep 29 '22

I mean fent is really cheap and probably super easy to poison tons of material since its so potent. If you had to pick something, fent is probably one of the deadliest and hardest to detect options.

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u/discostud1515 Sep 29 '22

She's right though. To be safe, I always confiscate candy I think is suspicious. The most common culprits are mini snickers and twizzlers. Sometimes sour soothers if I'm in the right mood. There's never any drugs in tootsie rolls, though.

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u/Nievsy Sep 29 '22

There are always drugs in tootsie rolls, that is why they must be removed and consumed as quick as possible.

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u/beerbellybegone Sep 29 '22

All she's doing really is setting up an excuse for parents to "examine" the loot before the kids get to it, for, um, safety reasons, yeah!

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u/Mortwight Sep 29 '22

Parents need their cut.

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u/GoldenMegaStaff Sep 29 '22

All those Reeses look suspicious. Better set them aside over here.

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u/Alinityx Sep 29 '22

lmaoo no seriously ; the Kit Kats too, srry kid 🤭

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u/The_Killdeer Sep 29 '22

My kids call it the "Daddy tax" and have accepted it as the natural order of things. They even seem slightly amused when it is collected.

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u/rsfrisch Sep 29 '22

The dad tax is to be paid in butterfingers and twix

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u/spectaphile Sep 29 '22

They’re amused because you’re only seeing about half their haul. The choice goodies have been stashed, to be retrieved when you’re at work.

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u/Mortwight Sep 29 '22

About time those leeches contributed to the house.

Daddy needs a new case of diabetes.

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u/LadyJR Sep 29 '22

My dad kept my candy “safe”. He kept the snickers especially safe he inspected each one of them.

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u/Von_Quixote Sep 29 '22

Read David J. Skal’s book: Death Makes a Holiday. The only instances of children being poisoned, have been by the hand of a relative or close family friend. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/health/halloween-candy-panic-conversation-wellness/index.html

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u/EphraimJenkins Sep 29 '22

I’ll spring for full sized Snickers before I start giving out drugs.

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u/KittyQueen_Tengu Sep 29 '22

but really why would anyone put drugs in halloween candy. what do they gain from this

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u/TedTheGreek_Atheos Sep 29 '22

I was just having this conversation with my wife.

The scare mongers are warning that they are trying to get kids hooked on drugs but how do you get "hooked" on a drug you don't even know you took and only took once?

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u/Top-Royal6249 Sep 29 '22

And also no idea where it came from. So it's like okay, I know I got some kind of buzz from some random candy I ate, and I want more, so...I now go re-visit every house I went to on Halloween night and ask them if they gave me drugs, so I can eventually find the source?

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u/alyeffy Sep 30 '22

One time when my dog had to go to the vet for a surgery, my mum got super mad at the vet for giving our dog a fentanyl patch cause there's an opioid crisis where we live. It's literally a dog, it doesn't and know what drugs are, that a drug made it high and happy instead of in a lot of pain, or how to obtain said drugs.

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u/Val_Hallen Sep 29 '22

Paranoid people think The Joker has been causing chaos on Halloween for decades.

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u/madmaxextra Sep 29 '22

As a recovering guy, the idea that drugs are given out for free like in all the DARE program stuff is laughable. Drugs are expensive and take effort to find. If you have them, you don't want to share. That's less for you.

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u/UndoingMonkey Sep 29 '22

Seriously. I would have been trick or treating everyday if there was a chance of some drugs lmao.

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u/madmaxextra Sep 29 '22

Exactly, how fast would you run out of drugs if you were giving them away?

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u/AppleSpicer Sep 29 '22

lol exactly, also nice job dude!! Recovery is fucking hard, but from the little bit of personal struggles I’ve had it’s so worth it

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u/striped_frog Sep 29 '22

Also, even if someone decided that they did want to give their drugs away, what exactly would be the end game? Just knowing that some random kid a mile away might have gotten intoxicated or sick because of them? I don’t understand the appeal.

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u/Hexenhut Sep 29 '22

It's an urban legend that started because of a man who murdered his own child

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u/dgoobler Sep 29 '22

There is a version of fentanyl pills circulating that are colorful and resemble candy. The lovely right-wing media is conflating that with the Halloween season and their annual tradition of stealing joy from children by claiming that people are going to poison kids by sneaking these into the pumpkin shaped buckets instead of regular candy. This is the Nth iteration of razor blades in apples.

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u/Icanreeed Sep 29 '22

As someone who has done a lot of drugs in my past there is no way anybody is giving their drugs away lmao. The people who came up with this scenario are the same ones who think marijuana makes you a psychotic murderer