Halloween is meant to be about “toil and trouble,” but it can often feel like there is more emphasis on the “treats” than the “tricks.” This year, though, some trouble-making folks online have set out to change all of that. Instead of getting candy bars at one Twitter user’s door, unsuspecting trick-or-treaters will receive chocolate-covered Brussels sprouts instead.
Honestly, this harmless prank is sure to be a funny one—especially for the parents! Who knew wrapping veggies in chocolate would be a great way to get kids to eat them?! Well, at least take a bite of them.
It'll soon be Halloween so time to prepare some yummy treats for the neighbourhood kids. Try dipping Brussels sprouts in chocolate for them. pic.twitter.com/HFXGA9vFSV
— Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) October 24, 2016
Whether the man who posted this idea on Twitter actually follows through with this prank or not, we thought it was a great idea to mix things up this Halloween.
Other Twitter users responded in kind at the harmless prank:
Just my kind of evil *rubs hands together gleefully*
— Tara Blalock Murphy (@tjbmurph_) October 26, 2016
Others are laughing just thinking of the poor neighborhood kids who will ring his doorbell:
poor neighbourhood Kids 😂😂😂
— Gesa (@GesaMMarie) October 26, 2016
However, there are some people who think this would be a mean trick to play. But it’s all in good fun, right?
Well, this is just mean. Funny, yes… but also… mean….
— Amanda Sowards (@AmandaSo) October 25, 2016
In fact, some trick-or-treaters don’t mind taking healthy items over candy, apparently:
for the last two years I have put out a box of apples and they have all gone
— Hamish Keith (@hamish_keith) October 25, 2016
The man who posted the prank on Twitter admitted the idea isn’t originally his own. But if he does recreate this for himself, he indicated that he’s going with Lindt’s spiced chili chocolate for an extra kick!
It's not mine. Found on the Web as I didn't want to make these things. Search chocolate covered sprouts. This one is mine. pic.twitter.com/90tAQ1GGEf
— Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) October 27, 2016
Others even suggested disguising them sneakily as Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Very tricky indeed!
— annabert (@AnnaAlbern) October 25, 2016
There are actually videos of other Halloween pranksters who’ve gone the chocolate-covered Brussels sprouts route. This YouTube video of a little kid’s reaction to eating one will show you exactly why people find this so comical:
Pretty funny, huh? You never know what you’ll get when you trick-or-treat on Halloween and that’s what makes this holiday so intriguing.
[H/t The Kitchn]