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Are loose jelly beans in plastic eggs ok for an Easter egg hunt?

I'm doing an Easter egg hunt for my daughter's girl scout troop and was wondering what you would think of loose candy in an egg. Would you have a problem with your child eating something like that? I will be doing some individually wrapped candy, but it is a big troop and it would be so much cheaper to buy the bags of jelly beans. What do you think? (BTW these are 1st graders)


Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • Honestly.......I dont think any kids will keel over from jelly beans in plastic eggs. Everytime they open a door they are getting germs, everytime they touch anything they are getting germs. Man Im 43 and you wouldnt believe the stuff we ate when I was a kid and by gosh Im still standing. People have become to paranoid..........get the jelly beans...

    Answer by mistynights234 at 10:03 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Absolutely

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Normally I would say I wouldnt have a problem with it. However my son has severe food allergies, he cant eat anything I can't read a food label for.  Its just something to consider.


    Answer by Chandra034 at 9:51 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • It would depend on how well I knew the person who filled the eggs. If I knew them well and could trust that they were sure to be hygienic, I would be okay with it. If I didn't know them very well, I would probably not allow my kids to eat the loose candy.


    Answer by Mishelly728 at 9:53 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • i personally wouldnt let my daughter eat anything thats not wrapped...i just think its less sanitary doing it the other way..i get that its easier..and im not saying your i dont even know you..i just wouldnt let my kid eat it,,,,

    Answer by alexis_06 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • If you use new eggs, or wash the eggs first, it'd be fine.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 9:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I wouldn't let my son eat loose jelly beans unless it was a hunt at home. No offense or anything, but you never know how clean someone else's house or hands are when filling the eggs.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I wouldn't. Something about the loose jelly beans my kids refuse to eat them. They end up throwing them out.
    We just went to an easter egg hunt last weekend and this is exactly what they did.

    Answer by mamaada at 9:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • depends are were they are coming from... from a friend or family member sure...

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 10:12 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • If it were just family, yes. If it were a community activity, no.

    Answer by TessaBianca at 10:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2009