I think I want to try one of those. What type of onion do they use?
My town pretty much killed the practice of door-to-door 'trick or treating.' The town now throws parties at the schools for the kids.
That's hilarious. It's both a trick AND a treat! But when I was a kid my mom made me throw away anything that wasn't still in it's original wrapping. If it wasn't wrapped, it went in the trash.
Pretty much the rule in my house too except we were allowed to keep things like red candy apples
(which were the Holy Grail of Halloween treats!) or some of those little mixed treat bags, provided we and our parents "knew" the neighbors who gave them to us. And since everybody knew everybody around where I lived, we got to keep most
of what we collected - as long as we stayed in the immediate neighborhood.
Note: it was a disaster of near biblical proportions when the neighborhood grandmother "old Mrs. Blier" finally turned 70 and moved down to N. Carolina to live with her daughter and son-in-law. That was the end of red candy apples on Halloween in my neighborhood. She was one sweet lady. She used to do an 'open house' for the kids on Halloween. She provided treats, hot cider, a bathroom to use so you didn't need to go back home to use one. It was like a Halloween homebase for us. And she made these fantastic
(extra-cinnamon!) red candy apples. Sometimes (if she thought the other kids weren't looking) she'd slip an extra
candy apple into your bag - always with a wink and an admonishment not to "say anything about it" to the other kids. However, truth was, almost all
of us ended up getting a second apple that way before the night was over.
Halloween just wasn't the same once she was gone.