hat’s the idea of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a no-candy initiative for Halloween ghosts and goblins who happen to have food allergies. Homeowners are encouraged to offer non-candy alternatives like toys, stickers and glow sticks — then place a teal painted pumpkin outside their homes to promote the effort.
But some parents think organizers are out of their gourds.
“It seems kind of stupid. I mean, If I have a peanut allergy and I get candy with peanuts in it, I just don’t eat them,” says one commenter on a Yappi.com forum called “How many people on here hate the Teal Pumpkin Project?”