Gross Things Found in Food and Candy
In honor of the month of horror, I want to dive into one of the most important rules of Halloween with a top ten list. That is, always remember to check your treats.
Here are some of the most horrifying objects found in food:
10. Clay Knife
This happened while I was at work. A surprisingly calm customer turned in a mostly empty bag of candle with sculpting knife inside. The bag was sealed shut and somehow passed Hershey's evaluation.
8. Razor Blades
In Minneola, Florida, 15-year-old David Mahon claimed to find a razor blade in his Halloween candy. The greedy kid found some candy on the ground, which he assumed a smaller child must have dropped, and decided to take it for himself.
When his mom separated out some of his candy (which is kind of weird considering he was 15), she saw a suspicious Three Musketeers Bar. They opened the silver packaging to find the blade tucked inside.
This is what can happen if you get greedy with trick r' treating, folks.
6. Human Blood.
Sure this isn't a candy story, but a Cracker Barrel customer in Texas reported her ketchup on a BLT with fries order to be a bit strange. Turns out, the chef had cut himself.
The customer, Susan Mosher, was a cancer survivor and wanted to know what risks she might've taken in from eating a small portion of the food, but Cracker Barrel couldn't legal make the chef take a blood analysis, so the customer was provided with $100 in gift certificates to the restaurant. WTF?
The Whyte family reported the wife fell violently ill after eating at a famous pub in Sydney.
"A bitter row broke out between them and one of Sydney's largest tourist pubs. State food minister Ian Macdonald confirmed that frozen fecal matter had been found in a serving of chocolate gelato offered to placate pub patron Steve Whyte and his wife Jessica, who became "violently ill" after eating it. Staff at the Coogee Bay Hotel, located just a few minutes south of Bondi Beach, denied the charge. Both the chef and restaurant manager volunteered for DNA tests to prove their innocence. Both sides have accused the other of money seeking, with the Whyte's claiming they were offered $5,000 (£1,500) in hush money by pub General Manager Tony Williams, while they in turn were accused of trying to negotiate up to $1 million in ."
There are always those who panic at the thought of tainted Halloween candy, when in fact there has only been one real case of poisoned treats of the spooky season.
In 1964, a woman handed out inedible candy, such as cyanide-laced Pixie Stix, to children she believed were too old to be trick r' treating. However, most cases of poisoned candy thereafter were coincidence. One case is a punk who OD'd on Heroin the night after Halloween.
Rumors or Crystal Meth disguised as candy were widespread in 2007. An email came out, allegedly from Special Agent Todd Coleman, about the dangers of Halloween candy that year.
In the email, it was claimed customs found "Strawberry Quick" in some of their candies, a sneaky way to push meth throughout the states. However, Coleman said he never signed the emails, and since 2008, there has yet to be an evidence of any form of methamphetamine found in Halloween candy, which makes this claim a myth.
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