Can Halloween Be Healthy?
You’ve just gone trick or treating around the neighborhood with your little one(s) and you see the plastic orange pumpkin is almost full of sugary sweets. You dump the pumpkin out and sift through it. You find chocolate bars, gumballs, suckers, caramels, sugar, sugar, sugar. I remember when I went trick or treating as a kid, there was a neighbor that would give out cans of soup. As a kid I thought, “What the heck? Is he really giving us soup?” Now as a parent, I see what he was trying to do. He was trying to give out something healthy to the kids trick or treating at his house.
I was just introduced to a new campaign called Trick Or Treat Me. Hershey’s and Organic Valley want to spread the word about milk in single serve, shelf stable cartons. When I first saw the milk cartons (before I read about it), I thought “That’s a good idea, but what if the milk hasn’t been refrigerated and the kids get food poisoning?” That’s why they have designed chocolate milk that is shelf stable. Shelf stable milk products remain fresh for months and can be kept in multiple temperatures on the shelf with no loss of taste or freshness. How awesome is that?
You can also find Trick Or Treat Me on Twitter. You can choose if you want your friends to be treated or tricked. For each friend you choose to trick or treat, you’ll be supporting the World Wildlife Fund because TetraPak will donate 10 cents for each one! Plus, on the web, you can upload headshots of yourself and your friends – placing them on top of the bodies of dancing monsters, ready to trick or treat at your friends’ doors. Be sure to check out the fun today!