Alternatives to Halloween candy

Every Halloween, Recycla’s children put on costumes and go out into their neighborhood, going door to door to beg for candy.  Recycla’s neighbors are generous people and they not only give out LOTS of candy to the neighborhood children, they often already have sizable goody bags ready for Recycla’s daughters. Without fail, every year, Recycla’s children end up with three or four pounds of candy by the end of the evening.  Candy, candy, and more candy.  Frankly, Recycla would be happy if people were just a little less generous.

Better yet: What if people stopped giving out so much candy and tried other things instead?  Listed below are some of the items that Recycla would love to see in her daughters’ treat bags this year:

  • stickers
  • pencils and/erasers
  • bubbles
  • temporary tattoos
  • individual bags of Goldfish or pretzels
  • juice boxes

Recycla recognizes that a candy-free Halloween would be no fun at all.  Even her own husband teases her when she buys pretzels and granola bars to hand out to trick-or-treaters.  But her hope is that some people will jump on that bandwagon and just provide a little relief from all that sugar.

What about you fellow Eco Warriors?  What do you think?

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