Or maybe she does have allergies and they want to let her enjoy trick or treating, but have to be extra cautious about cross contamination.<quoted text>Exactly! "Tampered" candy is always the greatest scare every Halloween. And the fact is: IT'S NEVER HAPPENED!
Last year, small girl came to my door, her helicopter parents stood three feet back, she held out an EMPTY basket. After I put the candy in they started to walk away. Before they even made it to the sidewalk, parents inspected the candy before dropping it into ANOTHER bag!
My theory was they wanted to inspect the candy immediately. If you wait until you get home and inspect it all at once, and find something tampered with, you have no idea where it came from. This way, they know right away!
I was SOOOOO tempted to make some kind of snide remark. If it happens again this year, I think I will....
Oh, and just for Squishy, I'm only handing out treats filled with nuts or peanut butter!!
Lots if tootsie rolls being given out around here. They are made in a nut -free facility. Good thing I like them :)