Poisoned Candy Myths

The poisoned candy myths are urban legends that malevolent individuals could hide poison or drugs, or sharp objects such as razor blades, needles, or broken glass in candy and distribute the candy in order to harm random children, especially during Halloween trick-or-treating.

Read more about Poisoned Candy Myths:  Development of The Candy Tampering Myth, Debunking The Myths, False Claims of Stranger Poisoning, Media and The Myth, Sharp Objects

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... including razor blades, being found in candy and other food products ... In some cases, the blades were placed in the candy intentionally, but other cases were determined to be accidental ...

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