Halloween treats made with Chinese milk powder.....

Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 03:43 pm
May be something, may be nothing but I thought it was interesting that some chocolate novelty items made in China contain milk powder which we all know has been found to have melamine in it.


Just thought I'd pass it on.
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 03:50 pm
There's been so much of this sort of thing lately that the Canadian FDIA has set up a new website


It's getting tricky to keep up with all of the recalls.
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 03:57 pm
I always give out little toys, pencils, colorful erasers etc. The party favor section of places like Target are full of cheap little goodies that aren't poisonous and don't cause cavities. I have no idea what I would do if I had little kids coming home with bags of chocolates.
Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:04 pm
@Green Witch,
This year I've got 50 boxes with 7 Red Rooibos teabags each in 'em from Tetley to toss into the bags for mom/dad/parental unit. Love that viral marketing.

Thanks for the reminder about the erasers etc. I've got a bag of pencil toppers that I picked up last year that will be a significant feature of the kiddie giveaways. There are also spider and skull rings, dinosaurs, and some Chiclets.
Green Witch
Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:08 pm
I don't get a ton of kids here in the sticks, so one year I splurged on troll dolls. I knew they were a hit when the kids kept circling back to get another one.
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:27 pm
A lot of countries are banning every item that contains Chinese milk products. That seems like a good idea to me.

I saw a thing the other day where they are finding traces of melamine in meats -- from the feed that the animals are given. Crazy.

That aside, I love Halloween. Mo's taste in sweets runs more to pie and pastry than candy so it isn't a big problem around here. He likes the act of trick or treating but usually dumps his bag back into the give away pot.

We give away candy. I bought about 2,000 mini candy bars to hand out and I'm sure they'll all be gone. We live on treat-street and it is like a huge, roving, party. Some of the kids come up with really amazing costumes. It's a big deal.

We did a lot of decorating this year. We live a block from the school and the classes often take neighborhood walks. Our house made the Halloween wander this year and I've seen a lot of classes outside checking things out.

It really takes so little to make kids happy and excited.
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:59 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

I have no idea what I would do if I had little kids coming home with bags of chocolates.

Every year, Jillians candy is 'money'.
She can trade 4 or 5 pieces of candy (money) for a new toy.
I get the toys at Target and other stores dollar section and each day she has the choice of buying a new toy.
The option of eating it ... just isnt there Smile
I do save a sucker or two so that once she has spent all her 'money' she can have -something-

This of course, only works on little ones I bet.
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