Trick-or-treating safety/paranoia

Another Halloween-related Candy Professor piece from the Atlantic, this time dissecting the false myth that evil-doers hand out razorblades and poison with their trick-or-treats. It includes the awesome line, “wrappers are like candy condoms.”

My mom used to check my Halloween haul and tossed anything that wasn’t thoroughly sealed. Did your parents do the same? If you are a parent now, did you check your kids’ candy?