Ala. Offical Warns Of Liquor-Laced Halloween Candy

Alabama officials are warning parents and trick-or-treaters about alcohol-laced candy.
by | October 31, 2011

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is warning parents and trick-or-treaters to be wary of gummy bears and similar Halloween candy that are given out without the factory wrapping, the Associated Press reports.

Hal Taylor, a member of the board's enforcement division, told the AP that videos on YouTube show that the candies quickly soaking up vodka, and there have been instances of children in other states receiving alcohol-laced candy. He also noted that gummy bears in particular can mask the taste of alcohol.

Taylor also recommends parents be cautious of any apparent tampering with the candy's packaging, according to the news agency.


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