In a survey of parents, here are the weirdest Halloween handouts:

Animal Food — Doggie bones and cat treats?

Random Foodstuff — Besides apples, kids received canned vegetables, potatoes, bulbs of garlic and frozen dinners.

Toiletries — Dentists commonly give out toothbrushes, but other personal hygiene frequent finds included sample-sized soaps, shampoo, conditioner and even band-aids.

Odds ‘n Ends — Free trial software CDs, golf balls, batteries, and packs of pushpins, bobby pins, staples and paper clips.

Out of Season Candy — Halloween candy is supposed to be gross — fake ear wax, boogers, scabs, and even gooey eyeballs are all fair game. But what’s really gross is the obviously leftover candy from a way-past holiday, like old chocolate Easter eggs and Christmas candy canes.

Marketing Material — Cards and coupons for everything from babysitting and bowling to roof repair and real estate have been discovered among the sweeter scores.

(From Justin) : What’s the weirdest thing your child ever brought home from a night of trick-or-treating?

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