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When trick or treating. Did you ever receive something other than Halloween candy?

Asked by nightwolf5 (2178points) October 30th, 2016

I once received a small orange toothbush with green bristles. It had Happy Halloween, written in black on the handle.

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ReadingHouses's avatar

Hmm, usually rings or a toy of some sort.

zenvelo's avatar

A dentist in the neighborhood gave out toothbrushes and floss. An evangelical family gave out religious comic books.

YARNLADY's avatar

Little plastic spiders, pencils, money, and once, a neighbor was passing out hot dogs, hot off his outdoor grill.

filmfann's avatar

Tooothbrushes, floss, small change, and balloons.

ucme's avatar

Well yeah, money, over here in englandtown you get cash & or sweeties in equal measure.
Kids will ask both of the following…

1)Trick or Treat”

2)Penny for Halloween”

Seek's avatar

There’s always a few religious tracts. They go right in the bin.

Stinley's avatar

I love the idea of toothbrushes! All those sweeties need an antidote.

Where I come from, it’s sugary things like chocolate and cakes as well as sweets. Don’t think I ever got anything else.

No-one ever comes to my house as we are at the end of a long road and not many of my neighbours celebrate it. The rule I tell my kids is if there are halloween decorations then it’s ok to knock the door.

cazzie's avatar

I just bought candy. They put loose-weight free-flow candy in bowls and use a spoon to scoop it in the kids pails. Different from the US. I had my whole bag stolen by a high school kid one year. I remember dimes from old people who’d forgotten it was Halloween. Country trick or treating with cousins where we would get handmade caramel apples or popcorn balls. I loved those.

Coloma's avatar

No, but as a teenager I once handed out chocolate covered Milk Bines to the kiddies. I got in trouble for that, but hey…trick or treat, and bonus white teeth and fresh breath for the little mongrels. haha

ragingloli's avatar

an arrow to the knee

cazzie's avatar

I used to be an adventurer like you, once…....

ragingloli's avatar

Honestly though, we never went trick or treating.
Such shameful behaviour is unbecoming for german youth.
What we, as all german children did, was perform a coordinated combined arms pincer attack on the house, overwhelm their defences with blistering speed and brutality, and just take the candy.

Seek's avatar

Stickers, peanut butter crackers, fake organic popcorn things, and juice boxes so far. What the hell, yuppie neighborhood?

Coloma's avatar

@Seek Haha, what no toothbrushes? I seriously can’t believe some fuddy duddy folk actually hand out toothbrushes. lol
Bonus..I just came back from Target and it was a ghost town, I have never seen it so empty, perfect shopping environment for those of us not doing any Halloweenie stuff.
I have my cool bathroom organizer and a 6 pak of Stella Artois, my treat tonight.

DarknessWithin's avatar

I’m pretty sure I once received a popcorn ball. That’s about it. Nothing interesting.

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