Yesterday I mentioned I don’t dress up my dog for Halloween. Some might find that a bit fuddy duddy.
Well, I’ve found something that beats it.
A dentist in Mansfield, Ohio is offering to buy back Halloween candy from children. And he’s not the only one.
At Dr. Callen’s office in Mansfield, trick-or-treaters will receive $1 per pound of candy turned in (5-pound limit per child) and free toothbrushes. They will also be entered in a drawing for one of two children’s bicycles.
Now, I know the dentists’ intentions are good. Halloween candy is all about sugar, and sugar consumption promotes tooth decay.
But geez oh Pete.
Halloween only happens once a year! Shouldn’t every kid experience the rush — and resulting sweet belly — from overeating candy after a night of trick-or-treating? Believe me, it’s the best way to convince them to never do it again.
Plus, do we really want to turn Halloween into a money-making venture for kids? Cause this sure feels like it.
Five bucks is five bucks, after all.