This really cute video gives one of the best reasons to give trick-or-treaters one of my suggestions for healthier Halloween candy instead of simply buying dark chocolate and calling it the healthy Halloween option. Take a look at what kids who are used to traditional treats think when they're given artisanal chocolates, which are usually made from dark chocolate.
I'm all for introducing kids to better foods, even better treats, but I don't think giving children a small bar of dark chocolate in their Halloween bag is an effective way to do that. In fact, I've done it in the past, and my sons told me most of their friends threw away the candy they got at our house. What a waste.
When kids empty out those bags full of candy and taste a good piece of dark chocolate right after something sweeter and more familiar, chances are they won't appreciate the dark chocolate, just like the children in the video. So on Halloween, hand out something more familiar-tasting. There are plenty of other opportunities to introduce children to good dark chocolate under circumstances that won't make them want to spit it out.