Remember back in the day when the hospitals offered to x-ray your Halloween candy to ensure safety? I remember vaguely, but no matter. I was willing to brave the dangers for free candy and the ability to wear a costume. I never did get razor blades, but I did get a box of raisins wrapped with some over zealous Christian screed. It turns out it was media guff anyhow.
Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with poison, needles or razor blades? It turns out, unless she was just using it as an excuse to steal the good candy before you got it, she was wasting her time. You are more likely to get attacked by a samurai sword wieldingbear while trick or treating than be poisoned by a stranger. Further, it’s more likely that your Halloween candy will be poisoned or otherwise tampered with by one of your parents or family members, than a stranger. Think about that while your mom is “checking out” your candy before letting you eat it.