The Dark Secret about Brach's Candy...

Brach"s Halloween

When posting this, I found out something interesting, that the heiress to the Brach fortune, Helen Brach, disappeared on February 17, 1977 and was declared legally dead in May 1984. An investigation into the case uncovered serious criminal activity associated with Chicago stable owners including Silas Jayne and Richard Bailey (who Brach was romantically involved with). More than a decade later Bailey was charged with, but not convicted of, conspiring to murder Mrs. Brach, he eventually received a long sentence after being convicted of defrauding her.

Info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Brach
How appropriately morbid!

I hope Brach's candies aren't made from real chopped-up missing Brachs. D:
That article also mentions horse murders! No wonder the other two kids are staying back. As for the pirate, he knows exactly what's in them, and he's okay with it because that's Andrew Zimmern as a child and the moment his motto became: "If it looks good, eat it!"
"Special candies"?

As in "special brownies"?
That story needs to be a movie!

also, egads, those nasty little candy pumpkins! D:
Yay for Brach's! I used to love those coconut squares. Also, that kid's bag is adorable. I want it.
Yes, take one of each, especially the unwrapped ones, which every other little kid in the neighborhood has had their trick or treating hands in!

And those unwrapped lollipops especially the green and yellow ones, totally don't be the very last thing to go in your trick or treat bag. The day before Thanksgiving, when you are whining that you want candy, it won't still be there, covered in a layer of dust.

Also, while investigating her murder/disappearance in the 90s, the FBI solved a long-time cold case murder of three young Chicago boys in the late 50s. Their murdered (died in prison), was associated with Silas Jayne and ran several of his horse farms and was a convicted child molester.

Sorry, for the creepiness factor!
Oh my God! There were actually days when kids could take unwrapped candy from a stranger on Halloween! Truly, there were!

And parent's didn't call poison control to report it!