One Washington State Halloween Candy Is Illegal To Give to Kids
Surprise, Some Halloween Candy Shouldn't Be Passed Out To Kids
Every year around Halloween, there's always some confusion about what types of candy are allowed and which are not.
I was surprised to discover that yes, there are certain kinds of Halloween candy that you're not allowed to give kids - can you guess which ones and why?
The Majority Of Halloween Candy Is Alright But There Is Some Candy Not Allowed
First of all, it's important to note that the overall majority of Halloween candy is perfectly fine and does not contain any alcohol.
However, there are some varieties of candy that do contain alcohol, and these are the ones that tend to cause confusion.
Candy With Alcohol Needs To Have 0.5% Or Less By Weight For Kids To Consume
Specifically, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has stated that "non-molded hard candies" are allowed as long as they contain less than 0.5% alcohol by weight.
This includes popular varieties such as jawbreakers, root beer barrels, and lemon drops.
However, gummies and other molded candies are not allowed because they fall under the category of "alcoholic beverages."
RCW 66.12.160 breaks it down:
Manufacture or sale of confections or food containing liquor.
So there you have it—in general, Halloween candy with alcohol content is allowed in Washington State as long as it meets certain criteria.
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