Teal pumpkins can save lives


October 18, 2023

Sarah Brown

A banner in front of the King house indicates to trick-or-treaters that they offer treats that are allergy-friendly.

After 3-year-old Thatcher King bops from house to house in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume on Halloween night, collecting his booty of treats and salivating over the candy he'll soon get to consume, parents Wyatt and Megen King will first confiscate the ones that could kill him.

They're not like most parents who throw out candy that looks like it's been tampered with by ill-meaning people. Instead, the candy they're tossing out was given by well-intentioned neighbors who handed out a piece of candy that contained peanuts or was processed in a facility that had peanuts in it at some...

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