Or any other type of homemade treat, for that matter. Thoughtful, but c'mon, peoples -- no sane parent is going to let their kids consume some homemade concoction from out of their trick or treat bag that came from god knows where. For all they know, it could be laced with arsenic and/or filled with razors and needles.
Hand out little red boxes of Sunmaid raisins and the neighborhood kids will never ring your doorbell again. Raisinettes, however, might earn you a brownie point or two; the only acceptable form of raisins during Halloween are the chocolate-drenched variety.
When going through the treasure trove pile of candy at the end of a trick-or-treating escapade, no kid is going to want to eat gum; it's all about the candy that can be chewed and swallowed for instant gratification, a sure way to the inevitable stomachache-villes that comes at the end of Halloween, and that's not going to happen with gum (unless maybe if it's swallowed). Plus, you really don't want to be handing out any kind of gum to the younger trick-or-treaters.
Loose change in a trick-or-treat bag is so not cool, even if they're quarters. Trick-or-treaters have long blocks to walk and the last thing they need are pennies and nickels (which are usually the coins of choice for people who cluelessly pass them out) weighing them down in the quest for stomachache-inducing treats.
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